On This Day in History, February 13

Happy International Week of Black Women in the Arts. Whether you participate in the art festivals this week or not, take time to read about your history. We have compiled a list of significant events that happened on this day in history.

Take a look!

  • 1633 -Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome for trial before the Inquisition for professing the belief that earth revolves around the Sun.
  • 1777 -Philosopher, Marquis de Sade, was arrested without charge and imprisoned in Vincennes fortress.
  • 1861 -Abraham Lincoln was declared the US President in Washington, D.C.
  • 1866 -Jesse James held up his first bank, stealing $15,000 from the Clay County Savings Association in Liberty, Missouri.
  • 1866 -Painter Thomas Eakins resigned from the Philadelphia Academy of Art after controversy over the use of male nudes in a coed art class.
  • 1935 -Bruno Hauptmann was convicted of the Lindbergh baby murder after the jury reached a guilty verdict.
  • 1937 -Two percent sales tax was passed by the Alabama Senate on this day.
  • 1957 -Southern Christian Leadership Conference was organized in New Orleans with Martin Luther King Jr. as President.
  • 1958 -A four-passenger Thunderbird was made by the Ford Company, and it was introduced on this day.
  • 1971 -US Vice President Spiro Agnew hit 2 tee shots into a crowd while golfing, injuring 2 people.
  • 1975 -British mine workers’ leaders agreed to accept the National Coal Board’s latest pay offer of up to 35% in a pay increase.
  • 1991 -This was the day that the original manuscript of Huckleberry Finn by Mark was recovered.
  • 1996 -Rapper Tupac Shakur released his 4th studio album ‘All Eyez on Me’.
  • 1997 -Joseph Stiglitz became the Chief Economist of World Bank.
  • 2000 -After Charles M. Schultz died, the comic strip “Peanuts” appeared in the newspapers for the last time.
  • 2007 -Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney announced his bid for the 2008 Republican presidential candidacy.
  • 2010 – President Barack Obama named a special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference.
  • 2017 – US President Donald Trump accepted the resignation of national security adviser Michael Flynn over his dealings with Russia.
  • 2017Harrison Ford, was involved in a near-miss while flying a plane at John Wayne Airport, Orange County.
  • 2018 – South African President Jacob Zuma was ordered to step down by the A.N.C.

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