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Bruno Richard Hauptmann convicted of killing Lindbergh’s baby – Chicago Tribune


Today is Tuesday, February 13, the 44th day of 2023. There are 322 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On February 13, 1935, a jury in Flemington, New Jersey, convicted Bruno Richard Hauptmann of first-degree murder in the kidnapping and murder of Charles A. Lindbergh Jr., the 20-month-old son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh. . (Hauptmann was later executed.)

On this date:

In 1633, Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome to be tried before the Inquisition, accused of defending the Copernican theory that the Earth revolves around the sun rather than around it. (Galileo was strongly suspected of heresy and was eventually sentenced to a form of house arrest.)

In 1933, the Warsaw Convention came into force, regulating the responsibility of airlines for the international transportation of people, baggage and goods.

In 1939, Justice Louis D. Brandeis retired from the U.S. Supreme Court. (He was succeeded by William O. Douglas.)

In 1965, during the Vietnam War, President Lyndon B. Johnson authorized Operation Rolling Thunder, an expanded bombing campaign against the North Vietnamese.

In 1972, the movie “Cabaret”, directed by Bob Fosse and adapted from the musical of the same name by John Kander and Fred Ebb, starring Liza Minnelli and Michael York, was released.

In 1980, the 13th Winter Olympics began in Lake Placid, New York.

In 1991, during Operation Desert Storm, allied warplanes destroyed an underground bunker in Baghdad that was determined to be a military command center; Iraqi officials said 500 civilians were killed.

In 1996, Jonathan Larson’s rock musical “Rent” opened off-Broadway less than three weeks after Larson’s death.

In 2000, Charles Schulz’s final “Peanuts” strip appeared in Sunday newspapers the day after the cartoonist died in his sleep at the age of 77 at his California home.

In 2002, John Walker Lindh pleaded not guilty in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, to charges of conspiring to kill Americans and supporting the Taliban and terrorist organizations. (Lindh later pleaded guilty to lesser charges and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.)

In 2011, Egypt’s military leaders dissolved parliament, suspended the constitution and promised elections, moves cautiously welcomed by protesters who helped oust President Hosni Mubarak.

In 2013, a weary Pope Benedict XVI, beginning a long farewell to his flock, celebrated his last public Mass as pope and presided over Ash Wednesday services in St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican.

In 2016, Justice Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the U.S. Supreme Court, was found dead at a private residence in the Big Bend area of ​​West Texas; He was 79 years old.

In 2017, President Donald Trump’s embattled national security adviser, Michael Flynn, resigned following reports that he misled Vice President Mike Pence and other officials about his contacts with Russia.

President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, announced that he paid $130,000 out of his own pocket to a porn actor who claimed to have had sexual intercourse with Trump in 2018.

In 2021, former President Donald Trump was acquitted by the Senate in his second impeachment trial, the first involving a former president and accused of inciting the attack on the US Capitol on January 6; seven Republicans joined all 50 Democrats in voting to convict, but that was far from the required two-thirds threshold.

Playing in their home stadium in 2022, the Los Angeles Rams beat the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 in the Super Bowl.

David Jude Jolicoeur, aka Trugoy the Dove, a founding member of the hip-hop trio De La Soul, died in 2023 at the age of 54.

Today’s birthdays: Actor Kim Novak 91. Actor Bo Svenson 83. Actor Stockard Channing 80. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. 78. Singer Peter Gabriel is 74. Actor David Naughton is 73. Rock musician Peter Hook is 68. Actor Matt Salinger 64. Singer Henry Rollins 63. Actor Neal McDonough 58. Singer Freedom Williams 58. Actor Kelly Hu 56. Rock singer Matt Berninger (The National) 53. Country musician Scott Thomas (Parmalee) 51. Singer Robbie Williams 50. Singer-songwriter Feist 48. R&B artist Natalie Stewart 45. Actor Mena Suvari 45. Actor Katie Volding 35. Michael Joseph Jackson Jr. (also known as Prince Michael Jackson I) is 27.


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