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Historical Events For January - 13

Thursday, 29 June 2017

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

1734  On January - 13 luca Sorkocevic, composer  

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

1770  On this day in history de Beaumarchais' "Les Deux Amis," premieres in Paris  

1778  On January - 13 anton Fischer, composer  

1785  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

1797  Elisabeth C von Brunswick-Bevern, wife of Frederick II, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1807  On January - 13 napoleon Bonaparte Buford, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1883  

1808  Salmon P Chase, (Sen-R) cabinet member, 6th chief justice (1864-73) on January - 13.  

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

1815  On January - 13 william Henry French, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1881  

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 January - 13.  

1834  The birth of Horatio Alger, American author on this day in history.  

1834  On January - 13 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  Ferdinand Reis, composer, dies at 53 on January - 13.  

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

1842  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 on January - 13.  

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

1850  On January - 13 leon Francis Victor Caron, composer  

1854  Anthony Foss patents the accordion on January - 13.  

1854  On January - 13 anthony Foss patents accordion  

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

1859  On January - 13 karl Bleibtreu, German author (Revolution of Literature)  

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Famous Birthdays In January - 13

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1334  On January - 13 birth of king Henry II of Castile (d. 1379)  

1381  St Colette, abbess/reformer (Poor Clares) was born on January - 13.  

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

1505  Joachim II Hector, ruler (Brandenburg) was born on this day in history.  

1562  Mark Alexander Boyd, Scottish poet (d. 1601) was born on this day in history.  

1596  Jan J Goyen, Dutch landscape painter was born on this day in history.  

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

1616  On this day in history birth of antoinette Bourignon, Flemish mystic/French religious fanatic  

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Famous Deaths In January - 13

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0086  On this day in history death of gaius Marius, Roman general and politician (b. 157 BC)  

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

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 January - 13.  

1138  Death of Simon I, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1076) on January - 13.  

1151  On this day in history death of abbot Suger, French statesman and historian (b. 1081)  

1177  Hendrik Jasomirgott Babenberg, Duke of Austria, dies on this day in history.  

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