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Historical Events Happened In January - 13

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

1734  On January - 13 luca Sorkocevic, composer  

1762  On this day in history leonhard Trautsch, composer, dies at 68  

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  John Walter publishes 1st issue of London Times on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1824  On January - 13 ignacy Marceli Komorowski, composer  

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 this day in history.  

1834  Horatio Alger Jr, Revere Mass, author (Lost at Sea, Work & Win) on January - 13.  

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 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 this day in history.  

1850  On January - 13 leon Francis Victor Caron, composer  

1854  On January - 13 anthony Foss patents the accordion  

1854  Anthony Foss patents accordion on January - 13.  

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

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  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  Mark Alexander Boyd, Scottish poet (d. 1601) was born on January - 13.  

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

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  Charles III, the Fat One, King of Franconia/Roman emperor, dies on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.