13 July

13 July

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!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • International Rock Day
  • National French Fries Day
  • Embrace Your Geekness Day

Historic Events

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”.

1923: The Hollywood sign was officially unveiled:

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.

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.

Famous Birthdays

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.

Heartbreaking Deaths

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


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