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Historical Events Happened In January - 13

Thursday, 02 October 2014

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

1734  Luca Sorkocevic, composer on this day in history.  

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 January - 13 anton Fischer, composer  

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  On this day in history carl Ludwig Cornelius Westenholz, composer  

1794  Congress changes US flag to 15 stars &15 stripes on January - 13.  

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 January - 13 elisabeth C von Brunswick-Bevern, wife of Frederick II, dies at 81  

1799  On January - 13 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  Eduard von Bauernfeld, Vienna, comedic playwright on this day in history.  

1807  Napoleon Bonaparte Buford, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1883 on January - 13.  

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 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  On January - 13 ignacy Marceli Komorowski, composer  

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

1830  On January - 13 great fire in New Orleans thought to be set by rebel slaves  

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 January - 13 gustaaf Rolin-Jaequemyns, Belgian jurist/minister of the Interior  

1838  Ferdinand Reis, composer, dies at 53 on this day in history.  

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 January - 13.  

1850  On this day in history leon Francis Victor Caron, composer  

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

1854  On January - 13 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  King Henry II of Castile (d. 1379) was born on January - 13.  

1381  On this day in history birth of st Colette, abbess/reformer (Poor Clares)  

1406  On this day in history birth of matteo Palmieri, Italian writer (Della vita civile)  

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

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  Maria Anna of Austria, Electress of Bavaria (d. 1665) was born on January - 13.  

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  Remigius van Reims, 1st bishop of Reims (459-533)/saint, dies about 96 on January - 13.  

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

0888  Charles III, the Fat One, King of Franconia/Roman emperor, dies on this day in history.  

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  Death of Abbot Suger, French statesman and historian (b. 1081) on January - 13.  

1177  On this day in history hendrik Jasomirgott Babenberg, Duke of Austria, dies