So, what happened on this day in history? Thanks to historyorb.com here are a few of the events that took place on February 13.
1633 – Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome for trial before Inquisition for professing belief that earth revolves around the Sun
1837 – Riot in New York due to a combination of poverty and increase in the cost of flour
1861 – US President Abraham Lincoln1861 – Abraham Lincoln declared president 1866
1867 – Johann Strauss’ “Blue Danube” waltz premieres in Vienna
1945 – Allied planes bomb Dresden Germany; 135,000 die
1972 – “Grease” opens on Broadway
1981 – A series of sewer explosions destroys more than two miles of streets in Louisville, Kentucky. I used this one because we lived in Louisville at the time and I remember this.
1996 – Rock musical “Rent,” by Jonathan Larson, opens off-Broadway
Happy February 13th!