July 13th Events

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July 13th, 1985 (July 13 1985)EventThe Live Aid benefit concert takes place in London and Philadelphia, as well as other venues such as Sydney and Moscow.
July 13th, 1985 (July 13 1985)EventVice President George H.W. Bush became the Acting President for the day when President Ronald Reagan underwent surgery to remove polyps from his colon.Ronald Reagan Quotes
July 13th, 1973 (July 13 1973)EventAlexander Butterfield reveals the existence of the Nixon tapes to the special Senate committee investigating the Watergate break in.
July 13th, 1941 (July 13 1941)EventWorld War II: Montenegrins start popular uprising against the Axis Powers (Trinaestojulski ustanak).
July 13th, 1923 (July 13 1923)EventThe 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.
July 13th, 1919 (July 13 1919)EventThe British airship R34 lands in Norfolk, England, completing the first airship return journey across the Atlantic in 182 hours of flight.
July 13th, 1878 (July 13 1878)EventTreaty of Berlin: The European powers redraw the map of the Balkans. Serbia, Montenegro and Romania become completely independent of the Ottoman empire.
July 13th, 1863 (July 13 1863)EventNew 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.
July 13th, 1854 (July 13 1854)EventIn the Battle of Guaymas, Mexico, General Jose Maria Yanez stops the French invasion led by Count Gaston de Raousset Boulbon.
July 13th, 1794 (July 13 1794)EventBattle of the Vosges between French forces and those of Prussia and Austria
July 13th, 1787 (July 13 1787)EventThe 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.
July 13th, 1643 (July 13 1643)EventEnglish Civil War: Battle of Roundway DownIn England, Henry Wilmot, 1st Earl of Rochester, commanding the Royalist forces, wins a crushing victory over the Parliamentarian Sir William Waller.
July 13th, 1573 (July 13 1573)EventEighty Years War: The Siege of Haarlem ends after seven months.
July 13th, 1558 (July 13 1558)EventBattle of Gravelines: In France, Spanish forces led by Count Lamoral of Egmont defeat the French forces of Marshal Paul des Thermes at Gravelines.
July 13th, 1174 (July 13 1174)EventWilliam I of Scotland, a key rebel in the Revolt of 1173-1174, is captured at Alnwick by forces loyal to Henry II of England.

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