What Happened On This Day – February 13
2008 Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd apologizes to Indigenous Australians for the “stolen generations”
Between 10 and 30 percent of Aboriginal and Torres Islander children were removed from their families until the 1960s.
2004 The universe's largest known diamond is discovered
BPM 37093 is a white dwarf star about 50 light-years from Earth and was nicknamed “Lucy” after The Beatles' song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”.
2000 The last “Peanuts” comic strip is published
The 17,897th-and-last installment was published in newspapers around the world on the day following the death of its creator, Charles M. Schulz.
1991 Two “smart bombs” kill at least 408 civilians in Baghdad
The Amiriyah shelter bombing was one of the worst cases of civilian killings during “Operation Desert Storm”.
1945 The German city of Dresden is destroyed by a bombing raid
According to estimates, up to 25,000 people were killed in the raids that lasted 3 days.
Births On This Day – February 13
1974 Robbie Williams
English singer-songwriter, producer, actor
1950 Peter Gabriel
English singer-songwriter, producer
1946 Richard Blumenthal
1849 Lord Randolph Churchill
English politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer
1835 Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
Indian religious leader, founded the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community
Deaths On This Day – February 13
2002 Waylon Jennings
American singer-songwriter, musician
1883 Richard Wagner
German composer, director
1787 Ruđer Bošković
Croatian physicist, astronomer, mathematician
1728 Cotton Mather
1662 Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia