On this day: February 13

POSTED: 10:42 PM PST Feb 12, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Feb 12, 2016 

Bruno Hauptmann is convicted in the Lindbergh baby case, France tests a nuclear weapon, and the last "Peanuts" comic strip runs, all on this day.

OTD February 13 - Gerboise-Bleue
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1960: With the success of a nuclear test in the middle of the Algerian Sahara desert codenamed "Gerboise Bleue," France becomes the fourth country to possess nuclear weapons, following the United States, the Soviet Union and Great Britain.


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