Today in History, English
Today in History, English

91861August 13Death2012 – Joan Roberts, American actress and singer (b. 1917)
91862August 13Death2013 – Kris Biantoro, Indonesian actor and singer (b. 1938)
91863August 13Death2013 – Lothar Bisky, German politician (b. 1941)
91864August 13Death2013 – Tompall Glaser, American singer (Tompall & the Glaser Brothers) (b. 1933)
91865August 13Death2013 – Aaron Selber, Jr., American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1927)
91866August 13Death2013 – Jean Vincent, French footballer and manager (b. 1930)
91867August 13Death2014 – Frans Brüggen, Dutch flute player and conductor (b. 1934)
91868August 13Death2014 – Eduardo Campos, Brazilian politician, 14th Brazilian Minister of Science and Technology (b. 1965)
91869August 13Death2014 – Columba Domínguez, Mexican actress (b. 1929)
91870August 13Death2014 – Martino Finotto, Italian race car driver (b. 1933)
91871August 13Death2014 – Süleyman Seba, Turkish footballer and manager (b. 1926)
91872August 13Death2014 – Robert Bruce Smith, IV, American historian and educator (b. 1945)
91873August 13Death2015 – Watban Ibrahim al-Tikriti, Iraqi politician, Iraqi Minister of Interior (b. 1952)
91874August 13Death2015 – Bob Fillion, Canadian ice hockey player and manager (b. 1920)
91875August 13Death2015 – Om Prakash Munjal, Indian businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Hero Cycles (b. 1928)
91876August 13Death2015 – John A. Nerud, American horse trainer (b. 1913)
91877August 13Holiday and observanceChristian feast day:Benedetto SinigardiCassian of ImolaClara Maass (with Nightingale Lutheran Church)Florence Nightingale, Octavia HillHippolytus of RomeMaximus the ConfessorPope PontianRadegundeAugust 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
91878August 13Holiday and observanceJeremy Taylor, bishop of Down, Ireland (commemoration, Anglican Communion)
91879August 13Holiday and observanceIndependence Day (Central African Republic), celebrates the independence of Central African Republic from France in 1960.
91880August 13Holiday and observanceInternational Lefthanders Day (International)
91881August 13Holiday and observanceWomen's Day, commemorates the enaction of Tunisian Code of Personal Status in 1956. (Tunisia)
91882August 14Event29 BC – Octavian holds the second of three consecutive triumphs in Rome to celebrate the victory over the Dalmatian tribes.
91883August 14Event1040 – King Duncan I is killed in battle against his first cousin and rival Macbeth. The latter succeeds him as King of Scotland.
91884August 14Event1183 – Taira no Munemori and the Taira clan take the young Emperor Antoku and the three sacred treasures and flee to western Japan to escape pursuit by the Minamoto clan (traditional Japanese date: Twenty-fifth Day of the Seventh Month of the Second Year
91885August 14Event1288 – Count Adolf VIII of Berg grants town privileges to Düsseldorf, the village on the banks of the Düssel.
91886August 14Event1352 – War of the Breton Succession: Anglo-Bretons defeat the French in the Battle of Mauron.
91887August 14Event1370 – Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor, grants city privileges to Carlsbad which is subsequently named after him.
91888August 14Event1385 – Portuguese Crisis of 1383–85: Battle of Aljubarrota – Portuguese forces commanded by King John I and his general Nuno Álvares Pereira defeat the Castilian army of King John I.
91889August 14Event1415 – Henry the Navigator leads Portuguese forces to victory over the Marinids at the Battle of Ceuta.
91890August 14Event1480 – Battle of Otranto: Ottoman troops behead 800 Christians for refusing to convert to Islam they are later honored in the Church.

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