TODAY IN HISTORY (1)
“One good thing about today is that Tomorrow it will become yesterday, and crest it a history for mankind to always have it an evergreen memory ”
Every passing day is a History. Believe it or not.
There is something spectacular about each day.
Today, We are focusing on July 13 in History
TODAY IN HISTORY
JULY 13 WORDWIDE
•2016 – Theresa May
David Cameron as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom ; she is the second woman to do so, after Margaret Thatcher .
•BIRTH: 1934 – Wole Soyinka , Nigerian author, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate.
•1985 – Vice President George H. W. Bush becomes the Acting President for the day when President Ronald Reagan undergoes surgery to remove
polyps from his colon .
July 13 is the 194th day of the year (195th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar . There are 171 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday (58 in 400 years each) than on Saturday or Sunday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Thursday (56).
1249 – Coronation of Alexander III as King of Scots .
1490 – John of Kastav finishes a cycle of frescoes in the Holy Trinity Church in Hrastovlje (now southwestern Slovenia).
1558 – Battle of Gravelines : In France, Spanish forces led by Count
Lamoral of Egmont defeat the French forces of Marshal Paul de Thermes at
1573 – Eighty Years’ War : The Siege of Haarlem ends after seven months.
1787 – The Continental Congress enacts the Northwest Ordinance establishing governing rules for the
Northwest Territory. It also establishes procedures for the admission of new states and limits the expansion of
1793 – Journalist and French revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat is assassinated in his bathtub by
Charlotte Corday , a member of the opposing political faction.
1794 – The Battle of the Vosges is fought between French forces and those of Prussia and Austria.
1814 – The Carabinieri , the national
gendarmerie of Italy, is established.
1830 – The General Assembly’s Institution, now the Scottish Church College , one of the pioneering institutions that ushered the Bengali renaissance , is founded by Alexander Duff and Raja Ram Mohan Roy , in
Calcutta , India.
1854 – In the Battle of Guaymas, Mexico, General José María Yáñez stops the French invasion led by Count Gaston de Raousset-Boulbon .
1863 – New York City draft riots : In New York City, opponents of
conscription begin three days of rioting which will be later regarded as the worst in United States history.
1878 – Treaty of Berlin : The European powers redraw the map of the Balkans. Serbia , Montenegro and
Romania become completely independent of the Ottoman Empire .
1919 – The British airship R34 lands in Norfolk , England, completing the first airship return journey across the
Atlantic in 182 hours of flight.
1923 – The Hollywood Sign is officially dedicated in the hills above
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California . It originally reads “Hollywoodland ” but the four last letters are dropped after renovation in 1949.
1941 – World War II : Montenegrins begin a popular uprising against the
Axis powers (Trinaestojulski ustanak ).
1962 – In an unprecedented action, British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan dismisses seven members of his Cabinet, marking the effective end of the National Liberals as a distinct force within British politics.
1973 – Alexander Butterfield reveals the existence of the “Nixon tapes ” to the special Senate committee investigating the Watergate break-in .
1977 – Somalia declares war on
Ethiopia , starting the Ogaden War .
1977 – New York City: Amidst a period of financial and social turmoil experiences an electrical blackout lasting nearly 24 hours that leads to widespread fires and looting.
1985 – The Live Aid benefit concert takes place in London and
Philadelphia , as well as other venues such as Sydney and Moscow .
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