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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/reliable-source/post/update-ted-nugents-cross-aisle-schmoozing-at-the-state-of-the-union/2013/02/13/638995e0-7633-11e2-95e4-6148e45d7adb_blog.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ted Nugent's cross-aisle schmoozing at the State of the Union</a>Washington Post (blog)Ted Nugent and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee after the State of the Union on Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman) Another jolly odd-couple moment: Nugent, guest of Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Tex.), embracing Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee. Unclear ...

<a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ted-nugent-washington-article-1.1262902" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PETE MAROVICH/EPA</a>New York Daily NewsTed Nugent had to give up his gun to attend the State of the Union - but he still dropped some rhetorical bombs on Capitol Hil

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February 14

• 1258, Baghdad falls to the Mongols, and the Abbasid Caliphate is destroyed

• 1635, the first public school in the U.S., Boston Latin School, is founded

• 1741, Andrew Bradford of Pennsylvania published the first American magazine. Titled "The American Magazine, or A Monthly View of the Political State of the British Colonies," it lasted three issues

• 1795, the University of North Carolina became the first U.S. state university to admit students with the arrival of Hinton James, who was the only student on campus for two weeks

• 1880, Thomas Edison observes the "Edison effect", the thermally excited charge emission process

• 1920, the League of Nations recognized the perpetual neutrality of Switzerland

• 1935, a jury in Flemington, N.J., found Bruno Richard Hauptmann guilty of first-degree murder in the kidnap-slaying of the son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh. (Hauptmann was later executed.)

• 1945, during World War II, the Soviets captured Budapest, Hungary, from the Germans. ALSO: Allied planes began bombing the German city of Dresden

• 1955, Israel obtains 4 of the 7 Dead Sea scrolls

• 1960, France exploded its first atomic bomb, in the Sahara Desert

• 1981, a series of sewer explosions destroys more than two miles of streets in Louisville, Kentucky

• 1990, an agreement is reached for a two-stage plan to reunite Germany.

• 1997, Discovery's astronauts hauled the Hubble Space Telescope aboard the shuttle for a 1 billion-mile tuneup to allow it to peer even deeper into the far reaches of the universe. ALSO: On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average broke through the 7,000 barrier for the first time, ending the day at 7,022.44

• 2000, the last original "Peanuts" comic strip appears in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz dies

• 2002, John Walker Lindh pleaded not-guilty in federal court in Alexandria, Va., to conspiring to kill Americans and supporting the Taliban and terrorist organizations. ALSO: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II made former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani an honorary knight

• 2003, an investigative panel found that superheated air almost certainly seeped through a breach in space shuttle Columbia's left wing and possibly its wheel compartment during the craft's fiery descent, resulting in the deaths of all seven astronauts

• 2006, auditors reported that millions of dollars in Hurricane Katrina disaster aid had been squandered, paying for such items as a $450 tattoo and $375-a-day beachfront condos

• 2008, under oath and sometimes blistering questioning, seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens told Congress: "I have never taken steroids or HGH." ALSO: Hollywood writers ended their 100-day strike that had disrupted the TV season and canceled awards shows.

• 2011, Egypt's military leaders dissolved parliament, suspended the constitution and promised elections in moves cautiously welcomed by protesters who'd helped topple President Hosni Mubarak