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 - Richard Wagner
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1883: German composer Richard Wagner, primarily known for his operas, including "Tristan und Isolde" and the four-opera cycle "Der Ring des Nibelungen," dies of a heart attack at the age of 69 in Venice, Italy. The second of the four "Der Ring" operas is best known for the beginning of its Act III, known as the "Ride of the Valkyries."


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