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1/13/2022 12:01:00 AM
Today In History - January 13
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Today in History in 1559 Elizabeth I was crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey; in 1888 the National Geographic Society was founded in Washington, D.C.; and in 1982 Hank Aaron and Frank Robinson were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 1559 - Elizabeth I crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey
  • 1610 - Galileo Galilei discovers Callisto, 4th satellite of Jupiter
  • 1695 - Jonathan Swift ordained an Anglican priest in Ireland
  • 1785 - John Walter publishes first issue of London Times
  • 1830 - Great fire in New Orleans thought to be set by rebel slaves
  • 1842 - Dr. William Brydon, a surgeon in the British Army during the First Anglo-Afghan War, becomes famous for (reputedly) being the sole survivor of an army of 16,500 when he reaches the safety of a garrison in Jalalabad.
  • 1863 - Chenille manufacturing machine patented by William Canter, NYC
  • 1888 - National Geographic Society founded (Washington, DC)
  • 1928 - RCA and GE install three test television sets in homes in Schenectady, New York allowing American inventor E.F.W. Alexanderson to demonstrate the first home television receiver which delivered a poor and unsteady 1.5 square
  • 1942 - Henry Ford patents a method of constructing plastic auto bodies
  • 1942 - World War II: First use of aircraft ejection seat by a German test pilot in a Heinkel He 280 jet fighter.
  • 1943 - Hitler declares "Total War"
  • 1962 - Wilt Chamberlain of Warriors scores then NBA-record 73 pts vs Chicago
  • 1982 - Hank Aaron & Frank Robinson elected to Hall of Fame
  • 2000 - Microsoft chairman Bill Gates steps aside as chief executive and promotes company president Steve Ballmer to the position

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1832 - Horatio Alger, Jr., American minister and author (Lost at Sea, Work & Win), born in Chelsea, Massachusetts
  • 1919 - Army Archerd, Hollywood columnist/TV host (Movie Game)
  • 1919 - Robert Stack, actor (Eliot Ness-Untouchables, Airplane), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1925 - Gwen Verdon, LA, actress/singer/dancer (Cotton Club, Sweet Charity)
  • 1931 - Charles Nelson Reilly, actor (Match Game, Ghost & Mrs Muir), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934 - Rip Taylor, Washington, D.C., American actor and comedian (Gong Show, $1.98 Beauty Show)
  • 1943 - Richard Moll, Cal, actor (Night Court, House, Dungeonmaster, Survivor)
  • 1961 - Julia Louis-Dreyfus, comedienne (SNL, Seinfeld, Soul Man, Troll), born in NYC, New York
  • 1966 - Patrick Dempsey, Lewiston Me, actor (Mike-Fast Times)
  • 1977 - Orlando Bloom, Kent England, English actor (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lord of the Rings)

Famous Weddings

  • 1992 - MLB baseball right fielder Sammy Sosa (23) weds Sonia Rodriguez
  • 2006 - "The Diary of Anne Frank" actress Shelley Winters (85) weds Gerry DeFord a few hours before her death

Famous Deaths

  • 86 BC - Gaius Marius, Roman general and politician (held the office of consul seven times), dies at 70
  • 1599 - Edmund Spenser, poet (Faerie Queene), dies at about 46
  • 1864 - Stephen Foster, American composer (My Old Kentucky Home), dies at 37 in New York
  • 1929 - Wyatt Earp, US marshall (OK Corral), dies at 80
  • 1941 - James Joyce, novelist (Ulysses), dies in Zurich Switzerland, at 58
  • 1962 - Ernie Kovacs, comedian, dies in a car crash in West LA, at 42
  • 2002 - Gregorio Fuentes, Cuban fisherman, reputed model for Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea (b. 1897)

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