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Historical Events In August - 13

Friday, 03 July 2020

1945  On this day in history 35 Jews sacrifice their lives to blow up Nazi rubber plant in Silesia  

1946  Britain transfers illegal immigrants bound to Palestine, to Cyprus on August - 13.  

1946  On this day in history h[erbert] G[eorge] Wells, sci-fi author (Time Machine), dies at 79  

1947  On this day in history johan H T Norlind, Swedish musicologist, dies  

1948  Satchel Paige at 42 pitches his first major league complete game on this day in history.  

1948  Satchel Paige at 42, pitches his 1st major league complete game on this day in history.  

1948  On this day in history edwin Maxwell, actor (Taming of the Shrew), dies at 62  

1950  On this day in history babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA World Golf Championship  

1951  Great-Britain & Iraq sign new oil contract on August - 13.  

1953  Pres Eisenhower establishes Govt Contract Compliance Committee on August - 13.  

1953  On this day in history 4-5 million French go on strike against economizations  

1953  Dmitri Arakishvili, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

1954  On this day in history 21st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Detroit 31, All-Stars 6 (93,470)  

1954  Hermann W S Waltershausen, German musicologist/composer, dies at 71 on August - 13.  

1955  The opening of the Canso Causeway, linking Cape Breton Island to the Nova Scotia mainland on this day in history.  

1955  Larry Doby's ends AL record of 167 errorless games in outfield on this day in history.  

1956  WBIR TV channel 10 in Knoxville, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting on August - 13.  

1956  On August - 13 harry Donnan, cricketer (5 Tests for Australia 1891-96), dies  

1958  On August - 13 indians' right fielder Rocky Colavito makes his pitching debut, hurling 3 hitless innings, Detroit 3, Cleveland 2  

1959  Milt satellite Discoverer 5 launched (into polar orbit) on this day in history.  

1959  On August - 13 henry Garat, actor (Congress Dances), dies at 57  

1960  On August - 13 central African Republic & Chad proclaim independence from France  

1961  Border between east and west Berlin sealed off by East Germans on this day in history.  

1961  Construction on Berlin Wall begins in East Germany (Dark day) on August - 13.  

1961  Construction of the Berlin Wall begins in East Germany on this day in history.  

1961  On this day in history adeline De Walt Reynolds, actress (Son of Dracula), dies at 78  

1962  Bert Campaneris of Daytona Beach (FSL) pitches ambidextrously on August - 13.  

1963  Custom agents confiscate 21 gold coins from Witte Museum on August - 13.  

1964  1st broadcast by Trans World Radio on Bonaire on this day in history.  

1967  On this day in history in the Pyrenees a 5.3 quake resulted in numerous buildings were destroyed in Arette, Oloron, and Montory; one person was killed and 80 were injured  

1967  On August - 13 wQLN TV channel 54 in Erie, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting  

1967  Jane Darwell, actress (Girls in Prison), dies of heart attack at 87 on August - 13.  

1970  Viktor Nikolayevich Trambitsky, composer, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1971  Paul and Linda McCartney release "The Back Seat of My Car" on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 13

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0582  Arnulf of Metz, French bishop and saint (d. 640) was born on August - 13.  

1311  On August - 13 birth of king Alfonso XI of Castile and Leon (d. 1350)  

1422  On August - 13 birth of william Caxton, 1st English printer (Histories of Troy)  

1584  Theophilus Howard, 2nd Earl of Suffolk, English politician (d. 1640) was born on this day in history.  

1617  On this day in history birth of johann A Quenstedt, German Lutherian theologist  

1625  Rasmus Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and physicist (d. 1698) was born on August - 13.  

1655  On this day in history birth of johann Christoph Denner, inventor (clarinet)  

1662  On August - 13 birth of charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset, English politician (d. 1748)  


Famous Deaths In August - 13

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0586  Death of Radegund, wife of Clotaire I on this day in history.  

0587  Radegundis, daughter of Thurings king Berthar/saint, dies on August - 13.  

0662  On this day in history maximus Confessor, Greek theologist/crusader, dies  

0900  On this day in history zwentibold, king of Lutherans (895-900), dies in battle at 29  

1134  Irene [Pirisca], Byzantine empress, dies on August - 13.  

1191  Philips van Heinsberg, archbishop of Cologne, dies on August - 13.  

1278  Daikaku, Zen teacher Rinzai line/head of Kenchoji, dies in Japan at 65 on this day in history.  

1382  On this day in history death of eleanor of Aragon, wife of John I of Castile (b. 1358)  

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