October 13

54Nero ascends to the Roman throne

409Vandals and Alans crossed the Pyrenees and appeared in Hispania

1307 – Hundreds of Knights Templar in France are simultaneously arrested by agents of Phillip the Fair, to be later tortured into “admittingheresy.

1492Christopher Columbus and his crew land in the Bahamas

1773 – The Whirlpool Galaxy was discovered by Charles Messier

1775 – The United States Continental Congress orders the establishment of the Continental Navy (later renamed the United States Navy)

1792 – In Washington, D.C., the cornerstone of the United States Executive Mansion (known as the White House since 1818) is laid

1885 – The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is founded in Atlanta, Georgia

1884Greenwich established as universal time meridian of longitude

1917 – The “Miracle of the Sun” is witnessed by an estimated 70,000 people in the Cova da Iria in Fátima, Portugal

1944World War II: Riga, the capital of Latvia is seized by the Red Army

1958 – Burial of Eugenio Pacelli, Pope Pius XII on the 41st anniversary of the “Miracle of the Sun”

1971 World Series: The first night game in World Series history is played at Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Stadium between the Baltimore Orioles and Pittsburgh Pirates

1976 – The first electron micrograph of an Ebola viral particle was obtained by Dr. F.A. Murphy, now at U.C. Davis, who was then working at the C.D.C.

1977 – Four Palestinians hijack Lufthansa Flight 181 to Somalia and demand release of 11 members of the Red Army Faction

1981 – I was born

1983Ameritech Mobile Communications (now AT&T) launched the first US cellular network in Chicago, Illinois

1990 – End of the Lebanese war. Syrian forces launch an attack on the free areas of Lebanon removing General Michel Aoun from the presidential palace


2 Responses to “October 13”

  1. 2008-Lexan went to blog hop and read Here Comes the Sun and sung:

    “Happy birthday to you,
    happy birthday to you…
    happy birthday, happy birthday…
    happy birthday to you…”


  2. Damn, missed it by a few days 😦 Happy Birthday Darwin! Keep shining! 🙂

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