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What Happened on January 13th This Day in History

Year Name
2021 Outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump is impeached for a second time on a charge of incitement of insurrection following the January 6 United States Capitol attack one week prior.
2020 The Thai Ministry of Public Health confirms the first case of COVID-19 outside China.
2018 A false emergency alert warning of an impending missile strike in Hawaii causes widespread panic in the state.
2012 The passenger cruise ship Costa Concordia sinks off the coast of Italy due to the captain Francesco Schettino's negligence and irresponsibility. There are 32 confirmed deaths.
2001 An earthquake hits El Salvador, killing more than 800.
1998 Alfredo Ormando sets himself on fire in St. Peter's Square, protesting against homophobia.
1993 Space Shuttle program: Endeavour heads for space for the third time as STS-54 launches from the Kennedy Space Center.
1993 The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) is signed.
1993 Operation Southern Watch: U.S.A.F., U.S.N., R.A.F. and French Air Force jets attack AAA and SAM sites in Southern Iraq.
1991 Soviet Union troops attack Lithuanian independence supporters in Vilnius, killing 14 people and wounding around 1,000 others.
1990 Douglas Wilder becomes the first elected African American governor as he takes office as Governor of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia.
1988 Lee Teng-hui becomes the first native Taiwanese President of the Republic of China.
1986 A month-long violent struggle begins in Aden, South Yemen between supporters of Ali Nasir Muhammad and Abdul Fattah Ismail, resulting in thousands of casualties.
1985 A passenger train plunges into a ravine in Ethiopia, killing 428 in the worst railroad disaster in Africa.
1982 Shortly after takeoff, Air Florida Flight 90, a Boeing 737 jet, crashes into Washington, D.C.'s 14th Street Bridge and falls into the Potomac River, killing 78 including four motorists.
1978 United States Food and Drug Administration requires all blood donations to be labeled "paid" or "volunteer" donors.
1977 Japan Air Lines Cargo Flight 1045, a Douglas DC-8 jet, crashes onto the runway during takeoff from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, killing five.
1972 Prime Minister Kofi Abrefa Busia and President Edward Akufo-Addo of Ghana are ousted in a bloodless military coup by Colonel Ignatius Kutu Acheampong.
1968 Johnny Cash performs live at Folsom State Prison.
1966 Robert C. Weaver becomes the first African American Cabinet member when he is appointed United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
1964 Anti-Muslim riots break out in Calcutta, in response to anti-Hindu riots in East Pakistan. About one hundred people are killed.
1964 In Manchester, New Hampshire, fourteen-year-old Pamela Mason is murdered. Edward Coolidge is tried and convicted of the crime, but the conviction is set aside by the landmark Fourth Amendment case Coolidge v. New Hampshire (1971).
1963 Coup d'état in Togo results in the assassination of president Sylvanus Olympio.
1958 The Moroccan Army of Liberation ambushes a Spanish patrol in the Battle of Edchera.
1953 An article appears in Pravda accusing some of the most prestigious and prominent doctors, mostly Jews, in the Soviet Union of taking part in a vast plot to poison members of the top Soviet political and military leadership.
1951 First Indochina War: The Battle of Vĩnh Yên begins.
1950 British submarine HMS Truculent collides with an oil tanker in the Thames Estuary, killing 64 men.
1950 Finland forms diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China.
1942 Henry Ford patents a soybean car, which is 30% lighter than a regular car.
1942 World War II: First use of an aircraft ejection seat by a German test pilot in a Heinkel He 280 jet fighter.
1939 The Black Friday bushfires burn 20,000 square kilometers of land in Australia, claiming the lives of 71 people.
1935 A plebiscite in Saarland shows that 90.3% of those voting wish to join Nazi Germany.
1920 The Reichstag Bloodbath of January 13, 1920, the bloodiest demonstration in German history.[6][7]
1915 The 6.7 Mw  Avezzano earthquake shakes the Province of L'Aquila in Italy with a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme), killing between 29,978 and 32,610.
1910 The first public radio broadcast takes place; a live performance of the operas Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci is sent out over the airwaves from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.
1908 The Rhoads Opera House fire in Boyertown, Pennsylvania kills 171 people.
1900 To combat Czech nationalism, Emperor Franz Joseph decrees German will be language of the Austro-Hungarian Armed Forces.
1898 Émile Zola's J'accuse…! exposes the Dreyfus affair.
1895 First Italo-Ethiopian War: The war's opening battle, the Battle of Coatit, occurs; it is an Italian victory.
1893 The Independent Labour Party of the United Kingdom holds its first meeting.
1893 U.S. Marines land in Honolulu, Hawaii from the USS Boston to prevent the queen from abrogating the Bayonet Constitution.
1888 The National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, D.C.
1849 Establishment of the Colony of Vancouver Island.
1849 Second Anglo-Sikh War: Battle of Chillianwala: British forces retreat from the Sikhs.
1847 The Treaty of Cahuenga ends the Mexican–American War in California.
1842 Dr. William Brydon, an assistant surgeon in the British East India Company Army during the First Anglo-Afghan War, becomes famous for being the sole survivor of an army of 4,500 men and 12,000 camp followers when he reaches the safety of a garrison in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.
1840 The steamship Lexington burns and sinks four miles off the coast of Long Island with the loss of 139 lives.
1833 United States President Andrew Jackson writes to Vice President Martin Van Buren expressing his opposition to South Carolina's defiance of federal authority in the Nullification Crisis.
1822 The design of the Greek flag is adopted by the First National Assembly at Epidaurus.
1815 War of 1812: British troops capture Fort Peter in St. Marys, Georgia, the only battle of the war to take place in the state.
1797 French Revolutionary Wars: A naval battle between a French ship of the line and two British frigates off the coast of Brittany ends with the French vessel running aground, resulting in over 900 deaths.
1793 Nicolas Jean Hugon de Bassville, representative of Revolutionary France, is lynched by a mob in Rome.
1547 Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, is sentenced to death for treason, on the grounds of having quartered his arms to make them similar to those of the King, Henry VIII of England.
1435 Sicut Dudum, forbidding the enslavement of the Guanche natives in Canary Islands by the Spanish, is promulgated by Pope Eugene IV.
532 The Nika riots break out, during the racing season at the Hippodrome in Constantinople, as a result of discontent with the rule of the Emperor Justinian I.[2]
27 Octavian transfers the state to the free disposal of the Roman Senate and the people. He receives Spain, Gaul, and Syria as his province for ten years.
Famous People Born on January 13

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Year Name
1974 Sergei Brylin, Russian ice hockey player and coach
1939 Jacek Gmoch, Polish footballer and coach
1957 Lorrie Moore, American short story writer
1901 A. B. Guthrie, Jr., American novelist, screenwriter, historian (d. 1991)
1989 Morgan Burnett, American football player
1938 Dave Edwards, American captain and politician (d. 2013)
1925 Ron Tauranac, Australian engineer and businessman (d. 2020)
1989 Doug Martin, American football player
1978 Nate Silver, American journalist and statistician, developed PECOTA
1878 Lionel Groulx, Canadian priest and historian (d. 1967)
Famous People Deaths On January 13

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Date Name
2010 Teddy Pendergrass, American singer-songwriter (b. 1950)
2013 Diogenes Allen, American philosopher and theologian (b. 1932)
1321 Bonacossa Borri, Italian noblewoman (b. 1254)
1001 Fujiwara no Teishi, Japanese empress (b. 977)
2015 Mark Juddery, Australian journalist and author (b. 1971)
1976 Margaret Leighton, English actress (b. 1922)
2005 Earl Cameron, Canadian journalist (b. 1915)
2008 Johnny Podres, American baseball player and coach (b. 1932)
1907 Jakob Hurt, Estonian theologist and linguist (b. 1839)
1983 René Bonnet, French race car driver and engineer (b. 1904)