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What happened on August 13th in history

 

 

  • August 13, 1315 Louis X of France marries Clemence d’Anjou. 
  • August 13, 1326 “Aradia de Toscano, according to legend/folklore, is initiated into a Dianic witchcraft cult, subsequently founds the tradition of Stregheria later known as the Malandanti.”
  • August 13, 1415 “Hundred Years’ War: Henry V of England lands at Chef-en-Caux, France with 8000 men.”
  • August 13, 1516 “Treaty of Noyon between France and Spain signed. In it, Francis recognises Charles’s claim to Naples, and Charles recognises Francis’s claim to Milan.”
  • August 13, 1521 Cortes destroys the capital of the Aztec Empire

  • August 13, 1521 Tenochtitln (present day Mexico City) falls to conquistador Hernn Corts.
  • August 13, 1536 “Buddhist monks from Kyto’s Enryaku Temple set fire to 21 Nichiren temples throughout Kyoto in the Tenbun Hokke Disturbance. (Traditional Japanese date: July 27, 1536).”
  • August 13, 1553 Michael Servetus arrested by John Calvin in Geneva as a heretic.
  • August 13, 1704 English defeat French at Battle of Blenheim
  • August 13, 1777 “American explosive device made by David Bushnell explodes near British vessel off New London, CT.”
  • August 13, 1814 “The Convention of London, a treaty between the United Kingdom and the United Provinces, is signed in London.”
  • August 13, 1831 Nat Turner leads uprising of slaves in Virginia
  • August 13, 1844 Explorer Ludwig Leichhardt leaves Brisbane to explore unknown territory beyond the Darling Downs.
  • August 13, 1846 “Joint expedition led by CDR Robert Stockton seizes Los Angeles, CA”
  • August 13, 1868 “In Peru and Bolivia a 8.5 earthquake killed 25,000 caused extreme damage and a tsunami”
  • August 13, 1868 “Quakes kill 25,000 & causes $300 million damages (Peru & Ecuador)”
  • August 13, 1870 Armed tug Palos becomes first U.S. Navy ship to transit Suez Canal
  • August 13, 1876 Reciprocity Treaty between US & Hawaii ratified
  • August 13, 1885 BHP incorporated in Australia as a business.
  • August 13, 1886 John A. MacDonald drives last spike of the Esquimault-Naniamo railway in British Columbia..
  • August 13, 1892 Baltimore Afro-American forms
  • August 13, 1899 Alfred Hitchcock born in London
  • August 13, 1904 Lightning strikes the belltower of the Kirtland Temple. A bucket brigade barely saves the historic structure.
  • August 13, 1905 Japanese seize Canadian ship Antiope out of Victoria as a carrier of contraband; during Russo-Japanese War.
  • August 13, 1905 Norway holds referendum in favour of dissolving the union with Sweden.
  • August 13, 1906 Black soldiers raid Brownsville Texas
  • August 13, 1907 First taxicab (NYC)
  • August 13, 1913 Canadian Army troops called out at Nanaimo British Columbia to stop rioting.
  • August 13, 1913 Invention of stainless steel by Harry Brearley.
  • August 13, 1913 “Otto Witte, an acrobat, is crowned King of Albania.”
  • August 13, 1914 Establishment of the Australian Red Cross to raise funds to purchase comfort supplies for Australian service personnel overseas
  • August 13, 1918 Women enlist in the United States Marine Corps for the first time. Opha Mae Johnson is the first woman to enlist.
  • August 13, 1919 Australia’s first demonstration of wireless telephony given by Ernest Fisk to illustrate a lecture in Sydney.
  • August 13, 1919 Man o’War’s only defeat (Upset wins at Saratoga)
  • August 13, 1920 “Polish-Soviet War: Battle of Warsaw begins, lasts till August 25. The Red Army is defeated.”
  • August 13, 1920 Princes Highway between Melbourne and Sydney is officially opened at Warragul.
  • August 13, 1923 “First major sea-going ship arrives at Gdynia, newly constructed Polish seaport.”
  • August 13, 1923 Mustapha Kemal elected president of Turkey 
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