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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

August 13 - The Day in History

August 13 : General Interest
1961: Berlin is divided

Shortly after midnight on this day in 1961, East German soldiers begin laying down barbed wire and bricks as a barrier between Soviet-controlled East Berlin and the democratic western section of the city... read more

American Revolution
1781 : Patriots ambush Loyalists as French set sail

1902 : Rotary engine inventor Felix Wankel born

Civil War
1864 : Deep Bottom Run campaign begins

Cold War
1948 : Record day for the Berlin Airlift

1961 : Yosemite killer Cary Stayner born

1878 : First victim of Memphis yellow-fever epidemic dies

General Interest
1521 : Aztec capital falls to Cort├ęs
1899 : Hitchcock born
1926 : Fidel Castro born

1982 : Fast Times at Ridgemont High debuts

1931 : Novelist and screenwriter William Goldman is born

1952 : "Hound Dog" is recorded for the first time by Big Mama Thornton

Old West
1860 : Annie Oakley is born

1981 : Reagan signs Economic Recovery Tax Act (ERTA)

1995 : Yankee legend dies

Vietnam War
1966 : Prince Sihanouk criticizes the United States
1972 : Sappers raid Long Binh ammo dump

World War I
1918 : German crown council at Spa

World War II
1940 : The Battle of Britain escalates


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