Thursday, October 13, 2011
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
South Korean Ban Ki-moon
is elected as the new Secretary-General of the United Nations.
Mass media: Rush Limbaugh's drug addiction revealed by housekeeper. Newsweek reports Limbaugh's exposure as a pain-pill addict began when Wilma Cline (who had worked at Limbaugh from 1997 to July 2001) showed up at the Palm Beach County state attorney's office late last year eager to sic the cops on her former boss. Cline had delivered enough pills to Limbaugh "to kill an elephant", she stated to The National Enquirer. //www.msnbc.com/news/979355.asp?0ql=c7pcp1=1
U.S. President George W. Bush amongst many others has condemned the perpetrators of the Bali car bombing of October 11. The death toll has now risen to at least 187.
Wednesday, October 13, 1999
In the Bulgarian parliamentary election, the Union of Democratic Forces defeats the Bulgarian Socialist Party, leaving no remaining Communist governments in Eastern Europe.
Saturday, October 13, 1990
Lebanese Civil War: Syrian military forces invade and occupy Mount Lebanon, ousting General Michel Aoun's government. This effectively consolidates Syria's 14 year occupation of Lebanese soil.
Thursday, October 13, 1988
In the second U.S. presidential debate, held by U.C.L.A.
, the Democratic party nominee, Michael Dukakis
, is asked by journalist Bernard Shaw
if he would support the death penalty
if his wife, Kitty
, were to be rape
d and murder
ed. Gov. Dukakis' reply, voicing his opposition to capital punishment in any and all circumstances, is later said to have been a major reason for the eventual failure of his caign for the White House
Wednesday, October 13, 1982
Thursday, October 13, 1977
is famously pied by four gay rights activists during a press conference in Des Moines, Iowa. This event resulted in her political fallout from anti-gay activism.
German Autumn: Four Palestinians hijack a Lufthansa Airlines flight to Somalia and demand the release of 11 Red Army Faction members (see Lufthansa Flight 181).
Wednesday, October 13, 1976
The United States Commission on Civil Rights releases the report, "Puerto Ricans in the Continental United States: An Uncertain Future," that documents that Puerto Ricans in the United States have a poverty rate of 33 percent in 1974 (up from 29 percent in 1970), the highest of all major racial-ethnic groups in the country (not including Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory).
A plane carrying U.S. Congressman Hale Boggs
of Louisiana and 3 other men vanishes in Alaska. The wreckage has never been found, despite a massive search at the time.
Rioting Maze Prison
inmates cause a fire that destroys most of the c.
Wednesday, October 13, 1965
Congo President Joseph Kasavubu
fires Prime Minister Moise Tshombe
and forms a provisional government, with Evariste Kimba in a leading position.
Saturday, October 13, 1962
"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" opens on Broadway.
Thursday, October 13, 1960
Tuesday, October 13, 1959
Thursday, October 13, 1949
France adopts the constitution of the Fourth Republic.
Wednesday, October 13, 1943
Wednesday, October 13, 1937
Germany, in a note to Brussels, guarantees the inviolability and integrity of Belgium so long as the latter abstains from military action against Germany.
Wednesday, October 13, 1909
Tuesday, October 13, 1903
Wednesday, October 13, 1897
The HMS Canopus (1898), a pre-Dreadnought battleship of the Royal Navy, is launched at Portsmouth, England (will be deployed widely in World War I).
Tuesday, October 13, 1885
The Georgia Institute of Technology is established in Atlanta, Georgia as the Georgia School of Technology.
Tuesday, October 13, 1857
Panic of 1857: New York banks close and do not reopen until December 12
Thursday, October 13, 1836
Tuesday, October 13, 1812
Tuesday, October 13, 1807
Saturday, October 13, 1792
Foundation of Washington, DC: The cornerstone of the United States Executive Mansion, known as the White House after 1818, is laid.
American Revolution: The Continental Congress orders the establishment of the Continental Navy (later the United States Navy).
Wednesday, October 13, 1773
The Massachusetts Council convenes and agrees that all Christian Indians should be ordered to move to Deer Island.
General-major John Lambert drives out the English Rump-government.
Tuesday, October 13, 1637
War of Mantuan Succession: the Peace of Regensburg is signed. Charles Gonzaga is confirmed as Duke of Mantua.
Tuesday, October 3, 1536 (Julianian calendar)
War resumes between Francis I of France and Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor. Francis ceases control of Savoy and captures Turin. Charles triumphally enters Rome following the Via Triuphalis and delivers a speech before the pope and college of cardinals publicly challenging the king of France to a duel.
The legal and political union of Wales
with England is reinforced by "An Acte for Lawes Justice to be ministred in Wales
in like fourme as it is in this Realme".
The Portuguese crown divides Brazil into fifteen donatory captaincies.
Trade compact exempts French merchants from Ottoman law and allows them to travel, buy and sell throughout the sultan's dominions and to pay low customs duties on French imports and exports. The compact is renewed in 1569.
Reformation in Denmark: Protestantism is introduced in Denmark and Norway by King Christian III.
Various religious buildings are closed as part of Henry VIII of England
's dissolution of the monasteries, including
Saturday, October 3, 1534 (Julianian calendar)
Saturday, October 3, 1528 (Julianian calendar)
Cardinal Wolsey founds a college at Ipswich, which later becomes Ipswich School.
Sunday, October 3, 1501 (Julianian calendar)
Treaty of Trente: Maximilian of Austria and Louis XII of France sign the treaty, with Austria recognizing all French conquests in the northern territories of Italy.
Monday, October 4, 1479 (Julianian calendar)
Monday, October 4, 1406 (Julianian calendar)
Sunday, October 5, 1399 (Julianian calendar)
Henry IV of England is crowned.
Monday, October 5, 1377 (Julianian calendar)
Richard II’s first parliament meets.
Saturday, October 5, 1308 (Julianian calendar)
Thursday, October 5, 1307 (Julianian calendar)
Tuesday, October 12, 409 (Julianian calendar)
Famine strikes Hispania, Gaul and the Italian Peninsula.
Honorius agrees that sons of prominent families at court in Ravenna be sent beyond the Danube
s in return, later he calls up ten thousand Hun
mercenaries.The End of Empire (p. 56). Christopher Kelly, 2009. ISBN 978-0-393-33849-2
Tuesday, October 15, 54 (Julianian calendar)
Roman emperor Claudius
dies, possibly after being poisoned by Agrippina
, his wife and niece, and is succeeded by Nero
s are sent to the south of Egypt
to find the sources of the Nile
, and possible new provinces. They report that while there are many cities in the desert, the area seems too poor to be worthy of conquest.
Violence erupts in Caesarea
regarding the a local ordinance restricting the civil rights
, creating clashes between Jews
and pagans. The Roman garrison, made up of Syrians, takes the side of the pagans. The Jews
, armed with clubs and swords, meet in the marketplace. The governor of Judea, Antonius Felix
, orders his troops to charge. The violence continues and Felix asks Nero to arbitrate. Nero, sides with the pagans and relegates the Jews
to second-class citizens. This decision does nothing but increase the Jews
Winter ndash Domitius Corbulo marched his legions (Legio VI Ferrata
and Legio X) into the mountains of Cappadocia
and made c. He gives the men a harsh training, twenty-five-mile marches and weapons drills.
Corbulo recruits Syrian auxiliary
units in the region and stationed them in border forts
, with orders from Nero not to provoke the Parthia