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Historical Events Happened In January - 13

Wednesday, 05 August 2015

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  De Beaumarchais' "Les Deux Amis," premieres in Paris on January - 13.  

1778  On this day in history 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 January - 13.  

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 January - 13.  

1795  On January - 13 francois-Joseph Krafft, composer, dies at 73  

1797  Elisabeth C von Brunswick-Bevern, wife of Frederick II, dies at 81 on January - 13.  

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  Napoleon Bonaparte Buford, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1883 on January - 13.  

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 January - 13.  

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 January - 13.  

1828  Alexandre-Auguste Robineau, composer, dies at 80 on January - 13.  

1830  On this day in history great fire in New Orleans thought to be set by rebel slaves  

1834  On this day in history the birth of Horatio Alger, American author  

1834  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1840  On January - 13 the steamship Lexington burns and sinks four miles off the coast of Long Island with the loss of 139 lives.  

1842  On this day in history 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 January - 13 vancouver Island granted to Hudson's Bay Co  

1850  Leon Francis Victor Caron, composer on January - 13.  

1854  On January - 13 anthony Foss patents the accordion  

1854  Anthony Foss patents accordion on January - 13.  

1858  Oskar Minkowski, Biologist (d.1931) on January - 13.  

1859  On this day in history 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  On January - 13 birth of st Colette, abbess/reformer (Poor Clares)  

1406  Matteo Palmieri, Italian writer (Della vita civile) was born on January - 13.  

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  Jan J Goyen, Dutch landscape painter was born on January - 13.  

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  On this day in history remigius van Reims, 1st bishop of Reims (459-533)/saint, dies about 96  

0858  On January - 13 aethelwolf, king of Wessex (Battle at Aclea), dies  

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 this day in history.  

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 January - 13.  

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

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