Saturday, February 13, 2016

Today in History: Saturday, February 13, 2016

AP Highlight in History: 
On Feb. 13, 1935, a jury in Flemington, N.J., found Bruno Richard Hauptmann guilty of first-degree murder in the kidnap-death of the infant son of avaitor Charles Lindberg and his wife, Anne. (Hauptmann was later executed.)
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On this date in:
1542The fifth wife of England's King Henry VIII, Catherine Howard, was executed for adultery.
1635The Boston Public Latin School, the first public school in what is now the United States, was founded.
1914The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers was founded in New York City.
1920The League of Nations recognized the perpetual neutrality of Switzerland.
1945Allied planes began bombing the German city of Dresden during World War II.
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1960France exploded its first atomic bomb.
1984Konstantin Chernenko succeeded the late Yuri Andropov as general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party's Central Committee.
1991During Operation Desert Storm, allied warplanes destroyed an underground shelter in Baghdad that had been identified as a military command center; Iraqi officials said 500 civilians were killed.
1997The Dow Jones industrial average broke through the 7,000 barrier for the first time, closing at 7,022.44.
2000Charles Schulz's final "Peanuts" comic strip ran in Sunday newspapers, the day after the cartoonist died at age 77.
2002John Walker Lindh pleaded not guilty in federal court in Alexandria, Va., to conspiring to kill Americans and supporting the Taliban and terrorist organizations. (Lindh later pleaded guilty to lesser offenses and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.).
2005Ray Charles won eight posthumous Grammy awards for his final album, "Genius Loves Company."
2008Seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens denied having taken performance-enhancing drugs in testimony before Congress.
2011Egypt's military leaders dissolved parliament, suspended the constitution and promised elections in moves cautiously welcomed by protesters who'd helped topple President Hosni Mubarak.
2012Washington became the seventh state to legalize same-sex marriage.
Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Duke men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski turns 69 years old today.
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Chuck YeagerTest pilot93
Kim NovakActress83
George SegalActor82
Bo SvensonActor75
Peter TorkSinger, musician (The Monkees)74
Stockard ChanningActress72
Jerry SpringerTalk show host72
Bo SvensonActor72
Richard BlumenthalU.S. senator, D-Conn.70
Peter GabrielRock singer66
Jay NixonGovernor of Missouri60
Henry RollinsRock singer, actor55
Randy MossFootball player39
Actress Mena Suvari turns 37 years old today.
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