***
Download the latest Newsletter for FREE**** Check Out the NEW Talks Available

13 January

532 – Byzantine Empire – Nika Riots began. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/blue-versus-green-rocking-the-byzantine-empire-113325928/?no-ist

858 – England – Æthelwulf died, aged 62 or 63, Aethelbald became king. http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=aethelwulf  http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=aethelbald

1435 – Canary Islands – Spanish natives were forbidden to enslave black natives.http://www.papalencyclicals.net/Eugene04/eugene04sicut.htm

1733 – America – James Oglethorpe & 130 colonists arrived in Charleston, South Carolina. http://theunforgottenamerican.com/2011/01/colonists-arrive-charleston-south-carolina/197 https://archive.org/details/briefaccountofes00geor

1797 – France – Action of 13 January (French Revolutionary Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_13_January_1797

1815 – USA – Battle of Fort Peter began (War of 1812). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fort_Peter  http://www.nbcnews.com/id/7923142/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/archaeologists-find-relics-georgia-fort/#.VpXp09Lnncs

1840 – USA – Steamship Lexington burned and sank off coast of Long Island, New York, 139 killed. http://www.numa.net/expeditions/lexington/ http://www.nytimes.com/1983/10/12/nyregion/li-divers-find-ship-said-to-be-vanderbilt-s.html

1842 – Afghanistan – Kabul Retreat ended (First Anglo-Afghan War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1842_retreat_from_Kabul

1847 – USA – Treaty of Cahuenga signed (Mexican-American War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Cahuenga


1849 – British North America – Colony of Vancouver Island established. https://youtu.be/geedxlpoMCU https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colony_of_Vancouver_Island

1860 – UK – Earthquake measuring 4.0Mw, epicentre in Newquay, Cornwall.

1895 – Eritrea – Battle of Coatit (First Italo-Ethiopian War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Coatit

1908 – USA – Fire at Rhoads Opera House, Boyertown, Pennsylvania, 171 killed. http://youtu.be/T1yHTd9WlW4 WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing  http://www3.gendisasters.com/pennsylvania/2185/boyertown,-pa-rhoades-opera-house-terrible-fire,-jan-1908

1910 – USA – First public radio broadcast. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/radio-activity-the-100th-anniversary-of-public-broadcasting-6555594/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birth_of_public_radio_broadcasting

1915 – Italy – Earthquake measuring 7.5Mw, epicentre in L’Aquila, 30,000 killed.

1923 – Cuba – Aeromarine Airways plane crashed near Havana, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19230113-0

1939 – USA – Northwest Airlines Flight 11 crashed at Miles City Municipal Airport, MT, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19390113-0

1939 – Brazil – Syndicato Condor plane crashed at Rio Bonito, RJ, 10 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19390113-1


1939 – Australia – Bushfires in Victoria, 71 killed. https://youtu.be/7pdfQOi7x0Q http://www.depi.vic.gov.au/fire-and-emergencies/fighting-and-managing-fire/bushfire-history/black-friday-1939

1943 – Mali – Air France plane crashed at Aguelhok, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430113-1

1944 – Germany – RAF attacked Essen, Duisburg, Aachen & Koblenz (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1946 – France – Air France plane crashed at La Bouscat, Bordeaux, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19460113-0

1948 – USA – Eastern Air Lines Flight 572 crashed at Oxon Hill, MD, 5 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19480113-2

1951 – Malaysia – Air Carriers plane crashed near Sungei Padi, 10 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19510113-0

1951 – Vietnam – Battle of Vĩnh Yên started (First Indochina War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_V%C4%A9nh_Y%C3%AAn

1955 – USSR – Aeroflot plane crashed in Moscow region, 5 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19550113-1

1958 – Morocco – Battle of Edchera (Ifni War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ifni_War#Battle_of_Edchera

1964 – India – Riots in Calcutta, 100 killed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/13/newsid_4098000/4098363.stm

1969 – USA – Scandinavian Airlines Flight 933 crashed into Santa Monica Bay, 15 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19690113-0


1982 – USA – Air Florida Flight 90 crashed in Potomac River, Washington DC, 82 killed. https://youtu.be/EDa-blhfKx0 WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing  http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19820113-0

1985 – Ethiopia – Awash rail crash, 392 killed. http://www.nytimes.com/1985/01/15/world/ethiopian-train-falls-off-bridge-392-are-killed.html

1991 – Lithuania – January Events ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/January_Events_(Lithuania)

1993 – USA – Space Shuttle Endeavour launched (STS-54). http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/archives/sts-54.html

2001 – El Salvador – Earthquake measuring 7.7Mw, 944 killed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/13/newsid_2554000/2554149.stm

2007 – Russia – Earthquake measuring 8.1Mw, epicentre east of Kuril Islands. http://www.drgeorgepc.com/Tsunami2007Kurils.html

2011 – Loyalty Islands – Earthquake measuring 7.0Mw, epicentre in Toka.


2012 – Italy – Cruise ship Costa Concordia sank off coast, 32 killed. https://youtu.be/QXs2eWNf_n8 WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-16563562


2012 – Austria – Winter Youth Olympics began. https://youtu.be/DtE52Oapobw https://www.olympic.org/innsbruck-2012

2016 – France – Avalanche in French Alps, 3 killed. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/13/schoolchildren-caught-up-in-avalanche-in-french-alps