Feb 13, Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of England’s King Henry VIII, was executed for adultery.


Feb 13, Donna Weinbrecht of the United States won the gold medal in women’s freestyle skiing moguls at the Olympic games in Albertville, France.

Feb 13, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II made former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani an honorary knight.

Feb 13, Clara Harris, who’d run down her cheating husband with her Mercedes after catching him with his mistress, was convicted by a Houston jury of murder despite her claim that she’d hit him accidentally while in a heartsick daze. She was later sentenced to 20 years in prison.

 Feb 13, In North Ossetia 6 women whose relatives were victims of the 2004 Beslan school hostage seizure were on hunger strike for a fifth day, protesting what they say are efforts by authorities to prematurely end the trial of the only alleged remaining attacker.

Feb 13, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the US plans to cancel $391 million in outstanding debt owed by Liberia, and she urged others to help the struggling West African nation.


Feb 13, In Richmond, Ca., Luz Maria Aguilar-Bucio (32), mother of 3, was killed with her fetus at home by shots from a high-powered assault rifle. In December Robert Valentino Hernandez III (19) and Robert Joe Leyva (22) were charged with her murder.


Feb 13, In Iraq a female suicide bomber attacked a tent filled with women and children resting from a pilgrimage to Karbala, killing 40 people and injuring 60 others. It was

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Feb 13, Thousands of Italian women turned out across the country to protest against Premier Berlusconi, saying his dalliances with young women humiliate the sex as a whole.

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