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February 13th, 2008 (February 13 2008)EventAustralian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd makes a historic apology to the Indigenous Australians and The Stolen Generations.
February 13th, 2007 (February 13 2007)EventTaiwan opposition leader Ma Ying-jeou resigns as the chairman of the Kuomintang party after being indicted by the Taiwan High Prosecutors Office on charges of embezzlement during his tenure as the mayor of Taipei; Ma also announces his candidacy for the 2008 presidential election.
February 13th, 2004 (February 13 2004)EventThe Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics discovers the universe s largest known diamond, white dwarf star BPM 37093.
February 13th, 2001 (February 13 2001)EventAn earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter Scale hits El Salvador, killing at least 400.
February 13th, 2000 (February 13 2000)EventThe last original "Peanuts" comic strip appears in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz dies.Charles M. Schulz Quotes
February 13th, 1997 (February 13 1997)EventThe Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 7,000 for the first time closing at 7,022.44.
February 13th, 1991 (February 13 1991)EventGulf War: Two laser-guided "smart bombs" destroy a bunker in Baghdadied in The bunker was being used as a military communications outpost and unknown to allied forces, as a shelter for Iraqi civilians.
February 13th, 1990 (February 13 1990)EventGerman reunification: An agreement is reached on a two-stage plan to reunite Germany.
February 13th, 1984 (February 13 1984)EventKonstantin Chernenko succeeds the late Yuri Andropov as general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.Konstantin Chernenko Quotes
February 13th, 1981 (February 13 1981)EventA series of sewer explosions destroys more than two miles of streets in Louisville, Kentucky.
February 13th, 1979 (February 13 1979)EventAn intense windstorm strikes western Washington and sinks a 1/2-mile-long section of the Hood Canal Bridge.
February 13th, 1978 (February 13 1978)EventHilton bombing: a bomb explodes in a refuse truck outside the Hilton Hotel in Sydney, Australia, killing two refuse collectors and a policeman.
February 13th, 1975 (February 13 1975)EventA fire erupts in the World Trade Center in New York City, New York.
February 13th, 1974 (February 13 1974)EventAleksandr Solzhenitsyn, winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1970, is exiled from the Soviet Union.
February 13th, 1971 (February 13 1971)EventVietnam War: Backed by American air and artillery support, South Vietnamese troops invade Laos.
February 13th, 1960 (February 13 1960)EventNuclear testing: France tests its first atomic bomb.
February 13th, 1955 (February 13 1955)EventIsrael obtains 4 of the 7 Dead Sea scrolls.
February 13th, 1945 (February 13 1945)EventWorld War II: Red Army forces take Budapest, Hungary from Wehrmacht forces.
February 13th, 1945 (February 13 1945)EventWorld War II: Royal Air Force bombers are dispatched to Dresden, Germany to attack the city with a massive aerial bombardment (see Bombing of Dresden in World War II).
February 13th, 1935 (February 13 1935)EventA jury in Flemington, New Jersey finds Bruno Hauptmann guilty of the 1932 kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby, the son of Charles Lindbergh.
February 13th, 1934 (February 13 1934)EventThe Soviet steamship Cheliuskin sinks in the Arctic Ocean.
February 13th, 1920 (February 13 1920)EventThe Negro National League is formed.
February 13th, 1914 (February 13 1914)EventCopyright: In New York City the ASCAP (for American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) is established to protect the copyrighted musical compositions of its members.
February 13th, 1899 (February 13 1899)EventTallahassee, Florida records its all time coldest temperature of -2 degrees Fahrenheit.
February 13th, 1894 (February 13 1894)EventAuguste and Louis Lumiere patent the Cinematographe, a combination movie camera and projector.
February 13th, 1881 (February 13 1881)EventThe feminist newspaper La Citoyenne is first published in Paris by the activist Hubertine Auclert.
February 13th, 1880 (February 13 1880)EventWork begins on the covering of the Senne, burying Brussels s primary river and creating the modern central boulevards.
February 13th, 1880 (February 13 1880)EventThomas Edison observes the Edison effect.
February 13th, 1866 (February 13 1866)EventJesse James and his gang commit the first armed bank robbery in United States history during peacetime in Liberty, Missouri.
February 13th, 1815 (February 13 1815)EventThe Cambridge Union Society is founded.
February 13th, 1692 (February 13 1692)EventMassacre of Glencoe : About 78 Macdonalds at Glen Coe, Scotland are killed early in the morning for not promptly pledging allegiance to the new king, William of Orange.William King Quotes
February 13th, 1689 (February 13 1689)EventWilliam and Mary are proclaimed co-rulers of England.
February 13th, 1668 (February 13 1668)EventSpain recognizes Portugal as an independent nation.
February 13th, 1635 (February 13 1635)EventThe first public school in the U.S., Boston Latin School, is founded.
February 13th, 1633 (February 13 1633)EventGalileo Galilei arrives in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition.Galileo Galilei Quotes
February 13th, 1575 (February 13 1575)EventHenry III of France is crowned at Rheims.
February 13th, 1575 (February 13 1575)EventHenry III of France marries Louise de Lorraine-Vaudemont.
February 13th, 1542 (February 13 1542)EventCatherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII of England, is executed for adultery. Henry VIII of England Quotes
February 13th, 1503 (February 13 1503)EventDisfida di BarlettaFamous challenge between 13 Italian and 13 French knights near Barletta.
February 13th, 1258 (February 13 1258)EventBaghdad falls to the Mongols, and the Abbasid Caliphate is destroyed.

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