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.
The US Court of Appeals rules Congress must save all emails.
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.
A bomb attack in Beirut during the Second Lebanese Civil War kills more than 150 people.
A 17 year-old Buddhist monk burns himself to death in Saigon, South Vietnam.
Construction begins on the Berlin Wall during the night.
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.’
Adolf Hitler refuses to serve as Franz Von Papen’s vice chancellor.
British nurse Florence Nightingale, famous for her care of British soldiers during the Crimean War, dies.
Manila, the capital of the Philippines, falls to the U.S. Army.
The first issue of the Afro American newspaper is published in Baltimore, Maryland.
The first coin-operated telephone is patented by William Gray.
The first African-American nursing school opens at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia.
Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest defeats a Union army under Thomas Crittenden at Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
The Ottoman Empire declares war on Russia.
The Duke of Marlborough and Prince Eugene of Austria defeat the French Army at the Battle of Blenheim.
War starts when the Spanish are expelled from Santa Fe, New Mexico, by Indians under Chief Pope.
Emperor Ferdinand II dismisses Albert Eusebius von Wallenstein, his most capable general.
Hernan Cortes captures the city of Tenochtitlan, Mexico, and sets it on fire.