History Lesson

DayBird - February 12th

1554 – A year after claiming the throne of England for nine days, Lady Jane Grey is beheaded for treason.

1771 – Gustav III becomes the King of Sweden. He is assassinated at a masked ball, like in the movies. sort of. He died from the wound becoming infected.

1789 - Ethan Allen dies. Allen is best remembered as the patriotic leader of the Green Mountain Boys. not really.

1809 – Charles Darwin, English naturalist born.

1825 – The Creek cede the last of their lands in Georgia to the United States government, and migrate west. said they didn't want it anymore, thought Georgia sucked.

1912 – Xuantong Emperor of the Manchu Qing dynasty, the last Emperor of China, abdicates.

1961 - First spacecraft to the planet Venus launched: Venera 1

1994 - Edward Munch's painting ” The Scream" is stolen from the Norwegian National Gallery. It is later returned, another is promptly stolen.

1999 – President Bill Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.

2000 - Charles M. Schultz, creator of the "Peanuts" comic strip, died at age 77.