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    What happened on January 13

    • January 13, 0532 Nika riots in Constantinople.

    • January 13, 0888 Duke Odo becomes king of West-France

    • January 13, 0888 "Odo, Count of Paris becomes King of the Franks."

    • January 13, 1099 Crusaders set fire to Mara Syria

    • January 13, 1328 "Edward III of England marries Philippa of Hainault, daughter of the Count of Hainault."

    • January 13, 1547 Earl Henry Howard of Surrey sentenced to death

    • January 13, 1547 "Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey sentenced to death."

    • January 13, 1559 Elizabeth I crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey.

    • January 13, 1602 William Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor is published.

    • January 13, 1605 "The controversial play Eastward Hoe by Ben Jonson, George Chapman, and John Marston is performed, landing two of the authors in prison."

    • January 13, 1607 Bank of Genoa fails after announcement of national bankruptcy in Spain.

    • January 13, 1610 "Galileo Galilei discovers Callisto, 4th moon of Jupiter."

    • January 13, 1621 Jan Pieterszoon Coen's fleet sets sail to Moluccas (from Jacarta)

    • January 13, 1622 Work on the printing of the First Folio of William Shakespeare is suspended.

    • January 13, 1625 "John Milton is admitted to Christ's College, Cambridge at the age of 16."

    • January 13, 1630 Patent to Plymouth Colony issued

    • January 13, 1673 "Jean Racine's ""Mithridate,"" premieres in Paris"

    • January 13, 1695 Jonathan Swift ordained an Anglican priest in Ireland

    • January 13, 1733 "James Oglethorpe & 130 English colonists arrive at Charleston, SC"

    • January 13, 1770 "De Beaumarchais' ""Les Deux Amis,"" premieres in Paris"

    • January 13, 1785 John Walter publishes first issue of London Times

    • January 13, 1794 Congress changes US flag to 15 stars & 15 stripes

    • January 13, 1822 The patterns of the Greek flag are adopted by the First National Assembly at Epidaurus.

    • January 13, 1830 Great fire in New Orleans thought to be set by rebel slaves

    • January 13, 1832 President Andrew Jackson writes Vice President Martin Van Buren expressing his opposition to South Carolina's defiance of federal authority in the Nullification Crisis.

    • January 13, 1840 The steamship Lexington burns and sinks four miles off the coast of Long Island with the loss of 139 lives.

    • January 13, 1842 "On this day Dr.William Brydon, a surgeon in the British Army during the First Anglo-Afghan War, became famous for being the sole survivor of an army of 16,500 when he reached the safety of a garrison in Jalalabad."

    • January 13, 1847 The Treaty of Cahuenga ends the Mexican-American War in California.

    • January 13, 1849 Vancouver Island granted to Hudson's Bay Co

    • January 13, 1854 Anthony Foss patents the accordion

    • January 13, 1863 "Chenille manufacturing machine patented by William Canter, New York City NY"

    • January 13, 1863 Thomas Crapper pioneers one-piece pedestal flushing toilet

    • January 13, 1864 "Composer Stephen Foster dies in New York at age 39, while recuperating from loss of blood from a fever-induced fall in his hotel room."

    • January 13, 1865 "Amphibious attack on Fort Fisher, NC"

    • January 13, 1869 "Colored National Labor Union, first Black labor convention"

    • January 13, 1869 National convention of black leaders meets in Washington D.C..

    • January 13, 1873 PBS Pinchback relinquishes office at Louisiana Governor

    • January 13, 1874 "Battle between jobless & police in New York City NY, 100s injured"

    • January 13, 1874 "Imperial Russian Government issues second decree which amended the one of June 4, 1871. The second decree instituted compulsory military conscription for the German colonists. These two decrees impelled thousands of German Russians to immigrate to North and South America."

    • January 13, 1874 US troops land in Honolulu to protect the king

    • January 13, 1882 "Richard Wagner completes his opera ""Parsifal"""

    • January 13, 1883 Fire in circus Ferroni in Berditschoft Poland kills 430

    • January 13, 1883 "Henrik Ibsen's ""En Folkefiende,"" premieres in Oslo"

    • January 13, 1888 National Geographic Society founded (Washington DC)

    • January 13, 1893 British Independent Labor Party forms (Keir Hardie as its leader)

    • January 13, 1893 The Independent Labour Party of the UK has its first meeting.

    • January 13, 1893 US Marines land in Honolulu from the U.S.S. Boston to prevent the queen from abrogating the Bayonet Constitution.

    • January 13, 1894 Revolution in Sicily crushed by government troops

    • January 13, 1895 "Oscar Wilde's ""Ideal Husband,"" premieres in London"

    • January 13, 1898 Emile Zola publishes his open letter (J'accuse) in defense of Captain Alfred Dreyfus in Paris

    • January 13, 1899 "The Canadian Northern Railway is formed by the amalgamation of the Winnipeg Great Northern Railway and the Lake Manitoba Railway and Canal Company. William Mackenzie and Donald Mann then proceeded to expand the Canadian Northern system so that by 1915 the system comprised 9,362 miles of trackage."

    • January 13, 1902 Textile workers strike in Enschede Netherlands till June 1

    • January 13, 1906 The first radio set advertised (Telimco for $7.50 in Scientific American) claimed to receive signals up to one mile

    • January 13, 1908 French pilot Henry Farman is first European to fly roundtrip

    • January 13, 1910 "JM Synge's ""Deirdre of the Sorrows,"" premieres in Dublin"

    • January 13, 1910 Opera was broadcast on the radio for the first time Enrico Caruso singing from the stage of New York's Metropolitan Opera House.

    • January 13, 1911 "Gerhart Hauptmann's ""Die Ratten,"" premieres in Berlin"

    • January 13, 1911 Roald Amundsens anchors at Walvis Bay

    • January 13, 1911 "South Africa's first win over Australia, at Adelaide"

    • January 13, 1912 "-40§F (-40§C), Oakland MD (state record)"

    • January 13, 1914 "IWW-leader/songwriter Joe Hill arrested ""Girl from Utah"" East-Prussia"

    • January 13, 1915 "An Earthquake in Avezzano, Italy kills 29,800."

    • January 13, 1915 "Earthquake in Avezzano Italy kills 30,000"

    • January 13, 1915 "SS Roebuck, formerly on the Channel Islands service, she was taken over for government service after the outbreak of war and renamed HMS Roedene under which name while at Scapa Flow she dragged her anchor and fell across the bows of the battleship HMS Imperieuse, after which she sank."

    • January 13, 1915 W Churchill presents plan for assault on Dardanelles

    • January 13, 1920 New York Times editorial (falsely) reports rockets can never fly

    • January 13, 1924 Nationalist Wafd-party wins Egyptian parliament elections

    • January 13, 1927 US & Mexico battle over oil interests

    • January 13, 1929 "Humanist Society established, Hollywood CA"

    • January 13, 1930 """Mickey Mouse"" comic strip first appears"

    • January 13, 1930 Mickey Mouse comic strip makes its first appearance.

    • January 13, 1934 the Candidate of Science degree is established in the USSR.

    • January 13, 1935 A plebiscite in Saarland shows that 90.3% of those voting wish to join Nazi Germany.

    • January 13, 1935 "Plebiscite in Saar, indicates a desire (90.3%) to join Nazi Germany"

    • January 13, 1937 The U.S. government announces that Americans are cannot actively participate in the Spanish Civil War.

    • January 13, 1938 Church of England accepts theory of evolution.

    • January 13, 1939 Belgian premier signs Burgos-treaty for trade relations with Franco

    • January 13, 1939 "The Black Friday bushfires burn 20,000 square kilometres of land in Australia, claiming the lives of 71 people."

    • January 13, 1941 "Novelist James Joyce dies during an eye operation in Zurich, Switzerland at age 58."

    • January 13, 1942 German U-boats begin harassing shipping on US east coast

    • January 13, 1942 Henry Ford patents a method of constructing plastic auto bodies

    • January 13, 1942 Interallied war trial conference publishes St James Declaration

    • January 13, 1942 World War II: First use of aircraft ejection seat. German test pilot in a Heinkel He 280 jet fighter.

    • January 13, 1943 "Hitler declares ""Total War"""

    • January 13, 1943 HMCS Ville de Quebec (Corvette) make Canada's first U-Boat sinking in the Mediterranean

    • January 13, 1943 Russian offensive at Don under General Golikov

    • January 13, 1943 US infantry captures Galloping Horse-ridge Guadalcanal

    • January 13, 1945 Prokofchev's 5th Symphony premieres in Moscow

    • January 13, 1951 German General F Christian freed early from Dutch prison

    • January 13, 1953 Gas explosion in Belgium coal mine kills 14

    • January 13, 1953 Marshal Josip Broz Tito is chosen as President of Yugoslavia.

    • January 13, 1954 Military rule in Egypt; 318 Mohammedan Brotherhood arrested

    • January 13, 1957 Wham-O Company produces the first Frisbee

    • January 13, 1958 "9,000 scientists of 43 nations petition UN for nuclear test ban"

    • January 13, 1958 Moroccan Liberation Army ambushes Spanish patrol in the Battle of Edchera.

    • January 13, 1958 "US newspaper ""Daily Worker"" ceases publication"

    • January 13, 1959 De Gaulle grants amnesty to 130 to Algerian death row convicts

    • January 13, 1959 King Boudouin promises Belgian Congo independence

    • January 13, 1962 Comedian Ernie Kovacs is killed in a car crash in Los Angeles.

    • January 13, 1964 Hindu-Muslim rioting breaks out in the Indian city of Calcutta - now Kolkata - resulting in the deaths of more than 100 people.

    • January 13, 1964 Karol Wojtyla becomes archbishop of Krakow

    • January 13, 1964 USS Manley evacuates 54 American and 36 allied nationals after Zanzibar government is overthrown

    • January 13, 1966 First black selected for Presidential cabinet (LBJ selects Robert C Weaver-HUD)

    • January 13, 1966 Robert C. Weaver becomes the first African American Cabinet member by being appointed United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

    • January 13, 1967 Coup in Togo

    • January 13, 1967 Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan Show

    • January 13, 1968 """Hallelujah, Baby!"" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City NY after 293 performances"

    • January 13, 1968 Beginning of Tet-offensive in Vietnam

    • January 13, 1968 Johnny Cash records his landmark album At Folsom Prison live at Folsom State Prison

    • January 13, 1968 Minnesota North Stars center Bill Masterton fatally injured (dies on 15th)

    • January 13, 1969 "Beatles release ""Yellow Submarine"" album"

    • January 13, 1972 Prime Minister Kofi Busia and President Edward Akufo-Addo of Ghana are ousted in a bloodless military coup by Col. Ignatius Kutu Acheamphong.

    • January 13, 1974 Seraphim is elected elected Archbishop of Athens and All Greece.

    • January 13, 1978 "Former U.S. Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey dies in Waverly, Minnesota, at age 66."

    • January 13, 1979 Charlie Daniels hosts the Volunteer Jam

    • January 13, 1979 YMCA files libel suit against Village People's YMCA song

    • January 13, 1980 Head of narcotic brigade arrested for drug smuggling in Belgium

    • January 13, 1980 Togo's constitution becomes effective

    • January 13, 1981 "Barbara Sonntag, Colorado, crochets record 147 stitches/minutes for 30 minutes"

    • January 13, 1982 Hank Aaron & Frank Robinson elected to Hall of Fame

    • January 13, 1982 "Seventy-eight people die in Washington, D.C., when an Air Florida 737 crashes into a bridge after takeoff and falls into the Potomac River."

    • January 13, 1982 "Shortly after takeoff, Air Florida Flight 90 737 jet crashes into Washington, DC's 14th Street Bridge and falls into the Potomac River, killing 78 including four motorists. In a freaky coincidence, a Washington DC Metro Rail train derailed, killing 3 people."

    • January 13, 1983 Alan Webb (American record holder in the mile) is born.

    • January 13, 1985 99-year-old Otto Bucher scores a hole-in-one at Spanish golf course

    • January 13, 1985 "Express train derails in Ethiopia, kills at least 428"

    • January 13, 1986 "A month-long violent struggle begins in Aden, South Yemen between supporters of Ali Nasir Muhammad and Abdul Fattah Ismail, resulting in thousands of casualties."

    • January 13, 1986 Bloody coup overthrows government of South Yemen

    • January 13, 1986 NCCA institutes eligibility requirements based on college exams

    • January 13, 1987 7 top New York Mafia bosses sentenced to 100 years in prison each

    • January 13, 1987 "W German police arrest Mohammed Ali Hamadi, suspect in 1985 hijacking"

    • January 13, 1989 """Friday the 13th"" virus strikes hundreds of IBM computers in Britain"

    • January 13, 1989 Ruins of Mashkan-shapir (occupied 2050-1720 BC) found in Iraq

    • January 13, 1989 "Soap opera ""Ryan's Hope"" final episode after 13« year run"

    • January 13, 1989 Subway gunman Bernhard Goetz begins 1-year jail sentence

    • January 13, 1990 "L. Douglas Wilder becomes the first elected African American governor as he takes office in Richmond, Virginia."

    • January 13, 1990 Number one hit on UK music charts - New Kids On The Block - Hangin' Tough

    • January 13, 1991 42 killed in exhibition soccer match in Johannesburg South Africa

    • January 13, 1991 President Mario Soares of Portugal re-elected

    • January 13, 1991 "Soccer stadium riot in Orkney South Africa, at least 40 die"

    • January 13, 1991 Soviet Union military troops attack Lithuanian independence supporters in Vilnius.

    • January 13, 1991 UN Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar meets with Saddam Hussein in Baghdad

    • January 13, 1992 Japan apologizes for forcing Korean women into sexual slavery during World War II.

    • January 13, 1992 Japan formally apologizes for forcing thousands of Korean women to serve as sex slaves for Japanese troops during WWII.

    • January 13, 1992 US serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer pleads guilty but insane

    • January 13, 1993 STS-54 (Endeavour) launches into orbit

    • January 13, 1994 "Tonya Harding's bodyguard, Shawn Eric Eckardt & Derrick Brian Smith arrested & charged with conspiracy in attack of skater Nancy Kerrigan"

    • January 13, 1995 America3 becomes first all-female crew to win an America's Cup race

    • January 13, 1995 Lamberto Dini becomes prime minister of Italy.

    • January 13, 1995 Philippine authorities unearth a plot by militant Muslims to assassinate Pope John Paul II during his visit.

    • January 13, 1995 The National Hockey League teams unanimously ratify agreement to end the players strike

    • January 13, 1998 CBS pays $4 billion to televise AFC games for 8-years

    • January 13, 1999 Michael Jordan announces his retirement from the Chicago Bulls (for the second and final time).jan14

    • January 13, 2001 "An earthquake hits El Salvador, killing more than 800."

    • January 13, 2007 Two thirds of the Venus's southern hemisphere suddenly brightened.







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