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 - Amiriyah bombing
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1991: During the Gulf War, two laser-guided "smart bombs" destroy the Amiriyah air-raid shelter in Baghdad, Iraq. Allied forces said the bunker was being used as a military communications outpost, but more than 400 Iraqi civilians inside were killed.


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