This Day in History- July 13

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History is fascinating and tells us about everything that happened in the past, and how it has contributed to the current day. We tend to ignore how things were once, and it is important to know the foundation of things and how they started.  History gives us a picture of where we stand today. It is a reminder of how far we have come along. Let us unravel this day in history- July 13. 

What Happened in India on July 13?

1830 – Scottish Church College
The General Assembly’s Institution, now the Scottish Church College, one of the pioneering institutions that ushered in the Bengali Renaissance, was founded by Alexander Duff and Raja Ram Mohan Roy, in Calcutta, India on July 13, 1830.

2011- Bomb Blasts in Mumbai
Mumbai suffered three bomb blasts during the evening rush hour of July 13, 2011, that killed 26 and injured 130 people. 

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What Happened Around the World on July 13?

1772: James Cook voyage
Captain James Cook began his 2nd voyage in1772, aboard the Resolution to the South Seas to search for Terra Australis, that is the Southern continent.

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1835: Patent for Screw Propeller
Swedish-American inventor John Ericsson filed for a patent for his screw propeller design on July 13, 1835. Ericsson also collaborated on the design of the railroad steam locomotive Novelty, which competed in the Rainhill Trials on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway.

1837: Monarch to live in Buckingham Palace
Queen Victoria was the 1st monarch to live in present-day Buckingham Palace, on July 13, 1837. Victoria was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death in 1901. In 1876, the Parliament voted to grant her the additional title of Empress of India.

1923: The Hollywood sign
The Hollywood Sign was officially dedicated in the hills above Hollywood, Los Angeles on July 13, 1923. It originally read as “Hollywoodland” but the four last letters were dropped after its renovation in 1949.

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1926: Paavo Nurmi’s world record
Paavo Nurmi set a world record by running 3000m. He was called the “Flying Finn” or the “Phantom Finn”, as he dominated distance running in the early 20th century. 

1960: Nomination of JFK
The US Democratic convention nominated JFK as a presidential candidate on July 13, 1960. John Fitzgerald Kennedy was an American politician who served as the 35th president of the United States from 1961 until his assassination near the end of his third year in office.

1997: Men’s golf
Senior Players Championship Men’s Golf, TPC of Michigan was held where Larry Gilbert won his lone career major title by 3 strokes from Isao Aoki, Bob Dickson, Jack Kiefer, and Dave Stockton on July 13, 1997.

2008: Buying of American Brewer
Brewing company InBev announced the deal to buy American brewer Anheuser-Busch for almost $52 billion on July 13, 2008.

2016: Prime Minister of UK
Theresa May was elected as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom by Conservative Party MPs on July 13, 2016.

2019: Wimbledon Women’s Tennis
Simona Halep won against Serena Williams 6-2, 6-2 in just 55 minutes, and was the first Romanian to win a Wimbledon singles title on July 13, 2019.

Famous Birthdays on July 13

100 BC: Julius Caesar
Roman military and political leader was born in Rome.

1821: Nathan Bedford Forrest
An American slave trader, Confederate lieutenant general, and KKK Grand Wizard was born in Chapel Hill, Tennessee on July 13, 1821.

1934: Wole Soyinka
A Nigerian playwright and poet were born in Abeokuta, near Ibadan, Nigeria in 1934.

1940: Patrick Stewart
An English actor of Star Trek: The Next Generation was born in Mirfield, Yorkshire, England.

1942: Harrison Ford
An American actor of Star Wars, Indiana Jones, etc was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1942.

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1944: Ernő Rubik
Hungarian inventor of the Rubik’s cube was born in Budapest, Hungary.

1957: Cameron Crowe
An American director, screenwriter, journalist, author, and actor was born in Palm Springs, California in 1957.

Hope you are now familiar with the events of historical significance that took place on this day in history – July 13. For more such informative content, stay connected to Leverage Edu. For the latest updates around study blogs, you can follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and also subscribe to our newsletter.

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