What happened this day (February 15) in history

What happened this day in history EMN-170214-151255001
What happened this day in history EMN-170214-151255001

1214 - John, King of England, landed an invasion force at La Rochelle in France.

1882 - The first shipment of frozen meat left New Zealand for England.

1903 - The first teddy bear went on sale, in America.

1923 - Greece became the last European country to adopt the Gregorian calendar.

1942 - World war II: Singapore fell to Japanese forces.

1952 - King George VI was buried in St George’s Chapel on his Windsor Castle estate.

1971 - Decimal currency was introduced across Britain.

1981 - English Football League matches were played on a Sunday for the first time.

1988 - Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards finished 20 metres behind the rest of the field in the ski jump at the Calgary Winter Olympics.

1996 - The Liberian-registered tanker Sea Empress ran aground at the entrance to Milford Haven harbour in South Wales. More than 65,000 tons of crude oil leaked into the sea.

1998 - The operation to erect the 165ft Angel of the North began in Gateshead.