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 - Catherine Howard
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1542: Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of King Henry VIII of England, is executed for adultery. She had allegedly begun an affair early in 1541 with Henry's favorite male courtier, Thomas Culpeper. Catherine was the fifth of Henry VIII's sixth wives and the second he had executed, along with his second wife, Anne Boleyn.


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