Today in History, English
Today in History, English


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91501August 13Event1779 – American Revolutionary War: The Royal Navy defeats the Penobscot Expedition with the most significant loss of United States naval forces prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor.
91502August 13Event1792 – King Louis XVI of France is formally arrested by the National Tribunal, and declared an enemy of the people.
91503August 13Event1806 – Battle of Mišar during the Serbian Revolution begins. The battle will end two days later, with a decisive Serbian victory over the Ottomans.
91504August 13Event1814 – The Convention of London, a treaty between the United Kingdom and the United Provinces, is signed in London, England.
91505August 13Event1831 – Nat Turner sees a solar eclipse, which he believes is a sign from God. Eight days later he and 70 other slaves kill approximately 55 whites in Southampton County, Virginia.
91506August 13Event1868 – A massive earthquake near Arica, Peru, causes an estimated 25,000 casualties, and the subsequent tsunami causes considerable damage as far away as Hawaii and New Zealand.
91507August 13Event1876 – The premiere of Wagner's Ring Cycle, at the recently completed Bayreuth Festspielhaus, was performed over the next several days.
91508August 13Event1898 – Spanish–American War: Spanish and American forces engaged in a mock battle for Manila, after which the Spanish commander surrendered in order to keep the city out of Filipino rebel hands.
91509August 13Event1898 – Carl Gustav Witt discovers 433 Eros, the first near-Earth asteroid to be found.
91510August 13Event1906 – The all black infantrymen of the U.S. Army's 25th Infantry Regiment are accused of killing a white bartender and wounding a white police officer in Brownsville, Texas, despite exculpatory evidence all are later dishonorably discharged.
91511August 13Event1913 – Otto Witte, an acrobat, is purportedly crowned King of Albania.
91512August 13Event1913 – First production in the UK of stainless steel by Harry Brearley.
91513August 13Event1918 – Women enlist in the United States Marine Corps for the first time. Opha May Johnson is the first woman to enlist.
91514August 13Event1918 – Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) established as a public company in Germany.
91515August 13Event1920 – Polish–Soviet War: The Battle of Warsaw begins and will last till August 25. The Red Army is defeated.
91516August 13Event1937 – The Battle of Shanghai begins.
91517August 13Event1942 – Major General Eugene Reybold of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers authorizes the construction of facilities that would house the "Development of Substitute Materials" project, better known as the Manhattan Project.
91518August 13Event1942 – Walt Disney's fifth full-length animated film, Bambi, was released to theaters.
91519August 13Event1954 – Radio Pakistan broadcasts the "Qaumī Tarāna", the national anthem of Pakistan for the first time.
91520August 13Event1960 – The Central African Republic declares independence from France.
91521August 13Event1961 – East Germany closes the border between the eastern and western sectors of Berlin to thwart its inhabitants' attempts to escape to the West.
91522August 13Event1964 – Peter Allen and Gwynne Evans are hanged for the Murder of John Alan West becoming the last people executed in the United Kingdom.
91523August 13Event1968 – Alexandros Panagoulis attempts to assassinate the Greek dictator Colonel Georgios Papadopoulos in Varkiza, Athens.
91524August 13Event1969 – The Apollo 11 astronauts are released from a three-week quarantine to enjoy a ticker tape parade in New York City That evening, at a state dinner in Los Angeles, they are awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by U.S. President Richard Nixon.
91525August 13Event1977 – Members of the British National Front (NF) clash with anti-NF demonstrators in Lewisham, London, resulting in 214 arrests and at least 111 injuries.
91526August 13Event1978 – One hundred fifty Palestinians in Beirut are killed in a terrorist attack during the second phase of the Lebanese Civil War.
91527August 13Event1979 – The roof of the uncompleted Rosemont Horizon in Rosemont, Illinois, collapses, killing five workers and injuring 16.
91528August 13Event2004 – Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 storm, strikes Punta Gorda, Florida, and devastates the surrounding area.
91529August 13Event2004 – One hundred fifty-six Congolese Tutsi refugees are massacred at the Gatumba refugee camp in Burundi.
91530August 13Event2008 – South Ossetian War: Russian units occupy the Georgian city of Gori.

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