13 OCTOBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Edward Plantagenet, Prince of Wales, 1453
  • Lillie Langtry, 1853
  • Harry Hershfield, 1885
  • Herblock, 1909
  • Art Tatum, 1910
  • Temple Fielding, 1913
  • Stuart Keate, 1913
  • Cornel Wilde, 1915
  • Burr Tillstrom, 1917
  • Yves Montand, 1921
  • Nipsey Russell, 1924
  • Margaret Thatcher, 1925
  • Lenny Bruce, 1925
  • Jim Samuels, 1948
  • Sammy Hagar, 1949
  • Chris Carter, 1956
  • Marie Osmond, 1959
  • Sacha Baron Cohen, 1971

Died On This Day:

  • Emperor Claudius murdered, AD 54
  • King Maximilian I Bavaria, 1825
  • Sir Henry Irving, 1905
  • Milton Hershey, 1945
  • Clifton Webb, 1966
  • Ed Sullivan, 1974
  • Douglas Edwards, 1990
  • Beryl Reid, 1996
  • Jean Peters, 2000
  • Al Martino, 2009

Today's Events:

  • AD 54 - Emperor Claudius I is poisoned by his wife (and niece) Agrippina (mother of Nero) with mushrooms.
  • 1307 - Pope & King of France in secret death warrants against 'the Knights Templar.' Fri 13th legend born.
  • 1775 - Continental Congress authorizes first naval fleet of two cruisers.
  • 1778 - First Masonic Grand Lodge organized at Williamsburg, VA.
  • 1792 - Cornerstone laid on Executive Mansion, better known as The White House by President Geo Washington.
  • 1843 - B'nai B'rith Jewish fraternal society founded in New York.
  • 1857 - 'Panic of 1857' begins with depositors run on banks; 58 New York banks close their doors.
  • 1860 - James W. Black takes America's first aerial photograph in a balloon 1200 feet above Boston.
  • 1880 - Transvaal declares itself independent of Britain.
  • 1884 - Greenwich, England adopted as universal meridian.
  • 1905 - Emmeline Pankhurst holds first woman's suffragette meeting in London.
  • 1924 - First political speech on BBC Radio in England - Labour Party Ramsey MacDonald's election broadcast.
  • 1939 - Evelyn Pinckert Kilgore of Pomona, CA becomes first woman to get airplane instructor's license.
  • 1943 - Italy declares war on its former Axis partner Germany. WWII
  • 1944 - Greek patriots retake Athens; 3 1/2 year Nazi occupation ends. WWII
  • 1955 - Poetry audience in San Francisco experiences first beat generation poetry: Allen Ginsberg's 'Howl.' 1962-Edward Albee's 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf' starts 664 performance run on Broadway.
  • 1967 - Lyndon Johnson signs executive order barring sex discrimination in government.
  • 1989 - Friday the 13th and Dow Jones industrials plummet 190 points - second biggest loss ever.
  • 1997 - Andy Green driving jet British Thrust SuperSonic Car is first to break sound barrier in land vehicle.
  • 2010 - 33 Chilean miners trapped for a record 69 days (since 5 August) are finally brought to the surface north of Copiapó in Northern Chile.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Gerald of Aurillac
  • Edward the Confessor

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • CHUSOK (Korea) on day of full moon of eighth lunar month.
  • DURGA-PUJA (Hindu festival of Goddess Durga)
  • PITRA PASKSHA and AMAVASYA, Hindu Feast of the Dead.
  • LAKSHMI PUJA, Hindu Festival of the Goddess of Fortune
  • CHUNG CHI'U CHIEH (Chinese mid-autumn festival) 15th day of 8th lunar month.
  • DIVALI (India) five day autumn festival.
  • BHRATRI DWITYA, Hindu Festival of Brothers
  • RAMADAN, Muslim holy month
  • CHILD HEALTH DAY - first Monday in October in USA
  • COLUMBUS DAY - first Monday in October
  • DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS - last Sunday in October set clocks back
  • MOTHER-IN-LAW DAY - celebrated fourth Sunday in October in US
  • NATIONAL CHILDREN'S DAY - second Sunday in October in USA
  • THANKSGIVING DAY IN CANADA - second Monday in October

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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