Today is Sunday, Feb. 13, the 44th day of 2005. There are 321 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Feb. 13, 1935, a jury in Flemington, N.J., found Bruno Richard Hauptmann guilty of first-degree murder in the kidnap-death of the son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh. (Hauptmann was later executed.)

On this date:

In 1542, the fifth wife of England's King Henry VIII, Catherine Howard, was executed for adultery.

In 1795, the University of North Carolina became the first U.S. state university to admit students with the arrival of Hinton James, who was the only student on campus for two weeks.

In 1914, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, known as ASCAP, was founded in New York.

In 1920, the League of Nations recognized the perpetual neutrality of Switzerland.

In 1945, during World War II, the Soviets captured Budapest, Hungary, from the Germans.

In 1945, Allied planes began bombing the German city of Dresden.

In 1960, France exploded its first atomic bomb.

In 1980, opening ceremonies were held in Lake Placid, N.Y., for the 13th Winter Olympics.

In 1984, Konstantin Chernenko was chosen to be general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party's Central Committee, succeeding the late Yuri Andropov.

In 1988, the 15th winter Olympics opened in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Ten years ago: A tribunal in the Netherlands indicted 21 Serbs for atrocities against Croats and Muslims interned in a Bosnian prison camp. House Speaker Newt Gingrich ruled out running for the 1996 Republican presidential nomination.

Five years ago: Charles Schulz's final "Peanuts" strip ran in Sunday newspapers, the day after the cartoonist died in his sleep at his California home at age 77. Tiger Woods saw his streak of six consecutive victories come to an end as he fell short to Phil Mickelson in the Buick Invitational.

One year ago: President Bush, trying to calm a political storm, ordered the release of his Vietnam-era military records to counter Democrats' suggestions that he'd shirked his duty in the Texas Air National Guard.

Today's Birthdays: Former test pilot Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager is 82. Actress Kim Novak is 72. Actor George Segal is 71. Actor Bo Svenson is 64. Actress Carol Lynley is 63. Singer-musician Peter Tork (The Monkees) is 63. Actress Stockard Channing is 61. Talk show host Jerry Springer is 61. Singer Peter Gabriel is 55. Actor David Naughton is 54. Rock musician Peter Hook is 49. Actor Matt Salinger is 45. Singer Henry Rollins is 44. Actor Neal McDonough is 39. Singer Freedom Williams is 39. Actress Kelly Hu is 37. Rock musician Todd Harrell (3 Doors Down) is 33. Singer Robbie Williams is 31. R&B performer Natalie Stewart (Floetry) is 26. Actress Mena Suvari is 26.

Thought for Today: "It is not so much what we have done amiss, as what we have left undone, that will trouble us, looking back." - Ellen Wood, English playwright and journalist (1813-1887).

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