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Birthdates which occurred on your SELECTED date of July 13:

1396 Philip the Good Duke of Burgundy
1527 John Dee London, alchemist/astrologer/mathematician
1793 John Clare Northamptonshire peasant poet (Shepard's Calendar)
1821 Nathan Bedford Forrest Tennessee, brilliant cavalry leader, Lt Gen
1863 Emma Mary Wooley educator (Mary Anna Wells)
1894 Isaak Babel Russian short-story writer/dramatist (Red Calvary)
19-- Danitra Vance comedienne (SNL)
19-- Lois Kibbee actress (Edge of Night)
1901 Mickey "Toy Bulldog" Walker welterweight boxing champ (1922-26)
1906 Harry Sosnik Chicago, orch leader (Jack Carter Show, Your Hit Parade)
1913 Carolina Gisolf Holland, high jumper (Olympic-silver-1928)
1913 Dave Garroway Schnectady NY, TV host (Today Show)
1923 Susie Bond Louisville Ky, actress (Flo, Temperature Rising)
1926 Meyer Kupferman NYC, composer (In Fimi Tres)
1928 Bob Crane Waterbury Ct, actor (Hogan's Heroes)
1931 Bill Moor Toledo Oh, actor (Hanky Panky)
1934 Alexei S Yeliseyev cosmonaut (Soyuz 5, 8, 10)
1934 Wole Soyinka Nigeria, dramatist (Road, Kongi's Harvest)
1935 Jack Kemp (Rep-R-NY)/right-wing/US Secretary of Housing (1989- )
1940 Patrick Stewart actor (Capt Picard-Star Trek Next Generation)
1940 Paul Prudhomme cajun chef
1941 Robert Forster Rochester NY, actor (Lady in Red, Alligator)
1942 Harrison Ford actor (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Frantic)
1942 Roger McGuinn rocker (Byrds-Turn Turn Turn, Mr Tambourine Man)
1944 Erno Rubik Budapest, inventor (Rubik's cube)
1946 Richard "Cheech" Marin comedian (Cheech & Chong-Up in Smoke)
1948 Alf Hansen Norway, double sculls (Olympic-gold-1976)
1948 Daphne Maxwell Reid actress (Frank's Place)
1948 Don Sweet Vancouver, CFL, NFL place kicker (Montréal, Green Bay)
1950 George D "Pinky" Nelson Iowa, PhD/astro (STS 41C, STS 61-C, STS-26)
1951 Didi Conn Bkln NY, actress (Denise-Benson, Helen-The Practice)
1954 David Thompson NBA guard (Phoenix Suns, Seattle Supersonics)
1954 Louise Mandrell Corpus Christi Tx, country singer (Mandrell Sisters)
1956 Mark "Animal" Mendoza rocker (Twisted Sister-We're Not Gonna Take It)
1963 Bobby Rock Houston Tx, rock drummer (Nelson-Love & Affection)
1963 Spud Webb NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)
1966 Myong Hui Choe North Korea, gymnist (Olympic-1980)
1970 Steven J Brown Hackensack NJ, guitarist (Trixter-Give It To Me Good)

Deaths which occurred on July 13:

1762 James Bradley 3rd Astronomer Royal, dies
1793 Jean Paul Marat French revolutionary, murdered by Charlotte Corday
1890 John C Fremont declared Republic of California, dies at 76
1955 Ruth Ellis hung
1961 Arnold Schoenberg Austrian-US composer (Second Quartet), dies at 86
1973 Lon Chaney Jr actor (Hawkeye, Pistols 'n' Petticoats), dies at 67
1982 John Alexander actor, dies at 85


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On this day...

432 -BC- Origin of Metonic Cycle
574 John III ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1568 Dean of St Paul's Cathedral perfects a way to bottle beer
1787 Congress establishes Northwest Territory (excludes slavery)
1787 Ord of 1787-a territory can become 3 to 5 states at 60,000 pop
1793 French rev writer Jean Paul Marat murdered by Charlotte Corday
1832 Source of Mississippi River discovered (Henry R Schoolcraft)
1836 US patent #1 (after 9,957 unnumbered patents), for locomotive wheels
1854 US forces shell & burn San Juan del Norte, Nicaragua
1863 Anti-draft mobs lynch blacks in NYC; about 1,000 die
1865 Horace Greeley advises his readers to "Go west young man"
1865 PT Barnum's museum burns down
1868 Oscar J Dunn, former slave, installed as lt governor of Louisiana
1878 Treaty of Berlin amended terms of Treaty of San Stefano
1882 200 die as train derails near Tcherny, Russia
1896 Ed Delahanty, becomes 2nd major leaguer to hit 4 HRs in a game
1898 Guglielmo Marconi patents the radio
1898 SF Ferry Building at foot of Market St opens
1900 Phillies beat Pittsburgh 23-8
1908 4th modern Olympic games opens in London
1917 Vision of Virgin Mary appeared to children of Fátima, Portugal
1919 Race riots in Longview & Gregg counties Texas
1930 Sarnoff reports in NY Times "TV would be a theater in every home"
1934 Babe Ruth hits HR #700 against Detroit
1936 112° F (44° C), Mio, Michigan (state record)
1936 114° F (46° C), Wisconsin Dells, Wisc. (state record)
1943 1st All Star night game (AL beats NL 5-4 at Shribe Pk, Phila)
1948 AL beats NL 5-2 in 15th All Star Game (Sportsman Park, St Louis)
1953 J A Bruwer discovers asteroids #1658 Innes & #3284
1954 AL beats NL 11-9 in 21st All Star Game (Cleveland Stadium)
1954 Dean Stone gets credit for AL win, although he didn't retire a
           batter, he threw out Shoendienst trying to steal home, AL-11 NL-9
1960 AL beats NL 6-0 in 29th All Star Game (NY Yankees host)
1960 Democratic Natl convention nominates Sen John F Kennedy for president
1960 KDBQ-AM in San Francisco CA changes call letters to KYA
1961 NL beats AL 5-4 (10 innings) in 30th All Star Game (SF Candlestick)
1963 Early Wynn, wins his 300th & last game at 43
1965 NL beats AL 6-5 in 36th All Star Game (Metropolitan Stadium, Minneapolis)
1967 Race riots break out in Newark, 27 die
1969 Russia launches unmanned Luna 15 to Moon
1971 AL beats NL 6-4 in 42nd All Star Game (Tiger Stadium, Detroit)
1972 C Torres discovers asteroid #3050 Carrera
1972 LA Rams (Irsay) & Baltimore Colts (Rosenbloom) swap owners
1972 T Smirnova discovers asteroid #2112 Ulyanov
1973 Bobby Murcer's 3 homers accounted for all RBIs, beating KC 5-0
1975 8.5" (21.6 cm) of rainfall, Dover, Delaware (state record)
1976 Courtmartial begins in USSR for Valeri Sablin (Hunt for Red Oct)
1976 NL beats AL 7-1 in 47th All Star Game (Veteran's Stadium Phila)
1977 NYC experiences 25 hr black-out
1978 Alexander Ginzburg sentenced by Soviet court to 8 years
1978 BBC bans Sex Pistols "No One is Innocent"
1978 Lee Iacocca fired as Ford Motor Pres by chairman Henry Ford II
1978 Walter Poenisch completes swim of 207 km from Cuba to Florida
1979 George Harrison releases "faster"
1982 NL scores 4-1 victory over AL for 11th straight All-Star triumph
1984 Sergei Bubka of USSR pole vaults a record 5.89 m
1985 Live Aid, a rock concert in London, Phila, Moscow & Sydney
1985 Yankees retire Roger Maris (#9) & Elston Howard (#32) uniforms
1987 Federal judge throws out Bette Midler's $10 million suit against
           Ford Motor Co, who used a sound alike voice for their TV commercials
1991 Bob Milacki & 3 other Balt Oriole pitchers no-hit the A's 2-0


Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"

France : La Retraite aux Flambeaux/Night Watch-ź day
Japan : Bon Festival starts
Rhodesia : Founder's Day/Rhode's Day
South Africa : Family Day - - - - - ( Monday )
Swaziland : Reed Dance Day - - - - - ( Monday )

Religious Observances

Christian : Festival of Our Lady of Fátima
RC : Commemoration of St Anacletus I, pope (c 76-c 88), martyr
RC : Feast of St Eugenius, bishop of Carthage, confessor
RC : Memorial of St Henry II (the Pious), emperor (opt)

Religious History

1105 Death of Rashi (b.1040), medieval Jewish Bible scholar. His name is a Hebrewacrostic for Rabbi Shelomoh ben Isaac. Rashi was the leading rabbinic commentator in hisday on the Old Testament and Talmud.
1769 Birth of Thomas Kelly, Irish Episcopal clergyman and author of 765 hymns,including 'Praise the Savior, Ye Who Know Him.'
1778 Anglican clergyman and hymnwriter John Newton wrote in a letter: 'It is perhapsthe highest triumph we can obtain over bigotry when we are able to bear with bigotsthemselves.'
1815 President John Adams wrote in a letter: 'The Hebrews have done more to civilizemen than any other nation. If I were an atheist,... I should still believe fate had ordainedthe Jews to be the most essential instrument for civilizing the nations.'
1886 Birth of Father Edward Flanagan, American Catholic parish priest. Believing therewas 'no such thing as a bad boy,' in 1922 he organized Boys Town near Omaha, Nebraska.

Source: William D. Blake. ALMANAC OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1987.
Additional information supplied by the author. Contact via E-mail: William D. Blake. (

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