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.
Births On This Day – July 13
1979 Craig Bellamy
1950 Ma Ying-jeou
1942 Harrison Ford
1940 Patrick Stewart
1821 Nathan Bedford Forrest
American army officer
Deaths On This Day – July 13
2010 George Steinbrenner
1976 Joachim Peiper
German SS officer
1954 Frida Kahlo
1946 Alfred Stieglitz
1024 Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor