This day in history - February 1

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What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, February 1, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on February 1 revolved around events relating to the Coronation of King Edward III, Movement of Upper Canada's Capital, Abolition of Slavery in Mauritius, Approval, by Lincoln, of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, Publication of the First Volume of the Oxford English Dictionary, The First Performance of the Opera 'La Boheme', First Broadcast by the Voice of America, Greensboro Sit Ins, Beatles First American Number One and Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster. Many famous people were associated with these crucial events including Edward III, Isabella of France, Roger Mortimer, John Graves Simcoe, King William IV, Abraham Lincoln, James Murray, Arturo Toscanini, Giacomo Puccini, Franklin D. Roosevelt, David Richmond, Ezell Blair Jr, Franklin McCain, Joseph McNeil, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ilan Ramon.

Coronation of King Edward III - February 1, 1327: On this day in history, February 1, 1327, significant events took place today in London, England, respecting the Coronation of King Edward III. Edward III became king when his mother, Isabella of France, and her lover, Roger Mortimer, deposed his father King Edward II. His coronation was held on February 1, 1327, when he was aged 14. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 1, 1327 were Edward III, Isabella of France, Roger Mortimer. Facts on this day in History February 1: Events on this day in history: Coronation of King Edward III *** Date: February 1, 1327 *** Place: London, England *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 14th Century *** This day in history ***

Movement of Upper Canada's Capital - February 1, 1796: On this day in history, February 1, 1796, crucial events took place today in Canada, relating to the Movement of Upper Canada's Capital. The capital of Upper Canada was moved while John Graves Simcoe was the first Lieutenant Governor. The move took the capital from Newark (present day Niagara-on-the-Lake) to York (present day Toronto). The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 1, 1796 were John Graves Simcoe. Facts on this day in History February 1: Events on this day in history: Movement of Upper Canada's Capital *** Date: February 1, 1796 *** Place: Canada *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 18th Century *** This day in history ***

Abolition of Slavery in Mauritius - February 1, 1835: On this day in history, February 1, 1835, important events took place today in Mauritius, surrounding the Abolition of Slavery in Mauritius. During the reign of King William IV, the Slavery Abolition Act 1833 was passed, abolishing slavery throughout the British Empire. This came into effect in Mauritus on February 1, 1835. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 1, 1835 were King William IV. Facts on this day in History February 1: Events on this day in history: Abolition of Slavery in Mauritius *** Date: February 1, 1835 *** Place: Mauritius *** Category: Slavery *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Approval, by Lincoln, of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution - February 1, 1865: On this day in history, February 1, 1865, important events took place today in Washington D.C.,USA, surrounding the Approval, by Lincoln, of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. On February 1, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln demonstrated his approval of the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution when he wrote 'approved' on the document and signed it. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 1, 1865 were Abraham Lincoln. Facts on this day in History February 1: Events on this day in history: Approval, by Lincoln, of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution *** Date: February 1, 1865 *** Place: Washington D.C.,USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Publication of the First Volume of the Oxford English Dictionary - February 1, 1884: On this day in history, February 1, 1884, important events took place today in Oxford, England, in respect of the Publication of the First Volume of the Oxford English Dictionary. The first volume of the Oxford English Dictionary was published by the Oxford University Press on February 1, 1884. Edited by philologist and lexicographer James Murray, the dictionary was expected to be completed in approximately ten years. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 1, 1884 were James Murray. Facts on this day in History February 1: Events on this day in history: Publication of the First Volume of the Oxford English Dictionary *** Date: February 1, 1884 *** Place: Oxford, England *** Category: Literature *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

The First Performance of the Opera 'La Boheme' - February 1, 1896: On this day in history, February 1, 1896, critical events took place today in Turin, Italy, regarding the The First Performance of the Opera 'La Boheme'. Arturo Toscanini conducted the first performance of Giacomo Puccini's Opera 'La Boheme' in the Teatro Regio, Turin on February 1, 1896. La Boheme has become one of the most frequently performed operas. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 1, 1896 were Arturo Toscanini, Giacomo Puccini. Facts on this day in History February 1: Events on this day in history: The First Performance of the Opera 'La Boheme' *** Date: February 1, 1896 *** Place: Turin, Italy *** Category: The Arts *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

First Broadcast by the Voice of America - February 1, 1942: On this day in history, February 1, 1942, momentous events took place today in New York City, USA, with regard to the First Broadcast by the Voice of America. The United States government funded 'Voice of America' made it's first broadcast on February 1, 1942. The first broadcast was made to Germany from New York City and was approved by Franklin D. Roosevelt. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 1, 1942 were Franklin D. Roosevelt. Facts on this day in History February 1: Events on this day in history: First Broadcast by the Voice of America *** Date: February 1, 1942 *** Place: New York City, USA *** Category: Broadcasting *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Greensboro Sit Ins - February 1, 1960: On this day in history, February 1, 1960, crucial events took place today in North Carolina, relating to the Greensboro Sit Ins. In order to draw media attention to racial segregation in public places, four American students organised a non violent sit in at the lunch counter of Woolworth in Greensboro, North Carolina. Staff at Woolworth would not serve the four students, David Richmond, Ezell Blair Jr, Franklin McCain and Joseph McNeil, so they sat at the counter until the store closed. This continued every day with participants rapidly increasing. The sit ins soon spread to other towns and Woolworth finally abandoned segregation in their Greensboro store on July 25, 1960. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 1, 1960 were David Richmond, Ezell Blair Jr, Franklin McCain, Joseph McNeil. Facts on this day in History February 1: Events on this day in history: Greensboro Sit Ins *** Date: February 1, 1960 *** Place: North Carolina *** Category: Racism *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Beatles First American Number One - February 1, 1964: On this day in history, February 1, 1964, important events took place today in United States of America, in respect of the Beatles First American Number One. The Lennon and McCartney composition 'I Want to Hold Your Hand' entered the America Billboard Hot 100, at No. 45, in January 1964. By February 1, 1964, it was at No. 1 where it remained for 7 weeks. It was the band's first American No. 1. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 1, 1964 were John Lennon, Paul McCartney. Facts on this day in History February 1: Events on this day in history: Beatles First American Number One *** Date: February 1, 1964 *** Place: United States of America *** Category: Entertainment *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster - February 1, 2003: On this day in history, February 1, 2003, significant events took place today in Florida, USA, respecting the Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster. During the launch of space shuttle Columbia on January 16, 2003, a piece of foam broke away from the external tank and damaged Columbia's left wing. During re-entry on February 1, 2003, Columbia disintegrated with the loss of all the crew, including Israel's first Astronaut Ilan Ramon. The damage sustained during takeoff was the cause of the disaster. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 1, 2003 were Ilan Ramon. Facts on this day in History February 1: Events on this day in history: Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster *** Date: February 1, 2003 *** Place: Florida, USA *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 21st Century *** This day in history ***

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