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13th of July 1174 EVENT William I of Scotland, a key rebel in the Revolt of 1173 : 1174, is captured at Alnwick by forces loyal to Henry II of England.
13th of July 1260 EVENT the Livonian Order suffered its greatest defeat in the 13th century in the battle of Durbe against the Grand Duchy of Lithuania
13th of July 1558 EVENT Battle of Gravelines: in France, Spanish forces led by Count Lamoral of Egmont defeat the French forces of Marshal Paul de Thermes at Gravelines.
13th of July 1573 EVENT Eighty Years' War: the Siege of Haarlem ends after seven months.
13th of July 1643 EVENT English Civil War: Battle of Roundway Down : In England, Henry Wilmot, 1st Earl of Rochester, commanding the Royalist forces, heavily defeats the Parliamentarian forces led by Sir William Waller.
13th of July 1787 EVENT The Continental Congress enacts the Northwest Ordinance establishing governing rules for the Northwest Territory. It also establishes procedures for the admission of new states and limits the expansion of slavery.
13th of July 1794 EVENT The Battle of the Vosges is fought between French forces and those of Prussia and Austria.
13th of July 1830 EVENT The General Assembly's Institution, now the Scottish Church College, one of the pioneering institutions that ushered the Bengal Renaissance, is founded by Alexander Duff and Raja Ram Mohan Roy, in Calcutta, India.
13th of July 1854 EVENT In the Battle of Guaymas, Mexico, General Jose Maria Yanez stops the French invasion led by Count Gaston de Raousset-Boulbon.
13th of July 1863 EVENT New York Draft Riots: in New York City, opponents of conscription begin three days of rioting which will be later regarded as the worst in United States history.
13th of July 1878 EVENT Treaty of Berlin: the European powers redraw the map of the Balkans. Serbia, Montenegro and Romania become completely independent of the Ottoman empire.
13th of July 1905 EVENT The verdict in the six-month long Smarthavicharam trial of Kuriyedath Thathri is pronounced, leading to the excommunication of 65 men of various castes.
13th of July 1919 EVENT The British airship R34 lands in Norfolk, England, completing the first airship return journey across the Atlantic in 182 hours of flight.
13th of July 1923 EVENT The Hollywood Sign is officially dedicated in the hills above Hollywood, Los Angeles. It originally reads "Hollywoodland " but the four last letters are dropped after renovation in 1949.
13th of July 1941 EVENT World War II: Montenegrins start a popular uprising against the Axis Powers (Trinaestojulski ustanak).
13th of July 1973 EVENT Alexander Butterfield reveals the existence of the Nixon tapes to the special Senate committee investigating the Watergate break in.
13th of July 1977 EVENT New York City, amidst a period of financial and social turmoil experiences a blackout lasting nearly 24 hours that leads to widespread fires and looting.
13th of July 1985 EVENT The Live Aid benefit concert takes place in London and Philadelphia, as well as other venues such as Sydney and Moscow.
13th of July 1985 EVENT United States Vice President George H.W. Bush becomes the Acting President for the day when President Ronald Reagan undergoes surgery to remove polyps from his colon.
13th of July 1990 EVENT An earthquake with its epicentre in Afghanistan results in the greatest number of fatalities in a mountaineering accident in High Asian mountains when an avalanche kills 43 climbers in Camp I on Pik Lenina (Lenin Peak).
13th of July 0040 BIRTHDAY Gnaeus Julius Agricola, Roman Governor of Britain (d. 93)
13th of July 1527 BIRTHDAY John Dee, English scientist (d. 1609)
13th of July 1579 BIRTHDAY Arthur Dee, English physician (d. 1651)
13th of July 1590 BIRTHDAY Pope Clement X (d. 1676)
13th of July 1607 BIRTHDAY Vaclav Hollar, Bohemian-born English etcher (d. 1677)
13th of July 1608 BIRTHDAY Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1657)
13th of July 1745 BIRTHDAY Robert Calder, Royal Navy admiral (d. 1818)
13th of July 1770 BIRTHDAY Alexander Balashov, Russian general (d. 1837)
13th of July 1776 BIRTHDAY Caroline of Baden, consort of Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria (d. 1841)
13th of July 1793 BIRTHDAY John Clare, English poet (d. 1864)
13th of July 1798 BIRTHDAY Alexandra Feodorovna (Charlotte of Prussia), German-born consort of Nicholas I of Russia (d. 1860)
13th of July 1821 BIRTHDAY Nathan Bedford Forrest, American Confederate cavalry officer (d. 1877)
13th of July 1841 BIRTHDAY Otto Wagner, Austrian architect (d. 1918)
13th of July 1858 BIRTHDAY Stewart Culin, American ethnographer (d. 1929)
13th of July 1859 BIRTHDAY Sidney Webb, British socialist (d. 1947)
13th of July 1864 BIRTHDAY John Jacob Astor IV, American entrepreneur (d. 1912)
13th of July 1889 BIRTHDAY Louise Mountbatten, German-born consort of Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden (d. 1965)
13th of July 1894 BIRTHDAY Isaac Babel, Soviet writer (d. 1940)
13th of July 1895 BIRTHDAY Sidney Blackmer, American actor (d. 1973)
13th of July 1896 BIRTHDAY Mordecai Ardon, Israeli painter (d. 1992)
13th of July 1898 BIRTHDAY Julius Schreck, German Nazi party official (d. 1936)
13th of July 1900 BIRTHDAY George Lewis, American jazz clarinetist (d. 1969)
13th of July 1901 BIRTHDAY Eric Portman, English stage and film actor (d. 1969)
13th of July 1903 BIRTHDAY Kenneth Clark, English art historian (d. 1983)
13th of July 1905 BIRTHDAY Alfredo M. Santos, Filipino military leader (d. 1990)
13th of July 1910 BIRTHDAY Loren Pope, American writer (d. 2008)
13th of July 1913 BIRTHDAY Dave Garroway, American television host (d. 1982)
13th of July 1913 BIRTHDAY Maersk Mc-Kinney M?ller, Danish shipping magnate
13th of July 1918 BIRTHDAY Alberto Ascari, Italian race car driver (d. 1955)
13th of July 1920 BIRTHDAY Bill Towers, English footballer (d. 2000)
13th of July 1921 BIRTHDAY Git Gay, Swedish actress and singer (d. 2007)
13th of July 1921 BIRTHDAY Ernest Gold, Austrian composer (d. 1999)
13th of July 1921 BIRTHDAY Friedrich Peter, Austrian politician (d. 2005)
13th of July 1922 BIRTHDAY Ken Mosdell, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2006)
13th of July 1922 BIRTHDAY Anker J?rgensen, Danish politician, 16th Prime Minister of Denmark
13th of July 1924 BIRTHDAY Carlo Bergonzi, Italian tenor
13th of July 1924 BIRTHDAY Michel Constantin, French film actor (d. 2003)
13th of July 1924 BIRTHDAY Johnny Gilbert, American game show announcer
13th of July 1927 BIRTHDAY Simone Veil, French politician
13th of July 1928 BIRTHDAY Tommaso Buscetta, Sicilian mafioso and pentito (d. 2000)
13th of July 1928 BIRTHDAY Bob Crane, American actor (d. 1978)
13th of July 1928 BIRTHDAY Leroy Vinnegar, American jazz bassist
13th of July 1929 BIRTHDAY Sofia Muratova, Soviet gymnast (d. 2006)
13th of July 1930 BIRTHDAY Naomi Shemer, Israeli songwriter (d. 2004)
13th of July 1931 BIRTHDAY Frank Ramsey, American basketball player
13th of July 1932 BIRTHDAY Hubert Reeves, Canadian astrophysicist
13th of July 1933 BIRTHDAY Patsy Byrne, English actress
13th of July 1934 BIRTHDAY Wole Soyinka, Nigerian writer, Nobel laureate
13th of July 1934 BIRTHDAY Aleksei Yeliseyev, Soviet cosmonaut
13th of July 1934 BIRTHDAY Gordon Lee, English footballer and manager
13th of July 1935 BIRTHDAY Kurt Westergaard, Danish cartoonist
13th of July 1935 BIRTHDAY Jack Kemp, American football player and politician (d. 2009)
13th of July 1936 BIRTHDAY Albert Ayler, American jazz saxophonist and singer (d. 1970)
13th of July 1940 BIRTHDAY Patrick Stewart, English actor
13th of July 1941 BIRTHDAY Robert Forster, American actor
13th of July 1941 BIRTHDAY Jacques Perrin, French actor and filmmaker
13th of July 1942 BIRTHDAY Roger McGuinn, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Byrds)
13th of July 1942 BIRTHDAY Harrison Ford, American actor
13th of July 1944 BIRTHDAY Erno Rubik, Hungarian inventor
13th of July 1946 BIRTHDAY Cheech Marin, American actor
13th of July 1948 BIRTHDAY Catherine Breillat, French director and screenwriter
13th of July 1948 BIRTHDAY Daphne Maxwell Reid, American actress
13th of July 1948 BIRTHDAY Tony Kornheiser, American sports journalist
13th of July 1950 BIRTHDAY George Nelson, American astronaut
13th of July 1950 BIRTHDAY Ma Ying-jeou, Taiwanese politician and statesman
13th of July 1951 BIRTHDAY Rob Bishop, American politician
13th of July 1951 BIRTHDAY Didi Conn, American actress
13th of July 1953 BIRTHDAY Mila Mulroney, Yugoslavian-born former First Lady of Canada
13th of July 1954 BIRTHDAY Rick Chartraw, American ice hockey player
13th of July 1954 BIRTHDAY Sezen Aksu, Turkish singer
13th of July 1954 BIRTHDAY Louise Mandrell, American country music singer
13th of July 1954 BIRTHDAY David Thompson, American basketball player
13th of July 1956 BIRTHDAY Claude Giroux, Canadian midget wrestler
13th of July 1956 BIRTHDAY Michael Spinks, American boxer
13th of July 1956 BIRTHDAY Frank Dux, American martial artist and fight choreographer
13th of July 1957 BIRTHDAY Thierry Boutsen, Belgian racing driver
13th of July 1957 BIRTHDAY Phil Margera, American TV personality
13th of July 1957 BIRTHDAY Cameron Crowe, American film director
13th of July 1959 BIRTHDAY Richard Leman, English field hockey player
13th of July 1960 BIRTHDAY Ian Hislop, British writer and editor
13th of July 1960 BIRTHDAY Robert Abraham, American football player
13th of July 1961 BIRTHDAY Tim Watson, Australian rules footballer
13th of July 1961 BIRTHDAY Stelios Manolas, Greek footballer and manager
13th of July 1962 BIRTHDAY Tom Kenny, American voice actor
13th of July 1962 BIRTHDAY Rhonda Vincent, American singer
13th of July 1963 BIRTHDAY Neal Foulds, English snooker player
13th of July 1963 BIRTHDAY Spud Webb, American basketball player
13th of July 1966 BIRTHDAY Gerald Levert, American R&B singer (d. 2006)
13th of July 1966 BIRTHDAY Natalia Luis-Bassa, Venezuelan conductor
13th of July 1966 BIRTHDAY Gil Birmingham, American actor
13th of July 1967 BIRTHDAY Dean Barnett, American blogger (d. 2008)
13th of July 1967 BIRTHDAY Benny Benassi, Italian disc jockey
13th of July 1968 BIRTHDAY Robert Gant, American actor
13th of July 1968 BIRTHDAY Christian Taylor, British screenwriter
13th of July 1969 BIRTHDAY Barney Greenway, British vocalist (Napalm Death)
13th of July 1969 BIRTHDAY Kakhi Kakhiashvili, Georgian-born Greek weightlifter
13th of July 1969 BIRTHDAY Oleg Serebrian, Moldovan politician and political scientist
13th of July 1970 BIRTHDAY Barry Pinches, English snooker player
13th of July 1972 BIRTHDAY Sean Waltman, American professional wrestler
13th of July 1973 BIRTHDAY Ariel Silvio Zarate, Argentine footballer
13th of July 1974 BIRTHDAY Deborah Cox, Canadian R&B singer
13th of July 1974 BIRTHDAY Jarno Trulli, Italian race car driver
13th of July 1975 BIRTHDAY Danni Boatwright, American model, sportscaster, and reality show contestant
13th of July 1976 BIRTHDAY Sheldon Souray, Canadian ice hockey player
13th of July 1976 BIRTHDAY Al Santos, American model and actor
13th of July 1977 BIRTHDAY Ashley Scott, American actress
13th of July 1978 BIRTHDAY Ryan Ludwick, American baseball player
13th of July 1979 BIRTHDAY Craig Bellamy, Welsh footballer
13th of July 1979 BIRTHDAY Libuse Prusova, Czech tennis player
13th of July 1979 BIRTHDAY Lucinda Ruh, Swiss figure skater
13th of July 1981 BIRTHDAY Agnes Kovacs, Hungarian swimmer
13th of July 1981 BIRTHDAY Ineta Radevica, Latvian athlete
13th of July 1981 BIRTHDAY Mirco Lorenzetto, Italian cyclist
13th of July 1982 BIRTHDAY Christopher Bauman, American professional wrestler (d. 2005)
13th of July 1982 BIRTHDAY Joost van den Broek, Dutch keyboard player (After Forever)
13th of July 1982 BIRTHDAY Shin-Soo Choo, South Korean baseball player
13th of July 1982 BIRTHDAY Simon Clist, English footballer
13th of July 1982 BIRTHDAY Dominic Isaacs, South African footballer
13th of July 1982 BIRTHDAY Nick Kenny, Australian Rugby League player
13th of July 1982 BIRTHDAY Yadier Molina, Puerto Rican baseball player
13th of July 1983 BIRTHDAY Liu Xiang, Chinese hurdler
13th of July 1983 BIRTHDAY Kristof Beyens, Belgian sprinter
13th of July 1983 BIRTHDAY Marco Pomante, Italian footballer
13th of July 1984 BIRTHDAY Ida Maria, Norwegian singer
13th of July 1985 BIRTHDAY Guillermo Ochoa, Mexican footballer
13th of July 1987 BIRTHDAY Tulisa Contostavlos, British singer (N-Dubz)
13th of July 1988 BIRTHDAY Steven R. McQueen, American actor
13th of July 1988 BIRTHDAY Marcos Paulo, Brazilian footballer
13th of July 1989 BIRTHDAY Sayumi Michishige, Japanese singer (Morning Musume)
13th of July 1990 BIRTHDAY Matt Weinberg, American actor
13th of July 1992 BIRTHDAY Dylan Patton, American actor
13th of July 1992 BIRTHDAY Elise Matthysen, Belgian swimmer
13th of July 1994 BIRTHDAY Hayley Erin, American actress
13th of July 1994 BIRTHDAY Ridge Canipe, American actor
13th of July 1997 BIRTHDAY Leo Howard, American actor
13th of July 0574 DEATH Pope John III (birth year unknown)
13th of July 0678 DEATH Aisha, wife of the Prophet Muhammad (birth year unknown)
13th of July 0939 DEATH Pope Leo VII (birth year unknown)
13th of July 1024 DEATH Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor (Born 973)
13th of July 1189 DEATH Matilda of England, Duchess of Saxony, English-born daughter of Henry II of England and wife of Henry the Lion Duke of Saxony and Bavaria (Born 1156)
13th of July 1205 DEATH Hubert Walter, Archbishop of Canterbury and Justicier of England (Born c. 1160)
13th of July 1357 DEATH Bartolus de Saxoferrato Italian jurist (Born 1313)
13th of July 1399 DEATH Peter Parler, German architect (Born 1330)
13th of July 1402 DEATH Zhu Yunwen, Emperor of China (Born 1377)
13th of July 1551 DEATH John Wallop, English soldier and diplomat (Born 1490)
13th of July 1621 DEATH Archduke Albert of Austria, Governor of the Low Countries (Born 1559)
13th of July 1626 DEATH Robert Sidney, 1st Earl of Leicester, English statesman (Born 1563)
13th of July 1628 DEATH Robert Shirley, English adventurer (Born 1581)
13th of July 1629 DEATH Caspar Bartholin the Elder, Swedish physician and theologian (Born 1585)
13th of July 1645 DEATH Tsar Michael of Russia (Born 1596)
13th of July 1683 DEATH Arthur Capell, 1st Earl of Essex, English statesman (Born 1631)
13th of July 1693 DEATH Hendrik Trajectinus, Count of Solms, Dutch lieutenant-general (Born 1636)
13th of July 1705 DEATH Titus Oates, English Protestant conspirator (Born 1649)
13th of July 1755 DEATH Edward Braddock, British general (Born 1695)
13th of July 1760 DEATH Conrad Weiser, Pennsylvania's ambassador to the Native Americans (Born 1696)
13th of July 1761 DEATH Tokugawa Ieshige, Japanese shogun (Born 1712)
13th of July 1762 DEATH James Bradley, English Astronomer Royal (Born 1693)
13th of July 1789 DEATH Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau, French economist (Born 1715)
13th of July 1793 DEATH Jean-Paul Marat, French revolutionary (Born 1743)
13th of July 1807 DEATH Henry Benedict Stuart, Italy-born Jacobite claimant to the throne of England (Born 1725)
13th of July 1882 DEATH Johnny Ringo, American gunfighter (Born 1850)
13th of July 1889 DEATH Robert Hamerling, Austrian poet (Born 1830)
13th of July 1890 DEATH John C. Fremont, American Army officer, explorer and presidential candidate (Born 1813)
13th of July 1896 DEATH Friedrich August Kekule von Stradonitz, German chemist (Born 1829)
13th of July 1921 DEATH Gabriel Lippmann, Luxembourg scientist (Born 1845)
13th of July 1922 DEATH Martin Dies, Sr., American politician (Born 1870)
13th of July 1946 DEATH Alfred Stieglitz, American photographer (Born 1864)
13th of July 1951 DEATH Arnold Schoenberg, Austrian composer (Born 1874)
13th of July 1954 DEATH Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter (Born 1907)
13th of July 1955 DEATH Ruth Ellis, British murderer, last woman to be executed in the United Kingdom (Born 1926)
13th of July 1960 DEATH Joy Gresham, American writer (Born 1915)
13th of July 1965 DEATH Photios Kontoglou, Greek writer, painter and iconographer (Born 1895)
13th of July 1967 DEATH Tom Simpson, British cyclist (Born 1937)
13th of July 1967 DEATH Tommy Lucchese, Sicilian-American mobster (Born 1899)
13th of July 1973 DEATH Willy Fritsch, German film actor (Born 1901)
13th of July 1974 DEATH Patrick Blackett, Baron Blackett, English physicist, Nobel laureate (Born 1897)
13th of July 1976 DEATH Joachim Peiper, German military leader (SS) (Born 1915)
13th of July 1976 DEATH Frederick Hawksworth, English GWR chief mechanical engineer (Born 1884)
13th of July 1979 DEATH Ludwig Merwart, Austrian painter and graphic artist (Born 1913)
13th of July 1980 DEATH Seretse Khama, Botswana statesman, the first President of Botswana (Born 1921)
13th of July 1983 DEATH Gabrielle Roy, Canadian author (Born 1909)
13th of July 1993 DEATH Davey Allison, American race car driver (Born 1961)
13th of July 1995 DEATH Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, Danish toy manufacturer (Lego Group) (Born 1920)
13th of July 1996 DEATH Pandro S. Berman, American film producer (Born 1905)
13th of July 1997 DEATH Miguel Angel Blanco, Spanish politician (Born 1968)
13th of July 2002 DEATH Yousuf Karsh, Turkish-born Armenian photographer (Born 1908)
13th of July 2003 DEATH Compay Segundo, Cuban trova guitarist and singer (Born 1907)
13th of July 2004 DEATH Arthur Kane, American bassist (New York Dolls) (Born 1949)
13th of July 2004 DEATH Carlos Kleiber, Austrian conductor (Born 1930)
13th of July 2006 DEATH Michael Busselle, English photographer and writer (Born 1935)
13th of July 2006 DEATH Red Buttons, American comedian (Born 1919)
13th of July 2007 DEATH Michael Reardon, American free climber (Born 1965)
13th of July 2008 DEATH Bronis?aw Geremek, Polish social historian and politician (Born 1932)
13th of July 2010 DEATH Manohari Singh, Indian saxophonist and part of R.D. Burman's band (Born 1931)
13th of July 2010 DEATH George Steinbrenner, American businessman and owner of the New York Yankees (Born 1930)

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