Monday, February 13, 2017
History for February 13 - On-This-Day.com
Grant Wood 1892, Patty Berg 1918, Tennessee Ernie Ford 1919
Chuck Yeager 1923 - United States Air Force General, test pilot, Kim (Marilyn) Novak 1933 - Actress, Peter Tork (Peter Halsten Thorkelson) 1942 - Actor, musician (The Monkees)
1542 - Catherine Howard was executed for adultery. She was the fifth wife of England's King Henry VIII.
1880 - Thomas Edison observed what became known as the Edison Effect for the first time.
1900 - The Anglo-German accord of 1899 was ratified by Reichstag, in which Britain renounced rights in Samoa in favor of Germany and the U.S.
1920 - The National Negro Baseball League was organized.
1935 - In Flemington, New Jersey, a jury found Bruno Richard Hauptmann guilty of the kidnapping and death of the infant son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh. Hauptmann was later executed for the crimes.
1945 - During World War II, Allied aircraft began bombing the German city of Dresden.
1965 - Sixteen-year-old Peggy Fleming won the ladies senior figure skating title at Lake Placid, NY.
2000 - Charles M. Schulz's last original Sunday "Peanuts" comic strip appeared in newspapers. Schulz had died the day before.