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Historical Events For January - 13

Sunday, 26 February 2017

1733  On this day in history james Oglethorpe & 130 English colonists arrive at Charleston, SC  

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  Anton Fischer, composer on January - 13.  

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

1785  On January - 13 john Walter publishes 1st issue of London Times  

1788  Carl Ludwig Cornelius Westenholz, composer on this day in history.  

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

1794  On January - 13 congress changes US flag to 15 stars & 15 stripes  

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1795  On January - 13 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  On January - 13 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 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 January - 13.  

1824  Ignacy Marceli Komorowski, composer on this day in history.  

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 January - 13.  

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  On this day in history ferdinand Reis, composer, dies at 53  

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 January - 13.  

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  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  St Colette, abbess/reformer (Poor Clares) was born on January - 13.  

1406  Matteo Palmieri, Italian writer (Della vita civile) was born on this day in history.  

1505  On this day in history birth of joachim II Hector, ruler (Brandenburg)  

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

1596  Jan J Goyen, Dutch landscape painter was born on this day in history.  

1610  On January - 13 birth of maria Anna of Austria, Electress of Bavaria (d. 1665)  

1616  On January - 13 birth of antoinette Bourignon, Flemish mystic/French religious fanatic  

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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  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 this day in history.  

0888  Charles III, the Fat One, King of Franconia/Roman emperor, dies on January - 13.  

1049  On this day in history 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 January - 13.  

1177  On January - 13 hendrik Jasomirgott Babenberg, Duke of Austria, dies  

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