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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The European Commission fines Intel Corporation €1.06 billion for anti-competitive practices. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8047546.stm (BBC)

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

A series of bomb blasts kills at least 63 and injures 216 in Jaipur, India.
A series of bomb blasts hits the Indian city of Jaipur, killing at least 60 people and injuring 150. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7398989.stm (BBC News)

Friday, May 13, 2005

Uzbektroops kill up to 700 during protests in eastern Uzbekistan over the trials of 23 accused Islamic extremists. President Islam Karimov defends the act.

Tuesday, May 13, 2003

Russian officials identify Arab militant Abu Walib as the mastermind behind the May 12 bombing in Znamenskoye, Chechnya, and claim links between that incident and the bombings in Riyadh 14 hours later.
A suicide bombing occurs at a religious festival in the town of Iliskhan-Yurt, in southeastern Chechnya. At least 14 people are killed by the bombing. The attack is apparently an attempt to assassinate Akhmad Kadyrov, the Moscow-appointed chief administrator of Chechnya. Kadryov escaped injury.,

Sunday, May 13, 2001

Silvio Berlusconi and the Italian House of the Liberties coalition win the general elections.

Thursday, May 13, 1999

Carlo Azeglio Cii is elected President of Italy.

Wednesday, May 13, 1998

14 ndash Riots directed against Chinese Indonesians break out in Indonesia. Indonesian natives destroy and burn Chinese Indonesian-owned properties and kill and rape more than 1,000 Chinese Indonesians.

Monday, May 13, 1996

Severe thunderstorms and a tornado in Bangladesh kill 600.

Saturday, May 13, 1995

An earthquake hits the regions of Kozani and Grevena in Greece, with an intensity of 6.6 on the Richter scale.
Team New Zealand wins the America's Cup in San Diego, beating Stars and Stripes 5–0.
The Dalai Lama proclaims 6-year-old Gedhun Choekyi Nyima as the 11th reincarnation of the Panchen Lama.

Wednesday, May 13, 1992

Commonwealth of Independent States Collective Security Treaty (CST) signed (effective 20 April 1994).
Falun Gong is introduced by Li Hongzhi in China.

Monday, May 13, 1991

Winnie Mandela is convicted of kidnapping. On May 14, she is sentenced to six years in prison.

Sunday, May 13, 1990

In the Philippines, gunmen kill two United States Air Force airmen near Clark Air Base on the eve of talks between the Philippines and the United States over the future of American military bases in the Philippines.

Monday, May 13, 1985

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Mayor Wilson Goode orders police to storm the radical group MOVE's headquarters to end a stand-off. The police drop an explosive device into the headquarters, killing eleven MOVE members and destroying the homes of 61 city residents in the resulting fire.

Wednesday, May 13, 1981

Pope John Paul II is shot and nearly killed by Mehmet Ali Ağca, a Turkish gunman, as he enters St. Peter's Square in Vatican City to address a general audience.

Saturday, May 13, 1972

Okinawa is returned to Japan after 27 years of United States Military occupation.
Governor George C. Wallace of Alabama is shot by Arthur Herman Bremer at a Laurel, Maryland political rally.
Fire in a nightclub atop the Sennichi department store in Osaka, Japan, kills 115.

Tuesday, May 13, 1969

May 13 Incident: Race riots occur in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Monday, May 13, 1968

Paris student riots one million march through streets of Paris.

Thursday, May 13, 1965

A West German court of appeals condemns the behavior of ex-defense minister Franz Joseph Strauss during the Spiegel scandal.

Monday, May 13, 1963

A smallpox outbreak hits Stockholm, Sweden, lasting until July.

Friday, May 13, 1960

A joint Swiss Austrian expedition makes the first ascent of the Asian mountain, Dhaulagiri, the world's 7th highest mountain.

Tuesday, May 13, 1952

Pandit Nehru forms his first government in India.

Saturday, May 13, 1950

The first race in the inaugural FIA Formula One World Chionship is held at Silverstone, England.

Thursday, May 13, 1943

358th BS, 303rd BG B-17F Hell's Angels is the first AAF bomber to complete 25 missions.
WWII: GermanAfrika Korps and Italian troops in North Africa surrender to Allied forces.
The "Australian Hospital Ship Centaur" is sunk off the coast of Queensland, by a Japanese submarine.

Wednesday, May 13, 1931

Paul Doumer is elected president of France.

Friday, May 13, 1927

Tuesday, May 13, 1913

Igor Sikorsky becomes the first person to pilot a 4-engine aircraft.

Monday, May 13, 1912

In the United Kingdom, the Royal Flying Corps (forerunner of the Royal Air Force) is established.

Saturday, May 13, 1905

Mata Hari debuts in Paris.

Tuesday, May 13, 1902

Alfonso XIII of Spain begins his reign.

Saturday, May 13, 1899

Esporte Clube Vitória is founded in Salvador, Brazil.

Thursday, May 13, 1897

Guglielmo Marconi sends the first ever wireless communication over open sea when the message Are you ready is transmitted across the Bristol Channel from Lavernock Point in South Wales to Flat Holm Island, a distance of .

Sunday, May 13, 1888

Friday, May 13, 1881

The Pacific island of Rotuma cedes to Great Britain, becoming a dependency of the Colony of Fiji.

Thursday, May 13, 1880

In Menlo Park, New Jersey, Thomas Edison performs the first test of his electric railway.

Saturday, May 13, 1865

American Civil War ndash Battle of Palmito Ranch: In far south Texas, more than a month after Confederate General Lee's surrender, the last land battle of the civil war ends with a Confederate victory.
French missionary Father Armand David first observes Père David's deer in Peking, China.
French missionary Father Armand David first observes Père David's deer in Peking, China.

Friday, May 13, 1864

American Civil War ndash Battle of Resaca: The battle begins with Union General Sherman fighting toward Atlanta.

Wednesday, May 13, 1846

Revolutionary insurrection in Portugal (crushed by royalist troops on February 22, 1847)
Mexican-American War: The United States declares war on Mexico.
Under the leadership of British Prime Minister Robert Peel, the British Parliament repeals the Corn Laws, replacing the old Colonial mercantile trade system with Free Trade.ref name=Icons

Thursday, May 13, 1830

Ecuador separates from Gran Colombia.

Thursday, May 13, 1790

Battle of Reval: Gustav III of Sweden sends the battlefleet to eliminate the Russian squadron wintering at Reval (Estonia), but is defeated: 8 Russians, 51 Swedes are killed, 250 captured, and 2 ships are sunk.

Sunday, May 13, 1787

Captain Arthur Phillip leaves Portsmouth, England with 11 ships packed with 1,000 convicts and their jailers to establish a penal colony in Australia.

Saturday, May 13, 1780

Cumberland Compact signed by American settlers in the Cumberland Valley of Tennessee.

Thursday, May 13, 1779

War of Bavarian Succession: Russian and French mediators at the Congress of Teschen negotiate an end to the war. In the agreement Austria receives a part of the Bavarian territory (the Innviertel) and relinquishes the rest.

Monday, May 13, 1647

1647 Santiago earthquake rattles Chile.

Monday, May 13, 1619

DutchstatesmanJohan van Oldenbarnevelt is executed in The Hague after having been convicted of treason.

Saturday, May 3, 1572 (Julianian calendar)

Pope Gregory XIII succeeds Pope Pius V as the 226th pope.

Monday, May 3, 1568 (Julianian calendar)

Battle of Langside: The forces of Mary, Queen of Scots, are defeated by a confederacy of ScottishProtestants under James Stewart, Earl of Moray, her half-brother.

Wednesday, May 3, 1559 (Julianian calendar)

At Basel, the body of Dutch Anabaptist leader David Joris is exhumed and burned, following his posthumous conviction of heresy.

Friday, May 3, 1532 (Julianian calendar)

Francisco Pizarro lands on the northern coast of Peru.

Wednesday, May 3, 1503 (Julianian calendar)

Naples is captured by the Spanish.

Thursday, May 4, 1497 (Julianian calendar)

Pope Alexander VI excommunicates Girolamo Savonarola.

Tuesday, May 4, 1479 (Julianian calendar)

Christopher Columbus, an experienced mariner and successful trader in the thriving Genoese expatriate community in Portugal, marries Felipa Perestrelo Moniz (Italian on her father's side) and receives as dowry her late father's maps and papers charting the seas and winds around the Madeira Islands and other Portuguese possessions in the Ocean Sea.

Monday, May 4, 1450 (Julianian calendar)

Charles VIII of Sweden (who was also serving as Carl I of Norway) is declared deposed from the later throne in favor of Christian I of Denmark.

Thursday, May 5, 1373 (Julianian calendar)

The Adina Mosque is built in Bengal.
A city wall is built around Lisbon, Portugal to resist invasion by Castile.
Merton College Library is built in Oxford, England.
Leo VI succeeds his distant cousin, Constantine VI, as King of Armenian Cilicia (now southern Turkey).
Tran Kinh succeeds Tran Phu as King of Vietnam.
Philip II of Taranto Achaea hand over the rule of Achaea (now southern Greece) to his cousin Joan I of Naples.
Byzantine co-emperor Andronikos IV Palaiologos rebels against his father, John V Palaiologos, for agreeing to let Constantinople become a vassal of the Ottoman Empire. After the rebellion fails, Ottoman Emperor Murad I commands John V Palaiologos to blind his son.
The Anglo-Portuguese alliance is signed (currently the oldest active treaty in the world).
The city of Phnom Penh (now the capital city of Cambodia) is founded.
The death of Sultan Muhammad as-Said begins a period of political instability in Morocco.
The Chinese emperor of the Ming Dynasty, the Hongwu Emperor, suspends the traditional civil service examination system after complaining that the 120 new "jinshi" degree-holders are too incompetent to hold office he instead relies solely upon a system of recommendations until the civil service exams are reinstated in 1384.
Bristol is made an independent county.

Thursday, May 6, 1221 (Julianian calendar)

Emperor Juntoku is briefly succeeded by Emperor Chūkyō on the throne of Japan.
Majd al Mulk al-Muzaffar, the grand vizier of Greater Khorasan, is killed by Mongol invaders.
Genghis Khan enters the Indus Valley.
The Maya of the Yucatán revolt against the rulers of Chichen Itza.
A large and highly efficient Mongol army, dispatched under Subutai by Genghis Khan to Georgia, defeats two Georgian armies around Tbilisi, but lacks the will or equipment to besiege the city.
Former Emperor Go-Toba leads an unsuccessful rebellion against the Kamakura Shogunate.
Nizhny Novgorod City (Russia) is founded.
Emperor Go-Horikawa ascends to the throne of Japan.
Sultan Kamil, Saladin's son and successor, offers Jerusalem to the Crusaders in return for Damietta, which the Crusaders eventually give up in exchange for a safe retreat from the Nile Delta.

Sunday, May 6, 1134 (Julianian calendar)

Saint Hugh of Grenoble is canonized by Innocent II.
The Cathedral of St. Petri in Schleswig is completed.
The Church of St. James is dedicated in Glasgow.
Saint Malachy becomes Archbishop of Armagh.
The Japanese classic text "Uchigikishu" is written.
the Saint-Denis basilica, near Paris, is damaged by a fire. This will give the opportunity to the abbot Suger to rebuild it in a new style, which will open the Gothic period of architecture.
St. Stephen Harding becomes abbott of Cîteaux Abbey.
The Humiliati retreat to a monastery in Milan.
Buckfastleigh Abbey is refounded.
Evermode of Ratzeburg becomes Abbot of Gottesgnaden.
Robert of Ketton and Herman of Carinthia travel throughout France, the Byzantine Empire, and the Crusader States.
Abdul Qadir Jilani becomes principal of the Hanbali school in Baghdad.
Leo Styppes becomes Patriarch of Constantinople.
The Augustinian Runcorn Priory is transferred to Norton Priory.
Aelred of Hexham enters the monastery at Rievaulx Abbey.
Cormac's Chapel is consecrated.
The Abbey of St. Jacob is founded in Würzburg.
Source: Wikipedia