This Day in History – May 13

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May 13

There was a time when people had to buy cassettes to listen to songs because youtube did not exist. A song was considered a hit when its records were sold out and not by the no. of likes on the music video. Humans and technology are always evolving and focused on the future still whenever you need to find a pattern or details of origin, you have to go through the pages of history. In this blog, we will be providing you with some interesting events and facts that have happened on this day in history- May 13.

What Happened in India on May 13?

1648 – The construction of Red Fort was completed in Delhi today

Credits – Indian Express

1952 – Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru became the Prime Minister of India after the first Lok Sabha elections

Credits: Mint

1952 – On this day first Rajya Sabha was conducted

1962 – The second prime minister of India was announced  Shri Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

Credits – BFI

1967 – The third prime minister of India was announced Zakir Hussain won the elections.

1996 – BJP emerged as the largest party by winning 161 seats in the Lok Sabha elections.

2000 – Lara Dutta was announced as  Miss. Universe in Nicosia

Credits: Beauty Pagents

What Happened Around the World on May 13? 

1905–  James J. Jeffries announced his retirement from World heavyweight boxing champion after 7 undefeated title defenses. 

1941– Martin Bormann is announced as the new head of Nazi Chancellery in Germany

1958 – Stan Musial becomes the 8th player to get 3,000 hits

1966 –  12 school districts in the South USA denies US Federal education funding due to the violations of the 1964 Civil Rights Act

1970 –  “Let it Be” premieres a movie by Beatles was premiered today.

Credits: Ultimate Classic Rock

1973 –  49 performances by Cyrano opened at Palace Theater NYC 

1979 – Death sentence to Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and his in Tehran

1985 – 11 killed in Philadelphia during a police attack on the group “Move” that was house held.

1989 – Hunger strike in Tiananmen, China was started by 2,000 students

1991 – King of Pop Music, Michael Jackson’s album  Magic & Madness went on sale

Credits : Newyorker

1991 –  Macintosh System 7.0 released by Apple

1995 –  Earthquake of 6.5 magnitude hits Greece.

1995 –  Team New Zealand America’s Cup won for the first time by beating Team Dennis Conner 5-0

1996 – O.J. Simpson appears on British TV to discuss his not guilty verdict

Credits: CNN

1996 – 600 people lost their lives in severe thunderstorms and a tornado in Bangladesh.

2004 – Almost 33 million people watched the finale episode of Frasier on NBC 

2012 – Winner of the English Premier League is announced, Manchester City wins the for the first time

Famous Birthdays on May 13

1922 – Famous actress, comedian, and activist Beatrice Arthur was born in New York

1931 – Jim Jones the famous cult leader, political activist, preacher, and faith healer was born on May 13

1961 – Dennis Rodman professional basketball player was born in New Jersey, USA

1986 – The twilight hero Robert Pattison was born on May 13 and will next be seen in DC Batman

1987 – Indian Actress Zareen Khan that made a debut in the movie Veer alongside Salman Khan was born on this day

1987 – Famous as Caroline from Vampire diaries, Actress Candice King was born on this day.

This was all about the interesting and intriguing events that occurred on May 13! We hope you have had fun reading this blog! For more such entertaining and informative content, keep following us on Leverage Edu. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

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