Today's Highlight in History:
On February 13th, 1935, a jury in Flemington, New Jersey1, found Bruno Richard Hauptmann guilty of first-degree murder in the kidnap-death of the infant son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh. Hauptmann was later executed.
On this date:
In 1542, the fifth wife of England's King Henry the Eighth, Catherine Howard, was executed for adultery（通奸） .
In 1914, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, known as ASCAP（作家与出版商协会） , was founded in New York.
In 1920, the League of Nations recognized the perpetual（永久的，不断的） neutrality（中立） of Switzerland.
In 1945, during World War Two, the Soviets2 captured Budapest, Hungary, from the Germans.
In 1945, Allied4 planes began bombing the German city of Dresden.
In 1960, France exploded its first atomic bomb.
In 1980, opening ceremonies were held in Lake Placid5, New York, for the 13th Winter Olympics.
In 1984, Konstantin Chernenko was chosen to be general secretary of the Soviet3 Communist Party's Central Committee, succeeding the late Yuri Andropov.
In 1988, the 15th winter Olympics opened in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
In 1996, the rock musical "Rent," by Jonathan Larson, opened off-Broadway.
Ten years ago: The United States and its European allies forged（伪造，锻造） agreement with the Soviet Union and East Germany during an "open skies" conference in Ottawa on a two-stage formula to reunite Germany.
Five years ago: A tribunal（法庭，裁决） in the Netherlands indicted6（控告，起诉） 21 Serbs for atrocities7（残忍，暴行） against Croats and Muslims interned8 in a Bosnian prison camp. House Speaker Newt Gingrich ruled out（排除，取消） running for the 1996 Republican presidential nomination9.
One year ago: In his weekly radio address, President Clinton said as many as four-thousand American troops would go to Kosovo as part of a NATO peacekeeping force if warring Serbs and ethnic10 Albanians reached a political settlement. A federal judge held American Airlines' pilots union and two top board members in contempt（轻视，蔑视） and promised sizable fines against them, saying the union did not do enough to encourage pilots to return to work after a court order.