February 1971

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The following events occurred in February 1971:

February 1, 1971 (Monday)[edit]

The Hague Conference on Private International Law passes its convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters.[1]

February 2, 1971 (Tuesday)[edit]

February 3, 1971 (Wednesday)[edit]

February 4, 1971 (Thursday)[edit]

  • British car manufacturer Rolls-Royce Limited goes bankrupt and is nationalised by the UK government.
  • Died: Brock Chisholm, 74, Canadian World War I veteran, physician and first Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO)

February 5, 1971 (Friday)[edit]

February 6, 1971 (Saturday)[edit]

  • Gunner Robert Curtis becomes the first British soldier to die in the Troubles (Northern Ireland).[3]
  • After the crew have completed a second extravehicular activity, Apollo 14's lunar module successfully lifts off from the Moon's surface and is reunited with the command module piloted by Stuart Roosa.

February 7, 1971 (Sunday)[edit]

February 8, 1971 (Monday)[edit]

February 9, 1971 (Tuesday)[edit]

February 10, 1971 (Wednesday)[edit]

  • A total lunar eclipse is observed.
  • Banks in the UK close at 3.30pm in preparation for Decimal Day, not reopening until the following Monday.

February 11, 1971 (Thursday)[edit]

February 12, 1971 (Friday)[edit]

  • Climax of the 1970–71 Ashes series: The 7th Test between Australia and England opens in Sydney, a decider for The Ashes.
  • Born: Lincoln Kennedy, American footballer and broadcaster, in York, Pennsylvania
  • Died: Ella Cara Deloria, 83, Native American educator, anthropologist, ethnographer, linguist, and novelist; James Cash Penney, 95, American entrepreneur

February 13, 1971 (Saturday)[edit]

February 14, 1971 (Sunday)[edit]

February 15, 1971 (Monday)[edit]

February 16, 1971 (Tuesday)[edit]

February 17, 1971 (Wednesday)[edit]

February 18, 1971 (Thursday)[edit]

February 19, 1971 (Friday)[edit]

  • Born: Gil Shaham, Israeli-American violinist, in Urbana, Illinois

February 20, 1971 (Saturday)[edit]

February 21, 1971 (Sunday)[edit]

February 22, 1971 (Monday)[edit]

February 23, 1971 (Tuesday)[edit]

February 24, 1971 (Wednesday)[edit]

February 25, 1971 (Thursday)[edit]

February 26, 1971 (Friday)[edit]

February 27, 1971 (Saturday)[edit]

February 28, 1971 (Sunday)[edit]

  • Motorcycle stuntman Evel Knievel sets a world record by jumping 19 cars.
  • Born: Snow Knight, thoroughbred racehorse and Epsom Derby winner of 1974, foaled at Makeney, Derbyshire

References[edit]

  1. ^ HCCH: Full text Archived March 17, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ RAMSAR
  3. ^ Larkspirit Irish History Archived July 4, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, 1971, page 184