Tuesday, February 12, 2008

On February 12, ...

... 1554, at the Tower of London, Lady Jane Grey, who'd ruled England for 9 days in 1553, was executed along with her husband, Lord Guildford Dudley. Queen Mary I ordered the execution of Lady Jane (right) to quell mounting rebellion.
... 2002, onetime Serbian President Slobodon Milosevic went on trial before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Charged with genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity, Milosevic died in his jail cell in 2006, before any verdict was returned.

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