13th February

The events happened on 13th February are :

1689 : William and Mary crowned : Following the Glorious Revolution, William and Mary were proclaimed king and queen of England this day in 1689, after which they ruled jointly as King William III and Queen Mary II until her death in 1694.

2002 : The Scottish Parliament passed the Protection of Wild Mammals Bill, which made it illegal to hunt wild mammals with dogs, effectively outlawing foxhunting in Scotland.

1997 : The Dow Jones Industrial Average first eclipsed the 7,000 mark, then closed at 7,022.44.

1960 : France detonated its first atomic bomb in the Sahara desert.

1883 : German composer Richard Wagner died in Venice at age 69.

1692 : Scottish soldiers under Archibald Campbell, 10th earl of Argyll, slaughtered the MacDonalds of Glencoe for their refusal to submit to King William III.

1649 : English author John Milton published his first political tract, The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates, in response to the execution of King Charles I.

1542 : King Henry VIII of England had Catherine Howard, his fifth wife, beheaded on charges of adultery.

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