October 13th Events

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October 13th, 2054 (October 13 2054)EventNero ascends to the Roman throne
October 13th, 1999 (October 13 1999)EventThe United States Senate rejects ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).
October 13th, 1993 (October 13 1993)EventCaptured American Pilot Mike Durant is filmed in an interview in captivity by a CNN camera crew.
October 13th, 1992 (October 13 1992)EventAn Antonov An-124 operated by Antonov Airlines registered CCCP-82002, crashed near Kiev, Ukraine.
October 13th, 1990 (October 13 1990)EventEnd of the Lebanese war. Syrian forces launch an attack on the free areas of Lebanon removing General Michel Aoun from the presidential palace.
October 13th, 1983 (October 13 1983)EventAmeritech Mobile Communications (now Cingular) launched the first US cellular network in Chicago, Illinois.
October 13th, 1977 (October 13 1977)EventFour Palestinians hijack Lufthansa Flight 181 to Somalia and demand release of 11 members of the Red Army Faction.
October 13th, 1976 (October 13 1976)EventA Bolivian Boeing 707 cargo jet crashes in Santa Cruz, Bolivia killing 100 (97, mostly children, killed on the ground).
October 13th, 1976 (October 13 1976)EventThe first electron micrograph of an Ebola viral particle was obtained by Dr. F.A. Murphy, now at U.C. Davis, who was then working at the C.D.C..
October 13th, 1972 (October 13 1972)EventAn Aeroflot Ilyushin Il-62 crashed outside Moscow killing 176.
October 13th, 1972 (October 13 1972)EventUruguayan Air Force Flight 571 crashes in the Andes mountains, in between the borders of Argentina and Chile. By December 23, 1972 only 16 out of 45 people lived long enough to be rescued.
October 13th, 1971 (October 13 1971)Event1971 World Series: The first night game in World Series history is played at Pittsburgh s Three Rivers Stadium between the Baltimore Orioles and Pittsburgh Pirates.
October 13th, 1967 (October 13 1967)EventThe first game in the history of the American Basketball Association is played as the Anaheim Amigos lose to the Oakland Oaks 134-129 in Oakland, California.
October 13th, 1960 (October 13 1960)Event1960 World Series: Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Bill Mazeroski becomes the first person to end a World Series with a home run, as the Pirates beat the New York Yankees, four games to three.
October 13th, 1958 (October 13 1958)EventBurial of Eugenio Pacelli, Pope Pius XII on the 41st anniversary of the "Miracle of the Sun".
October 13th, 1946 (October 13 1946)EventFrance adopts the constitution of the Fourth Republic.
October 13th, 1944 (October 13 1944)EventWorld War II: Riga, the capital of Latvia is seized by the Red Army.
October 13th, 1943 (October 13 1943)EventWorld War II: The new government of Italy sides with the Allies and declares war on Germany.
October 13th, 1923 (October 13 1923)EventAnkara replaces Istanbul as the capital of Turkey.
October 13th, 1918 (October 13 1918)EventMehmed Talat Pasha and the Young Turk (C.U.P.) ministry resign and sign an armistice, ending Ottoman participation in World War I.Mehmed Talat Quotes
October 13th, 1917 (October 13 1917)EventThe "Miracle of the Sun" is witnessed by an estimated 70,000 people in the Cova da Iria in Fatima, Portugal.
October 13th, 1892 (October 13 1892)EventEdward Emerson Barnard discovers D/1892 T1 (Barnard 3), the first comet discovered by photographic means, on the night of October 13-14.Edward Vere Quotes
October 13th, 1890 (October 13 1890)EventThe Delta Chi fraternity is founded by 11 law students at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
October 13th, 1885 (October 13 1885)EventThe Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is founded in Atlanta, Georgia.
October 13th, 1884 (October 13 1884)EventGreenwich established as universal time meridian of longitude.
October 13th, 1881 (October 13 1881)EventRevival of the Hebrew language as Eliezer Ben-Yehuda and friends agree to use Hebrew exclusively in their conversations.
October 13th, 1871 (October 13 1871)EventThe Delphic Fraternity is founded as the Delphic Society at the State Normal School in Geneseo, New York.
October 13th, 1870 (October 13 1870)EventThe Kappa Kappa Gamma fraternity is founded at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois, by six pioneering women.
October 13th, 1845 (October 13 1845)EventA majority of voters in the Republic of Texas approve a proposed constitution, that if accepted by the U.S. Congress, will make Texas a U.S. state.
October 13th, 1843 (October 13 1843)EventIn New York City, Henry Jones and 11 others found B nai B rith (the oldest Jewish service organization in the world).
October 13th, 1812 (October 13 1812)EventWar of 1812: Battle of Queenston HeightsAs part of the Niagara campaign in Ontario, Canada, United States forces under General Stephen Van Rensselaer are repulsed from invading Canada by British and native troops led by Sir Isaac Brock.
October 13th, 1792 (October 13 1792)EventIn Washington, D.C., the cornerstone of the United States Executive Mansion (known as the White House since 1818) is laid.
October 13th, 1775 (October 13 1775)EventThe United States Continental Congress orders the establishment of the Continental Navy (later renamed the United States Navy).
October 13th, 1773 (October 13 1773)EventThe Whirlpool Galaxy was discovered by Charles Messier
October 13th, 1582 (October 13 1582)EventBecause of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
October 13th, 1492 (October 13 1492)EventChristopher Columbus and his crew land in the BahamasChristopher Columbus Quotes
October 13th, 1307 (October 13 1307)EventHundreds of Knights Templar in France are simultaneously arrested by agents of Phillip the Fair, to be later tortured into "admitting" heresy.
October 13th, 1282 (October 13 1282)EventNichiren Daishonin, founder of the Nichiren School of Buddhism, dies. His ashes are interred at Taisekiji Temple.
October 13th, 0409 (October 13 0409)EventVandals and Alans crossed the Pyrenees and appeared in Hispania.

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