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Events and People Who Made History on August 13

6th Century

523 - St. John I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

11th Century

1099 - Raniero elected as Pope Paschal II

15th Century

1415 - King Henry V of England army lands on mouth of Seine River

16th Century

1516 - Kings Charles I and Francois I signs Treaty of Noyons
1521 - Spanish conquerors Tenochtitlan (Mexico City) from Aztecs
1578 - Duke French van Anjou recognized as protector of Netherlands

17th Century

1608 - John Smith's story of Jamestown's 1st days submitted for publication
1624 - Cardinal Richelieu appointed Chief Minister of France by Louis XIII
1630 - Ferdinand II fires supreme commander Albrecht von Wallenstein
1642 - Christiaan Huygens discovers Martian south polar cap
1645 - Sweden and Denmark sign Peace of Bromsebro
1651 - Litchfield, CT founded
1695 - French troops under Villeroi shoot in Brussels
1696 - State of Drenthe accredits Willem III as mayor

18th Century

1704 - French and Bavarian forces were routed by a combined British, German and Dutch army at Blenheim, Germany
1713 - King Frederik Willem declares war on Brandenburg-Prussia
1732 - Voltaire's "Zaire," premieres in Paris
1740 - Hunger strike in Rotterdam
1784 - English parliament accept India Act
1788 - Prussia joins Anglo-Dutch alliance to form Triple Alliance to prevent spread of Russo-Swedish War of 1788-90
1792 - Revolutionaries imprison French royals including Marie Antoinette
1799 - English fleet under lord Seymour overthrows Suriname

19th Century

1814 - Cape of Good Hope formally ceded to British by the Dutch
1814 - Treaty of London-Netherland stops transporting slaves
1831 - Nat Turner leads uprising of slaves in Virginia
1864 - Battle of Deep Bottom Virginia (Strawberry Plains) and Fussell's Mill VA
1868 - Earthquakes kill 25,000 and causes $300 million damages (Peru and Ecuador)
1876 - Reciprocity Treaty between U.S. and Hawaii ratified
1876 - Wagner's "Of the Ring," premieres
1881 - Henry Morton Stanley signs contract with Congolese monarch
1889 - William Gray patents coin-operated telephone
1892 - U.S. black newspaper "Afro-American" begins publishing from Baltimore
1898 - U.S. forces under George Dewey captures Manila during Spanish-Amer war

20th Century

1902 - England beat Australia by one wicket at The Oval Famous victory
1906 - Black soldiers raid Brownsville Texas
1906 - Cub's Pitcher Jack Taylor ends a string of completing 202 games (187 complete, 15 relief) by Dodgers in 3rd inning
1908 - Cy Young Day in Boston, he pitches briefly against an All-Star team
1910 - Dodgers and Pirates play to 8-8 tie, both have 38 at bats, 13 hits, 12 assists, 2 errors, 5 strikeouts, 3 walks, 1 pass ball and 1 hit by pitch
1914 - Carl Wickman begins Greyhound, the 1st U.S. bus line, in Minnesota
1914 - France declares war on Austria-Hungary, leading to WW I
1914 - German army occupies forts at Luik
1917 - Phillies steal 5 bases in an inning against Braves
1919 - British troops fire on Amritsar India demonstrators; killing 350
1919 - Man o'War's only defeat (Upset wins at Saratoga)
1920 - 24th U.S. Golf Open: Ted Ray shoots a 295 at Inverness Club in Ohio
1921 - Simon Kaufman and Marc Connelly's "Dulcy," premieres in New York City
1923 - Germany: Gustav Stresemann becomes premier of coalition government
1923 - Turkish National Congress selects Moestafa Kemal Pasja as president
1923 - U.S. Steel Corp initiates 8th-hour work day
1928 - Soviet Union Spartacan Games begins
1931 - Cincinnati Red Tony Cuccinello goes 6 for 6
1932 - Hitler refuses Von Hindenburg's proposal to become vice-chancellor
1932 - Yankee pitcher Red Ruffing homers and wins game 1-0 in 10 tying
1933 - 16th PGA Championship: Gene Sarazen at Blue Mound CC Milwaukee
1933 - Jacques van Egmond becomes world champion amateur cyclist
1935 - Transcontinental Roller Derby begins (Chicago Coliseum)
1937 - Japanese attack Shanghai
1939 - Sabotage suspected in crash of 'City of San Francisco'
1939 - Yankees set AL shutout margin with 21-0 victory over A's
1940 - Germany air attack on South England (Battle of Britain begins)
1940 - Goering's "Adler Tag" 45-48 German aircrafts shotdown over South-Engld
1941 - Red army evacuates Smolensk
1943 - Red army recaptures Spas-Demensk
1944 - British 8th army occupies Florence
1944 - Generals Montgomery/Dempsey/Bradley discuss naderende breakthrough
1944 - Jackie Gleason-Les Tremayne show premieres on NBC radio
1945 - 35 Jews sacrifice their lives to blow up Nazi rubber plant in Silesia
1946 - Britain transfers illegal immigrants bound to Palestine, to Cyprus
1948 - Satchel Paige at 42, pitches his 1st major league complete game
1950 - Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins LPGA World Golf Championship
1950 - President Truman gives military aid to Vietnamese regime Bao-Dai
1951 - Great Britain and Iraq sign new oil contract
1953 - 4-5 million French go on strike against economizations
1953 - President Eisenhower establishes Government Contract Compliance Committee
1953 - U.S. General Omar Bradley's becomes chief of staff
1954 - 21st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Detroit 31, All-Stars 6 (93,470)
1955 - Larry Doby's ends AL record of 167 errorless games in outfield
1956 - WBIR TV channel 10 in Knoxville, Tennessee (CBS) begins broadcasting
1958 - Indians' right fielder Rocky Colavito makes his pitching debut, hurling 3 hitless innings, Detroit 3, Cleveland 2
1959 - Military satellite Discoverer 5 launched (into polar orbit)
1960 - Central African Republic and Chad proclaim independence from France
1960 - U.S.S.R. draws adviseors out of China
1961 - Construction on Berlin Wall begins in East Germany
1961 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Kansas City Golf Open
1962 - Bert Campaneris of Daytona Beach (FSL) pitches ambidextrously
1963 - Custom agents confiscate 21 gold coins from Witte Museum
1963 - Warren Spahn sets left-hander strike out mark at 2,382
1964 - 1st broadcast by Trans World Radio on Bonaire
1967 - WQLN TV channel 54 in Erie, Pennsylvania (PBS) begins broadcasting
1969 - Baltimore Oriole Jim Palmer no-hits Oakland A's, 8-0
1969 - Temp Commissioner Bowie Kuhn elected for 7-year term by unanimous vote
1971 - Paul and Linda McCartney release "Back Seat of My Car"
1972 - Dutch KRO-TV transmits 440th and last "Bonanza"
1972 - Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Pabst Ladies Golf Classic
1975 - Viv Richards out for 291 vs. England at Cricket Oval
1977 - Randy Bachman quits BTO, they disband
1978 - Bomb attack in Beirut, 175 killed
1978 - Judy wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic Rankin
1978 - Yankees score 5 runs in top of 7th. but rain causes game to be halted and thus score goes back to previous inning, Baltimore wins 3-0
1979 - Lou Brock, is 14th to get 3,000 hits
1980 - Suriname president Johan Ferrier ousted
1980 - Tatyana Kazankina of U.S.S.R. sets 1.5k woman's record (3:52.47) in U.S.S.R.
1981 - Last broadcast of "Waltons" on CBS-TV
1981 - Mary Terstegge Meagher swims world record 200m butterfly (2:05.96)
1984 - Morocco and Libya sign "Arabic-African Union" treaty
1986 - KRE-AM in Berkeley, California changes call letters to KBLX (now KBFN)
1987 - Cards outfie ld sets record of no putouts in a 4-2 in 13 inning
1987 - Jackie Joyner-Kersee ties world record with 24'5 " jump
1988 - Boston Red Sox win AL record 24 straight home games
1988 - Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit Opens
1988 - Ronald J. Dossenbach sets world record for pedaling across Canada from Vancouver, BC to Halifax, NS in 13 days, 15 hours, 4 minutes
1988 - U.S. beats Jamacia 5-1, in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup
1989 - 2 hot-air balloon crash at Alice Springs Australia, 13 killed
1989 - 71st PGA Championship: Payne Stewart shoots 276 at Kemper Lakes Golf Club Illinois
1989 - U.S. space shuttle STS-28 lands
1991 - Michael Ray Barrowman swims world record 200m breaststroke (2:10.60)
1991 - Test Cricket debut of Mike Whitney versus England at Old Trafford
1993 - Blue Jay Rickey Henderson pays Turner Ward $25,000 for his #24
1993 - Hotel in Nakhon Ratchasima Thailand, collapses, 114 killed
1993 - U.S. Court of Appeals rules congress must save all E-Mail
1994 - Train crash in Tbilisi Georgia, 24 killed
1995 - 77th PGA Championship: Steve Elkington shoots a 267 at Riviera California
1995 - Beth Daniels wins LPGA PING Welch's Golf Championship
1996 - Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 3.0
1997 - Boston Red Sox trade Mike Stanley back to the New York Yankees
1997 - San Diego Padres trade Rickey Henderson to Anaheim Angels


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