Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Saturday, August 13, 2005
Wednesday, August 13, 2003
Same-sex marriage in Canada: At its convention in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, the United Church of Canada votes overwhelmingly to ask the federal government to allow same-sex marriage.
Ivan Jovović and Bogdan Bukomirić, both 16 years old, from Goraždevac near Peć die after two attackers fired AK-47s on a group of children from Goraždevac who were bathing in the river Bistrica. Four children were injured in the attack, two of which are in critical condition. UNMIK and KFOR claimed that they transferred one of them, Marko Bogićević, to Belgrade, but he is actually in a German military hospital at Prizren, against his parents' wishes. An Italian KFOR patrol refused to lend fuel for the car which was transporting wounded children to hospital in Peć, when it ran out of fuel, and took no action when car was stoned by local Albanians. After finally arriving at Peć, doctors there refused to treat the children. KFOR claims that it is researching the location of the incident with 300 men.
Extreme weather: On the seventh day of heavy rains, the peak of 100-year flood of the Vltava River reaches Prague, and the Ka district is submerged under several yards of water, as well as the Prague Zoo, killing an elephant, five rhinoceros, a lion, a gorilla and 80 birds, and allowing five seals to escape. The Ka Museum is flooded. 15,000 people were evacuated from Mělník, and 1,600 people were evacuated from Děčín. The death toll in Europe is at 88, 9 in the Czech Republic.
Wednesday, August 13, 1997
Data sent back by the Galileo space probe indicates there may be water on one of Jupiter's moons.
P. W. Botha resigns as President of South Africa.
Wednesday, August 13, 1969
Serious border clashes occur between the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China.
The rock group Jefferson Airplane debuts at the Matrix in San Francisco, California and begins to appear there regularly.
Thursday, August 13, 1964
Murderers Gwynne Owen Evans and Peter Anthony Allen become the last people to be executed in the United Kingdom.
Saturday, August 13, 1960
Ubangi-Shari becomes independent from France, as the Central African Republic. It later becomes the Central African Empire for some years.
Thursday, August 13, 1953
Four million workers go on strike in France
to protest against austerity
Wednesday, August 13, 1952
World Congress approaches the British government to discuss the founding of the country of Israel
The comic strip "Li'l Abner" is first published in US newspapers.
Wednesday, August 13, 1913
Saturday, August 13, 1887
Hibernian F.C. of Scotland defeats Preston North End of England to win the Chionship of the World after the two teams win the Association football Cup competitions in their respective countries.
Thursday, August 13, 1868
in southern Peru
(at this time) with an estimated magnitude between 8.5 and 9.0 kills around 25,000 with the resultant tsunami recorded on the far side of the Pacific Ocean
Saturday, August 13, 1864
The first fish and chips shop opens in London.
Saturday, August 13, 1814
The Academy and College of Philadelphia, predecessor to the private University of Pennsylvania, opens its doors, with Benjamin Franklin as president.
Wednesday, August 13, 1727
Wednesday, August 13, 1704
The State of Drenthe
announces Willem III as mayor.
The Massachusetts Council orders that Christian Indians are to be confined to designated praying towns.
Wednesday, August 13, 1597
Tuesday, August 3, 1563 (Julianian calendar)
Saturday, August 3, 1532 (Julianian calendar)
Saturday, August 3, 1521 (Julianian calendar)
Emperor Cuauhtémoc surrenders to Hernán Cortés.
Sunday, August 3, 1516 (Julianian calendar)
Monday, August 4, 1449 (Julianian calendar)
Tuesday, August 5, 1315 (Julianian calendar)
Louis X of France marries Clemence d'Anjou.
Friday, August 8, 900 (Julianian calendar)
Zwentibold, king of Lotharingia is killed in battle on the Meuse river while fighting against his rebellious subjects subsequently they recognize the emperor Louis IV as their rightful suzerain.A. Charguéraud //books.google.fr/books?id=NqADAAAAYAAJpg=RA5-PA589
"Les batards célèbres" M. Lévy, 1859