Monday, June 24, 2019 (Week 26)

January 13 in History

What happened on January 13 in history?

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

1990
In Virginia, Douglas Wilder, the first African American elected governor of a US state, takes office.
1982
Air Florida Flight 90 Boeing 737 jet crashes into Washington, D.C.’s 14th Street Bridge shortly after takeoff, then plunges into the Potomac River; 78 people, including 4 motorists, are killed.
1980
The United States offers Pakistan a two-year aid plan to counter the Soviet threat in Afghanistan.
1976
Argentina ousts a British envoy in dispute over the Falkland Islands.
1968
U.S. reports shifting most air targets from North Vietnam to Laos.
1965
Two U.S. planes are shot down in Laos while on a combat mission.
1955
Chase National and the Bank of Manhattan agree to merge resulting in the second largest U.S. bank.
1947
British troops replace striking truck drivers.
1945
The Red Army opens an offensive in South Poland, crashing 25 miles through the German lines.
1944
Plants are destroyed and 64 U.S. aircraft are lost in an air attack in Germany.
1943
General Leclerc’s Free French forces merge with the British under Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery in Libya.
1937
The United States bars Americans from serving in the Civil War in Spain.
1931
The bridge connecting New York and New Jersey is named the George Washington Memorial Bridge.
1927
A woman takes a seat on the NY Stock Exchange breaking the all-male tradition.
1923
Hitler denounces the Weimar Republic as 5,000 storm troopers demonstrate in Germany.
1919
California votes to ratify the prohibition amendment.
1900
To combat Czech nationalism, Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria-Hungary decrees German the official language of the Imperial Army.
1862
President Lincoln names Edwin M. Stanton Secretary of War.
1846
President James Polk dispatches General Zachary Taylor and 4,000 troops to the Texas Border as war with Mexico looms.
1397
John of Gaunt marries Katherine Rouet.

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