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Historical Events Happened In January - 13

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

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

1734  Luca Sorkocevic, composer on this day in history.  

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

1770  De Beaumarchais' "Les Deux Amis," premieres in Paris on January - 13.  

1778  On January - 13 anton Fischer, composer  

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

1785  On this day in history john Walter publishes 1st issue of London Times  

1788  Carl Ludwig Cornelius Westenholz, composer on this day in history.  

1794  On January - 13 congress changes US flag to 15 stars &15 stripes  

1794  On January - 13 congress changes US flag to 15 stars & 15 stripes  

1795  On January - 13 francois-Joseph Krafft, composer, dies at 73  

1797  Elisabeth C von Brunswick-Bevern, wife of Frederick II, dies at 81 on January - 13.  

1799  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 on this day in history.  

1802  Eduard von Bauernfeld, Vienna, comedic playwright on January - 13.  

1807  Napoleon Bonaparte Buford, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1883 on January - 13.  

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

1812  Humphrey Marshall, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1872 on this day in history.  

1815  William Henry French, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1881 on this day in history.  

1822  The design of the Greek flag is adopted by the First National Assembly at Epidaurus on January - 13.  

1824  On this day in history ignacy Marceli Komorowski, composer  

1828  Alexandre-Auguste Robineau, composer, dies at 80 on January - 13.  

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  Horatio Alger Jr, Revere Mass, author (Lost at Sea, Work & Win) on January - 13.  

1835  On January - 13 gustaaf Rolin-Jaequemyns, Belgian jurist/minister of the Interior  

1838  Ferdinand Reis, composer, dies at 53 on this day in history.  

1840  On January - 13 the steamship Lexington burns and sinks four miles off the coast of Long Island with the loss of 139 lives.  

1842  On this day in history 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  On this day in history vancouver Island granted to Hudson's Bay Co  

1850  Leon Francis Victor Caron, composer on January - 13.  

1854  On January - 13 anthony Foss patents the accordion  

1854  Anthony Foss patents accordion on January - 13.  

1858  On this day in history oskar Minkowski, Biologist (d.1931)  

1859  On this day in history karl Bleibtreu, German author (Revolution of Literature)  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1334  King Henry II of Castile (d. 1379) was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of joachim II Hector, ruler (Brandenburg)  

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

1596  On this day in history birth of jan J Goyen, Dutch landscape painter  

1610  On this day in history birth of maria Anna of Austria, Electress of Bavaria (d. 1665)  

1616  Antoinette Bourignon, Flemish mystic/French religious fanatic was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In January - 13

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0086  On January - 13 death of gaius Marius, Roman general and politician (b. 157 BC)  

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

0858  Aethelwolf, king of Wessex (Battle at Aclea), dies on this day in history.  

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

1049  Derrick IV, Count of Holland (1039-49), dies in battle on this day in history.  

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

1151  On January - 13 death of abbot Suger, French statesman and historian (b. 1081)  

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