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Historical Events Happened In January - 13

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

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  On January - 13 de Beaumarchais' "Les Deux Amis," premieres in Paris  

1778  Anton Fischer, composer on this day in history.  

1785  On this day in history john Walter publishes first issue of London Times  

1785  John Walter publishes 1st issue of London Times on January - 13.  

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

1797  On this day in history 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 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  On January - 13 humphrey Marshall, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1872  

1815  On January - 13 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 January - 13.  

1824  On this day in history ignacy Marceli Komorowski, composer  

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

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

1834  The birth of Horatio Alger, American author on January - 13.  

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 this day in history 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  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 this day in history vancouver Island granted to Hudson's Bay Co  

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

1854  Anthony Foss patents the accordion on January - 13.  

1854  On this day in history anthony Foss patents accordion  

1858  On this day in history oskar Minkowski, Biologist (d.1931)  

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 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  Matteo Palmieri, Italian writer (Della vita civile) was born on this day in history.  

1505  Joachim II Hector, ruler (Brandenburg) was born on January - 13.  

1562  On January - 13 birth of mark Alexander Boyd, Scottish poet (d. 1601)  

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

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

1151  On this day in history death of abbot Suger, French statesman and historian (b. 1081)  

1177  Hendrik Jasomirgott Babenberg, Duke of Austria, dies on this day in history.