February 13 in History
1542February 13, 1542:
Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of King Henry VIII of England is beheaded for adultery as ordered by her husband.
1649February 13, 1649:
“The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates” by author John Milton is published as a response to King Charles I’s execution.
1960February 13, 1960:
The Sahara Desert becomes the site of France’s first atomic bomb detonation.
1972February 13, 1972:
The musical drama film, “Cabaret” is premiered in the United States.
1974February 13, 1974:
James Bell, also nicknamed Cool Papa Bell, is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
1996February 13, 1996:
Tupac Shakur releases his fourth studio album, “All Eyez on Me”.
1998February 13, 1998:
Hermann Maier, a ski racer from Austria loses control while competing in the men’s downhill event at the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan and crashes, surprisingly sustaining minor injuries.
2000February 13, 2000:
The final original issue of “Peanuts”, the popular comic strip by Charles Schulz, is published a few hours after he passes away.
2002February 13, 2002:
The Protection of Wild Mammals Bill is passed by the Parliament of Scotland to illegalize using dogs for wild mammal hunting.