History Of 13 May
1911 – The New York Giants set a major league baseball record. Ten runners crossed home plate before the first out of the game against St. Louis.
1912 – Royal Flying Corps was established in England.
1913 – Igor Sikorsky flew the first four-engine aircraft.
1917 – Near Fatima, Portugal, three peasant children reported seeing a vision of the Virgin Mary.
1918 – The first airmail postage stamps were issued with airplanes on them. The denominations were 6, 16, and 24 cents.
1927 – “Black Friday” occurred in Germany.
1940 – Winston Churchill made his first speech as the prime minister of Britain.
1949 – The first gas turbine to pump natural gas was installed in Wilmar, AR.
1954 – U.S. President Eisenhower signed into law the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Act.
1958 – French troops took control of Algiers.
1958 – U.S. Vice President Nixon’s limousine was battered by rocks thrown by anti-U.S. demonstrators in Caracas, Venezuela.
1967 – Mickey Mantle hit his 500th home run.
1968 – Peace talks between the U.S. and North Vietnam began in Paris.
1975 – Hailstones the size of tennis balls hit Waterville, TN.
1982 – The Chicago Cubs became the first major league baseball team to win 8,000 games.
1985 – Tony Perez became the oldest major league baseball player to hit a grand slam home run at the age of 42 and 11 months.
1985 – A confrontation between Philadelphia authorities and the radical group MOVE ended as police dropped an explosive onto the group’s headquarters. Eleven people died in the fire that resulted.
1998 – India did a second round of nuclear tests. The first round had been done 2 days earlier. Within hours the U.S. and Japan imposed tough economic sanctions. India claimed that the tests were necessary to maintain India’s national security.
1999 – In Moscow, the impeachment of Russian President Boris Yeltsin began.
2003 – The U.S. government unveiled a newly designed version of the $20 bill. It was the first to be colorized in an effort to stop counterfeiters.
2005 – Andijan uprising, Uzbekistan; Troops open fire on crowds of protestors after a prison break; at least 187 people were killed according to official estimates.
2006 – São Paulo violence: Rebellions occur in several prisons in Brazil.
2011 – Two bombs explode in the Charsadda District of Pakistan killing 98 people and wounding 140 others.
2012 – Forty-nine dismembered bodies are discovered by Mexican authorities on Mexican Federal Highway 40.
2013 – Kermit Gosnell, a U.S. abortion physician, is found guilty in Pennsylvania of three counts of murder of newborn infants, one count of involuntary manslaughter, and various other charges. In total, more than 100 babies were killed at Gosnell’s abortion clinic.
2014 – An explosion at an underground coal mine in southwest Turkey kills 301 miners.
2018 – Nine people die after the suicide bombing of three Indonesian churches in Surabaya, Indonesia.