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August 13 Historical Events

The following events took place on August 13. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 46 events. Showing 31 - 46.

  • 1942
    Walt Disney’s fifth full-length animated film, Bambi, was released to theaters.
  • 1954
    Radio Pakistan broadcasts the “Qaumī Tarāna”, the national anthem of Pakistan for the first time.
  • 1960
    The Central African Republic declares independence from France.
  • 1961
    East Germany closes the border between the eastern and western sectors of Berlin to thwart its inhabitants’ attempts to escape to the West.
  • 1964
    Peter Allen and Gwynne Evans are hanged for the Murder of John Alan West becoming the last people executed in the United Kingdom.
  • 1968
    Alexandros Panagoulis attempts to assassinate the Greek dictator Colonel Georgios Papadopoulos in Varkiza, Athens.
  • 1969
    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.
  • 1977
    Members of the British National Front (NF) clash with anti-NF demonstrators in Lewisham, London, resulting in 214 arrests and at least 111 injuries.
  • 1978
    One hundred fifty Palestinians in Beirut are killed in a terrorist attack during the second phase of the Lebanese Civil War.
  • 1979
    The roof of the uncompleted Rosemont Horizon in Rosemont, Illinois, collapses, killing five workers and injuring 16.
  • 2004
    Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 storm, strikes Punta Gorda, Florida, and devastates the surrounding area.
  • 2004
    One hundred fifty-six Congolese Tutsi refugees are massacred at the Gatumba refugee camp in Burundi.
  • 2008
    South Ossetian War: Russian units occupy the Georgian city of Gori.
  • 2010
    The MV Sun Sea docks in CFB Esquimalt, British Columbia, Canada, carrying 492 Sri Lankan Tamils.
  • 2014
    Three train cars derail and 11 people are injured after a landslide hits a mountain train in the Swiss Alps.
  • 2015
    At least 76 people are killed and 212 others are wounded in a truck bombing in Baghdad, Iraq.

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