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On This Day in History, January 13

What Happened On This Day – January 13

  • 2012 The cruise ship Costa Concordia sinks, killing 32

    The ship's captain was later accused of imprudence, negligence, and incompetence.

  • 2001 An earthquake devastates El Salvador

    This quake killed nearly 1000 people; at least 315 people feel victim to a second quake on February 13, 2001.

  • 2000 Bill Gates steps down as CEO of Microsoft

    Gates co-founded Microsoft in 1975 together with Paul Allen.

  • 1968 Johnny Cash performs live at Folsom State Prison

    The album “Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison” became a huge success.

  • 1915 The worst earthquake in Italian history kills 30,000

    The quake hit the town of Avezzano, about 100 km (60 m) east of Rome.

Births On This Day – January 13

  • 1978 Nate Silver

    American journalist, statistician, developed PECOTA

  • 1970 Marco Pantani

    Italian cyclist

  • 1969 Stephen Hendry

    Scottish snooker player

  • 1964 Bill Bailey

    English comedian, actor, singer, guitarist

  • 1887 George Gurdjieff

    Armenian mystic

Deaths On This Day – January 13

  • 2007 Michael Brecker

    American saxophonist, composer

  • 1978 Hubert Humphrey

    American politician, 38th Vice President of the United States

  • 1962 Ernie Kovacs

    American comedian, actor

  • 1941 James Joyce

    Irish author

  • 1929 Wyatt Earp

    American police officer

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