Monday, February 13, 2012

13th of February

It is the 44th day of the year, with only 321 days remaining.

1542 - Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII of England, is executed for adultery.

1633 - Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for his trail before the Inquisition.

1894 - Auguste and Louis Lumiere, patent the Cinematographe, a combination movie camera and projector.

1914 - In New York City, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers is established to protect the copyrighted musical compositions of its members.

1935 - A jury in Flemington, New Jersey finds Bruno Hauptmann guilty of the kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby.

1945 - Royal Air Force bombers are dispatched to Dresden, Germany to attack the city with a massive aerial bombardment.

1954 - Frank Selvy becomes the only NCAA Division I basketball player ever to score 100 points in a single game.

1955 - Israel obtains 4 of the 7 Dead Sea scrolls.

1967 - American researchers discover the Madrid Codices by Leonardo da Vinci in the National Library of Spain.

1970 - Black Sabbath, arguably the very first heavy metal album, is released.

1971 - Backed by American air and artillery support, South Vietnamese troops invade Laos.

2000 - The last original "Peanuts" comic strip appears in newspaper one day after Charles M. Schulz dies.

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