July 13 Events in History - July 13 Birthdays - July 13 Deaths
2015 Greece and its creditors agree to a bailout of up to 86 billion euros in exchange for economic reforms to include changes to the pension system and tax laws; the Greek Parliament must still approve the deal
2014 The U.S. House Judiciary Committee finds that there are no grounds for impeachment of President Barack Obama, despite calls for such action from political opponents
2014 Orbital Sciences Corp. launches its second cargo rocket to the International Space Station; Orbital and competitor Space X each have contracts for space supply delivery
2013 A boat carrying asylum seekers capsizes north of Christmas Island; Australian authorities rescue 88 people and 9 are feared dead
2013 Defendant George Zimmerman is found not guilty in the case regarding the fatal shooting of Treyvon Martin
2012 The People's Republic of China economic growth rate experiences to its lowest level in three years, 7.6 per cent
2012 A drought spreading through the United States leads to over 1,000 counties declared natural disaster areas
2011 Senior politician Norman Moore calls upon Western Australia to consider secession over carbon tax and Minerals Resource Rent Tax
2011 Researchers reveal two studies showing the antiretroviral drugs prescribed to treat AIDS can also prevent HIV infections
2010 The European Union announces that on January 1, 2011, it will make Estonia the seventeenth member of the euro
1997 15th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Larry Gilbert
1997 52nd U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Alison Nicholas
1997 David Toms wins Quad City Golf Classic at 265
1997 Ford Senior Players Golf Championship
1997 Indonesian ferry sinks, killing at least 77
1996 Cigar wins record 16th straight win, (ties Citation in 1940)
1995 Space shuttle STS-70, Discovery 20, launches
1994 Jeff Gillooly sentenced to 2 years for attack on Nancy Kerrigan
1994 O. J. Simpson, charged with murder, gives hair samples for testing
1993 64th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-3 at Camden Yards, Baltimore
1993 All star MVP: Kirby Puckett for the Minnesota Twins
1991 Bob Milacki and 3 other Baltimore Oriole pitchers no-hit A's 2-0
1988 9th Emmy Sports Award presentation
1988 Red Sox replace manager John McNamara with Joe Morgan
1988 Sting performs his 1st Rain Forest benefit concert
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
1985 "Live Aid" concert raises over $70 million for African famine relief
1985 New York Yankees retire Roger Maris (9) and Elston Howard (32) uniforms
1984 Eddie Van Halen joins in, in a Jacksons concert
1984 Jeff Beck quits Rod Stewart's tour after 7 shows
1984 Sergei Bubka of U.S.S.R. pole vaults a record 5.89 m
1982 53rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-1 at Olympic Stadium, Montreal
1982 All star MVP: Dave Conception (Cincinnati Reds)
1982 Train crash at Aalter Belgium, 5 killed
1980 35th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Amy Alcott
1980 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1979 California's Nolan Ryan and Boston's Steve Renko each lose no-hitters in 9th
1979 George Harrison releases "Faster"
1978 Albania drops diplomatic relations with China PR
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 President by chairman Henry Ford II
1978 Russian dissident Ginsburg/Piatkus/Sjtsjaranki sentence to work camp
1978 Walter Poenisch completes swim of 207 km from Cuba to Florida
1977 New York City experiences 25 hour black-out
1976 47th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia
1976 All star MVP: George Foster (Cincinnati Reds)
1976 Last day of Test Cricket for Brian Close, aged 45
1975 8.5" (21.6 cm) of rainfall, Dover, Delaware (state record)
1975 Carol Mann wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
1974 103rd British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots a 282 at Royal Lytham
1974 India's 1st one-day international (v England, Headingley)
1973 Bobby Murcer's 3 homers accounted for all RBIs, beating Kansas City 5-0
1973 Hector de Campora resigns as President of Argentina
1972 Los Angeles Rams (Irsay) and Baltimore Colts (Rosenbloom) swap owners
1971 42nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-4 at Tiger Stadium, Detroit
1971 All star MVP: Frank Robinson for the Baltimore Orioles
1970 Building begins of Amsterdam metro
1969 Russia launches unmanned Luna 15 to Moon
1969 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Ladies' Supertest Golf Open
1968 97th British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots 289 at Carnoustie Scotland
1968 French government-Couve de Murville forms
1967 Race riots break out in Newark, 27 die
1966 Richard Speck, murders 8 nurses in Chicago
1965 36th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-5 at Metropolitan Stadium, Minn
1965 All star MVP: Juan Marichal (SF Giant)
1963 Early Wynn, wins his 300th and last game at 43
1962 500 Indonesian parachutist land on New-Guinea
1962 91st British Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots a 276 at Royal Troon
1962 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1960 29th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-0 at Yankee Stadium, New York
1960 KDBQ-AM in San Francisco, California changes call letters to KYA
1960 U.S. Democratic convention nominates John F. Kennedy as presidential candidate
1958 13th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright
1958 87th British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 278 at Royal Lytham
1958 Patty Berg wins LPGA American Women's Golf Open
1956 WCBI TV channel 4 in Columbus, MS (CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 21st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 11-9 at Municipal Stadium, Cleveland
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
1950 Doctors remove 7 bone fragments from Ted Williams elbow
1950 Rene Pleven forms French government
1949 Pope Pius XII excommunicates communist catholics
1948 15th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-2 at Sportsman's Park, St. Louis
1946 "Tidbits of 1946" closes at Plymouth Theater New York City after 8 performances
1945 1st atom bomb explodes in New Mexico
1944 Vilnius, Lithuania, liberated
1943 11th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Shibe Park, Philadelphia
1943 Greatest tank battle in history ends with Russia's defeat of Germany at Kursk, almost 6,000 tanks take part, 2,900 were lost by Germany
1942 5,000 Jews of Rovno Polish Ukraine, executed by nazis
1942 German occupiers imprison 800 prominent Dutch as hostages
1942 SS shoots 1,500 Jews in Josefov Poland
1941 24th PGA Championship: Vic Ghezzi at Cherry Hills CC Denver
1941 Eddie Mayo (LA-Pacific Coast League), spits in face of ump Ray Snyder
1939 Frank Sinatra made his recording debut
1938 Kroller-Muller museum opens in Holland
1936 112 degrees F (44 degrees C), Mio, Michigan (state record)
1936 114 degrees F (46 degrees C), Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin (state record)
1935 Richard Strauss resigns as chairman of Reichskulturkammer
1935 U.S. - Russian commerce treaty takes effect
1934 Babe Ruth hits home run number 700, against Detroit
1930 1st-ever soccer World Cup competition began in Uruguay
1930 Sarnoff reports in New York Times "TV would be a theater in every home"
1926 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3000m (8:20.4)
1925 French occupation force begins evacuating country
1924 Albin Stenroos wins Olympic marathon (2:41:22.6)
1923 Draft law passes
1919 Race riots in Longview and Gregg counties Texas
1917 Vision of Virgin Mary appeared to children of Fatima, Portugal
1908 4th modern Olympic games opens in London
1900 Phillies beat Pittsburgh 23-8
1898 Guglielmo Marconi patents radio
1898 San Francisco Ferry Building at foot of Market St. opens
1896 Ed Delahanty, becomes 2nd major leaguer to hit 4 home runs in a game
1882 200 die as train derails near Tcherny, Russia
1878 Congress of Berlin discusses division of African colonization ends
1878 Treaty of Berlin amended terms of Treaty of San Stefano
1876 29th Postmaster General: James N. Tyner of Indiana takes office
1870 King Wilhelm of Prussia sends "Emser Depache" on Bismarck
1868 Oscar J Dunn, former slave, installed as lt governor of Louisiana
1865 Horace Greeley advises his readers to "Go west young man"
1865 P. T. Barnum's museum burns down
1864 Early retreats from Washington City back to Shenandoah Valley
1863 Anti-draft mobs lynch blacks in New York City; about 1,000 die
1863 Battle of Bayou La Fourche, Louisiana
1862 Battle of Murfreesboro, Tennessee (Forrest's Raid) US895 CS150
1861 Battle of Corrick's Ford, Virginia (Carrick's Ford) - Union army takes total control of western Virginia CS20 US53
1854 U.S. forces shell and burn San Juan del Norte, Nicaragua
1851 John F. Loudon discovers tin on East Indian Island of Billiton
1837 Queen Victoria is 1st monarch to live in present Buckingham Palace
1836 U.S. patent #1 (after 9,957 unnumbered patents), for locomotive wheels
1832 Source of Mississippi River discovered, Henry R. Schoolcraft
1787 Congress establishes Northwest Territory (excludes slavery)
1787 Ord of 1787-a territory can become 3 to 5 states at 60,000 pop
1772 Captain James Cook begins 2nd trip (Resolution) to South Seas
1700 Russian-Turkish peace
1668 Van Marco Cesti's opera "Il Pomo d'Oro," premieres in Vienna
1657 Oliver Cromwell constrains English army leader John Lambert
1645 Aleksei Romanov succeeds his father Michael as czar of Russia
1643 Battle at Roundway Down: Royalists beat parliamentary armies
1573 Haarlem surrenders after 7 months to Spanish army
1568 Dean of St. Paul's Cathedral perfects a way to bottle beer
1522 Hunger appeal by women of Utrecht
1174 Scottish King William captured
574 John III ends his reign as Catholic Pope