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What Happened on July 13th This Day in History

Year Name
2020 After a five-day search, the body of American actress and singer Naya Rivera is recovered from Lake Piru, where she drowned in California.
2016 Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron resigns, and is succeeded by Theresa May.
2013 Typhoon Soulik kills at least nine people and affects more than 160 million in East China and Taiwan.
2011 Mumbai is rocked by three bomb blasts during the evening rush hour, killing 26 and injuring 130.
2011 United Nations Security Council Resolution 1999 is adopted, which admits South Sudan to member status of United Nations.
2008 Battle of Wanat begins when Taliban and al-Qaeda guerrillas attack US Army and Afghan National Army troops in Afghanistan. The U.S. deaths were, at that time, the most in a single battle since the beginning of operations in 2001.
2003 French DGSE personnel abort an operation to rescue Íngrid Betancourt from FARC rebels in Colombia, causing a political scandal when details are leaked to the press.
1990 Lenin Peak disaster: a 6.4-magnitude earthquake in Afghanistan triggers an avalanche on Lenin Peak, killing 43 climbers in the deadliest mountaineering disaster in history.
1985 The Live Aid benefit concert takes place in London and Philadelphia, as well as other venues such as Moscow and Sydney.
1985 Vice President George H. W. Bush becomes the Acting President for the day when President Ronald Reagan undergoes surgery to remove polyps from his colon.
1977 Somalia declares war on Ethiopia, starting the Ogaden War.
1977 New York City: Amidst a period of financial and social turmoil experiences an electrical blackout lasting nearly 24 hours that leads to widespread fires and looting.
1973 Watergate scandal: Alexander Butterfield reveals the existence of a secret Oval Office taping system to investigators for the Senate Watergate Committee.
1962 In an unprecedented action, British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan dismisses seven members of his Cabinet, marking the effective end of the National Liberals as a distinct force within British politics.
1956 The Dartmouth workshop is the first conference on artificial intelligence.
1941 World War II: Montenegrins begin the Trinaestojulski ustanak (Thirteenth Uprising), a popular revolt against the Axis powers.
1930 The inaugural FIFA World Cup begins in Uruguay.
1919 The British airship R34 lands in Norfolk, England, completing the first airship return journey across the Atlantic in 182 hours of flight.
1913 The 1913 Romanian Army cholera outbreak during the Second Balkan War starts.
1878 Treaty of Berlin: The European powers redraw the map of the Balkans. Serbia, Montenegro and Romania become completely independent of the Ottoman Empire.
1863 New York City draft riots: In New York City, opponents of conscription begin three days of rioting which will be later regarded as the worst in United States history.
1854 In the Battle of Guaymas, Mexico, General José María Yáñez stops the French invasion led by Count Gaston de Raousset-Boulbon.
1831 Regulamentul Organic, a quasi-constitutional organic law is adopted in Wallachia, one of the two Danubian Principalities that were to become the basis of Romania.
1830 The General Assembly's Institution, now the Scottish Church College, one of the pioneering institutions that ushered the Bengali Renaissance, is founded by Alexander Duff and Raja Ram Mohan Roy, in Calcutta, India.
1814 The Carabinieri, the national gendarmerie of Italy, is established.
1794 The Battle of Trippstadt between French forces and those of Prussia and Austria begins.
1793 Journalist and French revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat is assassinated in his bathtub by Charlotte Corday, a member of the opposing political faction.
1787 The Congress of the Confederation enacts the Northwest Ordinance establishing governing rules for the Northwest Territory. It also establishes procedures for the admission of new states and limits the expansion of slavery.
1643 English Civil War: Battle of Roundway Down: In England, Henry Wilmot, 1st Earl of Rochester, commanding the Royalist forces, heavily defeats the Parliamentarian forces led by Sir William Waller.
1586 Anglo–Spanish War: A convoy of English ships from the Levant Company manage to repel a fleet of eleven Spanish and Maltese galleys off the Mediterranean island of Pantelleria.
1573 Eighty Years' War: The Siege of Haarlem ends after seven months.
1558 Battle of Gravelines: In France, Spanish forces led by Count Lamoral of Egmont defeat the French forces of Marshal Paul de Thermes at Gravelines.
1260 The Livonian Order suffers its greatest defeat in the 13th century in the Battle of Durbe against the Grand Duchy of Lithuania
1249 Coronation of Alexander III as King of Scots.
1174 William I of Scotland, a key rebel in the Revolt of 1173–74, is captured at Alnwick by forces loyal to Henry II of England.
Famous People Born on July 13

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Year Name
1928 Al Rex, American musician (d. 2020)
1934 Wole Soyinka, Nigerian author, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate
1905 Magda Foy, American child actress (d. 2000)
1985 Trell Kimmons, American sprinter
1961 Tahira Asif, Pakistani politician (d. 2014)
1946 Cheech Marin, American actor and comedian
1948 Tony Kornheiser, American television sports talk show host and former sportswriter
1946 Bob Kauffman, American basketball player and coach (d. 2015)
1579 Arthur Dee, English physician and chemist (d. 1651)
1971 Mark Neeld, Australian footballer and coach
Famous People Deaths On July 13

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Date Name
2017 Liu Xiaobo, Chinese literary critic, human rights activist (b. 1955)
982 Gunther, margrave of Merseburg
1951 Arnold Schoenberg, Austrian-American composer and painter (b. 1874)
1789 Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau, French economist and academic (b. 1715)
1981 Martin Hurson Irish Republican Hunger Striker
1793 Jean-Paul Marat, French physician and theorist (b. 1743)
1949 Walt Kuhn, American painter and academic (b. 1877)
815 Wu Yuanheng, Chinese poet and politician (b. 758)
1970 Leslie Groves, American general and engineer (b. 1896)
1881 John C. Pemberton, American general (b. 1814)