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Liga Bwin – 16ª. Jornada: Resultados, classificação e comentários Janeiro 13, 2008

Filed under: Futebol,Liga Bwin — looking4good @ 9:47 pm
Resultados da 16ª. Jornada
11 Jan. 20:30 Paços de Ferreira 3-1 Marítimo
12 Jan. 19:00 Benfica

0-0 Leixões
12 Jan 21:15 FC Porto 4-0 Braga
13 Jan. 16:00 Boavista 3-1 União de Leiria
13 Jan. 16:00 Estrela da Amadora 0-1 Nacional
13 Jan. 19:15 Académica 1-1 Sporting
13 Jan. 21:15 Belenenses 2-1 Naval 1º. de Maio
14 Jan. 19:45 Vitória de Setúbal Vitória de Guimarães

Classificação

Lugar Clube Pontos Golos
1. Porto 41 28-5
2. Benfica 30 26-9
3. Sporting 27 23-15
4 Vitória de Guimarães * 25 18-18
5. Vitória de Setúbal * 24 22-15
6. Maritimo 23 19-13
6. Braga 23 18-19
8. Belenenses 22 15-15
9. Nacional 20 12-13
10. Boavista 19 17-23
11. Estrela da Amadora 16 17-19
11. Académica 16 16-24
11. Leixões 16 15-18
14. Paços de Ferreira 15 15-23
14. Naval 1º. de Maio 15 11-25
16. União de Leiria 5 10-26

(*) Defrontam-se amanhã para completar a 16ª. Jornada, por isso têm um jogo a menos

Comentários da Jornada:

Mais do mesmo nesta jornada. Benfica e Sporting a patinarem e o Porto a derrotar copiosamente o Braga aumentando a vantagem para onze pontos sobre o Benfica e catorze !! sobre o Sporting.

Mas comecemos pelo jogo da Luz com o Benfica a fazer uma patética segunda parte depois da patética arbitragem da primeira. Um nulo que deu ao Leixões o segundo empate em 23 jogos no Estádio da Luz face a 21 derrotas! Mais do que perder o campeonato (resta tentar o segundo lugar…) este Benfica está a perder os adeptos que por muito anjinhos que sejam não estão para aturar tamanha incompetência.

O Sporting que poderia ficar a um ponto do segundo lugar dominaram o jogo praticamente durante 80 minutos e fizeram tudo para chegar à vantagem no marcador. Conseguiram-no por Tonel ao minuto 81′ num lance de bola parada e depois … mostraram a sua fraqueza deixando a Académica reagir ao golo e empurrar os leões para a baliza defensiva. Logo a Académica enviou uma bola à barra… e já em tempos de descontos conseguiu o empate também na sequência de uma bola parada (canto) mas já no segundo cruzamento e depois de dois toques de cabeça consecutivos. Que dizer se não da justiça do empate, por insuficiência mental dos leões?

Amanhã defrontam-se os dois Vitórias na cidade do Sado e desde que não haja um empate o Sporting passará a ter companhia (se for o Setúbal a ganhar) ou será mesmo ultrapassado (se a vitória for vimaranense) no terceiro lugar.

Em contrapartida, ontem o Porto cedo resolveu o jogo frente ao Braga e até deu para Farias estrear-se a marcar. Lisandro marcou mais dois e comanda destacado a lista de melhores marcadores.

Boavista e Paços de Ferreira é que aproveitaram da melhor maneira a viragem do campeonato coleccionando um duplo triunfo na última jornada da primeira volta e na primeira jornada da segunda volta ganhando alento na classificação. O Boavista já é décimo estando agora na cauda do primeiro pelotão classificativo, chamemos assim, enquanto os pacenses igualaram a Naval e estão a apenas um ponto deo trio Amadora, Académica e Leixões.

O Estrela da Amadora foi a única equipa derrotada em casa nesta jornada (pelo Nacional da Madeira), com um perú de Nelson a determinar o resultado final e por isso não confirmou o tónico do triunfo espectacular frente ao Guimarães da última jornada. A equipa da Madeira treinada por Jokanovic está numa sequência de resultados muito positiva e vai-se chegando à zona europeia da classificação.

No último jogo de hoje o Belenenses venceu em casa a Naval por 2-1, com 1-1 ao intervalo, colocando-se apenas a um ponto de atraso de Braga e Marítimo, enquanto a equipa da Figueira da Foz está igualada com o Paços de Ferreira apenas à fente da União de Leiria.

O campeonato sofre nova paragem, para se jogar uma eliminatória da Taça de Portugal, retomando no fim de semana de 27 de Janeiro com uma jornada repleta de jogos de interesse: o Sporting- Porto é o jogo de grande cartaz da jornada, mas há o V. Guimarães-Benfica, um Braga-Belenenses e até um Leixões-Paços de Ferreira na luta pela permanência.

Próxima Jornada 17ª.
Leixões Paços de Ferreira
Marítimo

Boavista
União de Leiria Académica
Sporting FC Porto
Braga Belenenses
Naval 1º. de Maio Estrela da Amadora
Nacional Vitória de Setúbal
Vitória de Guimarães Benfica
 

Agendamento potestativo para aqui e agendamento potestativo para acolá…

Filed under: Actualidade,arbitragem,Benfica,política — looking4good @ 6:27 pm
  • Agendamento potestativo pedido pelo PPD-PSD para o Ministro das Finanças, enquanto ex-presidente da Comissão do Mercado de Valores Mobiliários (CMVM), ir prestar declarações sobre o caso BCP.
  • Agendamento potestativo para o Governador do Banco de Portugal, Vítor Constâncio, prestar esclarecimentos sobre a mesma matéria.
  • Agendamento potestativo pedido pelo CDS-PP para obrigar o Presidente da ASAE ir explicar as políticas de higiene e saúde.
  • Agendamento potestativo para o Presidente do Benfica explicar «porque o melhor plantel do Benfica dos últimos 20 anos» joga tão mal.
  • Agendamento potestativo para Nuno Manso explicar como viu um «fantasma» adiantado no golo legal de Nuno Gomes!
  • Estes dois últimos são pedidos por mim…

 

Ontem assisti a um crime contra a Humanidade benfiquista

Filed under: arbitragem,Benfica — looking4good @ 2:09 pm
Pois é verdade! Ainda estou por perceber como é possível prejudicar milhões de pessoas, afectar a vida delas de modo tão inexorável e passar incólume, dormir como se nada fosse …

Será que ao menos teve um pesadelo em que aparecia um benfiquista a dar melhor emprego à bandeirola que serviu para assinalar um dos maiores inventos do século XXI, o fora de jogo de Nuno Gomes? Oh! … Nem isso?

Estragou-me o jantar, fez com que hoje não me apetecesse levantar e não sei em que ponto afectará a minha vida profissional durante (pelo menos) esta semana.

Uma sociedade que não está organizada de modo a poder punir gente que produz tantos estragos como estes também não merece os meus louvores. Com efeito danos psicológicos, mentais, de perturbação e atraso da vida económica e social (o crescimento do PIB vem afectado pelo menos numa décima…), de perturbação familiar e de outra índole foram provocados por um senhor que devia mudar de nome porque de Manso (depois de fazer o que fez) não deve ter nada…

Camacho é que tem razão ao dizer que os jogadores deviam se sentir «fodidos» (ou «jodidos» ?). Eu também e logo por uma bandeira de um Manso que não conheço de nenhum lado.

Os danos provocados são bem maiores do que o encerramento do Hospital de Anadia e não consta que os benfiquistas tenham organizado uma única manifestação. Razão tenho eu em dizer que os benfiquistas são uns anjinhos

Ainda no outro lance como é possível ter-se o árbitro demitido da sua responsabilidade e alterado a decisão de marcar penalty por (suposta) indicação do auxiliar tão mais distante? Foi também este auxiliar que disse para não exibir o cartão amarelo nesta mesma jogada? Ou todas as colaborações são benvindas quando se trate de prejudicar o Benfica?

Ah! Façam a análise comparativa das decisões deste jogo com as dos jogos do Porto da primeira fase do campeonato (os golos ilegais que já foram contabilizados ao Porto) e corrijam a contabilidade…

Não devia haver uma espécie de CMVM da arbitragem? Ou uma espécie de Banco de Portugal?

Pois, pois, isso também parece que não servia de nada…

Então… caramba se a democracia é prejudicar a maioria…

 

AMOR – Salvador Novo

Filed under: amor,poesia,Salvador Novo — looking4good @ 4:06 am

Amar es este tímido silencio
cerca de ti, sin que lo sepas,
y recordar tu voz cuando te marchas
y sentir el calor de tu saludo.

Amar es aguardarte
como si fueras parte del ocaso,
ni antes ni después, para que estemos solos
entre los juegos y los cuentos
sobre la tierra seca.

Amar es percibir, cuando te ausentas,
tu perfume en el aire que respiro,
y contemplar la estrella en que te alejas
cuando cierro la puerta de la noche.

Salvador Novo (n. em 30 Jul 1904, México ; m. 13 Jan. 1974)

 

Hoje domingo é feriado em Cadaval, Santa Marta de Penaguião e em Viana do Alentejo

Filed under: Uncategorized — looking4good @ 3:03 am

O Concelho do Cadaval é um dos 16 municípios do Distrito de Lisboa, integrando em termos mais vastos a Região de Lisboa e Vale do Tejo, e a Sub-Região Oeste. Nos seus limites administrativos situam-se os concelhos de Alenquer, Azambuja, Bombarral, Caldas da Rainha, Lourinhã, Rio Maior e Torres Vedras. Tem uma área de 174,9 km2, 14 385 habitantes e 10 freguesias ( Alguber, Cadaval, Cercal, Figueiros, Lamas Chão do Sapo, Painho, Peral, Pero Moniz, Vermelha e Vilar).

Este ano o Feriado Municipal de 13 de Janeiro celebra o 110º aniversário da restauração do concelho em 1898, depois de ter sido extinto por decreto de 26 de Set. 1895. Este ano as comemorações integram a Inauguração do Polidesportivo Descoberto do Painho.


Santa Marta de Penaguião é uma vila portuguesa no Distrito de Vila Real, Região Norte e subregião do Douro, com cerca de 1 300 habitantes.

Santa Marta de Penaguião, com uma área de 69,98 km2, 8 569 habitantes (2001) e 10 freguesias [Alvações do Corgo, Cumeeira,Fontes,Fornelos,Louredo,Medrões, Sanhoane,São João Baptista de Lobrigos, São Miguel de Lobrigos e Sever)é um dos 14 municípios do distrito de VILA REAL. O Feriado Municipal em 13 de Janeiro tem a ver com o aniversário da restauração do Concelho.

O Município de Viana do Alentejo pertence ao distrito de Évora, tem 393,6 Km2 5615 habitantes (censos de 2001), sendo formado pelas freguesias de Viana do Alentejo, Alcáçovas e Aguiar. É limitado pelos concelhos de Alvito, Alcácer do Sal, Portel, Évora e Montemor-o-Novo.

Também tem o seu Feriado Municipal a 13 de Janeiro comemorando o 110º. aniversário da restauração do concelho.

 

Hoje domingo é feriado em Cadaval, Santa Marta de Penaguião e em Viana do Alentejo

Filed under: Uncategorized — looking4good @ 3:03 am

O Concelho do Cadaval é um dos 16 municípios do Distrito de Lisboa, integrando em termos mais vastos a Região de Lisboa e Vale do Tejo, e a Sub-Região Oeste. Nos seus limites administrativos situam-se os concelhos de Alenquer, Azambuja, Bombarral, Caldas da Rainha, Lourinhã, Rio Maior e Torres Vedras. Tem uma área de 174,9 km2, 14 385 habitantes e 10 freguesias ( Alguber, Cadaval, Cercal, Figueiros, Lamas Chão do Sapo, Painho, Peral, Pero Moniz, Vermelha e Vilar).

Este ano o Feriado Municipal de 13 de Janeiro celebra o 110º aniversário da restauração do concelho em 1898, depois de ter sido extinto por decreto de 26 de Set. 1895. Este ano as comemorações integram a Inauguração do Polidesportivo Descoberto do Painho.


Santa Marta de Penaguião é uma vila portuguesa no Distrito de Vila Real, Região Norte e subregião do Douro, com cerca de 1 300 habitantes.

Santa Marta de Penaguião, com uma área de 69,98 km2, 8 569 habitantes (2001) e 10 freguesias [Alvações do Corgo, Cumeeira,Fontes,Fornelos,Louredo,Medrões, Sanhoane,São João Baptista de Lobrigos, São Miguel de Lobrigos e Sever)é um dos 14 municípios do distrito de VILA REAL. O Feriado Municipal em 13 de Janeiro tem a ver com o aniversário da restauração do Concelho.

O Município de Viana do Alentejo pertence ao distrito de Évora, tem 393,6 Km2 5615 habitantes (censos de 2001), sendo formado pelas freguesias de Viana do Alentejo, Alcáçovas e Aguiar. É limitado pelos concelhos de Alvito, Alcácer do Sal, Portel, Évora e Montemor-o-Novo.

Também tem o seu Feriado Municipal a 13 de Janeiro comemorando o 110º. aniversário da restauração do concelho.

 

Hoje domingo é feriado em Cadaval, Santa Marta de Penaguião e em Viana do Alentejo

Filed under: Uncategorized — looking4good @ 3:03 am

O Concelho do Cadaval é um dos 16 municípios do Distrito de Lisboa, integrando em termos mais vastos a Região de Lisboa e Vale do Tejo, e a Sub-Região Oeste. Nos seus limites administrativos situam-se os concelhos de Alenquer, Azambuja, Bombarral, Caldas da Rainha, Lourinhã, Rio Maior e Torres Vedras. Tem uma área de 174,9 km2, 14 385 habitantes e 10 freguesias ( Alguber, Cadaval, Cercal, Figueiros, Lamas Chão do Sapo, Painho, Peral, Pero Moniz, Vermelha e Vilar).

Este ano o Feriado Municipal de 13 de Janeiro celebra o 110º aniversário da restauração do concelho em 1898, depois de ter sido extinto por decreto de 26 de Set. 1895. Este ano as comemorações integram a Inauguração do Polidesportivo Descoberto do Painho.


Santa Marta de Penaguião é uma vila portuguesa no Distrito de Vila Real, Região Norte e subregião do Douro, com cerca de 1 300 habitantes.

Santa Marta de Penaguião, com uma área de 69,98 km2, 8 569 habitantes (2001) e 10 freguesias [Alvações do Corgo, Cumeeira,Fontes,Fornelos,Louredo,Medrões, Sanhoane,São João Baptista de Lobrigos, São Miguel de Lobrigos e Sever)é um dos 14 municípios do distrito de VILA REAL. O Feriado Municipal em 13 de Janeiro tem a ver com o aniversário da restauração do Concelho.

O Município de Viana do Alentejo pertence ao distrito de Évora, tem 393,6 Km2 5615 habitantes (censos de 2001), sendo formado pelas freguesias de Viana do Alentejo, Alcáçovas e Aguiar. É limitado pelos concelhos de Alvito, Alcácer do Sal, Portel, Évora e Montemor-o-Novo.

Também tem o seu Feriado Municipal a 13 de Janeiro comemorando o 110º. aniversário da restauração do concelho.

 

This day in History – Jan. 13

Filed under: efemerides,This Day in History — looking4good @ 1:36 am
  • 86 BC – Gaius Marius dies. Roman general and politician
  • 0703 – Empress Jitō of Japan dies (b. 0645)
  • 0858 – King Ethelwulf of Wessex dies.
  • 0888 – Odo, Count of Paris becomes King of the Franks.
  • 1099 – Crusaders set fire to Mara, Syria.
  • 1138 – Simon I, Duke of Lorraine dies (b. 1076)
  • 1151 – Abbot Suger dies. French statesman and historian.
  • 1177 – Henry II of Austria dies (b. 1107)
  • 1328 – Edward III of England marries Philippa, daughter of the Count of Hainault.
  • 1330 – Duke Frederick I of Austria dies (b. 1286).
  • 1334 – King Henry II of Castile was born (d. 1379).
  • 1363 – Meinhard III, Count of Tyrol dies (b. 1344).
  • 1334 – King Henry II of Castile was born (d. 1379)
  • 1400 – Nascimento de João, Infante de Portugal (m. 18 Out 1442), filho do rei João I de Portugal e de sua mulher, a rainha Filipa de Lencastre. Foi condestável de Portugal,
  • 1507 – Nascimento de D. Catarina da Áustria, rainha de Portugal.
  • 1547 – Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey dies (sentenced to death) (b. 1517). English poet.
  • 1559 – Elizabeth I crowned queen of England in Westminster Abbey.
  • 1562 – Mark Alexander Boyd was born (d. 1601). Scottish poet.
  • 1590 – Francisco Salinas dies. Musician.
  • 1596 – Jan van Goyen was born (d. 1656). Dutch landscape painter.
  • 1599 – Edmund Spenser dies (b. 1552). English poet.
  • 1605 – The controversial play Eastward Hoe by Ben Jonson, George Chapman, and John Marston is performed, landing two of the authors in prison.
  • 1607 – Bank of Genoa fails after announcement of national bankruptcy in Spain.
  • 1610 – Galileo Galilei discovered Callisto the fourth satellite of Jupiter.
  • 1610 – Maria Anna of Austria was born (d. 1665). Electress of Bavaria.
  • 1616 – Antoinette Bourignon was born (d. 1680). Flemish mystic.
  • 1622 – Work on the printing of the First Folio of William Shakespeare is suspended.
  • 1622 – Molière was born (d. 1673). French playwright.
  • 1625 – John Milton 16, is admitted to Christ’s College, Cambridge.
  • 1625 – Jan Brueghel de Velours ( el Aterciopelado) dies. Painter.
  • 1630 – Yuan Chonghuan dies (b. 1584). Chinese military commander.
  • 1635 – Philipp Jakob Spener was born (d. 1705). German theologian.
  • 1651 – Henry Booth, 1st Earl of Warrington was born (d. 1694). English politician.
  • 1658 – Edward Sexby dies (b. 1616). English Puritan soldier.
  • 1691 – George Fox dies (b. 1624). English founder of the Quakers.
  • 1698 – Pietro Metastasio was born († 1782). Italian poet and playwright
  • 1717 – Maria-Sibylla Merian dies (b. 2 Apr 1647). Swiss naturalist and painter of insects and flowers.
  • 1720 – Richard Hurd was born (d. 1808). English bishop and writer.
  • 1724 – Bartolomeu de Gusmão dies (b. 1685). Brazilian jesuit, “the flyer priest” (padre voador)
  • 1733 – James Oglethorpe and 130 colonists arrive in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • 1749 – Friedrich Müller was born (d. 1825). Painter, narrator, lyricist and dramatist.
  • 1750 – Assinado o Tratado de Madrid, que pôs fim a conflitos entre Portugal e a Espanha no Sul da América meridional, definindo os limites do Brasil.
  • 1759 – Leonor de Tavora, morre, marquesa de Portugal. Em Belém, Lisboa, os Távoras e o duque de Aveiro são executados de uma forma selvagem, criticada pela opinião internacional, por alegadamente estarem implicados no atentado contra o rei D. José.
  • 1766 – King Frederick V of Denmark dies (b. 1723)
  • 1775 – Johann Georg Walch dies (b. 1693). German theologian.
  • 1777 – Elisa Bonaparte was born (d. 1820). Grand Duchess of Tuscany, sister of Napoleon Bonaparte.
  • 1785 – John Walter publishes first issue of the Daily Universal Register (later renamed The Times).
  • 1790 – Florido Rodrigues Pereira Ferraz was born in Porto (d. 17 Dec. 1862). Portuguese politician
  • 1790 – Luc Urbain de Bouexic, comte de Guichen dies (b. 1712). French admiral.
  • 1794 – President Washington approved a measure adding two stars and two stripes to the American flag, following the admission of Vermont and Kentucky to the union. (The number of stripes was later reduced to the original 13.
  • 1796 – John H. D. Anderson dies (b. 1726). Scottish scientist and inventor.
  • 1805 – Thomas Dyer was born (d. 1862). Mayor of Chicago.
  • 1807 – Napoleon Bonaparte Buford was born (d. 28 Mar 1883). American soldier
  • 1807 – Álvaro Teixeira de Macedo was born. Brazilian poet and diplomat.
  • 1808 – Salmon P. Chase was born (d. 1873). Secretary of the Treasury (1861-64) and sixth Chief Justice of the United States (1864-73).
  • 1812 – Victor de Laprade was born (d. 1883). French poet and critic.
  • 1825 – Frei Caneca morre fuzilado. Herói da Confederação do Equador .
  • 1825 – El Alto Perú proclama su independencia en Cochabamba, con el nombre de República de Bolívar, después Bolivia.
  • 1830 – Great fire of New Orleans, Louisiana begins.
  • 1832 – President Andrew Jackson writes Vice President Martin Van Buren expressing his opposition to South Carolina‘s defiance of federal authority in the Nullification Crisis.
  • 1832 – Horatio Alger, Jr was born in Revere Massachusets (d.1899); American minister and writer of boys’ stories. He wrote over 100 books for boys, the first, Ragged Dick, being published in 1867.
  • 1840 – The steamship Lexington burns and sinks four miles off the coast of Long Island with the loss of 139 lives.
  • 1842 – Franklin Távora was born (d. 18 Aug. 1888). Brazilian writer, politician and journalist.
  • 1845 – Félix Tisserand was born (d. 20 Oct 1896). French astronomer noted for his textbook Traité de mécanique céleste, 4 vol. (1889-96; “Treatise on Celestial Mechanics”).
  • 1846 – Wilhelm Wien was born (†30.8.1928). German physicist. In 1893/1894, he developed a law on the relationship between temperature and light. Max Planck later used the “Wien Formula” to help formulate his quantum theory. Wilhelm Wien was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work, in 1911.
  • 1848 – Lilla Cabot Perry was born. American artist. Influenced heavily by painter Claude Monet she emulated the innovations of French Impressionism in her art and was a major promoter of Impressionism in the U.S.
  • 1852 – Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen dies (b. 1778). Russian explorer.
  • 1853 – Theophilos Kairis dies (b. 1783). Greek priest, humanist and revolutionary.
  • 1854 – Nace José Fructuoso Rivera, militar uruguayo, primer presidente constitucional de su país (1830-1834).
  • 1854 – The accordion is patented by Anthony Faas.
  • 1855 – Henri Braconnot dies (b. 29 May 1781). French chemist known for isolating glucose, a simple sugar, directly from such plant material as sawdust, linen or bark by boiling them with acid (1819).
  • 1858 – Oskar Minkowski was born (d. 18 Jul 1931). German physiologist and pathologist who introduced the concept that diabetes results from suppression of a pancreatic substance (later found to be the hormone insulin).
  • 1859 – Kostis Palamas was born (d. 1943). Greek poet.
  • 1860 – William Mason dies (b. 1786). American politician.
  • 1861 – Max Nonne was born (d. 1959). German neurologist.
  • 1864 – Wilhelm Wien born (d. 30 Aug 1928). German physicist who received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1911 for his displacement law concerning the radiation emitted by the perfectly efficient blackbody.
  • 1864 – Stephen Foster dies (b. 1826). American composer.
  • 1865 – Princess Marie of Orléans was born (d. 1908).
  • 1866 – Vasily Kalinnikov was born (d. 1901). Russian composer.
  • 1869 – National convention of black leaders meets in Washington D.C..
  • 1869 – Emanuele Filiberto, 2nd Duke of Aosta was born (d. 1931). Italian aristocrat.
  • 1870 – Ross Granville Harrison, was born (d. 30 Sep 1959). American zoologist who developed the first successful animal-tissue cultures and pioneered organ transplantation techniques.
  • 1875 -Robert Adams dies (b. 1791). Irish clinician noted for his contributions to the knowledge of heart disease and gout.
  • 1878 – Lionel Groulx was born (d. 1967). Canadian nationalist.
  • 1879 – Melvin Jones was born (d. 1961). American founder of Lions Clubs International.
  • 1884 – Sophie Tucker was born (d. 1966). Russian-born singer, comedienne and vaudeville performer
  • 1885 – Schuyler Colfax dies (b. 1823). American politician.
  • 1886 – Art Ross was born (d. 1964). Canadian ice hockey player and executive.
  • 1888 – Alexander Graham Bell funda la National Geographic Society.
  • 1889 – Solomon Bundy dies (b. 1823). American politician.
  • 1890 – Elmer Davis is born. Radio commentator.
  • 1893 – Britain’s Independent Labor Party, a precursor to the current Labor Party, first met.
  • 1893 – The Independent Labour Party of the UK has its first meeting.
  • 1893 – US Marines land in Honolulu from the U.S.S. Boston to prevent the queen from abrogating the Bayonet Constitution.
  • 1893 – Clark Ashton Smith was born (d. 1961). American writer.
  • 1893 – Roy Cazaly was born (d. 1963). Australian rules footballer.
  • 1898 – French writer Emile Zola published in L’Aurore his “J’Accuse” letter, accusing the French of a cover-up in the Alfred Dreyfus treason case.
  • 1899 – Kay Francis was born (d. 1968). American actress.
  • 1900 – Peter Waage dies (b. 29 Jun 1833). Norwegian chemist who, with his brother-in-law Cato Guldberg published the mass action law in 1864. The law states that the rate of a chemical change depends on the concentrations of the reactants.
  • 1901 – Mieczysław Żywczyński was born (d. 1978). Polish historian and priest.
  • 1903 – The Moroccan Sultan flees Fez as his imperial troops are defeated by the pretender’s army.
  • 1904 – Richard Addinsell was born (d. 1977). British composer (Warsaw Concerto)
  • 1905 – Kay Francis was born (d. 1968). American actress.
  • 1906 – Pascoal Carlos Magno was born. Brazilian diplomat and cenographer.
  • 1906 – Un incendio destruye casi toda la ciudad de Panamá.
  • 1906 – Alexander Popov dies (b. 1859). Russian physicist.
  • 1908 – Henry Farman, an English-born Frenchman, flew the first one-kilometer circuit, winning the Grand Prix de Aviation and its 50,000 franc purse.
  • 1909 – Marinus van der Lubbe was born (d. 1934). Dutch communist accused of setting fire to the Reichstag.
  • 1910 – Yannis Tsarouchis was born (d. 1989). Greek painter.
  • 1911 – Joh Bjelke-Petersen was born (d. 2005). Premier of Queensland.
  • 1913 – Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Inc. founded.
  • 1915 – Some 30’000 people died in earthquake in Avezzano Italy, which totally destroys Avezzano and the surrounding small towns.
  • 1916 – Victoriano Huerta dies (b. 1854). Presidente of México (1913-1914).
  • 1916 – En Yucatán, México, se inicia el I Congreso Feminista Nacional, convocado por el General Salvador Alvarado, Gobernador de este Estado. Asisten 700 mujeres.
  • 1919 – Robert Stack was born (d. 2003). American actor, best know for his role as Elliot Ness in the TV series “The Untouchables“.
  • 1920 – A Argentina é admitida na Liga das Nações.
  • 1922 – Albert Lamorisse was born (d. 1970). French film director and producer.
  • 1923 – Alexandre Ribot dies (b. 1842). French statesman.
  • 1924 – Paul Feyerabend was born (d. 1994). Austrian-born philosopher.
  • 1924 – Georg Hermann Quincke dies (b. 1834). German phsycist.
  • 1924 – Roland Petit was born. French choreographer.
  • 1925 – Gwen Verdon was born (d. 2000). American actress and dancer.
  • 1926 – Michael Bond was born. British writer.
  • 1926 – Carolyn Gold Heilbrun was born (d. 2003). American feminist author.
  • 1927 – Brock Adams was born (d. 2004). American politician.
  • 1927 – Sydney Brenner was born. British biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2002 shared (with H. Robert Horvitz and John E. Sulston) for their discoveries concerning how the genes regulate organ development and programmed cell death (apoptosis).
  • 1929 – Wyatt Earp dies in Los Angeles (b. in Illinois, 1848). Western legend.
  • 1930 – Frances Sternhagen was born. American actress.
  • 1930 – Liz Anderson was born. American singer.
  • 1930 – Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti dies (b. 9 Apr 1864). English electrical engineer who promoted the installation of large electrical generating stations and alternating current distribution networks in England.
  • 1930 – Mickey Mouse comic strip makes its first appearance.
  • 1930 – Frances Sternhagen was born. American actress
  • 1930 – Liz Anderson was born. American singer
  • 1931 – The Bridge connecting New York and New Jersey was named the George Washington Memorial Bridge.
  • 1931 – Charles Nelson Reilly was born. American actor
  • 1932 – Maria Ondina Braga was born in Braga (d. 14 Mar 2003). Portuguese writer [(A China Fica ao Lado (1968), Amor e Morte (1970) , Nocturno em Macau (1991), Vidas Vencidas (1998)]
  • 1932 – Sophia of Prussia dies (b. 1870). Consort of Constantine I of Greece
  • 1933 – O congresso norte-americano vota a favor da independência das Filipinas, após um período de transição.
  • 1934 – Rip Taylor was born. American actor
  • 1934 – Paul Ulrich Villard dies (b. 1860). French physicist.
  • 1935 – A plebiscite in Saarland shows that 90.3% of those voting wish to join Nazi Germany than France. After World War I the Saar coal mines had been awarded to France, and the Saarland placed under the administration of the League of Nations for 15 years.
  • 1935 – Elsa Martinelli was born. Italian actress
  • 1935 – Mauro Forghieri was born. Italian automotive & mechanical engineer (Scuderia Ferrari)
  • 1936 – É inaugurado o campo de aviação de Moçamedes (actual Namibe) – Angola.
  • 1936 – Renato Aragão was born. Brazilian comedian.
  • 1938 – William B. Davis was born. Canadian actor.
  • 1938 – Tord Grip was born. Swedish football manager.
  • 1939 – Afonso Praça was born at Felgar, Moncorvo (d. 3 May 2001, in Lisbon). Portuguese journalist.
  • 1939 – Cesare Maniago was born. Canadian ice hockey player.
  • 1939 – Jacek Gmoch was born. Polish footballer.
  • 1940 – Edmund White was born. American author.
  • 1941 – Pasqual Maragall was born. Spanish politician.
  • 1941 – James Joyce died in Zurich at the age of 58. Novelist, James Joyce is widely regarded as Ireland’s greatest author (Ulisses).
  • 1942 – Henry Ford patents a plastic automobile, which is 30% lighter than a regular car.
  • 1943 – World War II: North Africa General Philippe Leclerc’s Free French troops merge with the British army under the command of Montgomery.
  • 1943 – Richard Moll was born. American actor
  • 1943 – Carol Cleveland was born. English actress
  • 1943 – Sophie Taeuber-Arp dies (b. 1889). Swiss artist.
  • 1945 – The Soviet ‘Red’ army occupies the Hungarian city of Budapest .
  • 1946 – Eero Koivistoinen was born. Finnish musician
  • 1947 – Carles Rexach was born. Former Spanish-Catalan footballer and coach
  • 1947 – Jacek Majchrowski was born. Mayor of Kraków
  • 1948 – Gaj Singh was born. Maharaja of Jodhpur
  • 1949 – Brandon Tartikoff was born (d. 1997). American television executive.
  • 1950 – Bob Forsch was born. Amerian baseball player
  • 1950 – John McNaughton was born. American film director
  • 1950 – Soviets boycott United Nations Security Council.
  • 1953 – Paul Niggli dies [born 26 Jun 1888]; Swiss mineralogist who originated the idea of a systematic deduction of the patterns in the internal structure of crystals by means of X-ray data .
  • 1953 – Marshal Josip Broz Tito chosen President of Yugoslavia. Josip Broz Tito, 60, continues to rule Yugoslavia, as he had since 1945, just changing his title from premier to president.
  • 1953 – Atlético Nacional de Medellín, Colombia determina en asamblea de socios que en su equipo pueden actuar jugadores extranjeros
  • 1954 – Trevor Rabin was born. South African guitarist (Yes)
  • 1955 – El presidente de Nicaragua, Anastasio Somoza, desafía al presidente de Costa Rica, José Figueres, a resolver la disputa entre los dos países mediante un duelo a pistola.
  • 1955 – Jay McInerney was born. American writer.
  • 1956 – Lebanon and Syria signed a defense pact providing for joint retaliation against Israel if either was attacked.
  • 1957 – Wham-O Company produces the first Frisbee; a representative of the company got the idea for the product when he saw some truck drivers from the Frisbee Pie Co. of Connecticut showing Yale students how to throw pie pins in the air.
  • 1957 – Lorrie Moore was born. American writer.
  • 1957 – Mark O’Meara was born. Major winning American golfer.
  • 1958 – Linus Pauling (1901-1994) presented the petition of 9,000 scientists to the U.N., asking to halt the testing of nuclear bombs.
  • 1958 – Moroccan Liberation Army ambushes Spanish patrol in the Battle of Edchera .
  • 1958 – Andrew Stanton was born. American actor and director
  • 1959 – De Gaulle grants amnesty to 130 to Algerian death row convicts.
  • 1959 – James Lomenzo was born. American musician (Megadeth)
  • 1960 – Takis Lemonis was born. Greek footballer and coach
  • 1961 – Fighting erupts between UN troops and supporters of Patrice Lumumba in the Congo.
  • 1961 – Julia Louis-Dreyfus was born. American actress .
  • 1961 – Graham McPherson was born. English singer
  • 1961 – Wayne Coyne was born. American singer (The Flaming Lips)
  • 1962 – Ernie Kovacs dies in a car crash in west Los Angeles (b. 1919). American actor and comedian.
  • 1962 – Trace Adkins was born. American musician
  • 1963 – Kevin McClatchy was born. American business man
  • 1963 – Ramón Gómez de la Serna dies in Buenos Aires (b. Madrid in 3 Jul 1888). Spanish writer.
  • 1964 – Karol Wojtyla becomes archbishop of Krakow
  • 1964 – Penelope Ann Miller was born. American actress.
  • 1964 – Felisberto Hernández dies (b. 1902). Uruguyan writer.
  • 1966 – Robert C. Weaver becomes the first African American Cabinet member by being appointed United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
  • 1966 – Patrick Dempsey was born. American actor
  • 1967 – Military coup in Togo. Chief of staff Étienne Lieutenant-Colonel Etienne Gnassingbé Eyadema seizes power in Togo by a coup and dissolves all political parties.
  • 1968 – Johnny Cash records his landmark album At Folsom Prison live at Folsom State Prison
  • 1968 – Traci Bingham was born. American actress (Baywatch)
  • 1968 – Mike Whitlow was born. English footballer
  • 1968 – Beginning of Tet-offensive in Vietnam.
  • 1969 – Los Beatles lanzan el album “Yellow Submarine”.
  • 1969 – Stephen Hendry was born. Scottish snooker player.
  • 1969 – Stefania Belmondo was born. Italian cross-country skier
  • 1970 – Marco Pantani was born (d. 2004). Italian cyclist.
  • 1970 – Keith Coogan was born. American actor
  • 1971 – Robert Still dies (b. 1910). English composer.
  • 1972 – Prime Minister Kofi Busia and President Edward Akufo-Addo of Ghana were ousted in a bloodless military coup by Col. Ignatius Kutu Acheampong.
  • 1972 – Atoosa Rubenstein was born. Iranian-born American magazine editor.
  • 1972 – Nicole Eggert was born. American actress
  • 1972 – Vitaly Scherbo was born. Belarussian gymnast
  • 1973 – A policia de choque dispersa em Paris uma manifestação de estudantes que protestavam contra a presença, na capital francesa, da primeiro-ministro israelita, Golda Meir.
  • 1973 – Nikolai Khabibulin was born. Russian hockey player.
  • 1974 – Sergei Brylin was born. Russian ice hockey player.
  • 1974 – Salvador Novo dies (b. 1904). Mexican writer and poet.
  • 1974 – Raoul Jobin dies (b. 1906). Canadian tenor.
  • 1976 – the first machine for reading printed matter aloud was given its first public demonstration, by its inventor, Raymond Kurzwell.The machine was manufactured by the Kurzwell Computer Products, Inc., and was tested by the National Federation for the Blind.
  • 1976 – Tania Vicent was born. Canadian short track speed skater.
  • 1976 – Mario Yepes was born. Colombian footballer.
  • 1976 – Margaret Leighton dies (b. 1922). English actress.
  • 1977 – Orlando Bloom was born. English actor (Lord of the Rings, Black Hawk Down).
  • 1978 – NASA selected its first U.S. women astronauts.
  • 1978 – Hubert H. Humphrey dies (b. 1911). Vice President of the United States and Senator from Minnesota
  • 1978 – Joe McCarthy dies (b. 1908). Baseball manager.
  • 1979 – Tinga was born. Brazilian footballer.
  • 1979 – Donny Hathaway dies (b. 1945). American musician.
  • 1980 – Togo’s constitution becomes effective.
  • 1980 – Founding of Germany’s “Green” Party
  • 1980 – Krzysztof Czerwinski was born. Polish conductor and organist.
  • 1980 – Akira Kaji was born. Japanese National Football Player.
  • 1980 – Michael Rupp was born. American ice hockey player.
  • 1980 – Nils-Eric Johansson was born. Swedish footballer.
  • 1980 – Andre Kostelanetz dies (b. 1901). Russian-born popular music conductor and arranger.
  • 1981 – Darrell Rasner was born. American baseball player
  • 1981 – Shad Gaspard was born. American professional wrestler, bodyguard, and actor
  • 1981 – Jason James was born. America musician (Bullet for My Valentine)
  • 1981 – Reggie Brown was born. American football player
  • 1982 – Guillermo Coria was born. Argentinian professional tennis player .
  • 1982 – 78 persons died on , Air Florida Flight 90 737 which, just after taking off in a snowstorm, crashes into the 14th St Bridge in Washington, DC, and falls into the icy Potomac River.
  • 1982 – Marcel Camus dies (b. 1912). French film director.
  • 1983 – Julian Morris was born. English actor
  • 1983 – Ronny Turiaf was born. French basketball player
  • 1983 – William Hung was born. American Idol contestant.
  • 1985 – An express train derailed in Ethiopia and killed at least 428.
  • 1986 – A month-long violent struggle began in Aden, South Yemen between supporters of Ali Nasir Muhammad and Abdul Fattah Ismail, resulting in thousands of casualties.
  • 1986 – Joannie Rochette was born. Quebec figure skater
  • 1989 – Triinu Kivilaan was born. Estonian singer.
  • 1990 –Douglas Wilder of Virginia became the first elected African-American governor in the United States.
  • 1990 – L. Douglas Wilder becomes the first elected African American governor as he takes office in Richmond, Virginia.
  • 1991 – Soviet Union military troops attack Lithuanian independence supporters in Vilnius.
  • 1991 – Portugal : President Mario Soares is reelected with 70,43% of votes.
  • 1992 – Japan apologizes for forcing Korean women into sexual slavery during World War II.
  • 1993 – Erich Honecker, ex-líder da Alemanha Oriental, é libertado de uma prisão em Berlim e imigra para o Chile.
  • 1993 – O presidente em exercício da Organizacao da Unidade Africana (OUA), Abdou Diouf apela aos dirigentes angolanos para que cessem imediatamente as hostilidades.- O secretário de estado norte-americano, Lawrence Eaglesurger, apela ao líder da UNITA Jonas Savimbi, aceitar os resultados das eleições de Setembro de 1992.
  • 1993 – Camargo Guarnieri dies (b. 1907). Brazilian composer.
  • 1994 – Italian government of Carlo Azeglio Ciampi resigns. He was not a politician but a former governor of the Bank of Italy, chosen to reassure investors and to prevent a disastrous flight from the lira.
  • 1994 – President Clinton held talks in Moscow with Russian President Boris Yeltsin
  • 1994 – Violeta Galdro dies. Chilean actress.
  • 1996 – Aeiou, Portuguese internet search engine, is founded
  • 1997 – Investida nas funções de embaixadora da cruz vermelha, a princesa Diana de Gales visita Angola.
  • 1998 -An Afghan Russian-made cargo plane crashed in southwestern Pakistan with as many as 90 Taliban militia and all were killed .
  • 1998 – ABC and ESPN negotiate a $1.15 billion a season contract to keep Monday Night Football.
  • 1999 –Michael Jordan announced his second retirement from the NBA. He would “unretire” again in 2001.
  • 2000 – Microsoft chairman Bill Gates resigns as chief executive and promotes company president Steve Ballmer to the position.
  • 2001 – An earthquake hits El Salvador, killing more than 800.
  • 2001 – Michael Cuccione dies (b. 1985). Canadian actor and singer.
  • 2002 – US President George W. Bush faints allegedly after choking on a pretzel.
  • 2002 – After 17,162 performances, The Fantasticks ended its almost 42-year off-Broadway run.
  • 2002 – Ted Demme dies (b. 1963). American film and television director.
  • 2002 – Frank Shuster dies (b. 1916). Canadian comedian.
  • 2003 – Norman Panama dies (b. 1914). American screenwriter and director.
  • 2004 – Joseph Darby, a U.S. soldier at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison, reported U.S. abuses of Iraqi prisoners to the Army’s Criminal Investigations Division.
  • 2004 – A domestic airliner crashed in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, killing all 37 people aboard.
  • 2004 – Arne Næss Jr. dies (b. 1937). Norwegian mountain climber and businessman
  • 2004 – Harold Shipman dies (b. 1946). British serial killer.
  • 2005 – Earl Cameron dies (b.1915). Canadian broadcaster.
  • 2005 – Nell Rankin dies (b. 1924). American mezzo-soprano.
  • 2006 – Frank Fixaris dies (b. 1934). American sportscaster.
  • 2006 – Marc Potvin dies (b. 1967). Canadian ice hockey player.
  • 2007 – Michael Brecker dies (b. 1949). American jazz saxophonist.
    2007 – Danny Oakes dies (b. 1911). Racecar driver.
  • National Vocation Awareness Week.
  • In Sweden, Christmas ends on the 20th day, St. Knut’s Day. Children celebrate a party throwing out the Christmas tree (julgransplundring)
  • In Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, in various Russophone communities, and in the Republic of Macedonia the Old New Year is celebrated (the New Year by the Old Style calendar) on the night of January 13/14.
  • Dia da Democracia em Cabo Verde
 

This day in History – Jan. 13

Filed under: efemerides,This Day in History — looking4good @ 1:36 am
  • 86 BC – Gaius Marius dies. Roman general and politician
  • 0703 – Empress Jitō of Japan dies (b. 0645)
  • 0858 – King Ethelwulf of Wessex dies.
  • 0888 – Odo, Count of Paris becomes King of the Franks.
  • 1099 – Crusaders set fire to Mara, Syria.
  • 1138 – Simon I, Duke of Lorraine dies (b. 1076)
  • 1151 – Abbot Suger dies. French statesman and historian.
  • 1177 – Henry II of Austria dies (b. 1107)
  • 1328 – Edward III of England marries Philippa, daughter of the Count of Hainault.
  • 1330 – Duke Frederick I of Austria dies (b. 1286).
  • 1334 – King Henry II of Castile was born (d. 1379).
  • 1363 – Meinhard III, Count of Tyrol dies (b. 1344).
  • 1334 – King Henry II of Castile was born (d. 1379)
  • 1400 – Nascimento de João, Infante de Portugal (m. 18 Out 1442), filho do rei João I de Portugal e de sua mulher, a rainha Filipa de Lencastre. Foi condestável de Portugal,
  • 1507 – Nascimento de D. Catarina da Áustria, rainha de Portugal.
  • 1547 – Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey dies (sentenced to death) (b. 1517). English poet.
  • 1559 – Elizabeth I crowned queen of England in Westminster Abbey.
  • 1562 – Mark Alexander Boyd was born (d. 1601). Scottish poet.
  • 1590 – Francisco Salinas dies. Musician.
  • 1596 – Jan van Goyen was born (d. 1656). Dutch landscape painter.
  • 1599 – Edmund Spenser dies (b. 1552). English poet.
  • 1605 – The controversial play Eastward Hoe by Ben Jonson, George Chapman, and John Marston is performed, landing two of the authors in prison.
  • 1607 – Bank of Genoa fails after announcement of national bankruptcy in Spain.
  • 1610 – Galileo Galilei discovered Callisto the fourth satellite of Jupiter.
  • 1610 – Maria Anna of Austria was born (d. 1665). Electress of Bavaria.
  • 1616 – Antoinette Bourignon was born (d. 1680). Flemish mystic.
  • 1622 – Work on the printing of the First Folio of William Shakespeare is suspended.
  • 1622 – Molière was born (d. 1673). French playwright.
  • 1625 – John Milton 16, is admitted to Christ’s College, Cambridge.
  • 1625 – Jan Brueghel de Velours ( el Aterciopelado) dies. Painter.
  • 1630 – Yuan Chonghuan dies (b. 1584). Chinese military commander.
  • 1635 – Philipp Jakob Spener was born (d. 1705). German theologian.
  • 1651 – Henry Booth, 1st Earl of Warrington was born (d. 1694). English politician.
  • 1658 – Edward Sexby dies (b. 1616). English Puritan soldier.
  • 1691 – George Fox dies (b. 1624). English founder of the Quakers.
  • 1698 – Pietro Metastasio was born († 1782). Italian poet and playwright
  • 1717 – Maria-Sibylla Merian dies (b. 2 Apr 1647). Swiss naturalist and painter of insects and flowers.
  • 1720 – Richard Hurd was born (d. 1808). English bishop and writer.
  • 1724 – Bartolomeu de Gusmão dies (b. 1685). Brazilian jesuit, “the flyer priest” (padre voador)
  • 1733 – James Oglethorpe and 130 colonists arrive in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • 1749 – Friedrich Müller was born (d. 1825). Painter, narrator, lyricist and dramatist.
  • 1750 – Assinado o Tratado de Madrid, que pôs fim a conflitos entre Portugal e a Espanha no Sul da América meridional, definindo os limites do Brasil.
  • 1759 – Leonor de Tavora, morre, marquesa de Portugal. Em Belém, Lisboa, os Távoras e o duque de Aveiro são executados de uma forma selvagem, criticada pela opinião internacional, por alegadamente estarem implicados no atentado contra o rei D. José.
  • 1766 – King Frederick V of Denmark dies (b. 1723)
  • 1775 – Johann Georg Walch dies (b. 1693). German theologian.
  • 1777 – Elisa Bonaparte was born (d. 1820). Grand Duchess of Tuscany, sister of Napoleon Bonaparte.
  • 1785 – John Walter publishes first issue of the Daily Universal Register (later renamed The Times).
  • 1790 – Florido Rodrigues Pereira Ferraz was born in Porto (d. 17 Dec. 1862). Portuguese politician
  • 1790 – Luc Urbain de Bouexic, comte de Guichen dies (b. 1712). French admiral.
  • 1794 – President Washington approved a measure adding two stars and two stripes to the American flag, following the admission of Vermont and Kentucky to the union. (The number of stripes was later reduced to the original 13.
  • 1796 – John H. D. Anderson dies (b. 1726). Scottish scientist and inventor.
  • 1805 – Thomas Dyer was born (d. 1862). Mayor of Chicago.
  • 1807 – Napoleon Bonaparte Buford was born (d. 28 Mar 1883). American soldier
  • 1807 – Álvaro Teixeira de Macedo was born. Brazilian poet and diplomat.
  • 1808 – Salmon P. Chase was born (d. 1873). Secretary of the Treasury (1861-64) and sixth Chief Justice of the United States (1864-73).
  • 1812 – Victor de Laprade was born (d. 1883). French poet and critic.
  • 1825 – Frei Caneca morre fuzilado. Herói da Confederação do Equador .
  • 1825 – El Alto Perú proclama su independencia en Cochabamba, con el nombre de República de Bolívar, después Bolivia.
  • 1830 – Great fire of New Orleans, Louisiana begins.
  • 1832 – President Andrew Jackson writes Vice President Martin Van Buren expressing his opposition to South Carolina‘s defiance of federal authority in the Nullification Crisis.
  • 1832 – Horatio Alger, Jr was born in Revere Massachusets (d.1899); American minister and writer of boys’ stories. He wrote over 100 books for boys, the first, Ragged Dick, being published in 1867.
  • 1840 – The steamship Lexington burns and sinks four miles off the coast of Long Island with the loss of 139 lives.
  • 1842 – Franklin Távora was born (d. 18 Aug. 1888). Brazilian writer, politician and journalist.
  • 1845 – Félix Tisserand was born (d. 20 Oct 1896). French astronomer noted for his textbook Traité de mécanique céleste, 4 vol. (1889-96; “Treatise on Celestial Mechanics”).
  • 1846 – Wilhelm Wien was born (†30.8.1928). German physicist. In 1893/1894, he developed a law on the relationship between temperature and light. Max Planck later used the “Wien Formula” to help formulate his quantum theory. Wilhelm Wien was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work, in 1911.
  • 1848 – Lilla Cabot Perry was born. American artist. Influenced heavily by painter Claude Monet she emulated the innovations of French Impressionism in her art and was a major promoter of Impressionism in the U.S.
  • 1852 – Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen dies (b. 1778). Russian explorer.
  • 1853 – Theophilos Kairis dies (b. 1783). Greek priest, humanist and revolutionary.
  • 1854 – Nace José Fructuoso Rivera, militar uruguayo, primer presidente constitucional de su país (1830-1834).
  • 1854 – The accordion is patented by Anthony Faas.
  • 1855 – Henri Braconnot dies (b. 29 May 1781). French chemist known for isolating glucose, a simple sugar, directly from such plant material as sawdust, linen or bark by boiling them with acid (1819).
  • 1858 – Oskar Minkowski was born (d. 18 Jul 1931). German physiologist and pathologist who introduced the concept that diabetes results from suppression of a pancreatic substance (later found to be the hormone insulin).
  • 1859 – Kostis Palamas was born (d. 1943). Greek poet.
  • 1860 – William Mason dies (b. 1786). American politician.
  • 1861 – Max Nonne was born (d. 1959). German neurologist.
  • 1864 – Wilhelm Wien born (d. 30 Aug 1928). German physicist who received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1911 for his displacement law concerning the radiation emitted by the perfectly efficient blackbody.
  • 1864 – Stephen Foster dies (b. 1826). American composer.
  • 1865 – Princess Marie of Orléans was born (d. 1908).
  • 1866 – Vasily Kalinnikov was born (d. 1901). Russian composer.
  • 1869 – National convention of black leaders meets in Washington D.C..
  • 1869 – Emanuele Filiberto, 2nd Duke of Aosta was born (d. 1931). Italian aristocrat.
  • 1870 – Ross Granville Harrison, was born (d. 30 Sep 1959). American zoologist who developed the first successful animal-tissue cultures and pioneered organ transplantation techniques.
  • 1875 -Robert Adams dies (b. 1791). Irish clinician noted for his contributions to the knowledge of heart disease and gout.
  • 1878 – Lionel Groulx was born (d. 1967). Canadian nationalist.
  • 1879 – Melvin Jones was born (d. 1961). American founder of Lions Clubs International.
  • 1884 – Sophie Tucker was born (d. 1966). Russian-born singer, comedienne and vaudeville performer
  • 1885 – Schuyler Colfax dies (b. 1823). American politician.
  • 1886 – Art Ross was born (d. 1964). Canadian ice hockey player and executive.
  • 1888 – Alexander Graham Bell funda la National Geographic Society.
  • 1889 – Solomon Bundy dies (b. 1823). American politician.
  • 1890 – Elmer Davis is born. Radio commentator.
  • 1893 – Britain’s Independent Labor Party, a precursor to the current Labor Party, first met.
  • 1893 – The Independent Labour Party of the UK has its first meeting.
  • 1893 – US Marines land in Honolulu from the U.S.S. Boston to prevent the queen from abrogating the Bayonet Constitution.
  • 1893 – Clark Ashton Smith was born (d. 1961). American writer.
  • 1893 – Roy Cazaly was born (d. 1963). Australian rules footballer.
  • 1898 – French writer Emile Zola published in L’Aurore his “J’Accuse” letter, accusing the French of a cover-up in the Alfred Dreyfus treason case.
  • 1899 – Kay Francis was born (d. 1968). American actress.
  • 1900 – Peter Waage dies (b. 29 Jun 1833). Norwegian chemist who, with his brother-in-law Cato Guldberg published the mass action law in 1864. The law states that the rate of a chemical change depends on the concentrations of the reactants.
  • 1901 – Mieczysław Żywczyński was born (d. 1978). Polish historian and priest.
  • 1903 – The Moroccan Sultan flees Fez as his imperial troops are defeated by the pretender’s army.
  • 1904 – Richard Addinsell was born (d. 1977). British composer (Warsaw Concerto)
  • 1905 – Kay Francis was born (d. 1968). American actress.
  • 1906 – Pascoal Carlos Magno was born. Brazilian diplomat and cenographer.
  • 1906 – Un incendio destruye casi toda la ciudad de Panamá.
  • 1906 – Alexander Popov dies (b. 1859). Russian physicist.
  • 1908 – Henry Farman, an English-born Frenchman, flew the first one-kilometer circuit, winning the Grand Prix de Aviation and its 50,000 franc purse.
  • 1909 – Marinus van der Lubbe was born (d. 1934). Dutch communist accused of setting fire to the Reichstag.
  • 1910 – Yannis Tsarouchis was born (d. 1989). Greek painter.
  • 1911 – Joh Bjelke-Petersen was born (d. 2005). Premier of Queensland.
  • 1913 – Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Inc. founded.
  • 1915 – Some 30’000 people died in earthquake in Avezzano Italy, which totally destroys Avezzano and the surrounding small towns.
  • 1916 – Victoriano Huerta dies (b. 1854). Presidente of México (1913-1914).
  • 1916 – En Yucatán, México, se inicia el I Congreso Feminista Nacional, convocado por el General Salvador Alvarado, Gobernador de este Estado. Asisten 700 mujeres.
  • 1919 – Robert Stack was born (d. 2003). American actor, best know for his role as Elliot Ness in the TV series “The Untouchables“.
  • 1920 – A Argentina é admitida na Liga das Nações.
  • 1922 – Albert Lamorisse was born (d. 1970). French film director and producer.
  • 1923 – Alexandre Ribot dies (b. 1842). French statesman.
  • 1924 – Paul Feyerabend was born (d. 1994). Austrian-born philosopher.
  • 1924 – Georg Hermann Quincke dies (b. 1834). German phsycist.
  • 1924 – Roland Petit was born. French choreographer.
  • 1925 – Gwen Verdon was born (d. 2000). American actress and dancer.
  • 1926 – Michael Bond was born. British writer.
  • 1926 – Carolyn Gold Heilbrun was born (d. 2003). American feminist author.
  • 1927 – Brock Adams was born (d. 2004). American politician.
  • 1927 – Sydney Brenner was born. British biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2002 shared (with H. Robert Horvitz and John E. Sulston) for their discoveries concerning how the genes regulate organ development and programmed cell death (apoptosis).
  • 1929 – Wyatt Earp dies in Los Angeles (b. in Illinois, 1848). Western legend.
  • 1930 – Frances Sternhagen was born. American actress.
  • 1930 – Liz Anderson was born. American singer.
  • 1930 – Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti dies (b. 9 Apr 1864). English electrical engineer who promoted the installation of large electrical generating stations and alternating current distribution networks in England.
  • 1930 – Mickey Mouse comic strip makes its first appearance.
  • 1930 – Frances Sternhagen was born. American actress
  • 1930 – Liz Anderson was born. American singer
  • 1931 – The Bridge connecting New York and New Jersey was named the George Washington Memorial Bridge.
  • 1931 – Charles Nelson Reilly was born. American actor
  • 1932 – Maria Ondina Braga was born in Braga (d. 14 Mar 2003). Portuguese writer [(A China Fica ao Lado (1968), Amor e Morte (1970) , Nocturno em Macau (1991), Vidas Vencidas (1998)]
  • 1932 – Sophia of Prussia dies (b. 1870). Consort of Constantine I of Greece
  • 1933 – O congresso norte-americano vota a favor da independência das Filipinas, após um período de transição.
  • 1934 – Rip Taylor was born. American actor
  • 1934 – Paul Ulrich Villard dies (b. 1860). French physicist.
  • 1935 – A plebiscite in Saarland shows that 90.3% of those voting wish to join Nazi Germany than France. After World War I the Saar coal mines had been awarded to France, and the Saarland placed under the administration of the League of Nations for 15 years.
  • 1935 – Elsa Martinelli was born. Italian actress
  • 1935 – Mauro Forghieri was born. Italian automotive & mechanical engineer (Scuderia Ferrari)
  • 1936 – É inaugurado o campo de aviação de Moçamedes (actual Namibe) – Angola.
  • 1936 – Renato Aragão was born. Brazilian comedian.
  • 1938 – William B. Davis was born. Canadian actor.
  • 1938 – Tord Grip was born. Swedish football manager.
  • 1939 – Afonso Praça was born at Felgar, Moncorvo (d. 3 May 2001, in Lisbon). Portuguese journalist.
  • 1939 – Cesare Maniago was born. Canadian ice hockey player.
  • 1939 – Jacek Gmoch was born. Polish footballer.
  • 1940 – Edmund White was born. American author.
  • 1941 – Pasqual Maragall was born. Spanish politician.
  • 1941 – James Joyce died in Zurich at the age of 58. Novelist, James Joyce is widely regarded as Ireland’s greatest author (Ulisses).
  • 1942 – Henry Ford patents a plastic automobile, which is 30% lighter than a regular car.
  • 1943 – World War II: North Africa General Philippe Leclerc’s Free French troops merge with the British army under the command of Montgomery.
  • 1943 – Richard Moll was born. American actor
  • 1943 – Carol Cleveland was born. English actress
  • 1943 – Sophie Taeuber-Arp dies (b. 1889). Swiss artist.
  • 1945 – The Soviet ‘Red’ army occupies the Hungarian city of Budapest .
  • 1946 – Eero Koivistoinen was born. Finnish musician
  • 1947 – Carles Rexach was born. Former Spanish-Catalan footballer and coach
  • 1947 – Jacek Majchrowski was born. Mayor of Kraków
  • 1948 – Gaj Singh was born. Maharaja of Jodhpur
  • 1949 – Brandon Tartikoff was born (d. 1997). American television executive.
  • 1950 – Bob Forsch was born. Amerian baseball player
  • 1950 – John McNaughton was born. American film director
  • 1950 – Soviets boycott United Nations Security Council.
  • 1953 – Paul Niggli dies [born 26 Jun 1888]; Swiss mineralogist who originated the idea of a systematic deduction of the patterns in the internal structure of crystals by means of X-ray data .
  • 1953 – Marshal Josip Broz Tito chosen President of Yugoslavia. Josip Broz Tito, 60, continues to rule Yugoslavia, as he had since 1945, just changing his title from premier to president.
  • 1953 – Atlético Nacional de Medellín, Colombia determina en asamblea de socios que en su equipo pueden actuar jugadores extranjeros
  • 1954 – Trevor Rabin was born. South African guitarist (Yes)
  • 1955 – El presidente de Nicaragua, Anastasio Somoza, desafía al presidente de Costa Rica, José Figueres, a resolver la disputa entre los dos países mediante un duelo a pistola.
  • 1955 – Jay McInerney was born. American writer.
  • 1956 – Lebanon and Syria signed a defense pact providing for joint retaliation against Israel if either was attacked.
  • 1957 – Wham-O Company produces the first Frisbee; a representative of the company got the idea for the product when he saw some truck drivers from the Frisbee Pie Co. of Connecticut showing Yale students how to throw pie pins in the air.
  • 1957 – Lorrie Moore was born. American writer.
  • 1957 – Mark O’Meara was born. Major winning American golfer.
  • 1958 – Linus Pauling (1901-1994) presented the petition of 9,000 scientists to the U.N., asking to halt the testing of nuclear bombs.
  • 1958 – Moroccan Liberation Army ambushes Spanish patrol in the Battle of Edchera .
  • 1958 – Andrew Stanton was born. American actor and director
  • 1959 – De Gaulle grants amnesty to 130 to Algerian death row convicts.
  • 1959 – James Lomenzo was born. American musician (Megadeth)
  • 1960 – Takis Lemonis was born. Greek footballer and coach
  • 1961 – Fighting erupts between UN troops and supporters of Patrice Lumumba in the Congo.
  • 1961 – Julia Louis-Dreyfus was born. American actress .
  • 1961 – Graham McPherson was born. English singer
  • 1961 – Wayne Coyne was born. American singer (The Flaming Lips)
  • 1962 – Ernie Kovacs dies in a car crash in west Los Angeles (b. 1919). American actor and comedian.
  • 1962 – Trace Adkins was born. American musician
  • 1963 – Kevin McClatchy was born. American business man
  • 1963 – Ramón Gómez de la Serna dies in Buenos Aires (b. Madrid in 3 Jul 1888). Spanish writer.
  • 1964 – Karol Wojtyla becomes archbishop of Krakow
  • 1964 – Penelope Ann Miller was born. American actress.
  • 1964 – Felisberto Hernández dies (b. 1902). Uruguyan writer.
  • 1966 – Robert C. Weaver becomes the first African American Cabinet member by being appointed United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
  • 1966 – Patrick Dempsey was born. American actor
  • 1967 – Military coup in Togo. Chief of staff Étienne Lieutenant-Colonel Etienne Gnassingbé Eyadema seizes power in Togo by a coup and dissolves all political parties.
  • 1968 – Johnny Cash records his landmark album At Folsom Prison live at Folsom State Prison
  • 1968 – Traci Bingham was born. American actress (Baywatch)
  • 1968 – Mike Whitlow was born. English footballer
  • 1968 – Beginning of Tet-offensive in Vietnam.
  • 1969 – Los Beatles lanzan el album “Yellow Submarine”.
  • 1969 – Stephen Hendry was born. Scottish snooker player.
  • 1969 – Stefania Belmondo was born. Italian cross-country skier
  • 1970 – Marco Pantani was born (d. 2004). Italian cyclist.
  • 1970 – Keith Coogan was born. American actor
  • 1971 – Robert Still dies (b. 1910). English composer.
  • 1972 – Prime Minister Kofi Busia and President Edward Akufo-Addo of Ghana were ousted in a bloodless military coup by Col. Ignatius Kutu Acheampong.
  • 1972 – Atoosa Rubenstein was born. Iranian-born American magazine editor.
  • 1972 – Nicole Eggert was born. American actress
  • 1972 – Vitaly Scherbo was born. Belarussian gymnast
  • 1973 – A policia de choque dispersa em Paris uma manifestação de estudantes que protestavam contra a presença, na capital francesa, da primeiro-ministro israelita, Golda Meir.
  • 1973 – Nikolai Khabibulin was born. Russian hockey player.
  • 1974 – Sergei Brylin was born. Russian ice hockey player.
  • 1974 – Salvador Novo dies (b. 1904). Mexican writer and poet.
  • 1974 – Raoul Jobin dies (b. 1906). Canadian tenor.
  • 1976 – the first machine for reading printed matter aloud was given its first public demonstration, by its inventor, Raymond Kurzwell.The machine was manufactured by the Kurzwell Computer Products, Inc., and was tested by the National Federation for the Blind.
  • 1976 – Tania Vicent was born. Canadian short track speed skater.
  • 1976 – Mario Yepes was born. Colombian footballer.
  • 1976 – Margaret Leighton dies (b. 1922). English actress.
  • 1977 – Orlando Bloom was born. English actor (Lord of the Rings, Black Hawk Down).
  • 1978 – NASA selected its first U.S. women astronauts.
  • 1978 – Hubert H. Humphrey dies (b. 1911). Vice President of the United States and Senator from Minnesota
  • 1978 – Joe McCarthy dies (b. 1908). Baseball manager.
  • 1979 – Tinga was born. Brazilian footballer.
  • 1979 – Donny Hathaway dies (b. 1945). American musician.
  • 1980 – Togo’s constitution becomes effective.
  • 1980 – Founding of Germany’s “Green” Party
  • 1980 – Krzysztof Czerwinski was born. Polish conductor and organist.
  • 1980 – Akira Kaji was born. Japanese National Football Player.
  • 1980 – Michael Rupp was born. American ice hockey player.
  • 1980 – Nils-Eric Johansson was born. Swedish footballer.
  • 1980 – Andre Kostelanetz dies (b. 1901). Russian-born popular music conductor and arranger.
  • 1981 – Darrell Rasner was born. American baseball player
  • 1981 – Shad Gaspard was born. American professional wrestler, bodyguard, and actor
  • 1981 – Jason James was born. America musician (Bullet for My Valentine)
  • 1981 – Reggie Brown was born. American football player
  • 1982 – Guillermo Coria was born. Argentinian professional tennis player .
  • 1982 – 78 persons died on , Air Florida Flight 90 737 which, just after taking off in a snowstorm, crashes into the 14th St Bridge in Washington, DC, and falls into the icy Potomac River.
  • 1982 – Marcel Camus dies (b. 1912). French film director.
  • 1983 – Julian Morris was born. English actor
  • 1983 – Ronny Turiaf was born. French basketball player
  • 1983 – William Hung was born. American Idol contestant.
  • 1985 – An express train derailed in Ethiopia and killed at least 428.
  • 1986 – A month-long violent struggle began in Aden, South Yemen between supporters of Ali Nasir Muhammad and Abdul Fattah Ismail, resulting in thousands of casualties.
  • 1986 – Joannie Rochette was born. Quebec figure skater
  • 1989 – Triinu Kivilaan was born. Estonian singer.
  • 1990 –Douglas Wilder of Virginia became the first elected African-American governor in the United States.
  • 1990 – L. Douglas Wilder becomes the first elected African American governor as he takes office in Richmond, Virginia.
  • 1991 – Soviet Union military troops attack Lithuanian independence supporters in Vilnius.
  • 1991 – Portugal : President Mario Soares is reelected with 70,43% of votes.
  • 1992 – Japan apologizes for forcing Korean women into sexual slavery during World War II.
  • 1993 – Erich Honecker, ex-líder da Alemanha Oriental, é libertado de uma prisão em Berlim e imigra para o Chile.
  • 1993 – O presidente em exercício da Organizacao da Unidade Africana (OUA), Abdou Diouf apela aos dirigentes angolanos para que cessem imediatamente as hostilidades.- O secretário de estado norte-americano, Lawrence Eaglesurger, apela ao líder da UNITA Jonas Savimbi, aceitar os resultados das eleições de Setembro de 1992.
  • 1993 – Camargo Guarnieri dies (b. 1907). Brazilian composer.
  • 1994 – Italian government of Carlo Azeglio Ciampi resigns. He was not a politician but a former governor of the Bank of Italy, chosen to reassure investors and to prevent a disastrous flight from the lira.
  • 1994 – President Clinton held talks in Moscow with Russian President Boris Yeltsin
  • 1994 – Violeta Galdro dies. Chilean actress.
  • 1996 – Aeiou, Portuguese internet search engine, is founded
  • 1997 – Investida nas funções de embaixadora da cruz vermelha, a princesa Diana de Gales visita Angola.
  • 1998 -An Afghan Russian-made cargo plane crashed in southwestern Pakistan with as many as 90 Taliban militia and all were killed .
  • 1998 – ABC and ESPN negotiate a $1.15 billion a season contract to keep Monday Night Football.
  • 1999 –Michael Jordan announced his second retirement from the NBA. He would “unretire” again in 2001.
  • 2000 – Microsoft chairman Bill Gates resigns as chief executive and promotes company president Steve Ballmer to the position.
  • 2001 – An earthquake hits El Salvador, killing more than 800.
  • 2001 – Michael Cuccione dies (b. 1985). Canadian actor and singer.
  • 2002 – US President George W. Bush faints allegedly after choking on a pretzel.
  • 2002 – After 17,162 performances, The Fantasticks ended its almost 42-year off-Broadway run.
  • 2002 – Ted Demme dies (b. 1963). American film and television director.
  • 2002 – Frank Shuster dies (b. 1916). Canadian comedian.
  • 2003 – Norman Panama dies (b. 1914). American screenwriter and director.
  • 2004 – Joseph Darby, a U.S. soldier at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison, reported U.S. abuses of Iraqi prisoners to the Army’s Criminal Investigations Division.
  • 2004 – A domestic airliner crashed in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, killing all 37 people aboard.
  • 2004 – Arne Næss Jr. dies (b. 1937). Norwegian mountain climber and businessman
  • 2004 – Harold Shipman dies (b. 1946). British serial killer.
  • 2005 – Earl Cameron dies (b.1915). Canadian broadcaster.
  • 2005 – Nell Rankin dies (b. 1924). American mezzo-soprano.
  • 2006 – Frank Fixaris dies (b. 1934). American sportscaster.
  • 2006 – Marc Potvin dies (b. 1967). Canadian ice hockey player.
  • 2007 – Michael Brecker dies (b. 1949). American jazz saxophonist.
    2007 – Danny Oakes dies (b. 1911). Racecar driver.
  • National Vocation Awareness Week.
  • In Sweden, Christmas ends on the 20th day, St. Knut’s Day. Children celebrate a party throwing out the Christmas tree (julgransplundring)
  • In Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, in various Russophone communities, and in the Republic of Macedonia the Old New Year is celebrated (the New Year by the Old Style calendar) on the night of January 13/14.
  • Dia da Democracia em Cabo Verde
 

This day in History – Jan. 13

Filed under: efemerides,This Day in History — looking4good @ 1:36 am
  • 86 BC – Gaius Marius dies. Roman general and politician
  • 0703 – Empress Jitō of Japan dies (b. 0645)
  • 0858 – King Ethelwulf of Wessex dies.
  • 0888 – Odo, Count of Paris becomes King of the Franks.
  • 1099 – Crusaders set fire to Mara, Syria.
  • 1138 – Simon I, Duke of Lorraine dies (b. 1076)
  • 1151 – Abbot Suger dies. French statesman and historian.
  • 1177 – Henry II of Austria dies (b. 1107)
  • 1328 – Edward III of England marries Philippa, daughter of the Count of Hainault.
  • 1330 – Duke Frederick I of Austria dies (b. 1286).
  • 1334 – King Henry II of Castile was born (d. 1379).
  • 1363 – Meinhard III, Count of Tyrol dies (b. 1344).
  • 1334 – King Henry II of Castile was born (d. 1379)
  • 1400 – Nascimento de João, Infante de Portugal (m. 18 Out 1442), filho do rei João I de Portugal e de sua mulher, a rainha Filipa de Lencastre. Foi condestável de Portugal,
  • 1507 – Nascimento de D. Catarina da Áustria, rainha de Portugal.
  • 1547 – Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey dies (sentenced to death) (b. 1517). English poet.
  • 1559 – Elizabeth I crowned queen of England in Westminster Abbey.
  • 1562 – Mark Alexander Boyd was born (d. 1601). Scottish poet.
  • 1590 – Francisco Salinas dies. Musician.
  • 1596 – Jan van Goyen was born (d. 1656). Dutch landscape painter.
  • 1599 – Edmund Spenser dies (b. 1552). English poet.
  • 1605 – The controversial play Eastward Hoe by Ben Jonson, George Chapman, and John Marston is performed, landing two of the authors in prison.
  • 1607 – Bank of Genoa fails after announcement of national bankruptcy in Spain.
  • 1610 – Galileo Galilei discovered Callisto the fourth satellite of Jupiter.
  • 1610 – Maria Anna of Austria was born (d. 1665). Electress of Bavaria.
  • 1616 – Antoinette Bourignon was born (d. 1680). Flemish mystic.
  • 1622 – Work on the printing of the First Folio of William Shakespeare is suspended.
  • 1622 – Molière was born (d. 1673). French playwright.
  • 1625 – John Milton 16, is admitted to Christ’s College, Cambridge.
  • 1625 – Jan Brueghel de Velours ( el Aterciopelado) dies. Painter.
  • 1630 – Yuan Chonghuan dies (b. 1584). Chinese military commander.
  • 1635 – Philipp Jakob Spener was born (d. 1705). German theologian.
  • 1651 – Henry Booth, 1st Earl of Warrington was born (d. 1694). English politician.
  • 1658 – Edward Sexby dies (b. 1616). English Puritan soldier.
  • 1691 – George Fox dies (b. 1624). English founder of the Quakers.
  • 1698 – Pietro Metastasio was born († 1782). Italian poet and playwright
  • 1717 – Maria-Sibylla Merian dies (b. 2 Apr 1647). Swiss naturalist and painter of insects and flowers.
  • 1720 – Richard Hurd was born (d. 1808). English bishop and writer.
  • 1724 – Bartolomeu de Gusmão dies (b. 1685). Brazilian jesuit, “the flyer priest” (padre voador)
  • 1733 – James Oglethorpe and 130 colonists arrive in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • 1749 – Friedrich Müller was born (d. 1825). Painter, narrator, lyricist and dramatist.
  • 1750 – Assinado o Tratado de Madrid, que pôs fim a conflitos entre Portugal e a Espanha no Sul da América meridional, definindo os limites do Brasil.
  • 1759 – Leonor de Tavora, morre, marquesa de Portugal. Em Belém, Lisboa, os Távoras e o duque de Aveiro são executados de uma forma selvagem, criticada pela opinião internacional, por alegadamente estarem implicados no atentado contra o rei D. José.
  • 1766 – King Frederick V of Denmark dies (b. 1723)
  • 1775 – Johann Georg Walch dies (b. 1693). German theologian.
  • 1777 – Elisa Bonaparte was born (d. 1820). Grand Duchess of Tuscany, sister of Napoleon Bonaparte.
  • 1785 – John Walter publishes first issue of the Daily Universal Register (later renamed The Times).
  • 1790 – Florido Rodrigues Pereira Ferraz was born in Porto (d. 17 Dec. 1862). Portuguese politician
  • 1790 – Luc Urbain de Bouexic, comte de Guichen dies (b. 1712). French admiral.
  • 1794 – President Washington approved a measure adding two stars and two stripes to the American flag, following the admission of Vermont and Kentucky to the union. (The number of stripes was later reduced to the original 13.
  • 1796 – John H. D. Anderson dies (b. 1726). Scottish scientist and inventor.
  • 1805 – Thomas Dyer was born (d. 1862). Mayor of Chicago.
  • 1807 – Napoleon Bonaparte Buford was born (d. 28 Mar 1883). American soldier
  • 1807 – Álvaro Teixeira de Macedo was born. Brazilian poet and diplomat.
  • 1808 – Salmon P. Chase was born (d. 1873). Secretary of the Treasury (1861-64) and sixth Chief Justice of the United States (1864-73).
  • 1812 – Victor de Laprade was born (d. 1883). French poet and critic.
  • 1825 – Frei Caneca morre fuzilado. Herói da Confederação do Equador .
  • 1825 – El Alto Perú proclama su independencia en Cochabamba, con el nombre de República de Bolívar, después Bolivia.
  • 1830 – Great fire of New Orleans, Louisiana begins.
  • 1832 – President Andrew Jackson writes Vice President Martin Van Buren expressing his opposition to South Carolina‘s defiance of federal authority in the Nullification Crisis.
  • 1832 – Horatio Alger, Jr was born in Revere Massachusets (d.1899); American minister and writer of boys’ stories. He wrote over 100 books for boys, the first, Ragged Dick, being published in 1867.
  • 1840 – The steamship Lexington burns and sinks four miles off the coast of Long Island with the loss of 139 lives.
  • 1842 – Franklin Távora was born (d. 18 Aug. 1888). Brazilian writer, politician and journalist.
  • 1845 – Félix Tisserand was born (d. 20 Oct 1896). French astronomer noted for his textbook Traité de mécanique céleste, 4 vol. (1889-96; “Treatise on Celestial Mechanics”).
  • 1846 – Wilhelm Wien was born (†30.8.1928). German physicist. In 1893/1894, he developed a law on the relationship between temperature and light. Max Planck later used the “Wien Formula” to help formulate his quantum theory. Wilhelm Wien was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work, in 1911.
  • 1848 – Lilla Cabot Perry was born. American artist. Influenced heavily by painter Claude Monet she emulated the innovations of French Impressionism in her art and was a major promoter of Impressionism in the U.S.
  • 1852 – Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen dies (b. 1778). Russian explorer.
  • 1853 – Theophilos Kairis dies (b. 1783). Greek priest, humanist and revolutionary.
  • 1854 – Nace José Fructuoso Rivera, militar uruguayo, primer presidente constitucional de su país (1830-1834).
  • 1854 – The accordion is patented by Anthony Faas.
  • 1855 – Henri Braconnot dies (b. 29 May 1781). French chemist known for isolating glucose, a simple sugar, directly from such plant material as sawdust, linen or bark by boiling them with acid (1819).
  • 1858 – Oskar Minkowski was born (d. 18 Jul 1931). German physiologist and pathologist who introduced the concept that diabetes results from suppression of a pancreatic substance (later found to be the hormone insulin).
  • 1859 – Kostis Palamas was born (d. 1943). Greek poet.
  • 1860 – William Mason dies (b. 1786). American politician.
  • 1861 – Max Nonne was born (d. 1959). German neurologist.
  • 1864 – Wilhelm Wien born (d. 30 Aug 1928). German physicist who received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1911 for his displacement law concerning the radiation emitted by the perfectly efficient blackbody.
  • 1864 – Stephen Foster dies (b. 1826). American composer.
  • 1865 – Princess Marie of Orléans was born (d. 1908).
  • 1866 – Vasily Kalinnikov was born (d. 1901). Russian composer.
  • 1869 – National convention of black leaders meets in Washington D.C..
  • 1869 – Emanuele Filiberto, 2nd Duke of Aosta was born (d. 1931). Italian aristocrat.
  • 1870 – Ross Granville Harrison, was born (d. 30 Sep 1959). American zoologist who developed the first successful animal-tissue cultures and pioneered organ transplantation techniques.
  • 1875 -Robert Adams dies (b. 1791). Irish clinician noted for his contributions to the knowledge of heart disease and gout.
  • 1878 – Lionel Groulx was born (d. 1967). Canadian nationalist.
  • 1879 – Melvin Jones was born (d. 1961). American founder of Lions Clubs International.
  • 1884 – Sophie Tucker was born (d. 1966). Russian-born singer, comedienne and vaudeville performer
  • 1885 – Schuyler Colfax dies (b. 1823). American politician.
  • 1886 – Art Ross was born (d. 1964). Canadian ice hockey player and executive.
  • 1888 – Alexander Graham Bell funda la National Geographic Society.
  • 1889 – Solomon Bundy dies (b. 1823). American politician.
  • 1890 – Elmer Davis is born. Radio commentator.
  • 1893 – Britain’s Independent Labor Party, a precursor to the current Labor Party, first met.
  • 1893 – The Independent Labour Party of the UK has its first meeting.
  • 1893 – US Marines land in Honolulu from the U.S.S. Boston to prevent the queen from abrogating the Bayonet Constitution.
  • 1893 – Clark Ashton Smith was born (d. 1961). American writer.
  • 1893 – Roy Cazaly was born (d. 1963). Australian rules footballer.
  • 1898 – French writer Emile Zola published in L’Aurore his “J’Accuse” letter, accusing the French of a cover-up in the Alfred Dreyfus treason case.
  • 1899 – Kay Francis was born (d. 1968). American actress.
  • 1900 – Peter Waage dies (b. 29 Jun 1833). Norwegian chemist who, with his brother-in-law Cato Guldberg published the mass action law in 1864. The law states that the rate of a chemical change depends on the concentrations of the reactants.
  • 1901 – Mieczysław Żywczyński was born (d. 1978). Polish historian and priest.
  • 1903 – The Moroccan Sultan flees Fez as his imperial troops are defeated by the pretender’s army.
  • 1904 – Richard Addinsell was born (d. 1977). British composer (Warsaw Concerto)
  • 1905 – Kay Francis was born (d. 1968). American actress.
  • 1906 – Pascoal Carlos Magno was born. Brazilian diplomat and cenographer.
  • 1906 – Un incendio destruye casi toda la ciudad de Panamá.
  • 1906 – Alexander Popov dies (b. 1859). Russian physicist.
  • 1908 – Henry Farman, an English-born Frenchman, flew the first one-kilometer circuit, winning the Grand Prix de Aviation and its 50,000 franc purse.
  • 1909 – Marinus van der Lubbe was born (d. 1934). Dutch communist accused of setting fire to the Reichstag.
  • 1910 – Yannis Tsarouchis was born (d. 1989). Greek painter.
  • 1911 – Joh Bjelke-Petersen was born (d. 2005). Premier of Queensland.
  • 1913 – Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Inc. founded.
  • 1915 – Some 30’000 people died in earthquake in Avezzano Italy, which totally destroys Avezzano and the surrounding small towns.
  • 1916 – Victoriano Huerta dies (b. 1854). Presidente of México (1913-1914).
  • 1916 – En Yucatán, México, se inicia el I Congreso Feminista Nacional, convocado por el General Salvador Alvarado, Gobernador de este Estado. Asisten 700 mujeres.
  • 1919 – Robert Stack was born (d. 2003). American actor, best know for his role as Elliot Ness in the TV series “The Untouchables“.
  • 1920 – A Argentina é admitida na Liga das Nações.
  • 1922 – Albert Lamorisse was born (d. 1970). French film director and producer.
  • 1923 – Alexandre Ribot dies (b. 1842). French statesman.
  • 1924 – Paul Feyerabend was born (d. 1994). Austrian-born philosopher.
  • 1924 – Georg Hermann Quincke dies (b. 1834). German phsycist.
  • 1924 – Roland Petit was born. French choreographer.
  • 1925 – Gwen Verdon was born (d. 2000). American actress and dancer.
  • 1926 – Michael Bond was born. British writer.
  • 1926 – Carolyn Gold Heilbrun was born (d. 2003). American feminist author.
  • 1927 – Brock Adams was born (d. 2004). American politician.
  • 1927 – Sydney Brenner was born. British biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2002 shared (with H. Robert Horvitz and John E. Sulston) for their discoveries concerning how the genes regulate organ development and programmed cell death (apoptosis).
  • 1929 – Wyatt Earp dies in Los Angeles (b. in Illinois, 1848). Western legend.
  • 1930 – Frances Sternhagen was born. American actress.
  • 1930 – Liz Anderson was born. American singer.
  • 1930 – Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti dies (b. 9 Apr 1864). English electrical engineer who promoted the installation of large electrical generating stations and alternating current distribution networks in England.
  • 1930 – Mickey Mouse comic strip makes its first appearance.
  • 1930 – Frances Sternhagen was born. American actress
  • 1930 – Liz Anderson was born. American singer
  • 1931 – The Bridge connecting New York and New Jersey was named the George Washington Memorial Bridge.
  • 1931 – Charles Nelson Reilly was born. American actor
  • 1932 – Maria Ondina Braga was born in Braga (d. 14 Mar 2003). Portuguese writer [(A China Fica ao Lado (1968), Amor e Morte (1970) , Nocturno em Macau (1991), Vidas Vencidas (1998)]
  • 1932 – Sophia of Prussia dies (b. 1870). Consort of Constantine I of Greece
  • 1933 – O congresso norte-americano vota a favor da independência das Filipinas, após um período de transição.
  • 1934 – Rip Taylor was born. American actor
  • 1934 – Paul Ulrich Villard dies (b. 1860). French physicist.
  • 1935 – A plebiscite in Saarland shows that 90.3% of those voting wish to join Nazi Germany than France. After World War I the Saar coal mines had been awarded to France, and the Saarland placed under the administration of the League of Nations for 15 years.
  • 1935 – Elsa Martinelli was born. Italian actress
  • 1935 – Mauro Forghieri was born. Italian automotive & mechanical engineer (Scuderia Ferrari)
  • 1936 – É inaugurado o campo de aviação de Moçamedes (actual Namibe) – Angola.
  • 1936 – Renato Aragão was born. Brazilian comedian.
  • 1938 – William B. Davis was born. Canadian actor.
  • 1938 – Tord Grip was born. Swedish football manager.
  • 1939 – Afonso Praça was born at Felgar, Moncorvo (d. 3 May 2001, in Lisbon). Portuguese journalist.
  • 1939 – Cesare Maniago was born. Canadian ice hockey player.
  • 1939 – Jacek Gmoch was born. Polish footballer.
  • 1940 – Edmund White was born. American author.
  • 1941 – Pasqual Maragall was born. Spanish politician.
  • 1941 – James Joyce died in Zurich at the age of 58. Novelist, James Joyce is widely regarded as Ireland’s greatest author (Ulisses).
  • 1942 – Henry Ford patents a plastic automobile, which is 30% lighter than a regular car.
  • 1943 – World War II: North Africa General Philippe Leclerc’s Free French troops merge with the British army under the command of Montgomery.
  • 1943 – Richard Moll was born. American actor
  • 1943 – Carol Cleveland was born. English actress
  • 1943 – Sophie Taeuber-Arp dies (b. 1889). Swiss artist.
  • 1945 – The Soviet ‘Red’ army occupies the Hungarian city of Budapest .
  • 1946 – Eero Koivistoinen was born. Finnish musician
  • 1947 – Carles Rexach was born. Former Spanish-Catalan footballer and coach
  • 1947 – Jacek Majchrowski was born. Mayor of Kraków
  • 1948 – Gaj Singh was born. Maharaja of Jodhpur
  • 1949 – Brandon Tartikoff was born (d. 1997). American television executive.
  • 1950 – Bob Forsch was born. Amerian baseball player
  • 1950 – John McNaughton was born. American film director
  • 1950 – Soviets boycott United Nations Security Council.
  • 1953 – Paul Niggli dies [born 26 Jun 1888]; Swiss mineralogist who originated the idea of a systematic deduction of the patterns in the internal structure of crystals by means of X-ray data .
  • 1953 – Marshal Josip Broz Tito chosen President of Yugoslavia. Josip Broz Tito, 60, continues to rule Yugoslavia, as he had since 1945, just changing his title from premier to president.
  • 1953 – Atlético Nacional de Medellín, Colombia determina en asamblea de socios que en su equipo pueden actuar jugadores extranjeros
  • 1954 – Trevor Rabin was born. South African guitarist (Yes)
  • 1955 – El presidente de Nicaragua, Anastasio Somoza, desafía al presidente de Costa Rica, José Figueres, a resolver la disputa entre los dos países mediante un duelo a pistola.
  • 1955 – Jay McInerney was born. American writer.
  • 1956 – Lebanon and Syria signed a defense pact providing for joint retaliation against Israel if either was attacked.
  • 1957 – Wham-O Company produces the first Frisbee; a representative of the company got the idea for the product when he saw some truck drivers from the Frisbee Pie Co. of Connecticut showing Yale students how to throw pie pins in the air.
  • 1957 – Lorrie Moore was born. American writer.
  • 1957 – Mark O’Meara was born. Major winning American golfer.
  • 1958 – Linus Pauling (1901-1994) presented the petition of 9,000 scientists to the U.N., asking to halt the testing of nuclear bombs.
  • 1958 – Moroccan Liberation Army ambushes Spanish patrol in the Battle of Edchera .
  • 1958 – Andrew Stanton was born. American actor and director
  • 1959 – De Gaulle grants amnesty to 130 to Algerian death row convicts.
  • 1959 – James Lomenzo was born. American musician (Megadeth)
  • 1960 – Takis Lemonis was born. Greek footballer and coach
  • 1961 – Fighting erupts between UN troops and supporters of Patrice Lumumba in the Congo.
  • 1961 – Julia Louis-Dreyfus was born. American actress .
  • 1961 – Graham McPherson was born. English singer
  • 1961 – Wayne Coyne was born. American singer (The Flaming Lips)
  • 1962 – Ernie Kovacs dies in a car crash in west Los Angeles (b. 1919). American actor and comedian.
  • 1962 – Trace Adkins was born. American musician
  • 1963 – Kevin McClatchy was born. American business man
  • 1963 – Ramón Gómez de la Serna dies in Buenos Aires (b. Madrid in 3 Jul 1888). Spanish writer.
  • 1964 – Karol Wojtyla becomes archbishop of Krakow
  • 1964 – Penelope Ann Miller was born. American actress.
  • 1964 – Felisberto Hernández dies (b. 1902). Uruguyan writer.
  • 1966 – Robert C. Weaver becomes the first African American Cabinet member by being appointed United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
  • 1966 – Patrick Dempsey was born. American actor
  • 1967 – Military coup in Togo. Chief of staff Étienne Lieutenant-Colonel Etienne Gnassingbé Eyadema seizes power in Togo by a coup and dissolves all political parties.
  • 1968 – Johnny Cash records his landmark album At Folsom Prison live at Folsom State Prison
  • 1968 – Traci Bingham was born. American actress (Baywatch)
  • 1968 – Mike Whitlow was born. English footballer
  • 1968 – Beginning of Tet-offensive in Vietnam.
  • 1969 – Los Beatles lanzan el album “Yellow Submarine”.
  • 1969 – Stephen Hendry was born. Scottish snooker player.
  • 1969 – Stefania Belmondo was born. Italian cross-country skier
  • 1970 – Marco Pantani was born (d. 2004). Italian cyclist.
  • 1970 – Keith Coogan was born. American actor
  • 1971 – Robert Still dies (b. 1910). English composer.
  • 1972 – Prime Minister Kofi Busia and President Edward Akufo-Addo of Ghana were ousted in a bloodless military coup by Col. Ignatius Kutu Acheampong.
  • 1972 – Atoosa Rubenstein was born. Iranian-born American magazine editor.
  • 1972 – Nicole Eggert was born. American actress
  • 1972 – Vitaly Scherbo was born. Belarussian gymnast
  • 1973 – A policia de choque dispersa em Paris uma manifestação de estudantes que protestavam contra a presença, na capital francesa, da primeiro-ministro israelita, Golda Meir.
  • 1973 – Nikolai Khabibulin was born. Russian hockey player.
  • 1974 – Sergei Brylin was born. Russian ice hockey player.
  • 1974 – Salvador Novo dies (b. 1904). Mexican writer and poet.
  • 1974 – Raoul Jobin dies (b. 1906). Canadian tenor.
  • 1976 – the first machine for reading printed matter aloud was given its first public demonstration, by its inventor, Raymond Kurzwell.The machine was manufactured by the Kurzwell Computer Products, Inc., and was tested by the National Federation for the Blind.
  • 1976 – Tania Vicent was born. Canadian short track speed skater.
  • 1976 – Mario Yepes was born. Colombian footballer.
  • 1976 – Margaret Leighton dies (b. 1922). English actress.
  • 1977 – Orlando Bloom was born. English actor (Lord of the Rings, Black Hawk Down).
  • 1978 – NASA selected its first U.S. women astronauts.
  • 1978 – Hubert H. Humphrey dies (b. 1911). Vice President of the United States and Senator from Minnesota
  • 1978 – Joe McCarthy dies (b. 1908). Baseball manager.
  • 1979 – Tinga was born. Brazilian footballer.
  • 1979 – Donny Hathaway dies (b. 1945). American musician.
  • 1980 – Togo’s constitution becomes effective.
  • 1980 – Founding of Germany’s “Green” Party
  • 1980 – Krzysztof Czerwinski was born. Polish conductor and organist.
  • 1980 – Akira Kaji was born. Japanese National Football Player.
  • 1980 – Michael Rupp was born. American ice hockey player.
  • 1980 – Nils-Eric Johansson was born. Swedish footballer.
  • 1980 – Andre Kostelanetz dies (b. 1901). Russian-born popular music conductor and arranger.
  • 1981 – Darrell Rasner was born. American baseball player
  • 1981 – Shad Gaspard was born. American professional wrestler, bodyguard, and actor
  • 1981 – Jason James was born. America musician (Bullet for My Valentine)
  • 1981 – Reggie Brown was born. American football player
  • 1982 – Guillermo Coria was born. Argentinian professional tennis player .
  • 1982 – 78 persons died on , Air Florida Flight 90 737 which, just after taking off in a snowstorm, crashes into the 14th St Bridge in Washington, DC, and falls into the icy Potomac River.
  • 1982 – Marcel Camus dies (b. 1912). French film director.
  • 1983 – Julian Morris was born. English actor
  • 1983 – Ronny Turiaf was born. French basketball player
  • 1983 – William Hung was born. American Idol contestant.
  • 1985 – An express train derailed in Ethiopia and killed at least 428.
  • 1986 – A month-long violent struggle began in Aden, South Yemen between supporters of Ali Nasir Muhammad and Abdul Fattah Ismail, resulting in thousands of casualties.
  • 1986 – Joannie Rochette was born. Quebec figure skater
  • 1989 – Triinu Kivilaan was born. Estonian singer.
  • 1990 –Douglas Wilder of Virginia became the first elected African-American governor in the United States.
  • 1990 – L. Douglas Wilder becomes the first elected African American governor as he takes office in Richmond, Virginia.
  • 1991 – Soviet Union military troops attack Lithuanian independence supporters in Vilnius.
  • 1991 – Portugal : President Mario Soares is reelected with 70,43% of votes.
  • 1992 – Japan apologizes for forcing Korean women into sexual slavery during World War II.
  • 1993 – Erich Honecker, ex-líder da Alemanha Oriental, é libertado de uma prisão em Berlim e imigra para o Chile.
  • 1993 – O presidente em exercício da Organizacao da Unidade Africana (OUA), Abdou Diouf apela aos dirigentes angolanos para que cessem imediatamente as hostilidades.- O secretário de estado norte-americano, Lawrence Eaglesurger, apela ao líder da UNITA Jonas Savimbi, aceitar os resultados das eleições de Setembro de 1992.
  • 1993 – Camargo Guarnieri dies (b. 1907). Brazilian composer.
  • 1994 – Italian government of Carlo Azeglio Ciampi resigns. He was not a politician but a former governor of the Bank of Italy, chosen to reassure investors and to prevent a disastrous flight from the lira.
  • 1994 – President Clinton held talks in Moscow with Russian President Boris Yeltsin
  • 1994 – Violeta Galdro dies. Chilean actress.
  • 1996 – Aeiou, Portuguese internet search engine, is founded
  • 1997 – Investida nas funções de embaixadora da cruz vermelha, a princesa Diana de Gales visita Angola.
  • 1998 -An Afghan Russian-made cargo plane crashed in southwestern Pakistan with as many as 90 Taliban militia and all were killed .
  • 1998 – ABC and ESPN negotiate a $1.15 billion a season contract to keep Monday Night Football.
  • 1999 –Michael Jordan announced his second retirement from the NBA. He would “unretire” again in 2001.
  • 2000 – Microsoft chairman Bill Gates resigns as chief executive and promotes company president Steve Ballmer to the position.
  • 2001 – An earthquake hits El Salvador, killing more than 800.
  • 2001 – Michael Cuccione dies (b. 1985). Canadian actor and singer.
  • 2002 – US President George W. Bush faints allegedly after choking on a pretzel.
  • 2002 – After 17,162 performances, The Fantasticks ended its almost 42-year off-Broadway run.
  • 2002 – Ted Demme dies (b. 1963). American film and television director.
  • 2002 – Frank Shuster dies (b. 1916). Canadian comedian.
  • 2003 – Norman Panama dies (b. 1914). American screenwriter and director.
  • 2004 – Joseph Darby, a U.S. soldier at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison, reported U.S. abuses of Iraqi prisoners to the Army’s Criminal Investigations Division.
  • 2004 – A domestic airliner crashed in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, killing all 37 people aboard.
  • 2004 – Arne Næss Jr. dies (b. 1937). Norwegian mountain climber and businessman
  • 2004 – Harold Shipman dies (b. 1946). British serial killer.
  • 2005 – Earl Cameron dies (b.1915). Canadian broadcaster.
  • 2005 – Nell Rankin dies (b. 1924). American mezzo-soprano.
  • 2006 – Frank Fixaris dies (b. 1934). American sportscaster.
  • 2006 – Marc Potvin dies (b. 1967). Canadian ice hockey player.
  • 2007 – Michael Brecker dies (b. 1949). American jazz saxophonist.
    2007 – Danny Oakes dies (b. 1911). Racecar driver.
  • National Vocation Awareness Week.
  • In Sweden, Christmas ends on the 20th day, St. Knut’s Day. Children celebrate a party throwing out the Christmas tree (julgransplundring)
  • In Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, in various Russophone communities, and in the Republic of Macedonia the Old New Year is celebrated (the New Year by the Old Style calendar) on the night of January 13/14.
  • Dia da Democracia em Cabo Verde