13 February It Happened Today


1542  Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of King Henry VIII, is executed for treason.

1903  Birth of the Belgian novelist Georges Simenon, notable for the Maigret crime novels.

1934  Birth of American actor George Segal.

1958  Death of British suffragette, Dame Christabel Pankhurst.

2002  The trial of former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic begins in the Hague. He is accused of genocide and war crimes during conflict in the Balkans.


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