Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Sunrise in San Francisco: 7:01 a.m. Sunset: 5:47 p.m.
Day Length: 10 hours, 46 minutes
Moonrise: 8:39 a.m. Moonset: 9:50 p.m.
On this date in history …
1542 - Catherine Howard -- 5th wife of King Henry the 8th -- was executed for adultery.
1867 - Johann Strauss' "Blue Danube Waltz" was played for the first time at a public concert in Vienna.
1920 - The League of Nations recognized the continued neutrality of Switzerland.
1955 - Israel acquired 4 of the 7 Dead Sea scrolls.
1960 - France detonated its first atomic bomb.
1966 - The Rolling Stones appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show." The appearance had been taped the day before.
1971 - South Vietnamese troops invaded Laos. They were backed by U.S. air and artillery support.
1972 - Led Zeppelin was forced to cancel a concert in Singapore when officials wouldn't let them off the plane because of their long hair.
1990 - In Ottawa, the U.S.A. and its European allies forged an agreement with the Soviet Union and East Germany on a two-stage formula to reunite Germany.
2000 - Charles M. Schulz's last original Sunday "Peanuts" comic strip appeared in newspapers. Schulz had died the day before.
Birthdays: (if Feb. 13 is your special day, you share it with:)
(18th century painter) Giovanni Piazzetta 1682
Bess Truman 1885
Tennessee Ernie Ford 1919
pilot Chuck Yeager 1923
Gene Ames 1925 - Musician (The Ames Brothers)
Jim McReynolds (Jim & Jesse) 1927
Dorothy (Dotty) McGuire 1930 - Singer (McGuire Sisters)
Emanuel Ungaro 1933
Kim (Marilyn) Novak 1933 - Actress
George Segal 1934 - Actor
Oliver Reed 1938
Robert J. Eaton 1940
Bo Svenson 1941 - Actor
Carol Lynley (Jones) 1942 - Actress
Jerry Springer 1944 - Talk show host, he was also the 56th Mayor of Cincinnati
Stockard Channing 1944 - Actress
Peter Tork 1944 - Actor, musician (The Monkees)
Peter Gabriel 1950 - Singer, He was the lead singer of Genesis from 1966-1975.