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February 13 Birthdays

Chuck Yeager
1923–, American Aviator.

Sir Joseph Banks
naturalist (1743)

Elizabeth "Bess" Truman
First Lady (1885)

Grant Wood
painter (1891)

Georges Simenon
mystery writer (1903)

William Shockley
physicist (1910)

Kim Novak
actress (1933)

Stockard Channing
actress (1944)

February 13 in History


The gang that included Jesse James and Cole Younger committed their first bank robbery in Liberty, Mo.


Johann Strauss's Blue Danube waltz premiered in Vienna.


Bruno Hauptmann was found guilty of murder in the Lindbergh kidnapping case.


France exploded its first atomic bomb.


Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, who won the 1970 Nobel Prize for literature, was deported from the Soviet Union.


The French judge was accused of throwing the pairs skating decision to the Russians at the Olympics.

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