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Historical Events Happened In January - 13

Wednesday, 01 April 2015

1733  On January - 13 james Oglethorpe & 130 English colonists arrive at Charleston, SC  

1734  On January - 13 luca Sorkocevic, composer  

1762  Leonhard Trautsch, composer, dies at 68 on January - 13.  

1770  De Beaumarchais' "Les Deux Amis," premieres in Paris on this day in history.  

1778  Anton Fischer, composer on this day in history.  

1785  On this day in history 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 January - 13.  

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  Francois-Joseph Krafft, composer, dies at 73 on January - 13.  

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

1808  On January - 13 salmon P Chase, (Sen-R) cabinet member, 6th chief justice (1864-73)  

1812  On January - 13 humphrey Marshall, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1872  

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 this day in history.  

1824  On this day in history ignacy Marceli Komorowski, composer  

1828  On January - 13 alexandre-Auguste Robineau, composer, dies at 80  

1830  Great fire in New Orleans thought to be set by rebel slaves on January - 13.  

1834  On January - 13 the birth of Horatio Alger, American author  

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 January - 13.  

1838  On January - 13 ferdinand Reis, composer, dies at 53  

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  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 this day in history.  

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

1850  On this day in history leon Francis Victor Caron, composer  

1854  On January - 13 anthony Foss patents the accordion  

1854  On this day in history anthony Foss patents accordion  

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

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

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1334  On this day in history birth of king Henry II of Castile (d. 1379)  

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

1406  On January - 13 birth of matteo Palmieri, Italian writer (Della vita civile)  

1505  On January - 13 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  On January - 13 birth of antoinette Bourignon, Flemish mystic/French religious fanatic  

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 this day in history.  

0533  Remigius van Reims, 1st bishop of Reims (459-533)/saint, dies about 96 on this day in history.  

0858  Aethelwolf, king of Wessex (Battle at Aclea), dies on January - 13.  

0888  Charles III, the Fat One, King of Franconia/Roman emperor, dies on this day in history.  

1049  On January - 13 derrick IV, Count of Holland (1039-49), dies in battle  

1138  On this day in history death of simon I, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1076)  

1151  Death of Abbot Suger, French statesman and historian (b. 1081) on this day in history.  

1177  On this day in history hendrik Jasomirgott Babenberg, Duke of Austria, dies