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Events and People Who Made History on January 13

9th Century

888 - Duke Odo becomes king of West-France

11th Century

1099 - Crusaders set fire to Mara Syria

16th Century

1547 - Earl Henry Howard of Surrey sentenced to death
1559 - Elizabeth I crowned queen of England in Westminster Abbey

17th Century

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

18th Century

1733 - James Oglethorpe and 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 U.S. flag to 15 stars and 15 stripes

19th Century

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, New York City
1863 - Thomas Crapper pioneers one-piece pedestal flushing toilet
1869 - Colored National Labor Union, 1st Black labor convention
1869 - National convention of black leaders meets in Washington D.C.
1873 - P B S Pinchback relinquishes office at Louisiana governor
1874 - Battle between jobless and police in New York City, 100s injuried
1874 - U.S. 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 in Washington, D.C.
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

20th Century

1902 - Textile workers strike in Enschede Netherlands till June 1
1906 - 1st radio set advertised (Telimco for $7.50 in Scientific American) claimed to receive signals up to one mile
1908 - French pilot Henry Farman is 1st European to fly roundtrip
1908 - Rhodes Opera House burns in Boyertown Pa, killing 170
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 - -40 degrees F (-40 degrees C), 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 - Winston Churchill presents plan for assault on Dardanelles
1919 - Dutch Soccer team OSV forms
1920 - New York 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 - U.S. and Mexico battle over oil interests
1929 - Humanist Society established, Hollywood California
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 U.S. 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 - U.S. 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 New York City for 180 performances
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, Arizona (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 - Marshal Josip Tito chosen president of Yugoslavia
1954 - Miltary rule in Egypt; 318 Mohammedan Brotherhood arrested
1954 - WEAR TV channel 3 in Pensacola-Mobile, Florida (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 United Nations for nuclear test ban
1958 - U.S. 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 New York City 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 President cabinet (Lyndon Baines Johnson selects Robert C Weaver-HUD)
1966 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1967 - Coup in Togo
1967 - Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan Show
1968 - Beginning of Tet-offensive in Vietnam
1968 - "Hallelujah, Baby!" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City after 293 performances
1968 - "Illya Darling" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 320 performances
1968 - Minn North Stars center Bill Masterton fatally injured (dies on 15th)
1969 - Beatles release "Yellow Submarine" album
1971 - "Soon" closes at Ritz Theater New York City after 3 performances
1972 - Former umpire, now housewife Bernice Gera wins her suit against baseball, initiated on March 15, 1971 to be allowed to umpire
1973 - Efskind skates world record 1000m (1:17.6)
1973 - "Tricks" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 8 performances
1974 - Superbowl VIII: Miami Dolphins beat Minnesota Vikings, 24-7 in Houston Superbowl MVP: Larry Csonka, Miami, RB
1976 - Sarah Caldwell is 1st woman to conduct at New York's Metropolitan Opera House as she led orchestra in a performance of "La Traviata"
1979 - Charlie Daniels hosts Volunteer Jam
1979 - YMCA files libel suit against Village People's YMCA song
1980 - Head of narcotic brigade arrested for drug smuggling in Belgium
1980 - "King of Schnorrers" closes at Playhouse Theater New York City after 63 performances
1980 - Togo's constitution becomes effective
1981 - Barbara Sonntag, Colorado, crochets record 147 stitches/minute for 1/2 hour
1981 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to May Swenson and 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. Bridge in Washington, D.C., and falls into Potomac River, killing 78
1982 - Hank Aaron and Frank Robinson elected to Hall of Fame
1983 - AMA urges ban on boxing, sites Muhammad Ali's deteriorating condition
1983 - Quebec Nordiques play 251st NHL game without being shut out
1984 - TV anchor Christine Craft wins $325,000 in her case against KMBC-TV
1985 - 23rd Tennis Fed Cup: Czechoslovakia 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 President Ali Nasser Mohammed's bodyguard shoots opponents
1987 - 7 top New York Mafia bosses sentenced to 100 years in prison each
1987 - West 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 to censor school newspapers, plays and other expressive activities
1989 - Computers across Britain hit by "Friday the 13th" virus
1989 - "Friday the 13th" virus strikes hundreds of IBM computers in Britain
1989 - Jerry Parks, Oklahoma defensive back, charged with shooting a teammate
1989 - Ruins of Mashkan-shapir (occupied 2050-1720 BC) found in Iraq
1989 - "Ryan's Hope" ends 13 year run on ABC-TV
1989 - Subway gunman Bernhard Goetz begins 1-year jail sentence
1990 - 1st elected U.S. black governor inaugurated (Douglas Wilder-Virginia)
1991 - 12th ACE Cable Awards: HBO wins 25 awards
1991 - 42 killed in exhibition soccer match in Johannesburg South Africa
1991 - Phil Mickelson wins PGA Northern Telecom Golf Open
1991 - President Mario Soares of Portugal re-elected
1991 - Soccer stadium riot in Orkney South Africa, at least 40 die
1991 - U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar meets with Saddam
1992 - Excavation of new ballpark at Gateway (Jacobs Field) begins
1992 - U.S. 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 - Italian government of Ciampi resigns
1994 - Tonya Harding's bodyguard, Shawn Eric Eckardt and Derrick Brian Smith arrested and charged with conspiracy in attack of skater Nancy Kerrigan
1995 - 26 HNL teams unanimously ratify agreement to end NHL strike
1995 - America3 becomes 1st all-female crew to win an America's Cup race
1998 - CBS pays $4 billion to televise AFC games for 8-years
1998 - "Patti LaBelle On Broadway," opens at St. James Theater New York City

21st Century

2001 - Earthquake and landslides kill 850 in El Salvador
2009 - After two years of trying to maintain order, Ethiopian military forces start pulling out of Somalia


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