Historical Events For January - 13
Tuesday, 20 March 2018
1733 James Oglethorpe & 130 English colonists arrive at Charleston, SC on this day in history.
1734 On January - 13 luca Sorkocevic, composer
1762 On January - 13 leonhard Trautsch, composer, dies at 68
1770 On this day in history de Beaumarchais' "Les Deux Amis," premieres in Paris
1778 On January - 13 anton Fischer, composer
1785 John Walter publishes first issue of London Times on this day in history.
1785 On January - 13 john Walter publishes 1st issue of London Times
1788 On January - 13 carl Ludwig Cornelius Westenholz, composer
1794 Congress changes US flag to 15 stars &15 stripes on January - 13.
1794 On this day in history congress changes US flag to 15 stars & 15 stripes
1795 On January - 13 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 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 this day in history 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 William Henry French, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1881 on this day in history.
1822 On this day in history the design of the Greek flag is adopted by the First National Assembly at Epidaurus.
1824 On January - 13 ignacy Marceli Komorowski, composer
1828 On January - 13 alexandre-Auguste Robineau, composer, dies at 80
1830 On January - 13 great fire in New Orleans thought to be set by rebel slaves
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 January - 13.
1838 On this day in history ferdinand Reis, composer, dies at 53
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 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 On this day in history vancouver Island granted to Hudson's Bay Co
1850 Leon Francis Victor Caron, composer on this day in history.
1854 On this day in history anthony Foss patents the accordion
1854 Anthony Foss patents accordion on January - 13.
1858 Oskar Minkowski, Biologist (d.1931) on January - 13.
1859 Karl Bleibtreu, German author (Revolution of Literature) on this day in history.