On This Day..... August 13

 

AUGUST 13TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL FILET MIGNON DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL PROSECCO DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL LEFT HANDER’S DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • ANNIE OAKLEY (1860-1926)
  • BERT LAHR (1895-1962)
 
  • ALFRED HITCHCOCK (1899-1980)
  • FIDEL CASTRO (1926-2016)
 
  • DON HO (1930-2007)
  • JANET YELLEN (1946, 72)
 
  • DAN FOGELBERG (1951, 67)
  • DANNY BONADUCE (1959, 59)
 
  • JOHN SLATTERY (1962, 56)
  • SEBASTIAN STAN (1983, 35)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1521, SPANISH EXPLORERS CONQUER THE AZTEC EMPIRE
  • IN 1782, THE FIRST QUAKERS LAND IN PENNSYLVANIA TO SETTLE
  • IN 1792, FRENCH REBELS CAPTURE THE ROYAL FAMILY INCLUDING MARIE ANTOINETTE
  • IN 1868, AN EARTHQUAKE IN PERU KILLS 25,000 AND CAUSES $300 MILLION DAMAGE
  • IN 1889, WILLIAM GRAY PATENTS THE PAY TELEPHONE
 
  • IN 1898, THE U.S. CAPTURES MANILA, PHILLIPINES IN THE SPANISH AMERICAN WAR
  • IN 1907, HARRY ALLEN BEGINS OFFERING THE FIRST TAXI CAB SERVICE IN NYC
  • IN 1910, FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE DIES AT 90
 
  • IN 1913, HARYR BREARLEY INVENTS STAINLESS STEEL
  • IN 1914, CARL WICKMAN OPENS THE GREYHOUND BUS COMPANY IN MINNESOTA
  • IN 1923, MUSTAFA ATATURK BECOMES PRESIDENT OF TURKEY
 
  • IN 1930, THE NATIONAL BEET GROWERS ASSOCIATION IS INCORPORATED
  • IN 1932, ADOLF HITLER TURNS DOWN THE POSITION OF VICE CHANCELLOR OF GERMANY WHEN OFFERED BY PRESIDENT VON HINDENBURG
  • IN 1943, BILLY AND RUTH GRAHAM MARRY
  • IN 1944, JACKIE GLEASON DEBUTS HIS SHOW ON NBC RADIO
 
  • IN 1946, H.G. WELLS DIES AT 79
  • IN 1950, PRESIDENT TRUMAN SENDS MILITARY AID TO VIETNAM
  • IN 1952, BIG MAMA THORNTON RECORDS “HOUND DOG” WHICH WOULD THEN BE COVERED BY ELVIS PRESLEY
 
  • IN 1953, PRESIDENT EISENHOWER ESTABLISHES THE GOVERNMENT CONTRACT COMPLIANCE COMMITTEE
  • IN 1961, EAST GERMANY BEGINS CONSTRUCTION ON THE BERLING WALL
  • IN 1964, MANFRED MANN GOES TO #1 WITH “DO WAH DIDDY DIDDY”
  • IN 1964, THE SUPREMES RECORD “BABY LOVE”
 
  • IN 1965, JEFFERSON AIRPLANE PERFORM PROFESSIONALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • IN 1966, A TEXAS RADIO STATION ORGANIZES A “BEATLES BONFIRE” TO BURN BEATLES MUSIC AND PARAPHENALIA AFTER JOHN LENNON CLAIMS THE BAND IS MORE POPULAR THAN JESUS. THE NEXT DAY, THE STATION IS STRUCK BY LIGHTNING AND SHUT DOWN
  • IN 1966, THE LOVIN SPOONFUL HIT #1 WITH “SUMMER IN THE CITY”
 
  • IN 1967, WARREN BEATTY’S “BONNIE AND CLYDE” IS RELEASED
  • IN 1971, PAUL MCCARTNEY RELEASES “BACK SEAT OF MY CAR”
  • IN 1977, BACHMAN TURNER OVERDRIVE DISBANDS AFTER RANDY BACHMAN QUITS
  • IN 1981, CBS AIRS THE FINAL EPISODE OF “THE WALTONS”
 
  • IN 1988, THE RED SOX SET A RECORD BY WINNING THEIR 24TH STRAIGHT HOME GAME
  • IN 1989, 13 PEOPLE DIE WHEN TWO HOT AIR BALLOONS CRASH IN ALICE SPRINGS, AUS
  • IN 1993, THE JUDICIAL BRANCH RULES THAT ALL E-MAILS MUST BE SAVED AS PART OF PUBLIC RECORD BY CONGRESS
  • IN 1994, THE “WOODSTOCK 94” FESTIVAL OPENS
 
  • IN 1995, MICKEY MANTLE DIES OF LIVER CANCER AT 63
  • IN 1997, COMEDY CENTRAL AIRS THE DEBUT EPISODE OF SOUTH PARK
  • IN 2004, JULIA CHILD DIES AT 91
  • IN 2012, HELEN GURLY BROWN DIES AT 90
  • IN 2013, LUKE BRYAN RELEASES HIS 4TH ALBUM “CRASH MY PARTY”
 
  • IN 2014, MAGIC! HITS #1 WITH “RUDE”
  • IN 2015, SWEDEN DROPS ALL CHARGES AGAINST JULIAN ASSANGE FOR ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT
  • IN 2016, MICHAEL PHELPS WINS HIS 23RD GOLD MEDAL BEFORE RETIRING
  • IN 2016, KEVIN HART MARRIES ENIKO PARRISH
 

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