On This Day..... July 13

JULY 13TH

  • TODAY IS FRIDAY THE 13TH
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL FRENCH FRY DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL BEANS N FRANKS DAY
  • TODAY IS DELAWARE APPRECIATION DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • JULIUS CAESAR (100-44 BC)
  • NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST (1821-1877)
  • JOHN JACOB ASTOR IV (1864-1912)
  • FATHER EDWARD FLANAGAN (1886-1948)
  • BOB CRANE (1928-1978)
  • PATRICK STEWART (1940, 78)
  • HARRISON FORD (1942, 76)
  • CHEECH MARIN (1946, 72)
  • CAMERON CROWE (1957, 61)
  • SPUD WEBB (1963, 55)
  • DEBORAH COX (1974, 44)
  • JEAN-LUC PICARD (2305, 78)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1787, CONGRESS ESTABLISHES THE FIRST ORGANIZED TERRITORY OF THE U.S., THE NORTHWEST TERRITORY AND MAKES IT SLAVERY ILLEGAL IN ALL PARTS OF IT
  • IN 1836, AFTER ALMOST 10,000 PATENTS GRANTED, THE U.S. BEGINS NUMBERED PATENTS WITH PATENT #1 GOING TO LOCOMOTIVE WHEELS
  • IN 1837, QUEEN VICTORIA MOVES INTO BUCKINGHAM PALACE
  • IN 1861, IN THE BATTLE OF CORRICK’S FORD IN VIRGINIA, THE UNION TAKES CONTROL OF WESTERN VIRGINIA
  • IN 1863, A MOB PROTESTING BEING DRAFTED IN THE CIVIL WAR BEGIN LYNCHING BLACK PEOPLE IN NEW YORK CITY. ALMOST 100 PEOPLE DIE OVER FOUR DAYS
  • IN 1863, THE BATTLE OF TUPELO, MISSISSIPPI BEGINS IN THE CIVIL WAR
  • IN 1868, A FORMER SLAVE NAMED OSCAR DUNN BECOMES LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OF LOUISIANA
  • IN 1871, HARRISON WEIR HOLDS THE FIRST CHAMPIONSHIP CAT SHOW IN LONDON
  • IN 1913, “A NOISE FROM THE DEEP” PREMIERES, FEATURING MABEL NORMAND THROWING A PIE IN FATTY ARBUCKLE’S FACE, STARTING A COMEDIC TRADITION
  • IN 1923, THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN IS DEDICATED IN THE HILLS ABOVE HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA. ORIGINALLY READING “HOLLYWOODLAND” IT IS RENOVATED IN 1949 TO ITS CURRENT FORM
  • IN 1923, ROY CHAPMAN IS THE FIRST PERSON TO DISCOVER DINOSAUR EGGS IN THE DESERT OF MONGOLIA
  • IN 1925, WALT DISNEY MARRIES LILLIAN BOUNDS IN IDAHO
  • IN 1930, THE FIRST WORLD CUP OF SOCCER BEGINS IN URAGUAY
  • IN 1934, BABE RUTH HITS HIS 700TH HOME RUN
  • IN 1939, FRANK SINATRA MAKES HIS RECORDING DEBUT WITH THE HARRY JAMES ORCHESTRA ON “FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART”
  • IN 1943, AFTER LOSING 2,900 TANKS, GERMANY ENDS FIGHTING RUSSIA AT KURSK
  • IN 1950, DOCTORS REMOVE SEVEN BONE FRAGMENTS FROM TED WILLIAMS’ ELBOW
  • IN 1953, THE LAST MAJOR BATTLE OF THE KOREAN WAR, THE BATTLE OF KUMSONG RIVER BEGINS
  • IN 1954, FRIDA KAHLO DIES OF A PULMONARY EMBOLISM AT 47
  • IN 1955, MODEL AND NIGHTCLUB HOSTESS RUTH ELLIS IS THE LAST WOMAN TO BE EXECUTED IN GREAT BRITAIN. SHE WAS PUBLICLY HANGED FOR MURDERING HER LOVER DAVID BLAKELY
  • IN 1957, ELVIS PRESLEY GOES TO #1 WITH “ALL SHOOK UP”
  • IN 1960, THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION NOMINATES JOHN F. KENNEDY FOR PRESIDENT
  • IN 1964, THE ANIMALS GO TO #1 WITH “HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN”
  • IN 1967, 27 PEOPLE DIE IN RACT RIOTS WHICH BEGAN THE DAY PRIOR
  • IN 1969, OVER 100 RADIO STATIONS BAN THE BEATLES SONG “THE BALLAD OF JOHN AND YOKO” OVER THE LINE “CHRIST, YOU KNOW IT AIN’T EASY”
  • IN 1974, ELTON JOHN HAS THE #1 ALBUM WITH “CARIBOU”
  • IN 1974, GEORGE MCRAE HAS THE FIRST DISCO SINGLE TO HIT #1 WITH “ROCK YOUR BABY”
  • IN 1977, A LIGHTENING STRIKE CAUSES A BLACKOUT IN NEW YORK CITY. 4,500 PEOPLE ARE ARRESTED AND RIOTS CAUSE OVER $60 MILLION IN DAMAGES
  • IN 1978, THE BBC BANS THE SEX PISTOLS OVER THEIR SONG “NO ONE IN INNOCENT”
  • IN 1979, GEORGE HARRISON RELEASES “FASTER”
  • IN 1982, IRAN INVADES IRAQ BEGINNING THE IRAN-IRAQ WAR
  • IN 1985, “LIVE AID” IS PERFORMED JOINTLY IN WEMBLEY STADIUM IN LONDON AND KENNEDY STADIUM IN PHILADELPHIA, RAISING OVER $70 MILLION FOR AFRICA
  • IN 1985, PRESIDENT REAGAN UNDERGOES SURGERY TO REMOVE A COLON POLYP
  • IN 1985, DURAN DURAN IS THE FIRST ACT TO HAVE A #1 SONG WITH A JAMES BOND THEME WITH “A VIEW TO KILL”
  • IN 1991, BRYAN ADAMS GOES TO #1 WITH “EVERYTHING I DO, I DO IT FOR YOU”
  • IN 1994, JEFF GILOOLY IS SENTENCED TO TWO YEARS IN JAIL FOR THE ATTACK ON NANCY KERRIGAN
  • IN 1994, O.J. SIMPSON PROVIDES HAIR SAMPLES FOR TESTING IN HIS MURDER TRIAL
  • IN 1997, JOHN DENVER’S DRUNK DRIVING TRIAL ENDS IN A HUNG JURY AFTER HE ARGUES THAT HIS THYROID CONDITION CAUSES FALSE POSITIVES ON BLOOD ALCOHOL
  • IN 2007, LARRY DAVID DIVORCES HIS WIFE OF 14 YEARS LAURIE
  • IN 2007, ROD STEWART IS KNIGHTED BY PRINCE CHARLES AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE
  • IN 2009, SHAKIRA RELEASES “SHE WOLF”
  • IN 2010, YANKEES OWNER GEORGE STEINBRENNER DIES OF A HEART ATTACK AT 80
  • IN 2011, 26 PEOPLE ARE KILLED AND 130 INJURED WHEN THREE BOMBS GO OFF IN MUMBAI, INDIA
  • IN 2013, HALLE BERRY MARRIES OLIVIER MARTINEZ IN FRANCE
  • IN 2013, JIMMY KIMMEL MARRIES MOLLY MCNEARNEY
  • IN 2013, “GLEE” STAR CORY MONTEITH DIES OF A HEROIN OVERDOSE
  • IN 2015, SANDRA BLAND IS FOUND DEAD IN A TEXAS JAIL AFTER BEING ARRESTED ON A TRAFFIC OFFENSE.
  • IN 2015, RAPPER 50 CENT FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY AFTER LOSING A TRIAL AND BEING FORCED TO PAY $5 MILLION TO A WOMAN OVER A SEX TAPE
  • IN 2016, THERESA MAY IS ELECTED PRIME MINISTER OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
  • IN 2017, PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP TRAVELS TO PARIS TO MEET WITH FRENCH PRESIDENT EMMANUEL MACRON
  • IN 2017, CHRISTOPHER NOLAN RELEASES “DUNKIRK”

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