Historical Events For January - 13
Thursday, 23 March 2017
1733 James Oglethorpe & 130 English colonists arrive at Charleston, SC on this day in history.
1734 Luca Sorkocevic, composer on January - 13.
1762 Leonhard Trautsch, composer, dies at 68 on January - 13.
1770 On January - 13 de Beaumarchais' "Les Deux Amis," premieres in Paris
1778 Anton Fischer, composer on this day in history.
1785 John Walter publishes first issue of London Times on January - 13.
1785 John Walter publishes 1st issue of London Times on January - 13.
1788 Carl Ludwig Cornelius Westenholz, composer on January - 13.
1794 On January - 13 congress changes US flag to 15 stars &15 stripes
1794 Congress changes US flag to 15 stars & 15 stripes on January - 13.
1795 On January - 13 francois-Joseph Krafft, composer, dies at 73
1797 On January - 13 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 January - 13 eduard von Bauernfeld, Vienna, comedic playwright
1807 Napoleon Bonaparte Buford, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1883 on this day in history.
1808 On January - 13 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 On January - 13 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 January - 13.
1830 Great fire in New Orleans thought to be set by rebel slaves on this day in history.
1834 On January - 13 the birth of Horatio Alger, American author
1834 Horatio Alger Jr, Revere Mass, author (Lost at Sea, Work & Win) on this day in history.
1835 Gustaaf Rolin-Jaequemyns, Belgian jurist/minister of the Interior on this day in history.
1838 Ferdinand Reis, composer, dies at 53 on this day in history.
1840 The steamship Lexington burns and sinks four miles off the coast of Long Island with the loss of 139 lives on January - 13.
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 On this day in history vancouver Island granted to Hudson's Bay Co
1850 Leon Francis Victor Caron, composer on this day in history.
1854 On this day in history anthony Foss patents the accordion
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 January - 13.