On This Day: February 13th

This is 44th day of the year and 322 days remain in the year.

in history
Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of King Henry VIII of England, was beheaded for adultery.
The gang that included Jesse James and Cole Younger committed their first bank robbery in Liberty, Mo.
Johann Strauss's Blue Danube waltz premiered in Vienna.
Bruno Hauptmann was found guilty of murder in the Lindbergh kidnapping case.
France exploded its first atomic bomb.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, who won the 1970 Nobel Prize for literature, was deported from the Soviet Union.
The French judge was accused of throwing the pairs skating decision to the Russians at the Olympics.
February 13 Birthdays
Chuck Yeager1923–, American Aviator.
Georges Simenonmystery writer
Grant Woodpainter
Elizabeth "Bess" TrumanFirst Lady
Sir Joseph Banksnaturalist
Kim Novakactress
William Shockleyphysicist
Stockard Channingactress

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