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January 13 Historical Events

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

Found 53 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 532
    Nika riots in Constantinople.
  • 888
    Odo, Count of Paris becomes King of the Franks.
  • 1435
    Sicut Dudum, forbidding the enslavement of the Guanche natives in Canary Islands by the Spanish, is promulgated by Pope Eugene IV.
  • 1547
    Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey is sentenced to death.
  • 1607
    The Bank of Genoa fails after announcement of national bankruptcy in Spain.
  • 1666
    French traveller Jean-Baptiste Tavernier arrived in Dhaka and met Shaista Khan.
  • 1793
    Nicolas Jean Hugon de Bassville, representative of Revolutionary France, lynched by a mob in Rome
  • 1797
    French Revolutionary Wars: A naval battle between a French ship of the line and two British frigates off the coast of Brittany ends with the French vessel running aground, resulting in over 900 deaths.
  • 1815
    War of 1812: British troops capture Fort Peter in St. Marys, Georgia, the only battle of the war to take place in the state.
  • 1822
    The design of the Greek flag is adopted by the First National Assembly at Epidaurus.
  • 1830
    The Great Fire of New Orleans begins.
  • 1833
    United States President Andrew Jackson writes to Vice President Martin Van Buren expressing his opposition to South Carolina’s defiance of federal authority in the Nullification Crisis.
  • 1840
    The steamship Lexington burns and sinks four miles off the coast of Long Island with the loss of 139 lives.
  • 1842
    Dr. William Brydon, an assistant surgeon in the British East India Company Army during the First Anglo-Afghan War, becomes famous for being the sole survivor of an army of 4,500 men and 12,000 camp followers when he reaches the safety of a garrison in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.
  • 1847
    The Treaty of Cahuenga ends the Mexican–American War in California.
  • 1869
    National convention of black leaders meets in Washington, D.C.
  • 1893
    The Independent Labour Party of the United Kingdom holds its first meeting.
  • 1893
    U.S. Marines land in Honolulu, Hawaii from the USS Boston to prevent the queen from abrogating the Bayonet Constitution.
  • 1895
    First Italo-Ethiopian War: the war’s opening battle, the Battle of Coatit, occurs; it is an Italian victory.
  • 1898
    Émile Zola’s J'accuse exposes the Dreyfus affair.
  • 1908
    The Rhoads Opera House Fire in Boyertown, Pennsylvania kills 171 people.
  • 1910
    The first public radio broadcast takes place; a live performance of the opera Cavalleria rusticana is sent out over the airwaves from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, New York.
  • 1913
    Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated was founded on the campus of Howard University.
  • 1915
    An earthquake in Avezzano, Italy kills 29,800.
  • 1934
    The Candidate of Sciences degree is established in the Soviet Union.
  • 1935
    A plebiscite in Saarland shows that 90.3% of those voting wish to join Nazi Germany.
  • 1939
    The Black Friday bush fires burn 20,000 square kilometers of land in Australia, claiming the lives of 71 people.
  • 1942
    Henry Ford patents a plastic automobile, which is 30% lighter than a regular car.
  • 1942
    World War II: First use of an aircraft ejection seat by a German test pilot in a Heinkel He 280 jet fighter.
  • 1951
    First Indochina War: The Battle of Vĩnh Yên begins, which will end in a major victory for France.

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