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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The investigation of what Russian officials called a 'genocide' started in South Ossetia. Some witnesses say that a church with civilians inside was burned by the Georgian Army in the captured Ossetian village in the first day of Georgian attack. //www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-1043639/Pensioners-burned-alive-church-baby-stabbed-deathjust-horrific-stories-Georgia.html ("Mail On Sunday")
Bill Gwatney, the current state Chairman of the Democratic Party of Arkansas is shot and killed at the Party headquarters in Little Rock, Arkansas. The man who shot Gwatney is later shot dead by police during a pursuit. //www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/08/13/arkansas.shooting/index.html (CNN)

Monday, August 13, 2007

Philip Ruddock, the Attorney-General of Australia, appoints Federal Court judge Susan Kiefel to the High Court of Australia. //www.smh.com.au/news/national/ruddock-names-new-high-court-judge/2007/08/13/1186857421228.html?s_cid=rss_news (Sydney Morning Herald)

Saturday, August 13, 2005

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is launched.

Friday, August 13, 2004

Hurricane Charley kills 27 people in Florida, after killing 4 in Cuba and 1 in Jamaica. Charley makes landfall near Cayo Costa, Florida, as a Category 4 hurricane. Charley is the most intense hurricane to strike the United States since Hurricane Andrew in 1992.
August 29 ndash The 2004 Summer Olympics are held in Athens.

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.

Tuesday, August 13, 2002

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

In Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Cruzeiro defeat Sporting Cristal of Peru 1–0, becoming the Copa Libertadores de América chions for the second time.

Tuesday, August 13, 1996

Data sent back by the Galileo space probe indicates there may be water on one of Jupiter's moons.

Friday, August 13, 1993

Over 130 die in the collapse of Royal Plaza Hotel at Nakhon Ratchasima in Thailand's worst hotel disaster.

Sunday, August 13, 1989

P. W. Botha resigns as President of South Africa.
The Sega Genesis is released in North America.
A hot air balloon accident near Alice Springs, Australia kills 13.

Friday, August 13, 1982

In Hong Kong, health warnings on cigarette packets are made statutory.Clarence Tsui, "South China Morning Post", 12/12/99, webpage: //lists.essential.org/intl-tobacco/msg00330.html ITobacco330.

Wednesday, August 13, 1969

Serious border clashes occur between the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China.

Sunday, August 13, 1967

Night of the Grizzlies sparks national concern over bear drama, from PBS in Montana's Glacier National Park.

Friday, August 13, 1965

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.

Sunday, August 13, 1961

Construction of the Berlin Wall begins, restricting movement between East Berlin and West Berlin and forming a clear boundary between West Germany and East Germany, Western Europe and Eastern Europe.

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 measures.

Wednesday, August 13, 1952

Japan joins the IMF.

Monday, August 13, 1945

The Zionist World Congress approaches the British government to discuss the founding of the country of Israel.

Friday, August 13, 1943

WWII: Rome is declared an open city.

Monday, August 13, 1934

The first All-American Soap Box Derby is held in Dayton, Ohio.
In a referendum, 90% of the German population approves of Hitler's assumption of presidential powers as Führer and Reichskanzler.
The comic strip "Li'l Abner" is first published in US newspapers.

Friday, August 13, 1920

August 25 ndash Polish–Soviet War: The Red Army is defeated in the Battle of Warsaw.

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.

Sunday, August 13, 1876

Thursday, August 13, 1868

Arica earthquake 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.

Friday, August 13, 1830

Saturday, August 13, 1814

Friday, August 13, 1751

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

Monday, August 13, 1696

The State of Drenthe announces Willem III as mayor.

Tuesday, August 13, 1675

The Massachusetts Council orders that Christian Indians are to be confined to designated praying towns.

Sunday, August 13, 1645

The Treaty of Brömsebro is signed between Sweden and Denmark-Norway, ending the Torstenson War and ceding Jemtland, Herjedalen, Gotland and Ösel (Saaremaa) to Sweden, which also holds the province of Halland for a period of 30 years as a guarantee.

Monday, August 13, 1607

The ship "Gift of God" of the Plymouth Company arrives at the mouth of the modern-day Kennebec River in Maine. English colonists establish a "Fort St. George", also known as the Popham Colony. The settlement lasts little more than a year, before residents return to England in the first ocean going ship built in the New World, a 30-ton pinnace called "The Virginia".

Wednesday, August 13, 1597

Beginning of the Siege of Namwon.

Sunday, August 13, 1595

Battle of Calugareni: The Wallachians, led by Michael the Brave, accomplish a great victory against the vast army of the Turks, numbering over 150,000 men, led by Sinan Pasha. Wallachian tactical victory.

Tuesday, August 3, 1563 (Julianian calendar)

The outbreak of the Northern Seven Years' War

Saturday, August 3, 1532 (Julianian calendar)

Saturday, August 3, 1521 (Julianian calendar)

Emperor Cuauhtémoc surrenders to Hernán Cortés.

Sunday, August 3, 1516 (Julianian calendar)

The Treaty of Noyon is signed. Francis recognizes Charles's claim to Naples, and Charles recognizes Francis's claim to Milan.

Monday, August 4, 1449 (Julianian calendar)

First Margrave War: Brandenburg Margrave Albrecht Achilles takes Lichtenau Fortress from Nuremberg.

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
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