October 13 in History
What happened on October 13 in history?
A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on october 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 october 13 in history.
After being underground for a record 69 days, all 33 miners trapped in a Copiapo, Chile, mine are rescued.
The Lebanese Civil War ends when a Syrian attack removes Gen. Michel Aoun from power.
The Space Shuttle Challenger, carrying seven, the largest crew to date, lands safely at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Dr. F.A. Murphy at Center for Disease Control obtains the first electron micrograph of an Ebola viral particle.
Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 crashes in the Andes Mountains, near the Argentina-Chile border; only 16 survivors (out of 45 people aboard) are rescued on Dec. 23.
First game of the fledgling American Basketball Association; Oakland Oaks beat Anaheim Amigos 134-129 in Oakland, Cal.
First appearance of Paddington Bear, now a beloved icon of children’s literature.
The Fourth Republic begins in France; it will continue to 1958.
Troops of the advancing Soviet Army occupy Riga, capital of Latvia.
Italy declares war on Germany.
In the first of four attacks, two Japanese battleships sail down the slot and shell Henderson field on Guadalcanal, in an unsuccessful effort to destroy the American Cactus Air Force.
Sigmund Freud’s The Interpretation of Dreams is published.
Boston defeats Pittsburgh in baseball’s first World Series.
The California state constitution, which prohibits slavery, is signed in Monterey.
At the Battle of Queenston Heights, a Canadian and British army defeats the American who have tried to invade Canada.
President George Washington lays the cornerstone for the White House.
Benedict Arnold is defeated at Lake Champlain.
The Continental Congress authorizes construction of two warships, thus instituting an American naval force.
Virginia passes a law that blacks arriving in the colonies as Christians cannot be used as slaves.
Henry IV of England is crowned.
Members of the Knights of Templar are arrested throughout France, imprisoned and tortured by the order of King Philip the Fair of France.