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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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<a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2013/02/barack_obama_s_state_of_the_union_address_like_ted_nugent_republican_lawmakers.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ted Nugent Is Not Amused</a>Slate MagazineAs reporters found their seats in the House press gallery, they shared a question: Where was Ted Nugent? The 64-year old rock star, who last cracked the charts with 1980's “Wango Tango,” had been invited to the State of the Union as a guest of Texas Rep.

<a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2013/02/13/nugent-on-speech-a-predictable-flowery-script/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nugent on Speech: A 'Predictable Flowery Script'</a>Wall Street Journal (blog)WASHINGTON — Ted Nugent, the rock star and gun-rights advocate, stuck to his promise to remain respectful as U.S. President Barack Obam

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February 12 in history:

  • 1554, Lady Jane Grey, who'd claimed the throne of England for nine days, and her husband, Guildford Dudley, were beheaded after being condemned for high treason
  • 1818, Chile officially proclaimed its independence, more than seven years after initially renouncing Spanish rule
  • 1908, the first round-the-world automobile race began in New York. (It ended in Paris the following July with the drivers of the American car, a Thomas Flyer, declared the winners over teams from Germany and Italy.)
  • 1912, Pu Yi, the last emperor of China, abdicated, marking the end of the Qing Dynasty
  • 1915, the cornerstone for the Lincoln Memorial was laid in Washington D.C.
  • 1940, the radio play "The Adventures of Superman" debuted with Bud Collyer as the Man of Steel
  • 1973, Operation Homecoming began as the first release of American prisoners of war from the Vietnam conflict took place
  • 1997, the highest-ranking official to flee communist North Korea, Hwang Jang Yop, asked for political asylum at South Korea's consulate in Beijing.
  • 1997, The Clinton administration gave permission to 10 U.S. news organizations to open bureaus in Cuba
  • 1998, a federal judge threw out President Clinton's new line-item veto authority
  • 1999, the Senate acquitted President Clinton of perjury and obstruction of justice
  • 2002, former Enron chairman Kenneth Lay expressed "profound sadness" about the collapse of the energy giant, but refused to testify at a Senate hearing.
  • 2002, Former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic went on trial in The Hague, accused of war crimes.
  • 2002, Pakistan charged three men in connection with the kidnapping of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in Karachi (they and a fourth man were later convicted of Pearl's murder).
  • 2003, the U.N. nuclear agency declared North Korea in violation of international treaties, sending the dispute to the Security Council. India conducted its fourth missile test of 2003, firing a supersonic cruise missile capable of hitting major cities in Pakistan
  • 2006, a record 26.9 inches of snow fell in New York's Central Park