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Historical Events For January - 13

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

1733  On this day in history james Oglethorpe & 130 English colonists arrive at Charleston, SC  

1734  On this day in history luca Sorkocevic, composer  

1762  Leonhard Trautsch, composer, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1770  De Beaumarchais' "Les Deux Amis," premieres in Paris on this day in history.  

1778  On this day in history anton Fischer, composer  

1785  On January - 13 john Walter publishes first issue of London Times  

1785  John Walter publishes 1st issue of London Times on January - 13.  

1788  Carl Ludwig Cornelius Westenholz, composer on January - 13.  

1794  Congress changes US flag to 15 stars &15 stripes on this day in history.  

1794  Congress changes US flag to 15 stars & 15 stripes on this day in history.  

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1795  Francois-Joseph Krafft, composer, dies at 73 on January - 13.  

1797  On this day in history elisabeth C von Brunswick-Bevern, wife of Frederick II, dies at 81  

1799  On this day in history president George Washington adds two stars and two stripes to the U.S. flag, honoring the admission of Vermont and Kentucky to the union. The new stripes were later removed, restoring the total to 13.  

1802  On this day in history eduard von Bauernfeld, Vienna, comedic playwright  

1807  Napoleon Bonaparte Buford, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1883 on this day in history.  

1808  On this day in history salmon P Chase, (Sen-R) cabinet member, 6th chief justice (1864-73)  

1812  On this day in history humphrey Marshall, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1872  

1815  William Henry French, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1881 on January - 13.  

1822  On this day in history the design of the Greek flag is adopted by the First National Assembly at Epidaurus.  

1824  Ignacy Marceli Komorowski, composer on this day in history.  

1828  Alexandre-Auguste Robineau, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

1830  Great fire in New Orleans thought to be set by rebel slaves on this day in history.  

1834  The birth of Horatio Alger, American author on January - 13.  

1834  On this day in history horatio Alger Jr, Revere Mass, author (Lost at Sea, Work & Win)  

1835  Gustaaf Rolin-Jaequemyns, Belgian jurist/minister of the Interior on January - 13.  

1838  On January - 13 ferdinand Reis, composer, dies at 53  

1840  On this day in history the steamship Lexington burns and sinks four miles off the coast of Long Island with the loss of 139 lives.  

1842  On January - 13 dr. William Brydon, a surgeon in the British Army during the First Anglo-Afghan War, becomes famous for being the sole survivor of an army of 16,500 when he reaches the safety of a garrison in Jalalabad.  

1849  Vancouver Island granted to Hudson's Bay Co on January - 13.  

1850  Leon Francis Victor Caron, composer on this day in history.  

1854  On this day in history anthony Foss patents the accordion  

1854  Anthony Foss patents accordion on this day in history.  

1858  Oskar Minkowski, Biologist (d.1931) on this day in history.  

1859  Karl Bleibtreu, German author (Revolution of Literature) on January - 13.  

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Famous Birthdays In January - 13

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1334  King Henry II of Castile (d. 1379) was born on January - 13.  

1381  St Colette, abbess/reformer (Poor Clares) was born on this day in history.  

1406  Matteo Palmieri, Italian writer (Della vita civile) was born on this day in history.  

1505  Joachim II Hector, ruler (Brandenburg) was born on January - 13.  

1562  On this day in history birth of mark Alexander Boyd, Scottish poet (d. 1601)  

1596  Jan J Goyen, Dutch landscape painter was born on January - 13.  

1610  On January - 13 birth of maria Anna of Austria, Electress of Bavaria (d. 1665)  

1616  Antoinette Bourignon, Flemish mystic/French religious fanatic was born on January - 13.  

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Famous Deaths In January - 13

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0086  Death of Gaius Marius, Roman general and politician (b. 157 BC) on January - 13.  

0533  Remigius van Reims, 1st bishop of Reims (459-533)/saint, dies about 96 on January - 13.  

0858  On January - 13 aethelwolf, king of Wessex (Battle at Aclea), dies  

0888  On January - 13 charles III, the Fat One, King of Franconia/Roman emperor, dies  

1049  On this day in history derrick IV, Count of Holland (1039-49), dies in battle  

1138  On January - 13 death of simon I, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1076)  

1151  Death of Abbot Suger, French statesman and historian (b. 1081) on this day in history.  

1177  On January - 13 hendrik Jasomirgott Babenberg, Duke of Austria, dies  

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