13 JULY
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • John Clare, 1793
  • Col. John Jacob Astor, 1864
  • Father Flanagan, 1886
  • Sidney Blackmer, 1896
  • Kenneth Clark, 1903
  • Bosley Crowther, 1905
  • Dave Garroway, 1913
  • David Storey, 1933
  • Wole Soyinka, 1934
  • Patrick Stewart, 1940
  • Roger McGuinn, 1942
  • Harrison Ford, 1942
  • Cheech Marin, 1946
  • Louise Mandrell, 1954

Died On This Day:

  • Robert Sidney first earl of Leicester, 1626
  • Jean-Paul Marat assassinated, 1793
  • John C. Fremont, 1890
  • Alfred Stieglitz, 1946
  • Arnold Schoenberg, 1951
  • Frida Kahlo, 1954
  • Pandro Berman, 1996
  • Yousuf Karsh, 2002
  • Red Buttons, 2006
  • George Steinbrenner, 2010
  • Lorin Maazel, 2014

Today's Events:

  • 776 BC - Era of the Olympiads begins; continues until A.D. 396.
  • 1762 - Coup d'etat in Russia dethrones Peter VI.
  • 1787 - Northwest Ordinance passed by U.S. Congress; territories assured of national participation.
  • 1793 - Counter-revolutionary Charlotte Corday slips into Jean-Paul Marat's Paris home and stabs him to death with a kitchen knife in his bathtub.
  • 1812 - New York City issues first pawnbroking ordinance in America.
  • 1837 - Queen Victoria becomes first monarch to occupy Buckingham Palace.
  • 1863 - Biggest US riot - Anti-draft riots in NY between police, army and 50,000 demonstrators; 1,200 die.
  • 1865 - The Matterhorn first climbed by Edward Whymper.
  • 1878 - Treaty of Berlin-Bulgaria split, Macedonia, Roumania, Serbia & Montenegro become independent.
  • 1909 - Patent received by Adon Hoffman for steam-operated clothes pressing machine.
  • 1930 - First World Cup of Soccer begins play with thirteen nation teams in Montevideo, Uruguay.
  • 1966 - 11:00 pm: Richard Speck begins raping and murdering eight student nurses from South Chicago Community Hospital.
  • 1977 - Lightning strikes power lines in upstate New York blacking out New York City for 25 hours.
  • 1985 - Live Aid Concert organized by Bob Geldof raises $70 million for starving Africans.
  • 1995 - Srebrenica in Bosnia: First unarmed civilian Muslims are killed by troops under Ratko Mladic; more than 8,000 will die.
  • 2006 - Shakespeare’s First Folio published in 1623 (7 years after Will’s death) with 36 plays sold at auction at Sotheby’s, London for $5.2 million.
  • 2006 - Hezbollah guerillas kill 8 and kidnap two Israeli soldiers, precipitating major Middle East crisis; Israelis bomb Beirut Airport.
  • 2007 - Landscape by Sir Winston Churchill of his home at Chartwell fetches record £1 million at Sotheby's London.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Francis Solano
  • Mildred
  • Eugenius of Carthage
  • Silas

Holiday:

  • O-Bon, the Japanese Festival of Lanterns begins (4 days)
  • The Night Watch in France

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • JAGANNATH, RATHA YATRA, Hindu Festival of Car Procession of Vishnu
  • CHI HSI, Festival of the Milky Way in China (seventh day of the seventh moon)
  • CHUNG YÜAN, Festival of the Dead in China (fifteenth day of the seventh moon)
  • NAGA PANCHAMI, Hindu Festival of the Serpent God
  • RAKHI, Hindu Festival to Pledge Protection
  • CHUNG-CH'IU, Mid-autumn festival, Harvest or Moon Festival (fifteenth day of the eighth moon)
  • TISH'AH B'AB (Jewish) Anniversary of fall of Jerusalem and destruction of first & 2nd temples Ab 9
  • NEBUTA, Japanese Festival at peak of summer to drive off lethargy
  • SOMA NOMAOI, Japanese Festival of samurai equestrian displays

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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