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1862Bismarck's "Blood & Iron" speech

1864Battle of Harpers Ferry, WV (mOSBY's Raid)

1982IOC Executive Committee approves the reinstatement of Jim Thorpe's gold medals from the 1912 Olympics

1978US President Jimmy Carter answers callers' questions on National Public Radio

19639th LPGA Championship won by Mickey Wright

1981Vice President Hosni Mubarak elected president of Egypt

1724Jonathan Swift publishes last of Drapier's letters

54Nero suceeds Claudius to become Roman Emperor

1975Rock vocal Neil Young undergoes throat surgery

1960Opponents of Fidel Castro executed in Cuba

October 13th Historical Events
Date Event
54
Nero suceeds Claudius to become Roman Emperor 
409
Vandals and Alans crossed the Pyrenees and appeared in Hispania. 
1213
Battle at Steppes-Bishop Pierrepont & Louis II beat Henry I of Brabant 
1282
Nichiren Daishonin, founder of the Nichiren School of Buddhism, dies. His ashes are interred at Taisekiji Temple. 
1307
French King Philip IV convicts templars because of heresy 
1483
Rabbi Issac Abarbanel starts his exegesis on Bible 
1492
English admiral Poynings fleet occupies Lock 
1501
Maximilian of Austria & Louis XII sign Treaty of Trente 
1534
Alessandro Farnese elected as Pope Paul III 
1629
Dutch West Indies Co grants religious freedom in West Indies 
1652
Prince of Condé flees Paris 
1659
Gen-major John Lambert drives out English Rump-government 
1660
Denmark king Frederik III makes coup 
1702
Dutch/English troops occupy Luik 
1710
English troops occupy Acadia (Nova Scotia) 
1716
Hungarian Emperor Karel VI's troops occupy Temesvar 
1724
Jonathan Swift publishes last of Drapier's letters 
1760
Russian/Austrian army evacuates Berlin 
1773
The Whirlpool Galaxy was discovered by Charles Messier 
1775
Continental Congress orders construction of a naval fleet 
1792
"Old Farmer's Almanac" is 1st published 
1792
Washington lays cornerstone of Executive Mansion (White House) 
1812
Battle of Queenstown Heights, Brit beats US attempt to invade Canada 
1843
B'nai B'rith founded (NY) 
1845
Texas ratifies a state constitution 
1860
1st aerial photo taken in US (from a balloon), Boston 
1862
Bismarck's "Blood & Iron" speech 
1863
Skirmish at Blountsville, Tennessee (50 casualties) 
1864
Battle at Darbytown Road Virginia (337 casualties) 
1864
Battle of Dalton, GA - surrendered 
1864
Battle of Harpers Ferry, WV (mOSBY's Raid) 
1864
Maryland voters adopt new constitution, including abolition of slavery 
1870
Gustav Mahler (10) gives his 1st public piano concert 
1871
The Delphic Fraternity is founded as the Delphic Society at the State Normal School in Geneseo, New York. 
1881
Revival of Hebrew language as Eliezer Ben-Yehuda & friends agree to use Hebrew exclusively in their conversations 
1884
Greenwich established as universal time meridian of longitude 
1885
The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is founded in Atlanta, Georgia. 
1890
The Delta Chi fraternity is founded by 11 law students at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. 
1893
Vigilant (US) beats Valkyrie II (England) in 9th America's Cup 
1896
First public screening of a motion picture in New Zealand 
1899
7000 lay-offs black mine workers of South Africa reach Natal 
1902
President Roosevelt threatens to start using army troops to work coal mines struck since 12 may; this brings the owners to agree to abide by a Commission of Arbitration 
1903
Pilgrims beat Pirates 5 games to 3 in 1st World Series 
1903
Victor Herbert's "Babes in Toyland" premieres in NYC 
1914
Belgian regime forms at St Adresse at Le Havre 
1914
Boston Braves sweep Phila A's, 1st sweep in World Series history 
1914
Garrett Morgan invents & patents gas mask 
1914
Pro-German Boers begin opposition to British authority in South Africa 
1915
Boston Red Sox beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 1 in 12th World Series 
1917
Soviets accept establishment of Petrograd Military 
1920
World Series celebration in Wade Park brings out 50,000+ Clevelanders 
1921
NY Giants beat NY Yankees, 5 games to 3 in 18th World Series 
1923
Angora (Ankara) becomes Turkey's capital 
1924
Wahhabietes under Ibn Saudi take Mecca 
1930
New German Reichstag opens with 107 NSDAP'ers in uniform 
1931
Musical "Everybody's Welcome" with T/J Dorsey premieres in NYC 
1931
Noel Cowards "Cavalcade" premieres in London 
1933
JDJ Boularan's "Tovarich" premieres in Paris 
1933
Soccer team STEVO forms in Geesteren 
1936
Explosion caused by leaking gas rips out section 12 of Cleve Stadium 
1937
A recorded trace of snow in Central Park, NYC 
1941
Nazis kill 11,000 Jewish children/old people 
1943
Italy declares war on former Axis partner Germany 
1944
Riga Latvia freed 
1944
US 1st army begins battle of Aachen 
1947
"Kukla, Fran & Ollie" premieres 
1947
1st NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 4-3 at Toronto 
1949
"Touch & Go" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 176 performances 
1953
Burglar alarm-ultrasonic or radio waves-patented-Samuel Bagno 
1954
RP Smith/M Shulman's "Tender Trap" premieres in NYC 
1955
1st edition of L'express publishes in Paris 
1956
WAGM TV channel 8 in Presque Isle, ME (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins 
1957
German Democratic Republic recalls OstMark & issues new currency 
1958
Burial of Eugenio Pacelli, Pope Pius XII on the 41st anniversary of the "Miracle of the Sun". 
1960
Third presidential debate with Nixon in Hollywood & Kennedy in NY 
1960
Opponents of Fidel Castro executed in Cuba 
1960
Pirate's Mazeroski's bottom of 9th lead off HR beats NY Yankees 10-9 in game 7 of 57th World Series 
1962
"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" opens on Broadway, with Uta Hagen 
1963
"Beatlemania" is coined after Beatles appear at Palladium 
1963
15th Ryder Cup: US beats 23-9 at East Lake Country Club (Atlanta, Georgia, US) 
1963
9th LPGA Championship won by Mickey Wright 
1964
At Plesman airport, Curacao, 125.5 mm rainfalls (record) 
1964
Voskhod 1 crew returns 
1966
173 US aircraft bomb North Vietnam 
1966
Vice Admiral Rufus L Taylor, USN, becomes deputy director of CIA 
1967
CBS radio cancels "House Party" 
1968
Tinker Creek Gorge of Cleveland Metroparks is dedicated 
1969
1st time 7 people in space 
1969
Billy Martin (97-65) is fired as manager of AL West-winning Twins 
1969
Soyuz 8 is launched 
1970
Angela Davis arrested in NYC 
1970
USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR 
1970
A man dies in a premature bomb explosion in Dublin, Republic of Ireland 
1971
1st World Series night game (Pittsburgh 4-Baltimore 3) 
1971
WTZH TV channel 24 in Meridian, MS (CBS) suspends broadcasting 
1972
"Hurry, Harry" closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 2 performances 
1972
Aeroflot Il-62 crashes in large pond outside Moscow, 176 die 
1972
Commish Bowie Kuhn allows Bert Campaneris to play in World Series 
1972
Uruguay to Chile plane crashes in Andes Mountains, (passengers eat crash victims to survive, 16 of 45 rescued 2 months later) 
1973
Jordan enters Yom Kippur war 
1973
Teri Garr appears on Bob Newhart Show in "Emily in for Carol" 
1975
9th Country Music Association Award: John Denver wins 
1975
Rock vocal Neil Young undergoes throat surgery 
1976
A Bolivian Boeing 707 cargo jet crashes in Santa Cruz, Bolivia killing 100 (97, mostly children, killed on the ground). 
1976
The first electron micrograph of an Ebola viral particle was obtained by Dr. F.A. Murphy, now at U.C. Davis, who was then working at the C.D.C.. 
1978
US President Jimmy Carter answers callers' questions on National Public Radio 
1978
Swaziland's new constitution promulgated bans political parties 
1978
Tiros N, US's 1st third generation weather satellite, is launched 
1978
Graig Nettles at 3rd makes many spectactular plays in WS game 3 as Guidry beats Dodgers, after trailing 2 games to 0 Yanks win next 4 
1980
14th Country Music Association Award: Barbara Mandrell, Emmylou Harris & George Jones wins 
1980
Unprovoked slayings of 6 blacks in Buffalo, NY 
1981
Vice President Hosni Mubarak elected president of Egypt 
1982
IOC Executive Committee approves the reinstatement of Jim Thorpe's gold medals from the 1912 Olympics 
1982
NJ Devils 1st short handed goal-Don Lever 
1983
Ameritech Mobile Communications (now Cingular) launched the first US cellular network in Chicago, Illinois. 
1984
Blackhawk Bill Gardner scores on 10th penalty shot against Islanders 
1984
John Henry becomes 1st thoroughbred to win $6 million 
1984
STS 41-G mission; lands at Kennedy Space Center 
1985
"Sunday in the Park with George" closes at Booth NYC after 604 perfs 
1985
Belgium premier Martens CVP wins parliamentary election 
1985
During NLCS, Cards rookie Vince Coleman is injured stretching before game as his left leg is caught in Busch Stadium's automated tarpaulin 
1986
20th Country Music Association Award: Reba McEntire wins 
1986
25th NY, NL appearance in World Series (Mets vs A's) 
1986
IOC announces baseball will become a medal sport in 1992 
1987
1st military use of trained dolphins (US Navy in Persian Gulf) 
1987
Costa Rican Pres Oscar Arias wins Nobel Peace Prize 
1987
West Indies score 4-360 in 50 overs in Cricket World Cup v Sri Lanka 
1988
Concert at Masada ends Israel's 40th-anniversary fest 
1988
Nobel prize for literature awarded to Naguib Mahfouz 
1988
Shroud of Turin, revered by many Christians as Christ's burial cloth, is shown by carbon-dating tests to be a fake from the Middle Ages 
1988
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1989
Bob Quinn resigns as NY Yankee VP/GM & replaced by Harding Peterson 
1989
Dow Jones down 190.58 points 
1990
1st Russian Orthodox service in 70 yrs held in St Basil's Cathedral 
1990
Target Center in Minneapolis opens 
1991
Blue Jay Cito Gaston is 1st manager ejected in a playoff game 
1991
Minnesota Twins win AL pennant beating Toronto in 5 games 
1993
Greek government of Papandreou forms 
1993
Mighty Ducks win their 1st NHL game 
1993
Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Kary Mullis & Michael Smith 
1993
Nobel prize for physics awarded to Russel Hulse & Joseph Taylor 
1993
Phillies beat Atlanta in NLCS 
1993
Captured American Pilot Mike Durant is filmed in an interview in captivity by a CNN camera crew. 
1994
Earliest start of Sheffield Shield season (Queensland v Tasmania) 
1994
Nobel prize for literature awarded to Kenzaburo Oe 
1995
Joseph Rotblat awarded Nobel Peace Prize 
1995
Pamela Anderson Lee, rush to hospital with flu like symptoms 
1996
"Big" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 193 performances 
1996
Annika Sorenstam wins Betsy King LPGA Golf Classic 
1996
NY Jet Nick Lowrey breaks Jan Stenerud NFL field goal record at 374 
1996
Yanks (3) & Orioles (3) combine to tie play off record of 6 HRs 
1997
Andy Green's Jet-powered car reaches record 749.69 MPH 
1999
The United States Senate rejects ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). 
2008
HM Treasury infused £37 billion ($64 billion, 47 billion euros) of new capital-bailout into Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, Lloyds TSB and HBOS Plc, to avert a financial sector collapse. 
2010
The 2010 Copiapó mining accident in Copiapó, Chile comes to an end as all 33 miners arrive at the surface after surviving a record 69 days underground awaiting rescue. 
2012
15 people are killed by a market suicide bombing in Darra Adam Khel, Pakistan 
2012
Gerhard Richter's Abstraktes Bild sells for $34 million, the highest sold artwork by a living artist 
2013
109 people are killed in a stampede on a bridge in  Datia district, Madhya Pradesh, India 
2016
US military strikes Yemen after missile attacks on US Navy ship 
2016
UFC: Ronda Rousey to make comeback against Amanda Nunes 
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