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Historical Events Happened In January - 13

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

1733  James Oglethorpe & 130 English colonists arrive at Charleston, SC on this day in history.  

1734  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1778  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1788  On this day in history carl Ludwig Cornelius Westenholz, composer  

1794  Congress changes US flag to 15 stars &15 stripes on this day in history.  

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

1807  Napoleon Bonaparte Buford, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1883 on this day in history.  

1808  On this day in history salmon P Chase, (Sen-R) cabinet member, 6th chief justice (1864-73)  

1812  On this day in history 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  Ignacy Marceli Komorowski, composer on this day in history.  

1828  On this day in history alexandre-Auguste Robineau, composer, dies at 80  

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

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 this day in history.  

1850  Leon Francis Victor Caron, composer on this day in history.  

1854  Anthony Foss patents the accordion on this day in history.  

1854  Anthony Foss patents accordion on this day in history.  

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

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  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  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  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 this day in history.  

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

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

0858  On this day in history aethelwolf, king of Wessex (Battle at Aclea), dies  

0888  On this day in history charles III, the Fat One, King of Franconia/Roman emperor, dies  

1049  Derrick IV, Count of Holland (1039-49), dies in battle on this day in history.  

1138  Death of Simon I, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1076) on this day in history.  

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