History of 13 August

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History of 13 August

1912 – The first experimental radio license was issued to St. Joseph’s College in Philadelphia, PA.

1931 – The first community hospital in the U.S. was dedicated in Elk City, OK.

1932 – Adolf Hitler refused to take the post of vice-chancellor of Germany. He said he was going to hold out “for all or nothing.”

1934 – Al Capp’s comic strip “L’il Abner” made its debut in newspapers.

1942 – Henry Ford unveiled his “Soybean Car.” It was a plastic-bodied car that weighed about 1000 lbs. less than a steel car.

1942 – Walt Disney’s “Bambi” opened at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, NY.
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1959 – In New York, the ground was broken on the $320 million Verrazano Narrows Bridge.

1960 – “Echo I,” a balloon satellite, allowed the first two-way telephone conversation by satellite to take place.

1961 – Berlin was divided by a barbed-wire fence to halt the flight of refugees. Two days later work on the Berlin Wall began.

1979 – Lou Brock (St. Louis Cardinals) got his 3,000th career hit.

1985 – The engagement of Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger was announced.

1986 – United States Football League standout Herschel Walker signed to play with the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League.

1990 – Iraq transferred $3-4 billion in bullion, currency, and other goods seized from Kuwait to Baghdad.

1992 – Woody Allen began legal action to win custody of his three children. A judge ruled against Allen in 1993.

1994 – It was reported that aspirin not only helps reduce the risk of heart disease but also helps prevent colon cancer.

2004 – One hundred fifty-six Congolese Tutsi refugees are massacred at the Gatumba refugee camp in Burundi.

2008 – Russo-Georgian War: Russian units occupy the Georgian city of Gori.

2015 – At least 76 people are killed and 212 others are wounded in a truck bombing in Baghdad, Iraq.

Celebrating Birthday Today

  • 1982 – Christopher Raeburn, English fashion designer
  • 1982 – Sarah Huckabee Sanders, American political consultant, and press secretary
  • 1982 – Sebastian Stan, Romanian-American actor
  • 1983 – Dallas Braden, American baseball player
  • 1983 – Aleš Hemsky, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1983 – Lubomir Michalik, Slovak footballer
  • 1983 – Christian Müller, German footballer
  • 1984 – Alona Bondarenko, a Ukrainian tennis player
  • 1984 – Niko Kranjcar, Croatian footballer
  • 1984 – Boone Logan, American baseball player
  • 1984 – James Morrison, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1985 – Gerrit van Look, German rugby player and coach
  • 1987 – Jose Lorenzo Diokno, Filipino director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1987 – Devin McCourty, American football player
  • 1987 – Jason McCourty, American football player
  • 1987 – Jamie Reed, Welsh footballer
  • 1988 – Keith Benson, American basketball player
  • 1988 – Brandon Workman, American baseball player
  • 1989 – Greg Draper, New Zealand footballer
  • 1989 – Justin Greene, American basketball player
  • 1989 – Israel Jiménez, Mexican footballer
  • 1990 – DeMarcus Cousins, American basketball player
  • 1990 – Benjamin Stambouli, French footballer
  • 1991 – Dave Days, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1992 – Lucas Moura, Brazilian footballer
  • 1992 – Katrina Gorry, Australian football player
  • 1992 – Alicja Tchorz, a Polish swimmer
  • 1993 – Moses Mbye, Australian rugby league player
  • 1994 – Filip Forsberg, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1996 – Antonia Lottner, a German tennis player
  • 1998 – Dalma Gálfi, a Hungarian tennis player
  • 1998 – Dina and Arina Averina, Russian rhythmic gymnasts

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