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Memory Lane: February 13


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What a remarkable day in history. It seems February 13 has seen a little of everything.

Can you imagine being this bad at golf? Or being so attached to a band? This instalment of Memory Lane has it all.

Jerry Springer and Robbie Wiliams.

Jerry Springer and Robbie Wiliams

  • On this day in 1633, Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome -- to face trial before the Inquisition for professing his belief that the Earth revolves around the Sun.
  • Abraham Lincoln is declared US president in 1861 in Washington DC.
  • US talkshow host Jerry Springer born in London, England in 1944.
  • Frank Sinatra launches Reprise label in 1961, under Warner Bros Records.
  • In 1971, US vice president Spiro Agnew hits two tee shots into the crowd while golfing, injuring two people.
  • British pop star Robbie Williams (Let Me Entertain You), born in 1974 in Stoke-on-Trent, England.
  • In 1981, the The New York Times publishes its longest ever sentence -- at 1286 words long.
  • Pink Floyd album Dark Side Of The Moon marks 402 weeks in the album charts (1982).

    In 1996, British boy band Take That (of which Robbie Williams was once a member) officially announce that they are disbanding, prompting UK government to set up counselling phone lines.

    The last original Peanuts comic strip appears in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz dies in 2000.

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