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 - Bess Truman
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Library of Congress

1885: Bess Truman, who became the first lady of the United States when her husband Harry S. Truman was elected president in 1945, is born Elizabeth Virginia Wallace in Independence, Missouri. Dying at age 97 in 1982, she remains the longest-lived first lady.


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