Monday, February 13, 2012

February 13 in History

February 13 is the 44th day of the year. There are 322 days remaining until the end of the year.
  • 1633 – Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition.
  • 1815 – The Cambridge Union Society, a debating society, was founded.
  • 1881 – The feminist newspaper “La Citoyenne” was first published in Paris by activist Hubertine Auclert.
  • 1894 – Auguste and Louis Lumiere patented the Cinematographe, a combination movie camera and projector.
  • 1914 – In New York City, ASCAP was established, in NYC, to protect copyrighted musical compositions.
  • 1920 – The Negro National League was formed in Kansas City.
  • 1935 – A jury in Flemington, New Jersey found Bruno Hauptmann was found guilty of the 1932 kidnapping and murder of the baby son of Charles Lindbergh.
  • 1955 – Israel obtained four of the seven Dead Sea scrolls.
  • 1960 – Black college students staged the first Nashville sit-ins at three lunch counters in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • 1967 – American researchers discovered the Madrid Codices by da Vinci in the National Library of Spain.
  • 2004 – The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics announced the discovery of the universe's largest known diamond, white dwarf star BPM 37093. Astronomers named this star "Lucy" after the Beatles’ song Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.
  • 2000 – The last original Peanuts comic strip appeared in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz died.

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