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 - Galileo
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1633: Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition for professing the belief that the Earth revolves around the sun. He was eventually found "vehemently suspect of heresy." He would be allowed to return to his villa near Florence, Italy, in 1634, where he spent the remainder of his life under house arrest.


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