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On this day in history - July 13

What Happened On This Day – July 13

  • 1985 Live Aid benefit concert

    Held simultaneously in London and Philadelphia, the concert raised millions in benefit of those affected by famine in Ethiopia. Over a billion people tuned in around the world to watch the show.

  • 1977 Ethiopian-Somali War begins

    The Somali National Army invaded the disputed Ogaden region between Somalia and Ethiopia. The war lasted for 9 months and ended with a Somalian retreat

  • 1977 Kinney, Minnesota declares its secession from the U.S.

    Frustrated by its failing water system, Kinney, Minnesota declared the creation of the Republic of Kinney and sent a letter of secession to the U.S. Secretary of State.

  • 1937 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is founded

    The now-international doughnut company was founded by Kentuckian Vernon Rudolph.

  • 1814 National military police of Italy created

    The Carabinieri was established by the Royal Patents as a policing force with jurisdiction over the military and civilians.

Illustration of stork, signifying birth

Births On This Day,
July 13

  • 1979 Craig Bellamy

    Welsh footballer

  • 1950 Ma Ying-jeou

    Taiwanese politician

  • 1942 Harrison Ford

    American actor

  • 1940 Patrick Stewart

    English actor

  • 1821 Nathan Bedford Forrest

    American Confederate Army General

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Deaths On This Day,
July 13

  • 2010 George Steinbrenner

    American businessman

  • 1976 Joachim Peiper

    German SS officer

  • 1954 Frida Kahlo

    Mexican painter

  • 1946 Alfred Stieglitz

    American photographer

  • 1024 Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor