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On February 13th, 1935, a jury in
Flemington, New Jersey, found Bruno
Richard Hauptmann guilty of first-degree
murder in the kidnap-death of the infant son of
Charles and Anne Lindbergh. Hauptmann was later
In 1542, the fifth wife of
England's King Henry the Eighth, Catherine
Howard, was executed for adultery.
In 1914, the
American Society of Composers, Authors and
Publishers, known as ASCAP, was founded in New
In 1920, the
League of Nations recognized the perpetual
neutrality of Switzerland.
In 1945, during
World War Two, the Soviets captured Budapest,
Hungary, from the Germans.
In 1945, Allied
planes began bombing the German city of Dresden.
In 1960, France
exploded its first atomic bomb.
In 1980, opening
ceremonies were held in Lake Placid, New York,
for the 13th Winter Olympics.
Konstantin Chernenko was chosen to be general
secretary of the Soviet Communist Party's Central
Committee, succeeding the late Yuri Andropov.
In 1988, the 15th
winter Olympics opened in Calgary, Alberta,
In 1996, the rock
musical "Rent," by Jonathan Larson,
Ten years ago: The
United States and its European allies forged
agreement with the Soviet Union and East Germany
during an "open skies" conference in
Ottawa on a two-stage formula to reunite Germany.
Five years ago: A
tribunal in the Netherlands indicted 21 Serbs for
atrocities against Croats and Muslims interned in
a Bosnian prison camp. House Speaker Newt
Gingrich ruled out running for the 1996
Republican presidential nomination.
One year ago: In
his weekly radio address, President Clinton said
as many as four-thousand American troops would go
to Kosovo as part of a NATO peacekeeping force if
warring Serbs and ethnic Albanians reached a
political settlement. A federal judge held
American Airlines' pilots union and two top board
members in contempt and promised sizable fines
against them, saying the union did not do enough
to encourage pilots to return to work after a
"An explanation of
cause is not a justification by reason."
C.S. Lewis, English author (1898-1963).