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Thursday, January 13, 2011

President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali gives a televised address during which he attempts to appease protesters by vowing not to seek re-election in 2014. He also promises an end to live firing of real bullets: three more people are killed in the Tunis suburb of Aouina less than an hour later. //english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/01/2011113192110570350.html (Al Jazeera) //www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12187084 (BBC) //www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jan/13/tunisian-president-will-not-seek-re-election ("The Guardian")
Floods in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil:

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Israeli Defense Forces advance on Gaza City and engage in urban warfare with Hamas militants. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7826968.stm (BBC News)
Ethiopian military forces begin pulling out of Somalia, where they have tried to maintain order for nearly two years.ref name=bbc-somali-joy

Saturday, January 13, 2007

The Greek ship "Server" breaks in half off the Norwegian coast, releasing over 200 tons of crude oil.
The energy dispute between Russia and Belarus is resolved after about 10 hours of negotiations between Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov and his Belarusian counterpart, Sergey Sidorsky. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/6257745.stm (BBC)

Tuesday, January 13, 2004

Serial killer Harold Shipman is found hanged in his cell at Wakefield Prison, four years after being convicted of murdering 15 patients in Cheshire, England.

Monday, January 13, 2003

War on Terrorism: Six more suspects were arrested in Bournemouth in England in connection with the investigation into ricin found in London. This brings the total of those arrested to eleven.

Saturday, January 13, 2001

A 7.6 magnitude earthquake hits all of El Salvador, killing at least 800 people and leaving thousands homeless.

Saturday, January 13, 1996

Italy's prime minister, Lamberto Dini, resigns after the failure of all-party talks to confirm him. New talks are initiated by president Oscar Luigi Scalfaro to form a new government.

Monday, January 13, 1992

Japan apologizes for forcing Korean women into sexual slavery during World War II.

Wednesday, January 13, 1988

Taiwan President Chiang Ching-kuo dies in Taipei Vice-President Lee Teng-hui becomes president.

Tuesday, January 13, 1987

New York mafiosi Anthony Fat Tony Salerno and Carmine Peruccia are sentenced to 100 years in prison for racketeering.

Wednesday, January 13, 1982

Shortly after takeoff, Air Florida Flight 90 crashes into Washington, D.C.'s 14th Street Bridge and falls into the Potomac River, killing 78. On the same day, a Washington Metro train derails to the north, killing 3 (the system's first fatal accident).

Thursday, January 13, 1972

Prime Minister of GhanaKofi Abrefa Busia is overthrown in a military coup.

Friday, January 13, 1967

Louis Leakey announces the discovery of pre-human fossils in Kenya he names the species "Kenyapithecus africanus".
January 15 The first Super Bowl is played in Los Angeles The Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10.
In Munich, the trial begins of Wilhelm Harster, accused of the murder of 82,856 Jews (including Anne Frank) when he led German security police during the German occupation of the Netherlands. He is eventually sentenced to 15 years in prison.
"The New York Times" reports that the U.S. Army is conducting secret germ warfare experiments.
A military coup occurs in Togo under the leadership of Etienne Eyadema.
"A Fistful of Dollars", the first significant spaghetti Western film, is released in the United States.
Jeremy Thorpe becomes leader of the UK's Liberal Party.
The Human Be-In takes place in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco the event sets the stage for the Summer of Love.
The United Kingdom enters the first round of negotiations for European Economic Community membership in Rome.
Albert DeSalvo ("The Boston Strangler") is convicted of numerous crimes and sentenced to life in prison.
The new town of Milton Keynes (England) is founded by Order in Council.

Thursday, January 13, 1966

Robert C. Weaver becomes the first African American Cabinet member, by being appointed United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Monday, January 13, 1964

"Hello, Dolly!" opens in New York City's St. James Theatre.
John Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth, resigns from the space program.
In Manchester, New Hshire, 14-year-old Pamela Mason is murdered. Edward Coolidge is tried and convicted of the crime, but the conviction is set aside by the landmark Fourth Amendment Case Coolidge vs. New Hshire (1971).

Saturday, January 13, 1962

Albania allies itself with the People's Republic of China.

Tuesday, January 13, 1959

Cuban communists execute 71 supporters of Fulgencio Batista.

Sunday, January 13, 1957

"Wham-O" Company produces the first Frisbee.

Friday, January 13, 1950

Finland forms diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China.

Saturday, January 13, 1945

WWII: The Soviet Union occupies Warsaw, Poland.
The Holocaust: The evacuation of Auschwitz concentration c begins.
WWII: A Soviet patrol arrests Raoul Wallenberg in Hungary.
WWII: A day after beginning the Vistula-Oder Offensive, the Soviets launch the East Prussian Offensive to eliminate German forces in East Prussia.
Franklin D. Roosevelt is inaugurated to an unprecedented fourth term as President of the United States. No president before, or since, has ever reached a third term in office.

Wednesday, January 13, 1943

WWII: The Japanese are driven off Guadalcanal.
The world's largest office building, The Pentagon, is dedicated in Arlington, Virginia.

Monday, January 13, 1941

All persons born in Puerto Rico since this day are declared U.S. citizens by birth, through U.S. federal law .

Friday, January 13, 1939

Black Friday: 71 people die across Victoria in one of Australia's worst ever bushfires.

Sunday, January 13, 1935

A plebiscite in the Territory of the Saar Basin shows that 90.3% of those voting wish to join Germany.

Saturday, January 13, 1934

The Candidate of Science degree is established in the USSR.

Monday, January 13, 1930

The Mickey Mouse comic strip makes its first appearance.

Friday, January 13, 1922

The flu epidemic has claimed 804 victims in Britain.

Tuesday, January 13, 1920

Prohibition begins in the United States with the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution coming into effect.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, is founded on the cus of Howard University in Washington, D.C.
The World War I Allies demand that the Netherlands extradite the German Kaiser Wilhelm II, who has fled there.
The New York Timesridicules the American rocket scientist Robert H. Goddard. The newspaper has to publicly take it all back later on July 171969 when the Apollo crew is on its trek to the Moon.ref name=astronauticsnow_com-indexRobert H. Goddard. The New York Times. astronauticsnow.com/history/goddard/index.html 090118 astronauticsnow.com

Monday, January 13, 1919

The Boston Molasses Disaster: A wave of molasses released from an exploding storage tank sweeps through Boston, killing 21 and injuring 150.
Ignacy Jan Paderewski becomes Premier of Poland.
Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht are murdered following the Spartacist uprising.
Worker's councils in Berlin end the general strike Spartacus Week is over.

Thursday, January 13, 1916

WWI: The Battle of Wadi occurs between Allied British and Ottoman Empire forces, during the Mesopotamian caign in modern-day Iraq.
In Browning, Montana, the temperature drops from +6.7°C to -48.8°C (44°F to -56°F) in one day, the greatest change ever on record for a 24-hour period.

Wednesday, January 13, 1915

Monday, January 13, 1913

Ulster Volunteer Force established to fight against Irish Home Rule.

Friday, January 13, 1893

The Independent Labour Party of the UK has its first meeting.

Friday, January 13, 1888

Friday, January 13, 1865

American Civil War: The Second Battle of Fort Fisher begins when United States forces launch a major hibious assault against the Confederate stronghold of Fort Fisher, North Carolina.

Friday, January 13, 1860

Spanish victory (under General Leopoldo O'Donnell, 1st Duke of Tetuanat) at the Battle of Tétouan in the Spanish-Moroccan War.

Saturday, January 13, 1849

Second Anglo-Sikh War ndash British forces retreat from the Battle of Tooele.

Wednesday, January 13, 1847

The Treaty of Cahuenga ends the fighting in the Mexican-American War in California.

Tuesday, January 13, 1846

First Anglo-Sikh War: British victory at the Battle of Sobraon.ref name=CBH
Many Mormons begin their migration west from Nauvoo, Illinois, to the Great Salt Lake, led by Brigham Young.
Opening of the Milan–Venice railway's the world's longest since 1151.

Monday, January 13, 1840

The steamship ''Lexington'' burns and sinks in icy waters, four miles off the coast of Long Island 139 die, only four survive.

Saturday, January 13, 1759

Távora affair: The Távora family is executed following accusations of the attempted regicide of Joseph I of Portugal.

Sunday, January 13, 1658

Edward Sexby, who had plotted against Oliver Cromwell, dies in the Tower of London.

Saturday, January 13, 1607

The Bank of Genoa fails after the announcement of national bankruptcy in Spain.

Thursday, January 3, 1544 (Julianian calendar)

At Västerås, the estates of Sweden swear loyalty to king Gustav Vasa and to his heirs, ending the traditional electoral monarchy in Sweden.

Thursday, January 6, 1177 (Julianian calendar)

March ndash Treaty of Venice: Frederick I Barbarossa acknowledges Alexander III as Pope.

Sunday, January 6, 1129 (Julianian calendar)

Emperor Toba begins his cloistered rule, sharing power with Sutuku, ex-Emperor Shirakawa's son.
Henry of Blois becomes bishop of Winchester.
Council of Troyes: The Order of the Knights Templars is ordained by the Pope.
Burgsteinfurt Castle is built in what is now Steinfurt, Germany.

Sunday, January 7, 1005 (Julianian calendar)

October ndash Defeat of Long Ngân and his death in Thạch Hà by hands of natives.
Lê Trung Tông succeeds Lê Hoàn as the emperor of Vietnam, preceding anarchy and 8 months succession war with Long Ngân and other princes.
January 18 ndash The Shanyuan Treaty is negotiated between the Liao Dynasty and the Song Dynasty. The Song agrees to pay an annual tribute to the Liao.
Lê Ngoạ Triều succeeds Lê Trung Tông, killing him after just three days of reign, beginning tyrannical executions.
Shūi Wakashū is compiled (earliest possible date).

Tuesday, January 9, 888 (Julianian calendar)

\'Abdullah ibn Muhammad succeeds al-Mundhir as emir of Córdoba, Spain.
With the death of Charles the Fat, the Frankish kingdom is split again, and this time permanently. Odo, Count of Paris becomes King of the Western Franks.
Shaftesbury Abbey is founded in Dorset, England.

Sunday, January 11, 532 (Julianian calendar)

Nika riots in Constantinople: A quarrel between supporters of different chariot teams—the Blues and the Greens—in the Hippodrome escalates into violence. For the next five days the capital is under siege. The fires that start during the tumult results in the destruction of much of the city, including the basilica. The insurrection is put down a week later by Belisarius and Mundus up to 30,000 people are killed in the Hippodrome.
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