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Historical Events For January - 13

Thursday, 24 August 2017

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

1734  On January - 13 luca Sorkocevic, composer  

1762  Leonhard Trautsch, composer, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1770  On January - 13 de Beaumarchais' "Les Deux Amis," premieres in Paris  

1778  Anton Fischer, composer on this day in history.  

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

1785  On this day in history john Walter publishes 1st issue of London Times  

1788  On January - 13 carl Ludwig Cornelius Westenholz, composer  

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 this day in history.  

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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  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 this day in history.  

1807  On January - 13 napoleon Bonaparte Buford, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1883  

1808  Salmon P Chase, (Sen-R) cabinet member, 6th chief justice (1864-73) on January - 13.  

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 January - 13.  

1828  On January - 13 alexandre-Auguste Robineau, composer, dies at 80  

1830  Great fire in New Orleans thought to be set by rebel slaves on January - 13.  

1834  On January - 13 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  On this day in history gustaaf Rolin-Jaequemyns, Belgian jurist/minister of the Interior  

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 this day in history.  

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

1850  On January - 13 leon Francis Victor Caron, composer  

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 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  On this day in history 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  Joachim II Hector, ruler (Brandenburg) was born on this day in history.  

1562  On this day in history 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 January - 13 birth of maria Anna of Austria, Electress of Bavaria (d. 1665)  

1616  On this day in history 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 this day in history 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  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 January - 13.  

1138  Death of Simon I, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1076) on January - 13.  

1151  On January - 13 death of abbot Suger, French statesman and historian (b. 1081)  

1177  Hendrik Jasomirgott Babenberg, Duke of Austria, dies on January - 13.  

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