July 13 is the 194th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 171 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about July 13th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about July 13th in history!
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- International Rock Day
- National French Fries Day
- Embrace Your Geekness Day
What Happened On This Day – July 13
1985: Live Aid benefit concert
Held simultaneously in London and Philadelphia, the concert raised millions in benefit of those affected by famine in Ethiopia. Over a billion people tuned in around the world to watch the show.
1977: Ethiopian-Somali War begins
The Somali National Army invaded the disputed Ogaden region between Somalia and Ethiopia. The war lasted for 9 months and ended with a Somalian retreat
1977: Kinney, Minnesota declares its secession from the U.S.
Frustrated by its failing water system, Kinney, Minnesota declared the creation of the Republic of Kinney and sent a letter of secession to the U.S. Secretary of State.
1937: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is founded
The now-international doughnut company was founded by Kentuckian Vernon Rudolph.
1814: National military police of Italy created
The Carabinieri was established by the Royal Patents as a policing force with jurisdiction over the military and civilians.
1923: The Hollywood sign officially unveiled: The Hollywood Sign is officially unveiled in the hills above Hollywood, Los Angeles. It originally read “Hollywoodland”.
1944: The crew of the USS Paul G. Baker lounges and performs maintenance during a peaceful day at sea, 1944. This image is rare among photos of US warships during WWII, as a sailor’s snapshot, it is far more candid than what would have generally been passed by the censors for publication.
Births On This Day, July 13
1979: Craig Bellamy, Welsh footballer
1950: Ma Ying-jeou, Taiwanese politician
1942: Harrison Ford, American actor
1940: Patrick Stewart, English actor
1821: Nathan Bedford Forrest, American Confederate Army General
July 13th, 1821 “Wizard of the Saddle” Gen. Nathan B. Forrest was born in Tennessee. Forrest was known as a great tactician during the war but was marked for controversy when his men massacred U.S.C.T. men at Fort Pillow.
Deaths On This Day, July 13
2010: George Steinbrenner, American businessman
1976: Joachim Peiper, German SS officer
1954: Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter
1946: Alfred Stieglitz, American photographer
1024: Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor