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 - Grant Wood
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

1891: Painter Grant Wood, best known for his paintings depicting the rural American Midwest, particularly the painting "American Gothic," is born in Anamosa, Iowa. He died of pancreatic cancer one day before his 51st birthday on Feb. 12, 1942.


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