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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

January 13 - The Day in History

January 13 : General Interest
1128: Pope recognizes Knights Templar

On this day in 1128, Pope Honorius II grants a papal sanction to the military order known as the Knights Templar, declaring it to be an army of God... read more


American Revolution
1776 : British raid Prudence Island in Narragansett Bay
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/british-raid-prudence-island-in-narragansett-bay

Automotive
1962 : Comedian killed in Corvair crash
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/comedian-killed-in-corvair-crash

Civil War
1807 : Union General Napoleon Bonaparte Buford is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/napoleon-bonaparte-buford-is-born

Cold War
1950 : Soviets boycott United Nations Security Council
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/soviets-boycott-united-nations-security-council

Crime
1939 : Doc Barker is killed by prison guards as he attempts to escape
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/doc-barker-is-killed-by-prison-guards-as-he-attempts-to-escape
1958 : The Manuel Massacres
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-manuel-massacres

Disaster
1982 : Plane crashes into Potomac
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/plane-crashes-into-potomac

General Interest
1842 : Sole British soldier escapes Kabul
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sole-british-soldier-escapes-kabul
1864 : Stephen Foster dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/stephen-foster-dies
1941 : James Joyce dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/james-joyce-dies

Hollywood
2008 : Golden Globes curtailed due to writers' strike
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/golden-globes-curtailed-due-to-writers-strike

Literary
1898 : Zola's "J'accuse" letter is printed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/zolas-jaccuse-letter-is-printed

Music
1998 : Georgia Governor Zell Miller proposes writing "The Mozart effect" into law
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/georgia-governor-zell-miller-proposes-writing-quotthe-mozart-effectquot-into-law

Old West
1929 : Wyatt Earp dies in Los Angeles
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/wyatt-earp-dies-in-los-angeles

Presidential
1966 : Johnson appoints first African-American cabinet member
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/johnson-appoints-first-african-american-cabinet-member

Sports
1999 : Michael Jordan retires for a second time
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/michael-jordan-retires-for-a-second-time

Vietnam War
1962 : First Operation Farm Gate missions flown
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-operation-farm-gate-missions-flown
1972 : Nixon announces additional troop withdrawals
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-announces-additional-troop-withdrawals

World War I
1916 : Battle of Wadi
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-wadi

World War II
1942 : Allies promise prosecution of war criminals
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/allies-promise-prosecution-of-war-criminals


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