Feb.13, cornerstone laid for UN Headquarters in New York 

1917- British government allows women to work as taxi drivers.

1920 – League of Nations recognizes perpetual neutrality of Switzerland.

1942- Nazi leader Adolf Hitler’s operation Sealion (invasion of England) cancelled.

1946- Cornerstone laid for present UN Headquarters in New York City.

1960- France performs 1st nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds Algeria.

1991- US air raid on the Amiriyah shelter in Baghdad kills more than 408 civilians.

Born today :

1930- Belgian novelist Georges Simenon.

Passes away:

1979- Jean Renoir, actor/director (Rules of the Game).

Events :

1866- Banks robbery day where Jesse James holds up his 1st bank, Liberty, Missouri ($15,000).

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