Bruno Hauptmann is convicted in the Lindbergh baby case, France tests a nuclear weapon, and the last "Peanuts" comic strip runs, all on this day.
1542: Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of King Henry VIII of England, is executed for adultery. She had allegedly begun an affair early in 1541 with Henry's favorite male courtier, Thomas Culpeper. Catherine was the fifth of Henry VIII's sixth wives and the second he had executed, along with his second wife, Anne Boleyn.
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