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1657Oliver Cromwell constrains English army leader John Lambert

1984Eddie Van Halen joins in, in a Jacksons concert

1939Frank Sinatra makes his recording debut

1870King Wilhelm of Prussia sends "Emser Depeche" on Bismarck

1772Captain James Cook begins 2nd voyage aboard the Resolution to the South Seas to search for Terra Australis (Southern continent)

1985NY Yankees retire Roger Maris (9) & Elston Howard (32) uniforms

1979George Harrison releases "Faster"

1994OJ Simpson (charged with murder) gives hair samples for testing

1926Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3000m (8:20.4)

1987Federal judge throws out Bette Midler's $10 million suit against Ford Motor Co, who used a sound alike voice for their TV commercials

2009"She Wolf", the lead single from Shakira's eighth album, premiers

1993All star MVP: Kirby Puckett (Minnesota Twins)

1974103rd British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots a 282 at Royal Lytham

1950Doctors remove 7 bone fragments from Ted Williams' elbow

1979Calif's Nolan Ryan & Boston's Steve Renko each lose no-hitters in 9th

1934Babe Ruth hits HR #700 (against Detroit)

195813th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright

1960US Democratic convention nominates JFK as presidential candidate

196897th British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots 289 at Carnoustie Scotland

196291st British Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots a 276 at Royal Troon

July 13th Historical Events
Date Event
574
John III ends his reign as Catholic Pope 
1174
William I of Scotland, key rebel in Revolt of 1173-1174, captured at Alnwick by forces loyal to Henry II of England. 
1522
Hunger appeal by women of Utrecht 
1558
Battle of Gravelines: In France, Spanish forces led by Count Lamoral of Egmont defeat the French forces of Marshal Paul des Thermes at Gravelines. 
1568
Dean of St Paul's Cathedral perfects a way to bottle beer 
1573
Haarlem surrenders after 7 months to Spanish army 
1643
Battle at Roundway Down: Royalists beat parliamentary armies 
1645
Aleksei Romanov succeeds his father Michael as Tsar of Russia 
1657
Oliver Cromwell constrains English army leader John Lambert 
1668
Van Marco Cesti's opera "Il Pomo d'Oro" (the Golden Apple or Tomato) premieres in Vienna 
1700
Russian-Turkish peace 
1772
Captain James Cook begins 2nd voyage aboard the Resolution to the South Seas to search for Terra Australis (Southern continent) 
1787
Congress establishes Northwest Territory (excludes slavery) 
1787
Ord of 1787-a territory can become 3 to 5 states at 60,000 pop 
1794
Battle of the Vosges between French forces and those of Prussia and Austria 
1832
Source of Mississippi River discovered (Henry R Schoolcraft) 
1836
US patent #1 (after 9,957 unnumbered patents), for locomotive wheels 
1837
Queen Victoria is 1st monarch to live in present Buckingham Palace 
1851
John F Loudon discovers tin on East Indian Island of Billiton 
1854
US forces shell & burn San Juan del Norte, Nicaragua 
1854
In the Battle of Guaymas, Mexico, General Jose Maria Yanez stops the French invasion led by Count Gaston de Raousset Boulbon. 
1861
Battle of Corrick's Ford, VA (Carrick's Ford) - Union army takes total control of western Virginia CS20 US53 
1862
Battle of Murfreesboro, TN (Forrest's Raid) US895 CS150 
1863
Anti-draft mobs lynch blacks in NYC; about 1,000 die 
1863
Battle of Bayou La Fourche, LA 
1863
Battle of Tupelo, MS (Harrisburg) [->JUL 15] US648 CS700 
1863
Rebellion at Morgan's, Ohio [->JUL 26] 
1864
Early retreats from Washington City back to Shenandoah Valley 
1865
Horace Greeley reputedly advises his readers to "Go west young man" 
1865
P T Barnum's museum burns down 
1868
Oscar J Dunn, former slave, installed as lt governor of Louisiana 
1870
King Wilhelm of Prussia sends "Emser Depeche" on Bismarck 
1876
29th US Postmaster General: James N Tyner of Ind takes office 
1878
Congress of Berlin discussing division of African colonies ends 
1878
Treaty of Berlin amended terms of Treaty of San Stefano 
1881
5th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats J Hartley (6-0 6-1 6-1) 
1882
200 die as train derails near Tcherny, Russia 
1889
6th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Hillyard beats Lena Rice (4-6 8-6 6-4) 
1889
13th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats E Renshaw (6-4 6-1 3-6 6-0) 
1896
Ed Delahanty, becomes 2nd major leaguer to hit 4 HRs in a game 
1898
SF Ferry Building at foot of Market St opens 
1900
Phillies beat Pittsburgh 23-8 
1911
Great Britain and Japan renew their alliance of 1902 for another four years; the reason Japan joins WWI on the Allies side 
1917
Vision of Virgin Mary appeared to children of Fatima, Portugal 
1919
Race riots in Longview & Gregg counties Texas 
1919
Chicago White Sox pitcher Carl Mays walks off mound blaming teammates for lack of support afield 
1923
Draft law passes 
1923
The Hollywood Sign is officially dedicated in the hills above Hollywood, Los Angeles. It originally reads "Hollywoodland " but the four last letters are dropped after renovation in 1949. 
1924
Albin Stenroos wins Olympic marathon (2:41:22.6) 
1925
French occupation force begins evacuating country 
1926
Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3000m (8:20.4) 
1930
1st-ever soccer World Cup competition began in Uruguay 
1930
Sarnoff reports in NY Times "TV would be a theater in every home" 
1934
Babe Ruth hits HR #700 (against Detroit) 
1935
Richard Strauss resigns as chairman of Reichskulturkammer 
1935
US-Russian commerce treaty takes effect 
1936
112°F (44°C), Mio, Michigan (state record) 
1936
114°F (46°C), Wisconsin Dells, Wisc (state record) 
1938
Kroller-Muller museum opens in Holland 
1939
Frank Sinatra makes his recording debut 
1941
24th PGA Championship: Vic Ghezzi at Cherry Hills CC Denver 
1941
Eddie Mayo (LA-Pacific Coast League), spits in face of ump Ray Snyder 
1941
World War II: Montenegrins start popular uprising against the Axis Powers (Trinaestojulski ustanak). 
1942
5,000 Jews of Rovno Polish Ukraine, executed by nazis 
1942
German occupiers imprison 800 prominent Dutch as hostages 
1942
SS shoots 1,500 Jews in Josefov Poland 
1943
11th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Shibe Park, Philadelphia 
1943
Greatest tank battle in history ends with Russia's defeat of Germany at Kursk, almost 6,000 tanks take part, 2,900 were lost by Germany 
1944
Vilnius, Lithuania, liberated 
1946
"Tidbits of 1946" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 8 performances 
1948
15th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-2 at Sportsman's Park, St Louis 
1949
Pope Pius XII excommunicates communist catholics 
1950
Doctors remove 7 bone fragments from Ted Williams' elbow 
1950
René Pleven forms French government 
1954
21st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 11-9 at Municipal Stadium, Cleve 
1954
Dean Stone gets credit for AL win, although he didn't retire a batter, he threw out Shoendienst trying to steal home, AL-11 NL-9 
1955
The last execution of a woman in Britain, Ruth Ellis, takes place at Holloway Prison, London. 
1956
WCBI TV channel 4 in Columbus, MS (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1958
13th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright 
1958
87th British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 278 at Royal Lytham 
1958
Patty Berg wins LPGA American Women's Golf Open 
1960
29th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-0 at Yankee Stadium, New York 
1960
KDBQ-AM in San Francisco CA changes call letters to KYA 
1960
US Democratic convention nominates JFK as presidential candidate 
1962
500 Indonesian parachutist land on New-Guinea 
1962
91st British Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots a 276 at Royal Troon 
1962
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1963
Early Wynn, wins his 300th & last game at 43 
1963
Indian government announces it will cut last remaining links with South Africa by refusing landing facilities to South African aircraft 
1965
36th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-5 at Metropolitan Stadium, Minn 
1965
All star MVP: Juan Marichal (SF Giant) 
1966
Richard Speck murders 8 nurses in Chicago 
1967
Race riots break out in Newark, 27 die 
1968
97th British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots 289 at Carnoustie Scotland 
1968
French government-Couve de Murville forms 
1969
Russia launches unmanned Luna 15 to Moon 
1969
Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Ladies' Supertest Golf Open 
1969
North Ireland loyalist Ian Paisley addresses a crowd at Loughgall, County Antrim, and is reported to have said: "I am anti-Roman Catholic, but God being my judge, I love the poor dupes who are ground down under that system." 
1970
Building begins of Amsterdam metro 
1970
The annual 'Twelfth' parades passes off without serious incident in Northern Ireland 
1971
42nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-4 at Tiger Stadium, Detroit 
1971
All star MVP: Frank Robinson (Baltimore Orioles) 
1972
LA Rams (Irsay) & Baltimore Colts (Rosenbloom) swap owners 
1972
A series of gun-battles and shootings erupt across Belfast between the Provisional Irish Republican Army and British Army soldiers 
1973
Bobby Murcer's 3 homers accounted for all RBIs, beating KC 5-0 
1973
Hector de Campora resigns as pres of Argentina 
1974
103rd British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots a 282 at Royal Lytham 
1974
India's 1st one-day international (v England, Headingley) 
1975
8.5" (21.6 cm) of rainfall, Dover, Delaware (state record) 
1975
Carol Mann wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic 
1976
47th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Veterans Stadium, Phila 
1976
All star MVP: George Foster (Cin Reds) 
1976
Court martial begins in USSR for Valeri Sablin (Hunt for Red Oct) 
1976
Last day of Test Cricket for Brian Close, aged 45 
1977
NYC experiences 25 hr black-out 
1978
Albania drops diplomatic relations with China PR 
1978
Alexander Ginzburg sentenced by Soviet court to 8 years 
1978
BBC bans Sex Pistols "No One is Innocent" 
1978
Lee Iacocca fired as Ford Motor Pres by chairman Henry Ford II 
1978
Russian dissident Ginsburg/Piatkus/Sjtsjaranki sentence to work camp 
1978
Walter Poenisch completes swim of 207 km from Cuba to Florida 
1979
Calif's Nolan Ryan & Boston's Steve Renko each lose no-hitters in 9th 
1979
George Harrison releases "Faster" 
1980
35th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Amy Alcott 
1980
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1982
53rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-1 at Olympic Stadium, Montreal 
1982
All star MVP: Dave Conception (Cin Reds) 
1982
Train crash at Aalter Belgium, 5 killed 
1982
Iran launches first attack into Iraq 
1983
The Transvaal Attorney General announces that Eugène Terre'Blanche, leader of the far-right Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) and three associates will face terrorism charges, South Africa 
1984
Eddie Van Halen joins in, in a Jacksons concert 
1984
Jeff Beck quits Rod Stewart's tour after 7 shows 
1984
Sergei Bubka of USSR pole vaults a record 5.89 m 
1984
The last sitting of an all-white Parliament in South Africa 
1985
"Live Aid" concert raises over $70 million for African famine relief 
1985
NY Yankees retire Roger Maris (9) & Elston Howard (32) uniforms 
1986
Zola Budd and Annette Cowley are banned from the Commonwealth Games, a direct consequence of Britain's refusal to support economic sanctions against the apartheid government of South Africa 
1987
Federal judge throws out Bette Midler's $10 million suit against Ford Motor Co, who used a sound alike voice for their TV commercials 
1988
9th Emmy Sports Award presentation 
1988
Red Sox replace manager John McNamara with Joe Morgan 
1988
Sting performs his 1st Rain Forest benefit concert 
1991
Bob Milacki & 3 other Balt Oriole pitchers no-hit A's 2-0 
1992
The Tripartite Alliance, consisting of the African National Congress, South African Communist Party and Congress of South African Trade Union, outlines a mass action plan for August 
1993
64th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-3 at Camden Yards, Baltimore 
1993
All star MVP: Kirby Puckett (Minnesota Twins) 
1994
Jeff Gillooly sentenced to 2 years for attack on Nancy Kerrigan 
1994
OJ Simpson (charged with murder) gives hair samples for testing 
1995
Space shuttle STS-70 (Discovery 20), launches 
1996
Cigar wins record 16th straight win, (ties Citation in 1940) 
1997
15th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Larry Gilbert 
1997
52nd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Alison Nicholas 
1997
David Toms wins Quad City Golf Classic at 265 
1997
Ford Senior Players Golf Championship 
1997
Indonesian ferry sinks, killing at least 77 
1999
70th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-1 at Fenway Park, Boston 
2004
75th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-4 at Minute Maid Park, Houston 
2009
"She Wolf", the lead single from Shakira's eighth album, premiers 
2010
81st All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at Angel Stadium, Anaheim 
2011
Mumbai is rocked by three bomb blasts during the evening rush hour, killing 26 and injuring 130. 
2011
19th ESPY Awards: Dirk Nowitzki, Lindsey Vonn win 
2012
China's economic growth drops to 7.6%, its lowest level for three years 
2012
19-30 people are killed after a train collides with a truck in Malelane, South Africa 
2012
Financially troubled Scottish football club, Rangers, is voted into the third division 
2013
18 people are killed and 40 are injured after a gravel truck collides with a bus in Podolsk, Russia 
2013
Ten people are killed after a bus crash in Minas Gerais, Brazil 
2014
Germany defeats Argentina 1-0 in extra time to win the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final 
2014
2014 FIFA World Cup: Lionel Messi (golden ball), James Rodriguez (golden boot); Manuel Neuer (Golden gloves) win 
2016
Baton Rouge Police Arrest 3 in Plot to Shoot at Officers 
2016
Hosmer, Perez lift AL to 4-2 All-Star win, Series home field 
2016
Five fallen Dallas police officers honored at interfaith service 
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