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.
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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