On This Day in Weird, February 13...
1933: Astronomer Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for trial before the Inquisition as a heretic, for declaring that Earth revolves around the sun.
1777: French authorities arrest Donatien Alphonse François, Marquis de Sade, imprisoning him in the Château de Vincennes following his conviction in absentia for sodomy.
1924: Archaeologists open King Tutankhamun's tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Kings. Rumors of lethal curses ensue and inspire innumerable walking-mummy films.