Today in History for 13th February 2020

Historical Events

1575 – Henry III of France is crowned at Rheims
1934 – The Soviet steamship Cheliuskin sinks in the Arctic Ocean.
1935 – Bruno Hauptmann found guilty of kidnap and murder of Lindbergh infant. He proclaimed his innocence to the end.
2009 – Unix time passed 1,234,567,890 seconds February 13, 2009 at exactly 23:31:30 (UTC).
2011 – 53rd Grammy Awards: Need You Now, Esperanza Spalding wins
2017 – US President Donald Trump accepts the resignation of national security adviser Michael Flynn over his dealings with Russia

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Famous Birthdays

1768 – Édouard Adolphe Casimir Joseph Mortier, French marshal (d. 1835)
1837 – Valentin de Zubiaurre y Unionbarrenechea, composer
1925 – Gene [Eugene] Ames, singer (Ames Brothers), born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 1997)
1927 – Harry Wich, Dutch set designer
1938 – Oliver Reed, English actor (Big Sleep), born in London, England (d. 1999)
1976 – Martin Sastre, Uruguayan artist, born in Montevideo, Uruguay

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Famous Deaths

1629 – Girolamo Giacobbi, composer, dies at 61
1905 – Konstantin Savitsky, Russian painter (Travellers in Auvergne), dies at 60
1943 – William Walraven, Dutch journalist and writer (Neglected Grouser), dies at 55
1964 – Werner Heyde, German psychiatrist, one of the main organizers of Nazi Germany’s T-4 Euthanasia Program, dies at 61
1968 – Ildebrando Pizzetti, Italian composer, dies at 87
2000 – James Cooke Brown, American author and inventor (b. 1921)

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