What Happened on July 13


Historical Events

1668 – Van Marco Cesti’s opera “Il Pomo d’Oro” (the Golden Apple or Tomato) premieres in Vienna
1794 – Battle of the Vosges between French forces and those of Prussia and Austria
1923 – American explorer Roy Chapman Andrews discovers the first recognised dinosaur eggs, in the Gobi Desert, Mongolia
1936 – 112°F (44°C), Mio, Michigan (state record)
1951 – Great Flood: 2.000,000 acres in Kansas and Missouri in central US are flooded from rain swollen Missouri and Kansas Rivers
1969 – North Ireland loyalist Ian Paisley addresses a crowd at Loughgall, County Antrim, and is reported to have said: “I am anti-Roman Catholic, but God being my judge, I love the poor dupes who are ground down under that system.”

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Famous Birthdays

1901 – Eric Portman, Yorkshire England, actor (Naked Edge, Canterbury Tale), (d. 1969)
1948 – Alf Hansen, Norwegian rower Olympic gold, double sculls 1976; World C’ship gold double sculls 1975, 78, 79, 82), born in Oslo, Norway
1957 – Phil Margera, father of Bam Margera
1969 – Ken Jeong, American comedian and actor (Community, The Hangover), born in Detroit, Michigan
1982 – Christopher Bauman, American professional wrestler (d. 2005)
1982 – Simon Clist, English footballer (Bristol City), born in Bournemouth, England

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Famous Deaths

1705 – Titus Oates, English Protestant conspirator, dies at 55
1793 – Jean-Paul Marat, French journalist and revolutionary (Friend of the People periodical), is murdered by Charlotte Corday in a bath at 50
1997 – Miguel Ángel Blanco, Spanish politician (b. 1968)
2006 – Red Buttons [Aaron Chwatt], American comedian (The Red Buttons Show), and Academy Award-winning actor (Sayonara; The Poseidon Adventure), dies from cardiovascular disease at 87
2008 – Bronisław Geremek, Polish social historian and politician (b. 1932)
2010 – Manohari Singh, Indian saxophonist and part of R.D. Burman’s band (b. 1931)

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