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    What happened on May 13

    • May 13, 1110 Crusaders march into Beirut causing a bloodbath

    • May 13, 1364 Peter Coutherel banished from Leuven

    • May 13, 1497 Pope Alexander VI excommunicates Girolamo Savonarola

    • May 13, 1559 Excavated corpse of heretic David Jorisz burned in Basel

    • May 13, 1568 "Battle of Langside: the forces of Mary Queen of Scots are defeated by a confederacy of Scottish Protestants under James Stewart, Earl of Moray, her half-brother."

    • May 13, 1588 King Henri III flees Paris

    • May 13, 1607 English colonists (John Smith) land near James River in Virginia

    • May 13, 1619 Dutch statesman Johan van Oldenbarnevelt is executed in The Hague after having been accused of treason.

    • May 13, 1624 Admiral Hermites fleet blockade Lima Peru

    • May 13, 1637 Cardinal Richelieu of France creates the table knife

    • May 13, 1643 Battle at Grantham: English parliamentary armies beat royalists

    • May 13, 1643 Heavy earthquake strikes Santiago Chile; kills 1/3 of population

    • May 13, 1648 Construction of the Red Fort at Delhi was completed.

    • May 13, 1652 Ingen Ryuki invited to become the abbot of Sofokuji temple in Nagasaki

    • May 13, 1654 Venetian fleet under Admiral Adeler beats Turkish

    • May 13, 1777 University library at Vienna opens

    • May 13, 1779 War of Bavarian Succession ends

    • May 13, 1787 "A fleet of eleven ships left Britain with two years provision and a cargo of 759 unwilling convicts, their guards,and ships crew numbering - 1530 people in all. They were to colonise a new land. Australia"

    • May 13, 1787 Arthur Phillip sets sails with 11 ships of criminals to Botany Bay

    • May 13, 1820 "The opera ""Die J„earsbraut"" is completed"

    • May 13, 1828 US passes Tariff of Abominations

    • May 13, 1830 Ecuador gains its independence.

    • May 13, 1830 "Republic of Ecuador is founded, with Juan Jose Flores as president"

    • May 13, 1835 The first foreign embassy in Hawaii is established

    • May 13, 1846 "US declares war on M‚xico, 2 months after fighting begins"

    • May 13, 1848 First performance of Finland's national anthem.

    • May 13, 1861 "American Civil War: Queen Victoria of Britain issues a ""proclamation of neutrality"" which recognizes the breakaway states as having belligerent rights."

    • May 13, 1861 Great Comet of 1861 discovered in Australia.

    • May 13, 1861 Queen Victoria announces England's position of neutrality

    • May 13, 1865 South Brownsville TX (Palmito Ranch) Final engagement of Civil War PVT John J Williams of 34th Indiana is last man killed

    • May 13, 1876 Amersfoort-Zutphen railway opens

    • May 13, 1880 "In Menlo Park, New Jersey, Thomas Edison performs the first test of his electric railway."

    • May 13, 1882 Toba-Indians killed 20 members of French expedition

    • May 13, 1884 Institute for Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is founded

    • May 13, 1888 Brazil abolishes slavery

    • May 13, 1888 "DeWolf Hopper first recited ""Casey at the Bat"""

    • May 13, 1888 "Princess Isabel of Brazil signs ""Lei Aur‚a"" abolishing slavery"

    • May 13, 1888 "With the passage of the Lei urea (""Golden Law""), Brazil abolishes slavery."

    • May 13, 1890 "Lord Salisbury offers Germany Helgoland in exchange for Zanzibar, Uganda & Equatoria"

    • May 13, 1906 Bezalel Art School opens in Jerusalem

    • May 13, 1908 Navy Nurse Corps established.

    • May 13, 1909 Christian National Labor Workers (CNV) party begins in Netherlands

    • May 13, 1909 The first Giro d'Italia took place in Milan. Italian cyclist Luigi Ganna was the winner.

    • May 13, 1912 Royal Flying Corps is established in England

    • May 13, 1913 Igor Sikorsky becomes the first man to pilot a four-engine aircraft.

    • May 13, 1913 The first 4 engine aircraft built & flown (Igor Sikorsky-Russia)

    • May 13, 1916 42nd Kentucky Derby: Johnny Loftus aboard George Smith wins in 2:04

    • May 13, 1916 The first observance of Indian (Native American) Day

    • May 13, 1917 "Ernest Bloch's ""Schelomo"" premieres"

    • May 13, 1917 "The Nuncio Eugenio Pacelli, the future Pope Pius XII, is consecrated Archbishop by Pope Benedict XV."

    • May 13, 1917 "Three peasant children report seeing the Blessed Virgin Mary near Ftima, Portugal.[1]"

    • May 13, 1918 The first US airmail stamps issued (24›)

    • May 13, 1926 German Government of Luther falls

    • May 13, 1927 """Black Friday"" on Berlin Stock Exchange"

    • May 13, 1927 VVOG soccer team forms in Harderwijk

    • May 13, 1929 The first suicidal person jumps off of the Statue of Liberty.

    • May 13, 1930 Farmer killed by hail in Lubbock TX; this is the only known fatality due to hail

    • May 13, 1931 Paul Doumer elected President of France

    • May 13, 1932 Russian composer Dmitri Sjostakovitch marries Nina Varsar

    • May 13, 1934 Great dustbowl storm

    • May 13, 1936 Quiroga Government takes office in Spain

    • May 13, 1939 SS St Louis departs Hamburg with 937 Jews fugitives

    • May 13, 1939 "The first commercial FM radio station in the United States is launched in Bloomfield, Connecticut. The station later became WDRC-FM."

    • May 13, 1940 British bomb factory at Breda

    • May 13, 1940 German breakthrough at Grebbelinie

    • May 13, 1940 Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands flees the Nazi invasion in the Netherlands to Britain. Princess Juliana takes her children to Canada for their safety.

    • May 13, 1941 Martin Bormann is named head of Nazi Party Chancellery in Germany

    • May 13, 1941 Trial against resistance fighter comte d'Estienne d'Orves begins

    • May 13, 1941 Willy Lewis' US jazz band performs in Switzerland

    • May 13, 1942 Helicopter makes its first cross-country flight

    • May 13, 1942 US troops replace New Zealanders in Fiji

    • May 13, 1943 Axis forces surrender in Tunisia ? end of the North African campaign

    • May 13, 1943 Bureau of Navigation renamed Bureau of Naval Personnel

    • May 13, 1943 German & Italian forces in Africa surrender

    • May 13, 1943 World War II: German Afrika Korps and Italian troops in North Africa surrender to Allied forces.

    • May 13, 1945 "Aircraft from fast carrier task force begin 2-day attack on Kyushu airfields, Japan"

    • May 13, 1945 US troops conquer Dakeshi Okinawa

    • May 13, 1946 Sarwate & Banerjee add 249 for 10th wicket for Indians vs Surrey

    • May 13, 1946 US convicts 58 camp guard of Mauthausen concentration camp to death

    • May 13, 1946 Winston Churchill welcomed in Rotterdam

    • May 13, 1947 Senate approved the Taft-Hartley Act limiting the power of unions

    • May 13, 1949 "The first British-produced jet bomber, Canberra, makes its first test flight later this type of aricaraft was used in the 1982 war in the Falklands"

    • May 13, 1950 Diner's Club issues its first credit cards

    • May 13, 1952 Pandit Nehru becomes premier of India

    • May 13, 1952 "The Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India, held its first sitting."

    • May 13, 1954 "Anti-National Service Riots, a riot in Singapore by Chinese Middle School students."

    • May 13, 1958 "During a visit to Caracas, Venezuela, Vice President Richard M. Nixon's car is attacked by anti-American demonstrators."

    • May 13, 1958 French settlers riot against French army in Algeria

    • May 13, 1958 Jordan & Iraq form the Arab Federation

    • May 13, 1958 Pierre Pflimlin becomes Prime Minister of France.

    • May 13, 1958 Pierre Pflimlin forms French Government

    • May 13, 1958 Rioters attack US Vice President Nixon in Venezuala

    • May 13, 1958 Velcro's trade mark is registered.

    • May 13, 1960 "Hundreds of UC Berkeley students congregate for the first day of protest against a visit by the House Un-American Activities Committee. 31 students are arrested, and the Free Speech Movement is born."

    • May 13, 1960 The first launch of Delta satellite launching vehicle; it failed

    • May 13, 1964 "Organization and deployment of world's first all nuclear-powered task group, USS Enterprise, USS Long Beach, and USS Bainbridge, to Sixth Fleet"

    • May 13, 1965 Number one hit on UK music charts - Roger Miller - King Of The Road

    • May 13, 1965 "Rolling Stones record ""Satisfaction"""

    • May 13, 1965 Several Arab nations break ties with West Germany after it established diplomatic relations with Israel

    • May 13, 1966 Federal education funding is denied to 12 school districts in the South because of violations of the 1964 Civil Rights Act

    • May 13, 1967 "Dr. Zakir Hussain became 3rd President of India. He was the first Muslim President of Indian Union. He held this position till August 24, 1969."

    • May 13, 1967 Octagonal boxing ring is tested to avoid corner injuries

    • May 13, 1968 "1,000,000 French demonstrate against De Gaulle & Pompidou"

    • May 13, 1969 "Race riots in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, later known as the May 13 Incident."

    • May 13, 1970 "Beatles movie ""Let it Be"" premieres"

    • May 13, 1970 The Beatles movie Let It Be premieres today

    • May 13, 1971 Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane seriously injured in a car accident

    • May 13, 1972 "Faulty electrical wiring ignites a fire underneath the Playtown Cabaret in Osaka. Blocked exits and nonfunctional elevators cause 118 fatalities, with many victims leaping to their deaths."

    • May 13, 1975 Hail stones as large as tennis balls hit Wernerville TN

    • May 13, 1975 Stanley Cup ; Philadelphia Flyers beat New York Islanders 4-3

    • May 13, 1976 The final game in the history of the American Basketball Association is played as the New York Nets defeat the Denver Nuggets 112-106 in New York to win the 1976 ABA Championship.

    • May 13, 1978 Joie Chitwood drives a Chevette 5.6 miles on just 2 wheels

    • May 13, 1978 Number one hit on UK music charts - Boney M - Rivers Of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Girl

    • May 13, 1979 Shah & family sentenced to death in Teheran

    • May 13, 1980 "An F3 tornado hits Kalamazoo County, Michigan. President Jimmy Carter declares it a federal disaster area."

    • May 13, 1981 Dinamo Tbilisi wins 21st Europe Cup II

    • May 13, 1981 "Mehmet Ali Aca attempts to assassinate Pope John Paul II in St. Peter's Square in Rome. The Pope was rushed to the Agostino Gemelli University Polyclinic to undergo emergency surgery, and managed to survive."

    • May 13, 1981 "Pope John Paul II shot, wounded by assailant in St Peter's Square"

    • May 13, 1982 Braniff Airlines files for bankruptcy

    • May 13, 1982 Soyuz T-5 is launched-Berezovoi & Lebedev for 211 days in space

    • May 13, 1982 "Terri Lea Utley, (20), from Arkansas, crowned 31st Miss USA"

    • May 13, 1983 "Reggie Jackson becomes the first major league baseball player to strike out 2,000 times"

    • May 13, 1985 "Laura Elena Martinez-Herring, 21, (Texas), crowned 34th Miss USA"

    • May 13, 1985 "Philadelphia Police bomb a house held by group ""Move"", kills 11"

    • May 13, 1985 "Philadelphia, Pennsylvania police storm MOVE headquarters to end a stand-off, killing 11 MOVE members and destroying the homes of 250 city residents."

    • May 13, 1987 Ajax wins 27th Europe Cup II

    • May 13, 1989 "Approximately 2,000 students begin hunger strike in Tiananmen Square, China"

    • May 13, 1989 Large groups of students occupied Tiananmen Square and began a hunger strike. See Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.

    • May 13, 1989 Number one hit on UK music charts - Kylie Minogue - Hand On Your Heart

    • May 13, 1989 Thousands of students stage a hunger strike in China's Tiananmen Square

    • May 13, 1991 """Michael Jackson: The Magic & the Madness"" goes on sale"

    • May 13, 1991 Apple releases Macintosh System 7.0

    • May 13, 1992 Ajax wins 21st UEFA Cup

    • May 13, 1992 "Final episode of ""Night Court"" airs on NBC-TV"

    • May 13, 1993 6th annual business person run held in Wall Street

    • May 13, 1993 "Arsenio Hall's 1,000th show retrospective seen in Netherlands"

    • May 13, 1993 CBS' Knots Landing ends 14 year run with 334th show in Netherlands

    • May 13, 1993 "Methane gas explosion in Secunda coal mine South-Africa, kills 50"

    • May 13, 1995 6.5 earthquake hits Greece

    • May 13, 1995 "Chelsi Smith, 21, of USA, crowned 44th Miss Universe;"

    • May 13, 1995 New Zealand beats US for the America's Cup

    • May 13, 1996 OJ Simpson appears on British TV discussing his not guilty verdict

    • May 13, 1996 Severe thunderstorms and a tornado in Bangladesh kill 600 people.

    • May 13, 1998 "India carries out two nuclear tests at Pokhran, in addition to the three conducted on May 11. United States and Japan impose economic sanctions on India."

    • May 13, 2000 "In Enschede, the Netherlands, a fireworks factory explodes, killing 22 people, wounding 950, and resulting in approximately 450 million in damage."

    • May 13, 2000 "Lara Dutta (21), who said beauty pageants give women a platform to voice our choices and opinions is named Miss Universe 2000 in the Cyprus capital Nicosia."

    • May 13, 2001 Silvio Berlusconi's House of Freedoms coalition wins the Italian general elections.

    • May 13, 2002 Ruth Cracknell Dies - 13/5/07

    • May 13, 2005 Malcolm Glazer completes a hostile takeover of Manchester United for $1.4 billion.

    • May 13, 2005 The Andijan Massacre occurs in Uzbekistan.

    • May 13, 2006 2006 So Paulo violence: A major rebellion occurs in several prisons of the Brazilian state.

    • May 13, 2007 Construction of the Calafat-Vidin Bridge between Romania and Bulgaria begins.







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