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What Happened on May 13th This Day in History

Year Name
2014 An explosion at an underground coal mine in southwest Turkey kills 301 miners.
2013 American physician Kermit Gosnell is found guilty in Pennsylvania of murdering three infants born alive during attempted abortions, involuntary manslaughter of a woman during an abortion procedure, and other charges.
2012 Forty-nine dismembered bodies are discovered by Mexican authorities on Mexican Federal Highway 40.
2011 Two bombs explode in the Charsadda District of Pakistan killing 98 people and wounding 140 others.
2006 São Paulo violence: Rebellions occur in several prisons in Brazil.
2005 Andijan uprising, Uzbekistan; Troops open fire on crowds of protestors after a prison break; at least 187 people were killed according to official estimates.
1998 Race riots break out in Jakarta, Indonesia, where shops owned by Indonesians of Chinese descent are looted and women raped.
1998 India carries out two nuclear weapon tests at Pokhran, following the three conducted on May 11. The United States and Japan impose economic sanctions on India.
1996 Severe thunderstorms and a tornado in Bangladesh kill 600 people.
1995 Alison Hargreaves, a 33-year-old British mother, becomes the first woman to conquer Everest without oxygen or the help of sherpas.
1992 Li Hongzhi gives the first public lecture on Falun Gong in Changchun, People's Republic of China.
1990 The Dinamo–Red Star riot took place at Maksimir Stadium in Zagreb, Croatia between the Bad Blue Boys (fans of Dinamo Zagreb) and the Delije (fans of Red Star Belgrade).
1989 Large groups of students occupy Tiananmen Square and begin a hunger strike.
1985 Police bombed MOVE headquarters in Philadelphia, killing six adults and five children, and destroying the homes of 250 city residents.
1981 Mehmet Ali Ağca attempts to assassinate Pope John Paul II in St. Peter's Square in Rome. The Pope is rushed to the Agostino Gemelli University Polyclinic to undergo emergency surgery and survives.
1980 An F3 tornado hits Kalamazoo County, Michigan. President Jimmy Carter declares it a federal disaster area.
1972 A fire occurs in the Sennichi Department Store in Osaka, Japan. Blocked exits and non-functional elevators result in 118 fatalities (many victims leaping to their deaths).
1972 The Troubles: A car bombing outside a crowded pub in Belfast sparks a two-day gun battle involving the Provisional IRA, Ulster Volunteer Force and British Army. Seven people are killed and over 66 injured.
1971 Over 900 unarmed Bengali Hindus are murdered in the Demra massacre.
1969 May 13 Incident involving sectarian violence in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
1967 Dr. Zakir Husain becomes the third President of India. He is the first Muslim President of the Indian Union. He holds this position until August 24, 1969.
1960 Hundreds of University of California, Berkeley students congregate for the first day of protest against a visit by the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
1958 During a visit to Caracas, Venezuela, the US Vice President Richard Nixon's car is attacked by anti-American demonstrators.
1958 May 1958 crisis: A group of French military officers lead a coup in Algiers demanding that a government of national unity be formed with Charles de Gaulle at its head in order to defend French control of Algeria.
1958 Ben Carlin becomes the first (and only) person to circumnavigate the world by amphibious vehicle, having travelled over 17,000 kilometres (11,000 mi) by sea and 62,000 kilometres (39,000 mi) by land during a ten-year journey.
1954 The anti-National Service Riots, by Chinese middle school students in Singapore, take place.
1952 The Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India, holds its first sitting.
1951 The 400th anniversary of the founding of the National University of San Marcos is commemorated by the opening of the first large-capacity stadium in Peru.
1950 The inaugural Formula One World Championship race takes place at Silverstone Circuit. The race was won by Giuseppe Farina, who would go on to become the inaugural champion that year.
1948 Arab–Israeli War: The Kfar Etzion massacre occurs, a day prior to the Israeli Declaration of Independence.
1945 World War II: Yevgeny Khaldei's photograph Raising a Flag over the Reichstag is published in Ogonyok magazine.
1943 World War II: Operations Vulcan and Strike force the surrender of the last Axis troops in Tunisia.
1941 World War II: Yugoslav royal colonel Dragoljub Mihailović starts fighting against German occupation troops, beginning the Serbian resistance.
1940 World War II: Germany's conquest of France begins, as the German army crosses the Meuse. Winston Churchill makes his "blood, toil, tears, and sweat" speech to the House of Commons.
1917 Three children report the first apparition of Our Lady of Fátima in Fátima, Portugal.
1912 The Royal Flying Corps, the forerunner of the Royal Air Force, is established in the United Kingdom.
1888 With the passage of the Lei Áurea ("Golden Law"), the Empire of Brazil abolishes slavery.
1862 The USS Planter, a steamer and gunship, steals through Confederate lines and is passed to the Union, by a southern slave, Robert Smalls, who later was officially appointed as captain, becoming the first black man to command a United States ship.
1861 American Civil War: Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom issues a "proclamation of neutrality" which recognizes the Confederacy as having belligerent rights.
1861 The Great Comet of 1861 is discovered by John Tebbutt of Windsor, New South Wales, Australia.
1861 Pakistan's (then a part of British India) first railway line opens, from Karachi to Kotri.
1846 Mexican–American War: The United States declares war on the Federal Republic of Mexico following a dispute over the American annexation of the Republic of Texas and a Mexican military incursion.
1830 Ecuador gains its independence from Gran Colombia.
1804 Forces sent by Yusuf Karamanli of Tripoli to retake Derna from the Americans attack the city.
1780 The Cumberland Compact is signed by leaders of the settlers in the Cumberland River area of what would become the U.S. state of Tennessee, providing for democratic government and a formal system of justice.
1779 War of the Bavarian Succession: Russian and French mediators at the Congress of Teschen negotiate an end to the war. In the agreement Austria receives the part of its territory that was taken from it (the Innviertel).
1654 A Venetian fleet under Admiral Cort Adeler breaks through a line of galleys and defeats the Turkish navy.
1619 Dutch statesman Johan van Oldenbarnevelt is executed in The Hague after being convicted of treason.
1612 Sword duel between Miyamoto Musashi and Sasaki Kojiro on the shores of Ganryū Island. Kojiro dies at the end.[4]
1568 Mary Queen of Scots is defeated at the Battle of Langside, part of the civil war between Queen Mary and the supporters of her son, James VI.
1501 Amerigo Vespucci, this time under Portuguese flag, set sail for western lands.
1373 Julian of Norwich has visions of Jesus while suffering from a life-threatening illness, visions which are later described and interpreted in her book Revelations of Divine Love.
Famous People Born on May 13

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Year Name
1940 Kōkichi Tsuburaya, Japanese runner (d. 1968)
1987 Bobby Shuttleworth, American soccer player
1981 Nicolas Jeanjean, French rugby player
1922 Bea Arthur, American actress and singer (d. 2009)
1911 Maxine Sullivan, American singer and actress (d. 1987)
1916 Sachidananda Routray, Indian Oriya-language poet (d. 2004)
1918 Gwyn Howells, Australian public servant (d. 1997)
1984 Caroline Rotich, Kenyan runner
1958 Anthony Ray Parker, American actor
1943 Kurt Trampedach, Danish painter and sculptor (d. 2013)
Famous People Deaths On May 13

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Date Name
1176 Matthias I, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1119)
1916 Sholem Aleichem, Ukrainian-American author and playwright (b. 1859)
1312 Theobald II, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1263)
1612 Sasaki Kojirō, Japanese master swordsman (b. 1575)[4]
2019 Doris Day, American singer and actress (b. 1922)
189 Emperor Ling of Han, Chinese emperor (b. 156)
1884 Cyrus McCormick, American businessman, co-founded the International Harvester Company (b. 1809)
1938 Charles Édouard Guillaume, Swiss-French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1861)
1992 F. E. McWilliam, Irish sculptor (b. 1909)
1726 Francesco Antonio Pistocchi, Italian singer (b. 1659)