February 1971

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The following events occurred in February 1971:

February 1, 1971 (Monday)

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)

February 3, 1971 (Wednesday)

February 4, 1971 (Thursday)

  • 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)

February 6, 1971 (Saturday)

  • 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)

February 8, 1971 (Monday)

February 9, 1971 (Tuesday)

February 10, 1971 (Wednesday)

  • 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)

February 12, 1971 (Friday)

  • 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)

February 14, 1971 (Sunday)

  • President Richard Nixon installs a secret taping system in the White House. It is on this system that the Watergate tapes are recorded.
  • The Tehran Agreement[4] (a.k.a. The Persian Gulf Oil Settlement[5]) was signed, where OPEC's 6 Gulf producing countries negotiate a 55 percent tax rate from the 22 oil companies. OPEC reached a highly favorable settlement with the region’s private oil producers, greatly increase their oil revenues over the next five years, and changed the balance of power reflecting the fact that the producing countries were in the negotiating driver’s seat for the first time.
  • Born: Kris Aquino, Filipina actress, youngest daughter of Philippine politicians Benigno Aquino, Jr. and Corazon Cojuangco-Aquino; Gheorghe Mureșan, Romanian basketball player, in Triteni

February 15, 1971 (Monday)

February 16, 1971 (Tuesday)

February 17, 1971 (Wednesday)

February 18, 1971 (Thursday)

February 19, 1971 (Friday)

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

February 20, 1971 (Saturday)

February 21, 1971 (Sunday)

February 22, 1971 (Monday)

February 23, 1971 (Tuesday)

February 24, 1971 (Wednesday)

February 25, 1971 (Thursday)

February 26, 1971 (Friday)

February 27, 1971 (Saturday)

February 28, 1971 (Sunday)

  • 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

  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. ^ "Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969–1976, Volume XXXVI, Energy Crisis, 1969–1974 - Office of the Historian". history.state.gov. Retrieved 2017-07-03. 
  5. ^ "Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969–1976, Volume XXIV, Middle East Region and Arabian Peninsula, 1969–1972; Jordan, September 1970 - Office of the Historian". history.state.gov. Retrieved 2017-07-03. 
  6. ^ CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, 1971, page 184
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