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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

1962 : Comedian killed in Corvair crash

Civil War
1807 : Union General Napoleon Bonaparte Buford is born

Cold War
1950 : Soviets boycott United Nations Security Council

1939 : Doc Barker is killed by prison guards as he attempts to escape
1958 : The Manuel Massacres

1982 : Plane crashes into Potomac

General Interest
1842 : Sole British soldier escapes Kabul
1864 : Stephen Foster dies
1941 : James Joyce dies

2008 : Golden Globes curtailed due to writers' strike

1898 : Zola's "J'accuse" letter is printed

1998 : Georgia Governor Zell Miller proposes writing "The Mozart effect" into law

Old West
1929 : Wyatt Earp dies in Los Angeles

1966 : Johnson appoints first African-American cabinet member

1999 : Michael Jordan retires for a second time

Vietnam War
1962 : First Operation Farm Gate missions flown
1972 : Nixon announces additional troop withdrawals

World War I
1916 : Battle of Wadi

World War II
1942 : Allies promise prosecution of war criminals


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