Historical Events In May - 13
Friday, 07 August 2020
1888 On this day in history princess Isabel of Brazil signs "Lei Auréa" abolishing slavery
1888 DeWolf Hooper 1st recited "Casey at Bat" on this day in history.
1890 On May - 13 lord Salisbury offers Germany Helgoland in exchange for Zanzibar, Uganda & Equatoria
1890 On May - 13 18th Preakness: W Martin aboard Montague wins in 2:36.75
1891 17th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Murphy aboard Kingman wins in 2:52.25 on this day in history.
1891 On this day in history fritz Rasp, Bayreuth Germany, actor (Diary of a Lost Girl)
1892 On this day in history jean Alexander Ferdinand Poise, composer, dies at 63
1896 Charles F Pahud de Mortanges, Dutch equestrian (Olympic-gold-1928, 32) on May - 13.
1896 Nora Perry, writer, dies on May - 13.
1900 Jos Panhuysen, author (Pornographer) on May - 13.
1903 Alfred Pugsley, civil engineer on this day in history.
1904 Alfred Earle Birney, poet on May - 13.
1904 Jan Boissevain, ship owner/politician, dies on this day in history.
1905 James J Jeffries retires as boxing champ on this day in history.
1906 Bezalel Art School opens in Jerusalem on this day in history.
1906 On May - 13 thomas Mitchell, architect/engineer
1907 The birth of Daphne du Maurier, English novelist on this day in history.
1907 Austin Whitaker, schoolmaster classical scholar/archivist on May - 13.
1908 On this day in history navy Nurse Corps established.
1908 On May - 13 michael Richardson, commandant (Home for Disabled Sailors)
1909 On this day in history christian National Labor Workers (CNV) party begins in Netherlands
1911 On May - 13 37th Kentucky Derby: George Archibald aboard Meridian wins in 2:05
1911 On May - 13 maxine Sullivan, [Marietta Williams], US singer/actress (Going Places)
1912 On this day in history royal Flying Corps is established in England
1912 Royal Flying Corps forms in England on this day in history.
1912 Helen Craig, San Antonio TX, actress (Snake Pit, They Live by Night) on May - 13.
1913 The first 4 engine aircraft built & flown (Igor Sikorsky-Russia) on May - 13.
1913 On this day in history 1st four engine aircraft built and flown (Igor Sikorsky-Russia)
1913 Sanjiva Reddy, president (India) on this day in history.
1914 Joe Louis, world heavyweight boxing champion (1937-49) on this day in history.
1914 R E Foster, only dual England captain at cricket & soccer, dies on May - 13.
1915 On May - 13 john Habakkuk, principal (Jesus College in Oxford)
1916 On May - 13 42nd Kentucky Derby Johnny Loftus aboard George Smith wins in 2 04
1916 On May - 13 the first observance of Indian (Native American) Day