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 - Black Sabbath
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Vertigo Records

1970: Black Sabbath's self-titled debut album is released, timed to come out on Friday the 13th. To add mystique to the band's image, new manager Patrick Meehan asked the band to stop giving interviews. While the album's commercial single, "Evil Woman," failed to chart, word of mouth sold more than 5,000 copies of the album in the first week and the album would eventually climb to No. 8 on the UK Albums Chart. Following its North American release in May 1970, the album reached No. 23 on the Billboard 200, where it remained for more than a year.


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