Dates in History: What Happened on the Day you were Born?

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November, 28 1994

[1994] In Portage, Wisconsin, convicted serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is clubbed to death by an inmate in the Columbia Correctional Institution gymnasium.

[1994] Voters in Norway reject European Union membership (see Norwegian EU referendum, 1994).

Personal Favorite

[1979] The Mount Erebus disaster: An Air New Zealand DC-10 crashes into Mount Erebus on a sightseeing trip, killing all 257 people on board.

March 11, 1993: The EXACT day of my birth, the band Flogging Molly played their first concert ever.

Not exactly that historically important, but it's the only thing I can remember right now.

For my specific day of birth, Fritz John died. He was a mathematician of some sort.

October 25th 1995: A school bus is hit by a Metra train killing 7 students and injuring others.
It is considered one of the worst grade-crossing accidents in U.S. history.

Coincidently all the students on the bus were rushed to the hospital I was being born at. The doctor who was supposed to deliver me was locked out of the building.

April 30

Hawaii becomes a state and Willie Nelsons birthday

August 31st


The day where Germany made a move which would start WWII the next day. Great.
What I'm curious about it why they recorded the first time a split skirt was worn. Oh well.

September 13th.

# 0122 The building of Hadrian's Wall begins.
# 0509 BC - The temple of Jupiter on Rome's Capitoline Hill is dedicated on the ides of September.
# 0533 General Belisarius of the Byzantine Empire defeats Gelimer and the Vandals at the Battle of Ad Decimium, near Carthage, North Africa.
# 0604 Pope Sabinian is consecrated.
# 1224 Francis of Assisi is afflicted with stigmata.
# 1321 Dante Alighieri author of the Divine Comedy, dies
# 1440 Gilles de Rais is finally taken into custody upon an accusation brought against him by the Bishop of Nantes.
# 1503 Michelangelo begins work on his David.
# 1504 Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand issue a Royal Warrant for the construction of a Royal Chapel (Capilla Real) to be built.
# 1598 Philip II King of Spain (1556-98), dies at 71
# 1609 Henry Hudson reached the river that would later be named after him - the Hudson River.
# 1609 Henry Hudson reaches the river that will later be named after him - the Hudson River.
# 1663 The first serious slave conspiracy in colonial America (Virginia)
# 1743 Great Britain, Austria and Savoy-Sardinia sign the Treaty of Worms (1743).
# 1759 Battle of the Plains of Abraham: British defeat French near Quebec City in the Seven Years' War, known in the United States as the French and Indian War.
# 1759 James Wolfe British general dies during the Battle of the Palins of Abraham outside Quebec city
# 1759 Wolfe defeats Montcalm on Plains of Abraham; Canada becomes English
# 1788 New York City becomes the US national capital, as authorized by the Congress of the Confederation.
# 1788 The United States' Philadelphia Convention sets the date for the country's first presidential election, and New York City becomes the temporary capital of the U.S..
# 1789 The first loan to US Govt (from NYC banks)
# 1803 John Barry first American commodore, dies
# 1814 Francis Scott Key writes The Star-Spangled Banner
# 1814 The British fail to capture Baltimore, Maryland. Turning point in the War of 1812.
# 1849 The first US prize fight fatality (Tom McCoy)
# 1867 Gen E R S Canby orders SC courts to impanel blacks jurors
# 1882 Britain invades Egypt
# 1882 The Battle of Tel al-Kebir is fought in the 1882 Anglo-Egyptian War.
# 1882 The Canada Atlantic Railway is opened between Ottawa and Coteau. This line which was built by John R. Booth was extended, within a period of 20 years, into a system stretching from Georgian Bay to the Vermont border.
# 1882 The important Battle of Tall al Kabir is fought in the Anglo-Egyptian War.
# 1898 Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film.
# 1899 Henry Bliss is the first person in the United States to be killed in an automobile accident.
# 1899 Mackinder, Ollier and Brocherel make the first ascent of Batian (5,199m - 17,058 ft), the highest peak of Mount Kenya.
# 1899 The first known auto-related fatality occurs when pedestrian Henry Bliss is struck by a car in New York City.
# 1900 Filipino resistance fighters defeat a small American column in the Battle of Pulang Lupa, during the Philippine-American War.
# 1906 First fixed-wing aircraft flight in Europe.
# 1914 During World War I, South African troops open hostilities in German south-west Africa (Namibia) with an assault on the Ramansdrift police station.
# 1922 136.4øF (58ø C), El Aziziyah, Libya in shade (world record)
# 1922 The record high temperature for the planet is set in Azizia, Libya, where it reached 136 degrees Fahrenheit.
# 1922 The temperature (in the shade) at Al 'Aziziyah, Libya reaches a world record 57.7C (135.9F).
# 1923 Military coup in Spain - Miguel Primo de Rivera takes over, setting up a dictatorship.

# 1935 Rockslide near Whirlpool Rapids Bridge ends the Great Gorge and International Railway.
# 1939 Canada enters World War II.
# 1942 German forces attack Stalingrad
# 1943 Chiang Kai-shek elected president of the Republic of China.
# 1943 Personal posting - My dad Neil was born.
# 1944 U.S. heavy bombers rain destruction on factory areas a few miles from Auschwitz, but Allies refuse to bomb railroad tracks or gas chambers at Auschwitz.
# 1948 Margaret Chase Smith is elected senator, and becomes the first woman to serve in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the United States Senate.
# 1949 The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) is established in New York City.
# 1950 Sara Allgood actress (Jane Eyre, Spiral Staircase), dies at 56
# 1953 Nikita Khrushchev appointed secretary-general of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
# 1956 IBM introduces the first computer disk storage unit, the RAMAC 305.
# 1956 The dike around the Dutch polder East Flevoland is closed.
# 1959 USSR's Luna 2 becomes first probe to contact another celestial body
# 1960 Payola where radio stations would play selected songs in exchange for gifts and/or cash is banned by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
# 1961 "Car 54 Where are You?" premiers on TV
# 1961 Unmanned Mercury-Atlas 4 launched into Earth orbit
# 1962 Number one hit on UK music charts - Elvis Presley - She's Not You
# 1963 "The Outer Limits" premiers
# 1963 Yanks clinch their 28th pennant
# 1965 Baseball: Willie Mays becomes the fifth member of the 500 home run club with a home run at the Astrodome in Houston, Texas.
# 1965 Beatles release "Yesterday"
# 1965 Today Show's first totally color broadcast
# 1965 Willie Mays hits his 500th HR
# 1968 Albania leaves the Warsaw Pact.
# 1969 The Plastic Ono Band, featuring John Lennon and Yoko Ono, perform in concert for the first time.
# 1969 The Premiere Episode of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?
# 1970 IBM announces System 370 computer
# 1971 9 hostages & 28 prisoners die in take over at Attica State Prison
# 1971 Frank Robinson hits his 500th HR
# 1971 Police storm the Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York, ending a four-day siege that killed 43 people.
# 1971 State police and National Guardsmen storm New York's Attica Prison to end a prison revolt. 42 people die in the assault.
# 1971 The World Hockey Association is founded.
# 1973 ABC announces it obtained TV rights for the 1976 Olympics
# 1975 Personal posting - September 13th, 1975. CHEERS to Joshua Hein! Birth of the a great man. Honarable, intelligent, wise beyond his years.
# 1976 2nd Enterprise, approach & lands test (ALT) flight (5m28s)
# 1977 2nd test of the Space Shuttle Enterprise
# 1977 Leopold Stokowski symphonic conductor, dies in England, at 95
# 1977 Symphony conductor Leopold Stokowski dies in Hampshire, England, at age 95.
# 1977 The first TV viewer discretion warning-Soap
# 1978 Personal posting - Joseph Courtney was Born to Joseph and Sandra Courtney - United Kingdom
# 1979 South Africa grants Venda independence (Not recognized out of S Afr)
# 1980 Number one hit on UK music charts - Kelly Marie - Feels Like I'm In Love
# 1981 33rd Emmy Awards (Hill Street Blues big winner)
# 1981 John McEnroe beats Bj"rn B"rg for US Open title
# 1981 William Loeb publisher of Manchester Union Leader, NH, dies at 75
# 1982 50 die in Spantax Airlines DC-10 on takeoff from Malaga, Spain
# 1982 Joe Lefevre gets 6 hits in one baseball game
# 1982 Philip Ober actor (Gen Stone-I Dream of Jeannie), dies at 80
# 1983 US mint strikes first gold coin in 50 years (Olympic Eagle)
# 1984 STS 41-G launch vehicle moves to launch pad
# 1984 Personal posting - Travis Younger Dalton (Bubba) was born - USA
# 1984 Personal posting - Richard Smith was born - USA
# 1985 Japan Super Mario Bros. released for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
# 1985 John Williams introduces the new Today Show theme
# 1985 Nintendo releases Super Mario Bros.
# 1986 Kellye Cash (Miss Tennessee) crowned Miss America
# 1986 Number one hit on UK music charts - Communards - Don't Leave Me This Way
# 1987 Goinia accident: A radioactive object is stolen from an abandoned hospital in Goinia, Brazil, contaminating many people in the following weeks and leading some to die from radiation poisoning.
# 1987 Goiânia accident: A radioactive object is stolen from an abandoned hospital in Goiânia, Brazil, contaminating many people in the following weeks and leading some to die from radiation poisoning.
# 1987 Paul Lynch of Great Britain does 32,573 push-ups in 24 hours
# 1988 Hurricane Gilbert becomes strongest (26.13 barometer) hurricane in Western Hemisphere
# 1988 Hurricane Gilbert is the strongest recorded hurricane in the Western Hemisphere (based on barometric pressure).
# 1989 Fay Vincent succeeds the late A. Bartlett Giamatti as commissioner of Major League Baseball.
# 1989 Largest anti-Apartheid march in South Africa, led by Desmond Tutu.
# 1990 Iraqi troops storm the residence of French ambassador in Kuwait
# 1990 Law and Order debuts on NBC-TV.
# 1990 Senate Judiciary Com opens hearing on confirmation of David Souter
# 1991 A 55 ton concrete beam falls in Montreal's Olympic Stadium
# 1992 Personal posting - shawna marie was born - USA
# 1992 Personal posting - megan baxter born - USA
# 1993 Premiere of Late Night with Conan O'Brien on NBC
# 1993 Public unveiling of the Oslo Accords, an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement initiated by Norway.
# 1994 Ulysses probe passes the Sun's south pole.
# 1995 Personal posting - September 13 1995 Tyler Melcher is born
# 1996 Personal posting - Pedro S. Olguin Married Mada Rangel Solis
# 1996 Rapper Tupac Shakur dies in the hospital from gunshot wounds sustained September 7.
# 1998 Former Alabama Governor George Wallace dies at age 79.
# 1999 Bomb explodes in Moscow, Russia. At least 119 people are killed.
# 2001 Civilian aircraft traffic resumes in the U.S. after the September 11, 2001 attacks.
# 2006 At Dawson College (Montreal), Kimveer Gill kills one student and wounds 19 others before committing suicide.
# 2007 Important Islamic date - Ramadan (Islamic month of Fasting) September 13 - October 12, 2007
# 2007 The McLaren and Ferrari court case to take place

A Raging Emo:
September 13th.

Add:
2006: s69-5 gets married.

February 5th, 1988:

1988 Andre The Giant wins the WWF Championship from Hulk Hogan, becoming the champion with the shortest reign (45 seconds) in the history of the WWF.

1988 Arizona House of Representatives vote to impeach Republican Governor Evan Mecham

1988 Comic Relief holds the first "Red Nose Day", which raises 15 million in the United Kingdom for charity.

1988 Panamanian General Manuel Noriega indicted by US grand jury for drugs

1988 The first prime-time wrestling match in 30 years-Andre the Giant beats Hulk Hogan

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I seem to have missed a lot of good wrestling on my birthday xD

my birthday coincides with the start of the third crusade and Martin Luther King's march on Washington.

12 March 1938: Germany completes the Anschluss of Austria.

April 20th National Pot Day, Hitler's Birthday, Columbine Highschool Massacre

Wow, there has been A LOT of deaths on the 26th of may.

# 1945 - World War II: Hiroshima is devastated when the atomic bomb "Little Boy" is dropped by the United States B-29 Enola Gay. Around 70,000 people are killed instantly, and some tens of thousands die in subsequent years from burns and radiation poisoning.

1970 - M. Night Shyamalan, Indian/American film director (Crap)

and 2 Independence Days

# Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Bolivia from Spain in 1825.
# Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Jamaica from the United Kingdom in 1962.

Edit: Crap, right. August 6th.

I chopped it down a little bit...

Oh! my birthday is July 10th.

The link is quite awesome, but looks like not a lot of cool stuff happened on the date when i was born(11. March)
My best picks are :

1997 Ashes of Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry are launched into space

1986 Popsicle announced its plan to end the traditional twin-stick frozen treat for a flatter, one-stick model.

1302 Romeo & Juliet's wedding day, according to Shakespeare (Awww...)

1953 An American B-47 accidentally drops a nuclear bomb on South Carolina, the bomb doesn't go off due to 6 safety catches

I didn't read trough them all so i may be missing something, but these things are good enough for me.

s69-5:

A Raging Emo:
[color=darkorange]September 13th.

Add:
2006: s69-5 gets married.

Congratulations, I think.

Let's see, fun events for September 29th:
1789: US first establishes an army
1829: The London Metropolitan Police is founded.
1916: Rockefeller becomes the world's first billionaire.
1991: Military coup in Haiti

Birthdays: Pompey the Great, Ian McShane
Not too much of interest going on on my b-day.

The two most important events in human history of course:

  • Mike Tyson biting off someone's ear.

And of course, the one I didn't even have to look up:

  • BURN NOTICE PREMIERE!

Sassafrass was born...

On the exact same day of the exact same year as me

Cinco de Mayo

Kublai Khan becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire (1260).

Christopher Columbus discovers the island of Jamaica and claims it for Spain (1494).

Marx (1818), Kierkegaard (1813), and Ian McCullough (1959) were born.

Battle of Puebla in Mexico (1862).

Bobby Sands dies (1981).

August 9th
1945- The second atomic bomb "Fat Man" is dropped on Nagasaki effectively ending WWII.

april 4th

Martin Luther King assassinated and Microsoft formed.
good times. :P

me birthday: 28th of june

Most importantly: Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated my birthday ergo WW1 was ignited on my birthday!

April 30th, 1945: the day Hitler died.

I don't really know anything that happened that day on the year I was born, so I usually just say that.

The Doughnut was invented!!!! 22nd of June the doughtnut was invented!!!! Oh and the department of justice was created as well apprently

July 21:

1861 - American Civil War: First Battle of Bull Run - at Manassas Junction, Virginia, the first major battle of the war begins and ends in a victory for the Confederate army.

1865 - In the market square of Springfield, Missouri, Wild Bill Hickok shoots and kills Davis Tutt in what is regarded as the first true western showdown.

1925 - Scopes Trial: In Dayton, Tennessee, high school biology teacher John T. Scopes is found guilty of teaching evolution in class and fined $100.

1944 - World War II: Battle of Guam - American troops land on Guam starting the battle. It would end on August 10.

1969 - Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin become the first men to walk on the Moon, during the Apollo 11 mission.

1972 - Bloody Friday bombing by the Provisional Irish Republican Army around Belfast, Northern Ireland - 22 bomb explosions, 9 people killed and 130 people seriously injured.

1993 - Greatest event in mankind, I am born :P

2005 - Four terrorist bombings, occurring exactly two weeks after the similar July 7 bombings, target London's public transportation system. All four bombs fail to detonate and all four suspected suicide bombers are captured and later convicted and imprisoned for long terms.

I was born in 1995, possibly the most disturbing thing ever for me.

February 18th

1478 George, Duke of Clarence, convicted of treason against his older brother Edward IV of England, is privately executed in the Tower of London.
1930 Pluto, the ninth planet of our solar system, is discovered.
1943 Munich resistance group "White Rose" captured by Nazis
1954 The first Church of Scientology is established in Los Angeles, California.

Those are the best ones I could find.

I have the same birthday as Scientology :(

November 4th, 1992
Bill Clinton Elected President
:)

KingTeabag:
Pearl Harbour motherfuckers!

and thank you for having the same b-day as myself.

My dad's birthday is January 13th!
OT:

well this got me to look it up...
September 4th, (1994 to be persise... that makes it 9/4/94)
2006- Steve Irwin died
1937- Chicago Polio Outbreak
1951- President Truman's speech in San Fransisco became the first television program to be broadcasted coast-to-coast

... and some other things, non of them are too interesting

yeah i was born May 13th, 1995.

1110 Crusaders march into Beirut causing a bloodbath

1364 Peter Coutherel banished from Leuven

1497 Pope Alexander VI excommunicates Girolamo Savonarola

1559 Excavated corpse of heretic David Jorisz burned in Basel

1568 Battle of Langside: the forces of Mary Queen of Scots are defeated by a confederacy of Scottish Protestants under James Stewart, Earl of Moray, her half-brother.

1588 King Henri III flees Paris

1607 English colonists (John Smith) land near James River in Virginia

1619 Dutch statesman Johan van Oldenbarnevelt is executed in The Hague after having been accused of treason.

1624 Admiral Hermites fleet blockade Lima Peru

1637 Cardinal Richelieu of France creates the table knife

1643 Battle at Grantham: English parliamentary armies beat royalists

1643 Heavy earthquake strikes Santiago Chile; kills 1/3 of population

1648 Construction of the Red Fort at Delhi was completed.

1652 Ingen Ryuki invited to become the abbot of Sofokuji temple in Nagasaki

1654 Venetian fleet under Admiral Adeler beats Turkish

1777 University library at Vienna opens

1779 War of Bavarian Succession ends

1787 A fleet of eleven ships left Britain with two years provision and a cargo of 759 unwilling convicts, their guards,and ships crew numbering - 1530 people in all. They were to colonise a new land. Australia

1787 Arthur Phillip sets sails with 11 ships of criminals to Botany Bay

1820 The opera "Die Jäearsbraut" is completed

1828 US passes Tariff of Abominations

1830 Ecuador gains its independence.

1830 Republic of Ecuador is founded, with Juan Jose Flores as president

1835 The first foreign embassy in Hawaii is established

1846 US declares war on México, 2 months after fighting begins

1848 First performance of Finland's national anthem.

1861 American Civil War: Queen Victoria of Britain issues a "proclamation of neutrality" which recognizes the breakaway states as having belligerent rights.

1861 Great Comet of 1861 discovered in Australia.

1861 Queen Victoria announces England's position of neutrality

1865 South Brownsville TX (Palmito Ranch) Final engagement of Civil War PVT John J Williams of 34th Indiana is last man killed

1876 Amersfoort-Zutphen railway opens

1880 In Menlo Park, New Jersey, Thomas Edison performs the first test of his electric railway.

1882 Toba-Indians killed 20 members of French expedition

1884 Institute for Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is founded

1888 Brazil abolishes slavery

1888 DeWolf Hopper first recited "Casey at the Bat"

1888 Princess Isabel of Brazil signs "Lei Auréa" abolishing slavery

1888 With the passage of the Lei urea ("Golden Law"), Brazil abolishes slavery.

1890 Lord Salisbury offers Germany Helgoland in exchange for Zanzibar, Uganda & Equatoria

1906 Bezalel Art School opens in Jerusalem



1908 Navy Nurse Corps established.

1909 Christian National Labor Workers (CNV) party begins in Netherlands

1909 The first Giro d'Italia took place in Milan. Italian cyclist Luigi Ganna was the winner.

1912 Royal Flying Corps is established in England

1913 Igor Sikorsky becomes the first man to pilot a four-engine aircraft.

1913 The first 4 engine aircraft built & flown (Igor Sikorsky-Russia)

1916 42nd Kentucky Derby: Johnny Loftus aboard George Smith wins in 2:04

1916 The first observance of Indian (Native American) Day

1917 Ernest Bloch's "Schelomo" premieres

1917 The Nuncio Eugenio Pacelli, the future Pope Pius XII, is consecrated Archbishop by Pope Benedict XV.

1917 Three peasant children report seeing the Blessed Virgin Mary near Ftima, Portugal.[1]

1918 The first US airmail stamps issued (24¢)

1926 German Government of Luther falls

1927 "Black Friday" on Berlin Stock Exchange

1927 VVOG soccer team forms in Harderwijk

1929 The first suicidal person jumps off of the Statue of Liberty.

1930 Farmer killed by hail in Lubbock TX; this is the only known fatality due to hail

1931 Paul Doumer elected President of France

1932 Russian composer Dmitri Sjostakovitch marries Nina Varsar

1934 Great dustbowl storm

1936 Quiroga Government takes office in Spain

1939 SS St Louis departs Hamburg with 937 Jews fugitives

1939 The first commercial FM radio station in the United States is launched in Bloomfield, Connecticut. The station later became WDRC-FM.

1940 British bomb factory at Breda

1940 German breakthrough at Grebbelinie

1940 Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands flees the Nazi invasion in the Netherlands to Britain. Princess Juliana takes her children to Canada for their safety.

1941 Martin Bormann is named head of Nazi Party Chancellery in Germany

1941 Trial against resistance fighter comte d'Estienne d'Orves begins

1941 Willy Lewis' US jazz band performs in Switzerland

1942 Helicopter makes its first cross-country flight

1942 US troops replace New Zealanders in Fiji

1943 Axis forces surrender in Tunisia - end of the North African campaign

1943 Bureau of Navigation renamed Bureau of Naval Personnel

1943 German & Italian forces in Africa surrender

1943 World War II: German Afrika Korps and Italian troops in North Africa surrender to Allied forces.

1945 Aircraft from fast carrier task force begin 2-day attack on Kyushu airfields, Japan

1945 US troops conquer Dakeshi Okinawa

1946 Sarwate & Banerjee add 249 for 10th wicket for Indians vs Surrey

1946 US convicts 58 camp guard of Mauthausen concentration camp to death

1946 Winston Churchill welcomed in Rotterdam

1947 Senate approved the Taft-Hartley Act limiting the power of unions

1949 The first British-produced jet bomber, Canberra, makes its first test flight later this type of aricaraft was used in the 1982 war in the Falklands

1950 Diner's Club issues its first credit cards

1952 Pandit Nehru becomes premier of India

1952 The Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India, held its first sitting.

1954 Anti-National Service Riots, a riot in Singapore by Chinese Middle School students.

1958 During a visit to Caracas, Venezuela, Vice President Richard M. Nixon's car is attacked by anti-American demonstrators.

1958 French settlers riot against French army in Algeria

1958 Jordan & Iraq form the Arab Federation

1958 Personal posting - May 13,1958 Jeffery Carbaugh is born in York,Pa.

1958 Pierre Pflimlin becomes Prime Minister of France.

1958 Pierre Pflimlin forms French Government

1958 Rioters attack US Vice President Nixon in Venezuala

1958 Velcro's trade mark is registered.

1960 Hundreds of UC Berkeley students congregate for the first day of protest against a visit by the House Un-American Activities Committee. 31 students are arrested, and the Free Speech Movement is born.

1960 The first launch of Delta satellite launching vehicle; it failed

1960 Personal posting - Chris Peck born - Canada

1964 Organization and deployment of world's first all nuclear-powered task group, USS Enterprise, USS Long Beach, and USS Bainbridge, to Sixth Fleet

1965 Number one hit on UK music charts - Roger Miller - King Of The Road

1965 Rolling Stones record "Satisfaction"

1965 Several Arab nations break ties with West Germany after it established diplomatic relations with Israel

1966 Personal posting - Mackenzie Kupyn born in Bellevue, WA

1966 Federal education funding is denied to 12 school districts in the South because of violations of the 1964 Civil Rights Act

1967 Dr. Zakir Hussain became 3rd President of India. He was the first Muslim President of Indian Union. He held this position till August 24, 1969.

1967 Octagonal boxing ring is tested to avoid corner injuries

1968 1,000,000 French demonstrate against De Gaulle & Pompidou

1969 Race riots in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, later known as the May 13 Incident.

1970 Beatles movie "Let it Be" premieres

1970 The Beatles movie Let It Be premieres today

1971 Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane seriously injured in a car accident

1972 Faulty electrical wiring ignites a fire underneath the Playtown Cabaret in Osaka. Blocked exits and nonfunctional elevators cause 118 fatalities, with many victims leaping to their deaths.

1975 Hail stones as large as tennis balls hit Wernerville TN

1975 Stanley Cup ; Philadelphia Flyers beat New York Islanders 4-3

1976 The final game in the history of the American Basketball Association is played as the New York Nets defeat the Denver Nuggets 112-106 in New York to win the 1976 ABA Championship.

1978 Joie Chitwood drives a Chevette 5.6 miles on just 2 wheels

1978 Number one hit on UK music charts - Boney M - Rivers Of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Girl

1979 Shah & family sentenced to death in Teheran

1980 An F3 tornado hits Kalamazoo County, Michigan. President Jimmy Carter declares it a federal disaster area.

1981 Dinamo Tbilisi wins 21st Europe Cup II

1981 Mehmet Ali Aca attempts to assassinate Pope John Paul II in St. Peter's Square in Rome. The Pope was rushed to the Agostino Gemelli University Polyclinic to undergo emergency surgery, and managed to survive.

1981 Pope John Paul II shot, wounded by assailant in St Peter's Square

1982 Braniff Airlines files for bankruptcy

1982 Soyuz T-5 is launched-Berezovoi & Lebedev for 211 days in space

1982 Terri Lea Utley, (20), from Arkansas, crowned 31st Miss USA

1983 Reggie Jackson becomes the first major league baseball player to strike out 2,000 times

1985 Laura Elena Martinez-Herring, 21, (Texas), crowned 34th Miss USA

1985 Philadelphia Police bomb a house held by group "Move", kills 11

1985 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania police storm MOVE headquarters to end a stand-off, killing 11 MOVE members and destroying the homes of 250 city residents.

1986 Personal posting - May 13 1986 great philosopher and clairvoyant Sean Johns born

1987 Ajax wins 27th Europe Cup II

1989 Approximately 2,000 students begin hunger strike in Tiananmen Square, China

1989 Large groups of students occupied Tiananmen Square and began a hunger strike. See Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.

1989 Number one hit on UK music charts - Kylie Minogue - Hand On Your Heart

1989 Thousands of students stage a hunger strike in China's Tiananmen Square

1991 "Michael Jackson: The Magic & the Madness" goes on sale

1991 Apple releases Macintosh System 7.0

1992 Ajax wins 21st UEFA Cup

1992 Final episode of "Night Court" airs on NBC-TV

1993 6th annual business person run held in Wall Street

1993 Personal posting - Taylor graced this world with her existence! - USA

1993 Arsenio Hall's 1,000th show retrospective seen in Netherlands

1993 Personal posting - may 13 1993 Sarah was born YAYYYYY

1993 CBS' Knots Landing ends 14 year run with 334th show in Netherlands

1993 Methane gas explosion in Secunda coal mine South-Africa, kills 50

1993 Personal posting - Alonso Vasquez was born in Los Angeles Cali. and lives in El Paso Tx...ILY

1993 Personal posting - Mr.Bedoya was born in Northern California and lives in Santa Rosa, the Bay Area!!!!!!!!!! - USA

1995 6.5 earthquake hits Greece

1995 Chelsi Smith, 21, of USA, crowned 44th Miss Universe;

1995 New Zealand beats US for the America's Cup

1996 OJ Simpson appears on British TV discussing his not guilty verdict

1996 Severe thunderstorms and a tornado in Bangladesh kill 600 people.

1998 India carries out two nuclear tests at Pokhran, in addition to the three conducted on May 11. United States and Japan impose economic sanctions on India.

1998 Personal posting - Travis Younger Dalton (Bubba) went to heaven. Rest in Peace our Angel - USA

1998 Personal posting - Semeen Mahbubs Birthday - United Kingdom

2000 In Enschede, the Netherlands, a fireworks factory explodes, killing 22 people, wounding 950, and resulting in approximately 450 million in damage.

2000 Lara Dutta (21), who said beauty pageants give women a platform to voice our choices and opinions is named Miss Universe 2000 in the Cyprus capital Nicosia.

2001 Silvio Berlusconi's House of Freedoms coalition wins the Italian general elections.

2002 Ruth Cracknell Dies - 13/5/07

2005 Malcolm Glazer completes a hostile takeover of Manchester United for $1.4 billion.

2005 The Andijan Massacre occurs in Uzbekistan.

2006 2006 So Paulo violence: A major rebellion occurs in several prisons of the Brazilian state.

2007 Construction of the Calafat-Vidin Bridge between Romania and Bulgaria begins.


Same year as I was born:
1991 - Lithuania votes for independence from USSR
Important stuff :
1940 - The first Tom and Jerry cartoon "Puss Gets the Boot" premiers.
1940 - Tom & Jerry created by Hanna & Barbera debut by MGM
Personal Favourite:
1535 - 12 nude Anabaptists run through Amsterdam streets

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