Historical Events and Current Affairs on January 13

1099 :Crusaders set fire to Mara Syria
1547 :Earl Henry Howard of Surrey sentenced to death
1559 :Elizabeth I crowned queen of England in Westminster Abbey
1610 :Galileo Galilei discovers Callisto, 4th satellite of Jupiter
1621 :Jan Pieterszoon Coen's fleet sets sail to Moluccas (from Jacarta)
1630 :Patent to Plymouth Colony issued
1673 :Jean Racine's "Mithridate," premieres in Paris
1695 :Jonathan Swift ordained an Anglican priest in Ireland
1733 :James Oglethorpe & 130 English colonists arrive at Charleston, SC
1770 :De Beaumarchais' "Les Deux Amis," premieres in Paris
1785 :John Walter publishes 1st issue of London Times
1794 :Congress changes US flag to 15 stars & 15 stripes
1830 :Great fire in New Orleans thought to be set by rebel slaves
1849 :Vancouver Island granted to Hudson's Bay Co
1854 :Anthony Foss patents accordion
1863 :Chenille manufacturing machine patented by William Canter, NYC
1863 :Thomas Crapper pioneers one-piece pedestal flushing toilet
1865 :-Jan 15th] BBT & CPT Ft Fisher, NC
1869 :Colored National Labor Union, 1st Black labor convention
1869 :National convention of black leaders meets in Wash DC
1873 :P B S Pinchback relinquishes office at Louisiana governor
1874 :Battle between jobless & police in NYC, 100s injuried
1874 :US troops land in Honolulu to protect the king
1882 :Richard Wagner completes his opera "Parsifal"
1883 :Fire in circus Ferroni in Berditschoft Poland kills 430
1883 :Henrik Ibsen's "En Folkefiende," premieres in Oslo
1888 :National Geographic Society founded (Washington, DC)
1893 :British Independent Labor Party forms (Keir Hardie as its leader)
1894 :Revolution in Sicily crushed by government troops
1895 :Oscar Wilde's "Ideal Husband," premieres in London
1898 :Emile Zola publishes his open letter (J'accuse) in defense of Dreyfus
1902 :Textile workers strike in Enschede Neth till June 1
1906 :1st radio set advertised (Telimco for $7.50 in Scientific American)
1906 :claimed to receive signals up to one mile
1908 :French pilot Henry Farman is 1st European to fly roundtrip
1908 :Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers sweep Ottawa Victorias in 2 games
1910 :JM Synge's "Deirdre of the Sorrows," premieres in Dublin
1911 :Gerhart Hauptmann's "Die Ratten," premieres in Berlin
1911 :Roald Amundsens anchors at Walvis Bay
1911 :South Africa's 1st win over Australia, at Adelaide
1912 :-40F (-40C), Oakland, Maryland (state record)
1914 :IWW-leader/songwriter Joe Hill arrested "Girl from Utah" East-Prussia
1915 :Earthquake in Avezzano Italy kills 29,800
1915 :W Churchill presents plan for assault on Dardanelles
1919 :Dutch Soccer team OSV forms
1920 :NY Times editorial (falsely) reports rockets can never fly
1922 :Buck Weaver, a Black Sox, applies unsuccessfully for reinstatement
1922 :Conference of Cannes concerning German retribution payments ended
1922 :WHA-AM in Madison WI begins radio transmissions
1924 :Nationalist Wafd-party wins Egyptian parliament elections
1927 :US & Mexico battle over oil interests
1929 :Humanist Society established, Hollywood Calif
1930 :"Mickey Mouse" comic strip 1st appears
1935 :Plebiscite in Saar, indicates a desire (90.3%) to join Nazi Germany
1939 :Belgian premier signs Burgos-treaty for trade relations with Franco
1942 :Allied Conference for war trials
1942 :German U-boats begin harassing shipping on US east coast
1942 :Henry Ford patents a method of constructing plastic auto bodies
1942 :Interallied war trial conference publishes St James Declaration
1943 :British premier Winston Churchill arrives in Casablanca
1943 :Hitler declares "Total War"
1943 :Russian offensive at Don under general Golikov
1943 :US infantry captures Galloping Horse-ridge Guadalcanal
1945 :Prokofchev's 5th Symphony premieres in Moscow
1948 :1st country music TV show, Midwestern Hayride, premieres on WLW Cin
1949 :"Along 5th Avenue" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 180 perfs
1951 :German general F Christian freed early from Dutch prison
1953 :Gas explosion in Belgium coal mine kills 14
1953 :KOLD TV channel 13 in Tucson, AZ (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 :Marshal Josip Tito chosen president of Yugoslavia
1954 :Milt rule in Egypt; 318 Mohammedan Brotherhood arrested
1954 :WEAR TV channel 3 in Pensacola-Mobile, FL (ABC) begins broadcasting
1957 :Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Allen Tate
1957 :Mickey Wright wins Sea Island Golf Open
1957 :NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 19-10
1957 :Wham-O Company produces the 1st Frisbee
1958 :9,000 scientists of 43 nations petition UN for nuclear test ban
1958 :US newspaper "Daily Worker" ceases publication
1959 :De Gaulle grants amnesty to 130 to Algerian death row convicts
1959 :King Boudouin promises Belgian Congo independence
1962 :"Do Re Mi" closes at St James Theater NYC after 400 performances
1962 :Wilt Chamberlain of Warriors scores then NBA-record 73 pts vs Chicago
1963 :AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 21-14
1963 :NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 30-20
1964 :Karol Wojtyla becomes archbishop of Krakow
1966 :1st black selected for pres cabinet (LBJ selects Robert C Weaver-HUD)
1966 :US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1967 :Coup in Togo
1967 :Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan Show
1968 :"Hallelujah, Baby!" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 293 perfs
1968 :"Illya Darling" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 320 perfs
1968 :Beginning of Tet-offensive in Vietnam
1968 :Minn North Stars center Bill Masterton fatally injured (dies on 15th)
1969 :Beatles release "Yellow Submarine" album
1971 :"Soon" closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 3 performances
1972 :baseball, initiated on March 15, 1971 to be allowed to umpire
1972 :Former umpire, now housewife Bernice Gera wins her suit against
1973 :"Tricks" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 8 performances
1974 :Superbowl MVP: Larry Csonka, Miami, RB
1974 :Superbowl VIII: Miami Dolphins beat Minn Vikings, 24-7 in Houston
1976 :House as she led orchestra in a performance of "La Traviata"
1976 :Sarah Caldwell is 1st woman to conduct at NY's Metropolitan Opera
1979 :Charlie Daniels hosts Volunteer Jam
1979 :YMCA files libel suit against Village People's YMCA song
1980 :"King of Schnorrers" closes at Playhouse Theater NYC after 63 perfs
1980 :Head of narcotic brigade arrested for drug smuggling in Belgium
1980 :Togo's constitution becomes effective
1981 :Barbara Sonntag, Colo, crochets record 147 stitches/min for 1/2 hour
1981 :Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to May Swenson & Howard Nemerov
1981 :Islander's Mike Bossy's 15th career hat trick-4 goals
1982 :Air Florida 737 took off in a snowstorm, crashes into 14th St
1982 :Bridge in Washington, DC, & falls into Potomac River, killing 78
1982 :Hank Aaron & Frank Robinson elected to Hall of Fame
1983 :AMA urges ban on boxing sites Muhammad Ali's deteriorating condition
1984 :TV anchor Christine Craft wins $325,000 in her case against KMBC-TV
1985 :23rd Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats USA in Nagoya Japan (2-1)
1985 :99-yr-old Otto Bucher scores a hole-in-one at Spanish golf course
1985 :Blackhawk Doug Wilson failed on 12th penalty shot against Islanders
1985 :Cerberal Palsy telethon raises $17,1000,000
1985 :Express train derails in Ethiopia, kills at least 428
1986 :NCCA institutes eligibility requirements based on college exams
1986 :South Yemen Pres Ali Nasser Mohammed's bodyguard shoots opponents
1987 :7 top NY Mafia bosses sentenced to 100 years in prison each
1987 :W German police arrest Mohammed Ali Hamadi, suspect in 1985 hijacking
1988 :LA Dodger/SD Padre Steve Garvey retires
1988 :Supreme Court rules (5-3) public school officials have broad powers
1988 :to censor school newspapers, plays & other expressive activities
1989 :"Friday the 13th" virus strikes hundreds of IBM computers in Britain
1989 :"Ryan's Hope" ends 13 year run on ABC-TV
1989 :Computers across Britain hit by "Friday the 13th" virus
1989 :Jerry Parks, Okla defensive back, charged with shooting a teammate
1989 :Ruins of Mashkan-shapir (occupied 2050-1720 BC) found in Iraq
1989 :Subway gunman Bernhard Goetz begins 1-year jail sentence
1990 :1st elected US black governor inaugurated (Douglas Wilder-Virginia)
1991 :12th ACE Cable Awards: HBO wins 25 awards
1991 :Pres Mario Soares of Portugal re-elected
1991 :Soccer stadium riot in Orkney South Africa, at least 40 die
1991 :UN Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar meets with Saddam
1992 :Excavation of new ballpark at Gateway (Jacobs Field) begins
1992 :US serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer pleads guilty but insane
1993 :STS-54 (Endeavour) launches into orbit
1993 :Super Bowl XXVII in Pasadena - Cowboys beat Bills
1994 :arrested & charged with conspiracy in attack of skater Nancy Kerrigan
1994 :Italian govt of Ciampi resigns
1994 :Tonya Harding's bodyguard, Shawn Eric Eckardt & Derrick Brian Smith
1995 :America3 becomes 1st all-female crew to win an America's Cup race
1998 :"Patti LaBelle On Broadway," opens at St James Theater NYC
1998 :CBS pays $4 billion to televise AFC games for 8-years



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