Monday, May 20, 2019 (Week 21)

February 13 in History

What happened on February 13 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on february 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 february 13 in history.

1984
Konstantin Chernenko is selected to succeed Yuri Andropov as Party General Secretary in the Soviet Union.
1972
Enemy attacks in Vietnam decline for the third day as the United States continues its intensive bombing strategy.
1970
General Motors is reportedly redesigning automobiles to run on unleaded fuel.
1968
The United States sends 10,500 more combat troops to Vietnam.
1953
The Pope asks the United States to grant clemency to convicted spies Ethel and Julius Rosenberg.
1951
At the Battle of Chipyong-ni, in Korea, U.N. troops contain the Chinese forces’ offensive in a two-day battle.
1949
A mob burns a radio station in Ecuador after the broadcast of H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds.“
1945
The Royal Air Force Bomber Command devastates the German city of Dresden with night raids by 873 heavy bombers. The attacks are joined by 521 American heavy bombers flying daylight raids.
1936
First social security checks are put in the mail.
1914
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is founded.
1866
Jesse James holds up his first bank.
1865
The Confederacy approves the recruitment of slaves as soldiers, as long as the approval of their owners is gained.
1862
The four day Battle of Fort Donelson, Tennessee, begins.
1692
In the Glen Coe highlands of Scotland, thirty-eight members of the MacDonald clan are murdered by soldiers of the neighboring Campbell clan for not pledging allegiance to William of Orange. Ironically the pledge had been made but not communicated to the clans. The event is remembered as the Massacre of Glencoe.
1689
British Parliament adopts the Bill of Rights.
1542
Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII, is beheaded for adultery.

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