11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 13th February

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Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1. 1542 - Catherine Howard is executed for adultery. She was the fifth wife of England's King Henry VIII

2. 1633 - Italian philosopher, astronomer and mathematician Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome to face charges of heresy for advocating Copernican theory,

3. 1866 - The gang that included Jesse James and Cole Younger commits their first bank robbery in Liberty, Mo

4. 1935 - Bruno Hauptmann is convicted of the Lindbergh baby murder after the jury reaches a guilty verdict

5. 1945 - Allied aircraft begin bombing the German city of Dresden

6. 1960 - France explodes its first atomic bomb

7. 1961 - Frank Sinatra unveils his own recording label, Reprise

8. 1974 - Robbie Williams is born 

9. 1988 - Michael Jackson buys a ranch in Santa Ynez, California that he calls Neverland

10. 1991 - Hundreds of Iraqi civilians are killed and wounded in Baghdad by American bombers

11. 2008 - Hollywood writers end a 100-day strike

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com 

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