Today in History: January 13

Countless events and incidents happen everyday and some of them leave mark on the date at which they occur. Every year, dozens of incidents occur everyday, some spread happiness while some leave a sorrowful or stressful impact.

Baaghi TV is to share with you the important events that occurred on today’s date in history.

January 13 also is important for many reasons and so many incidents took place on this date in past. Let’s have a look at some of those.


  • 1793:  Representative of Revolutionary France Nicolas Jean Hugon de Bassville was executed by a mob in Rome. Romans actually attacked the French officials in Rome and murdered Basseville. 
    Nicolas Jean Hugon de Bassville
  • 1797:  French Revolutionary Wars: A minor naval battle was fought between a French ship-of-the-line and two British boats-off-the-coast of Brittany during French Revolutionary Wars. The war resulted killing of almost 1,300 persons.
    French Revolutionary Wars A naval battle
  • 1815:  War of 1812: The Battle of Fort Point Peter was basically a successful attack by a British force on a comparatively smaller American force on the Georgian side of St. Marys River near St. Marys, Georgia.
    Battle of Fort Point Peter
  • 1822: The design of Greek flag was adopted by the First National Assembly at Epidaurus.
    Greek flag is adopted by the First National Assembly at Epidaurus
  • 1830: The Great Fire of New Orleans began on the same date in year 1830.
    The Great Fire of New Orleans begins
  • 1847:  The Treaty of Cahuenga ended the Mexican–American War in California.
  • 1869:  The National convention of black leaders took place in Washington, D.C.
    National convention of black leaders
  • 1893: The Independent Labour Party of United Kingdom (UK) held its first meeting.
    labour party UK
  • 1908: The Rhoads Opera House fire killed at least 171 people in Boyertown, Pennsylvania.
    Rhoads Opera House fire in Boyertown,
  • 1910:  The first public radio broadcast took place and a live performance of opera Cavalleria rusticana was sent out over airwaves from Metropolitan Opera House of New York.
    first public radio broadcast takes place
  • 1913:  Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated was introduced in the campus of Howard University.
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  • 1915: An earthquake in Italy killed 29,800 people.
  • 1939:  The Black Friday bushfires burnt almost 20,000 square kilometers (km) of land in Australia and took a total of 71 lives.
    Black Friday bush fires burn 20,000 square kilometers of land in Australia
  • 1942: World War II: An aircraft ejection seat was first used by a German test pilot in a Heinkel He 280 jet fighter.
    World War II
  • 1951:  First Indochina War: The Battle of Vĩnh Yên began and ended in a significant victory for France.
    First Indochina War
  • 1964:  Anti-Muslim riots urged in Calcutta and over 100 deaths were resulted.
  • 1966: Robert C. Weaver became the first African American Cabinet member after he was designated as United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
    Robert C. Weaver becomes the first African American Cabinet member
  • 1982: At least 78 people were killed when Air Florida Flight 90, a Boeing 737 jet crashed right after take off into Washington, D.C.’s 14th Street Bridge and fell into Potomac River. It is said that the plane lost its balance due to snowstorm.
    Air Florida Flight 90, a Boeing 737 jet crashes into Washington, D.C
  • 1982: Pakistan Cricket team’s wicket keeper Kamran Akmal was born.
  • 1983: Indian actor Imran Khan was born.
    Imran Khan
  • 1985:  A passenger train dropped into a ravine in Ethiopia and as a result of the incident, at least 428 people were killed in in Africa.
    A passenger train plunges into a ravine in Ethiopia
  • 1986: A violent outrage began in Aden, South Yemen between the supporters of Ali Nasir Muhammad and Abdul Fattah Ismail and it resulted in huge number of casualties.
    Aden Yemen
  • 2000: The American business magnate, investor, philanthropist and computer programmer Bill Gates resigned as chief executive officer (CEO) of Microsoft.




The history leaves a remark to be recalled because a human learns from his mistake in the past. 

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