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Historical Events Happened In January - 13

Saturday, 19 April 2014

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

1734  Luca Sorkocevic, composer on this day in history.  

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

1770  De Beaumarchais' "Les Deux Amis," premieres in Paris on this day in history.  

1778  On this day in history anton Fischer, composer  

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

1785  On this day in history 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  Congress changes US flag to 15 stars & 15 stripes on this day in history.  

1795  Francois-Joseph Krafft, composer, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history eduard von Bauernfeld, Vienna, comedic playwright  

1807  Napoleon Bonaparte Buford, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1883 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1815  William Henry French, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1881 on this day in history.  

1822  The design of the Greek flag is adopted by the First National Assembly at Epidaurus on this day in history.  

1824  On this day in history ignacy Marceli Komorowski, composer  

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

1830  Great fire in New Orleans thought to be set by rebel slaves on this day in history.  

1834  On this day in history the birth of Horatio Alger, American author  

1834  Horatio Alger Jr, Revere Mass, author (Lost at Sea, Work & Win) on this day in history.  

1835  On this day in history gustaaf Rolin-Jaequemyns, Belgian jurist/minister of the Interior  

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

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  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  On this day in history leon Francis Victor Caron, composer  

1854  On this day in history anthony Foss patents the accordion  

1854  Anthony Foss patents accordion on this day in history.  

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 People Born On This Day In History

1334  On this day in history birth of king Henry II of Castile (d. 1379)  

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

1562  Mark Alexander Boyd, Scottish poet (d. 1601) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1616  On this day in history birth of antoinette Bourignon, Flemish mystic/French religious fanatic  

Famous Deaths In January - 13

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0086  Death of Gaius Marius, Roman general and politician (b. 157 BC) on this day in history.  

0533  On this day in history remigius van Reims, 1st bishop of Reims (459-533)/saint, dies about 96  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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