Tuesday, August 20, 2019 (Week 34)

August 13 in History

What happened on August 13 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on august 13 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on august 13 in history.

1993
The US Court of Appeals rules Congress must save all emails.
1989
The wreckage of a plane that carried U.S. congressman Mickey Leland and others on a humanitarian mission is found on a mountain side in Ethiopia; there are no survivors.
1978
A bomb attack in Beirut during the Second Lebanese Civil War kills more than 150 people.
1963
A 17 year-old Buddhist monk burns himself to death in Saigon, South Vietnam.
1961
Construction begins on the Berlin Wall during the night.
1948
During the Berlin Airlift, the weather over Berlin becomes so stormy that American planes have their most difficult day landing supplies. They deem it ‘Black Friday.’
1932
Adolf Hitler refuses to serve as Franz Von Papen’s vice chancellor.
1910
British nurse Florence Nightingale, famous for her care of British soldiers during the Crimean War, dies.
1898
Manila, the capital of the Philippines, falls to the U.S. Army.
1892
The first issue of the Afro American newspaper is published in Baltimore, Maryland.
1889
The first coin-operated telephone is patented by William Gray.
1881
The first African-American nursing school opens at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia.
1862
Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest defeats a Union army under Thomas Crittenden at Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
1787
The Ottoman Empire declares war on Russia.
1704
The Duke of Marlborough and Prince Eugene of Austria defeat the French Army at the Battle of Blenheim.
1680
War starts when the Spanish are expelled from Santa Fe, New Mexico, by Indians under Chief Pope.
1630
Emperor Ferdinand II dismisses Albert Eusebius von Wallenstein, his most capable general.
1521
Hernan Cortes captures the city of Tenochtitlan, Mexico, and sets it on fire.

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