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What Happened on August 13th This Day in History

Year Name
2015 At least 76 people are killed and 212 others are wounded in a truck bombing in Baghdad, Iraq.
2008 Russo-Georgian War: Russian units occupy the Georgian city of Gori.
2004 One hundred fifty-six Congolese Tutsi refugees are massacred at the Gatumba refugee camp in Burundi.
1990 A mainland Chinese fishing boat Min Ping Yu No. 5202 is hit by a Taiwan's naval vessel and sinks in a repatriation operation of mainland Chinese illegal immigrants, resulting in 21 deaths. This is the second tragedy less than a month after Min Ping Yu No. 5540 incident.
1978 One hundred fifty Palestinians in Beirut are killed in a terrorist attack during the second phase of the Lebanese Civil War.
1977 Members of the British National Front (NF) clash with anti-NF demonstrators in Lewisham, London, resulting in 214 arrests and at least 111 injuries.
1969 The Apollo 11 astronauts enjoy a ticker tape parade in New York City.
1968 Alexandros Panagoulis attempts to assassinate the Greek dictator Colonel Georgios Papadopoulos in Varkiza, Athens.
1967 Two young women became the first fatal victims of grizzly bear attacks in the 57-year history of Montana's Glacier National Park in separate incidents.
1964 Peter Allen and Gwynne Evans are hanged for the murder of John Alan West becoming the last people executed in the United Kingdom.
1961 Cold War: East Germany closes the border between the eastern and western sectors of Berlin to thwart its inhabitants' attempts to escape to the West, and construction of the Berlin Wall is started.
1960 The Central African Republic declares independence from France.
1954 Radio Pakistan broadcasts the "Qaumī Tarāna", the national anthem of Pakistan for the first time.
1944 World War II: German troops begin the pillage and razing of Anogeia in Crete that would continue until September 5.
1942 Major General Eugene Reybold of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers authorizes the construction of facilities that would house the "Development of Substitute Materials" project, better known as the Manhattan Project.
1937 Second Sino-Japanese War: The Battle of Shanghai begins.
1920 Polish-Soviet War: The Battle of Warsaw begins and will last till August 25. The Red Army is defeated.
1918 Women enlist in the United States Marine Corps for the first time. Opha May Johnson is the first woman to enlist.
1918 Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) established as a public company in Germany.
1913 First production in the UK of stainless steel by Harry Brearley.
1906 The all black infantrymen of the U.S. Army's 25th Infantry Regiment are accused of killing a white bartender and wounding a white police officer in Brownsville, Texas, despite exculpatory evidence; all are later dishonorably discharged. (Their records were later restored to reflect honorable discharges but there were no financial settlements.)
1905 Norwegians vote to end the union with Sweden.
1898 Spanish-American War: Spanish and American forces engage in a mock battle for Manila, after which the Spanish commander surrendered in order to keep the city out of Filipino rebel hands.
1898 Carl Gustav Witt discovers 433 Eros, the first near-Earth asteroid to be found.
1889 William Gray of Hartford, Connecticut is granted United States Patent Number 408,709 for "Coin-controlled apparatus for telephones."
1868 The 8.5-9.0 Mw⿯ Arica earthquake struck southern Peru with a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme), causing 25,000+ deaths and a destructive basin wide tsunami that affected Hawaii and New Zealand.
1814 The Convention of London, a treaty between the United Kingdom and the United Provinces, is signed in London, England.
1806 Battle of Mišar during the Serbian Revolution begins. The battle will end two days later, with a decisive Serbian victory over the Ottomans.
1792 King Louis XVI of France is formally arrested by the National Tribunal, and declared an enemy of the people.
1779 American Revolutionary War: The Royal Navy defeats the Penobscot Expedition with the most significant loss of United States naval forces prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor.
1704 War of the Spanish Succession: Battle of Blenheim: English and Imperial forces are victorious over French and Bavarian troops.
1650 Colonel George Monck of the English Army forms Monck's Regiment of Foot, which will later become the Coldstream Guards.
1645 Sweden and Denmark sign Peace of Brömsebro.
1624 The French king Louis XIII appoints Cardinal Richelieu as prime minister.
1553 Michael Servetus is arrested by John Calvin in Geneva, Switzerland as a heretic.
1536 Buddhist monks from Kyoto, Japan's Enryaku-ji temple set fire to 21 Nichiren temples throughout in what will be known as the Tenbun Hokke Disturbance. (Traditional Japanese date: 27th day of the 7th month of the 5th year of the Tenbun (天濿) era).
1532 Union of Brittany and France: The Duchy of Brittany is absorbed into the Kingdom of France.
1521 After an extended siege, forces led by Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés capture Tlatoani Cuauhtémoc and conquer the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan.
1516 The Treaty of Noyon between France and Spain is signed. Francis I of France recognizes Charles's claim to Naples, and Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, recognizes Francis's claim to Milan.
1099 Raniero is elected as Pope Paschal II.
900 Count Reginar I of Hainault rises against Zwentibold of Lotharingia and slays him near present-day Susteren.
582 Maurice becomes Emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
554 Emperor Justinian I rewards Liberius for his long and distinguished service in the Pragmatic Sanction, granting him extensive estates in Italy.
523 John I becomes the new Pope after the death of Pope Hormisdas.
29 BC Octavian holds the first of three consecutive triumphs in Rome to celebrate the victory over the Dalmatian tribes.
Famous People Born on August 13

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Year Name
1949 Jim Brunzell, American wrestler
1867 George Luks, American painter and illustrator (d. 1933)
1925 Benny Bailey, American trumpet player, songwriter, and producer (d. 2005)
1980 Murtz Jaffer, Canadian journalist
1974 Joe Perry, English snooker player
1930 Wilmer Mizell, American baseball player and politician (d. 1999)
985 Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, Fatimid caliph (d. 1021)
1979 Román Colón, Dominican baseball player
1955 Keith Ahlers, English race car driver
1662 Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset, English politician, Lord President of the Council (d. 1748)
Famous People Deaths On August 13

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Date Name
1998 Rafael Robles, Dominican-American baseball player (b. 1947)
587 Radegund, Frankish princess and saint (b. 520)
2013 Aaron Selber, Jr., American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1927)
2007 Brooke Astor, American philanthropist and socialite (b. 1902)
1667 Jeremy Taylor, Irish bishop and saint (b. 1613)
1989 Larkin I. Smith, American police officer and politician (b. 1944)
2001 Jim Hughes, American baseball player and manager (b. 1923)
2012 Ray Jordon, Australian cricketer and coach (b. 1937)
1984 Tigran Petrosian, Georgian-Armenian chess player (b. 1929)
981 Gyeongjong, king of Goryeo (Korea) (b. 955)