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Importance of 15th February in History

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1999
Death of Henry Way Kendall, American nuclear physicist, won the Nobel Prize for proving the existence of sub-atomic particles known as quarks
United States
1989
The Soviet Union withdrew the last of its troops from Afghanistan after nine years of military occupation
Afghanistan
1984
Death of Ethel Merman, American singer and actress
United States
1971
Decimalisation of coinage in UK and Republic of Ireland
1969
The first successful in vitro fertilisation of human egg cells was announced by British physiologist Robert G. Edwards of Cambridge University
Great Britain
1959
Death of Owen Willans Richardson, British physicist, won the Nobel Prize for his work on electron emissions, the principle used in vacuum tubes
Great Britain
1933
Giuseppe Zangara attempted to assassinate President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt in Miami, Florida. Instead he shot Chicago Mayor, Anton J..
United States
1928
Death of Herbert Henry Asquith, British Prime Minister (1908–16) .
Great Britain
1859
Oregon became the 33rd state of the USA
United States
1859
Birth of George Ferris, American engineer who invented the Ferris wheel
United States
1809
Birth of Cyrus McCormick, American industrialist, inventor of the horsedrawn mechanical reaper which led to the cultivation of the Great Plains
United States
1759
Birth of Friedrich August Wolf, German classical scholar and teacher, founder of modern philology
Germany
1758
Benjamin Franklin began selling mustard in the USA after discovering it in France.
United States
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