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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Oct. 13 - This Day In History - Now Including Famous Birthdays!



This Day In History
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On-This-Day.com

October 13

54 A.D. - The Roman emperor Claudius I died after being poisoned by his wife, Agrippina.

1775 - The U.S. Continental Congress ordered the construction of a naval fleet.

1792 - The cornerstone of the Executive Mansion was laid in Washington, DC. The building became known as the White House in 1818.

1812 - American forces were defeated at the Battle of Queenstown Heights. The British victory effectively ended a further U.S. invasion of Canada.

1843 - B'nai B'rith, the Jewish organization, was founded by Henry Jones and eleven others in New York City, NY.

1854 - The state of Texas ratified a state constitution.

1924 - The play "The Guardsman" opened in New York City, NY.

1943 - During World War II, Italy signed an armistice with the Allies and declared war on Germany.

1944 - American troops entered Aachen, Germany, during World War II.

1944 - During World War II, British and Greek advance units landed at Piraeus.

1951 - In Atlanta, GA, a football with a rubber covering was used for the first time. Georgia Tech beat Louisiana State 25-7.

1953 - An ultrasonic burglar alarm was patented by Samuel Bagno.

1957 - Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra introduced the Ford Edsel on an hour long special.

1960 - The World Series ended on a home run for the first time. Bill Mazeroski's homerun allowed the Pirates to beat the Yankees.

1962 - "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" opened on Broadway.

1967 - The first game of the new American Basketball Association was played.

1977 - Four Palestinians hijacked a Lufthansa airliner to Somalia. They demanded the release of members of the Red Army Faction.

1981 - Egyptian voters elected Vice President Hosni Mubarak as the new president one week after Anwar Sadat was assassinated.

1984 - Jesse Jackson appeared on "Saturday Night Live."

1989 - U.S. President George H.W. Bush called for an overthrow of the Panamanian ruler Manuel Antonio Noriega.

1990 - Le Duc Tho died at the age of 79. He was a co-founder of the Vietnamese Communist Party.

1992 - A commercial flight record was set by an Air France supersonic jetliner for circling the Earth in 33 hours and one minute.

1995 - Walt Disney World Resort admitted its 500-millionth guest.
Disney movies, music and books

1998 - The National Basketball Association (NBA) canceled regular season games, due to work stoppage, for first time in its 51-year history.

1999 - The U.S. Senate rejected the ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).



Whose Birthday Is It?

Mary Ludwig 1754

Rudolf Virchow 1821

Wilbur Shaw 1902

Herblock (Herbert Block) 1909

Cornel Wilde 1915

Burr Tillstrom 1917

Laraine Day 1920

Yves Montand 1921

Lou Saban 1921

Nipsey Russell 1924

Lenny Bruce 1925

Frank D. Gilroy 1925

Margaret Thatcher 1925

Eddie Yost 1926

Shirley Caesar 1928

Eddie Mathews 1931

Cliff Gorman 1936

Melinda Dillon 1939

Paul Simon 1941

Pamela Tiffin 1942

Jerry Jones 1943

Robert Lamm 1944

Karen Akers 1945

Demond Wilson 1946

Lacy J. Dalton 1946

Sammy Hagar 1947

John Lone 1952

Beverly Johnson 1952

Marie Osmond 1959

John Wiggins 1962

Jerry Rice 1962

Kelly Preston 1962

Rhett Akins 1969

Nancy Kerrigan 1969

Tisha Campbell 1970

Jan Van Sichem Jr. 1972

Tiffany Trump 1993


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