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Historical Events Happened In January - 13

Saturday, 31 January 2015

1733  James Oglethorpe & 130 English colonists arrive at Charleston, SC on January - 13.  

1734  Luca Sorkocevic, composer on this day in history.  

1762  On January - 13 leonhard Trautsch, composer, dies at 68  

1770  On January - 13 de Beaumarchais' "Les Deux Amis," premieres in Paris  

1778  Anton Fischer, composer on this day in history.  

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

1785  On January - 13 john Walter publishes 1st issue of London Times  

1788  On January - 13 carl Ludwig Cornelius Westenholz, composer  

1794  On this day in history congress changes US flag to 15 stars &15 stripes  

1794  Congress changes US flag to 15 stars & 15 stripes on January - 13.  

1795  On this day in history francois-Joseph Krafft, composer, dies at 73  

1797  On January - 13 elisabeth C von Brunswick-Bevern, wife of Frederick II, dies at 81  

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  On this day in history napoleon Bonaparte Buford, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1883  

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  On this day in history william Henry French, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1881  

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  On January - 13 great fire in New Orleans thought to be set by rebel slaves  

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

1834  Horatio Alger Jr, Revere Mass, author (Lost at Sea, Work & Win) on this day in history.  

1835  On this day in history gustaaf Rolin-Jaequemyns, Belgian jurist/minister of the Interior  

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

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  On this day in history leon Francis Victor Caron, composer  

1854  Anthony Foss patents the accordion on January - 13.  

1854  On January - 13 anthony Foss patents accordion  

1858  On January - 13 oskar Minkowski, Biologist (d.1931)  

1859  Karl Bleibtreu, German author (Revolution of Literature) on this day in history.  

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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 this day in history.  

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

1406  On this day in history birth of matteo Palmieri, Italian writer (Della vita civile)  

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  Maria Anna of Austria, Electress of Bavaria (d. 1665) was born on January - 13.  

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

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 this day in history aethelwolf, king of Wessex (Battle at Aclea), dies  

0888  On this day in history charles III, the Fat One, King of Franconia/Roman emperor, dies  

1049  Derrick IV, Count of Holland (1039-49), dies in battle on January - 13.  

1138  Death of Simon I, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1076) on this day in history.  

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

1177  Hendrik Jasomirgott Babenberg, Duke of Austria, dies on January - 13.