Find Out What happened January 13 This Day in History on your birthday
1968 : Johnny Cash performs live for the second time at Folsom Prison in the prison cafeteria which was recorded as the album Johnny Cash at At Folsom Prison.
1957 : Wham-O begins begins production of the Pluto Platters ( Changed Name to "Frisbee" in June 57 ). following the name change sales rocketed as the Frisbee took off as a sport rather than the original marketing as a toy, find examples of the Frisby and many other Vintage Toys in our Toys section showing 1,000's of examples from 1920 to 2000.
2012 : The cruise ship, Costa Concordia, ran aground after hitting a sandbar near the Italian island of Giglio. Most of the people on the ship were able to be evacuated but seventeen people had been found dead and several more were still missing after the accident. The Captain of the ship was being investigated for endangering passengers and leaving the ship for the last person had been evacuated.
Wyatt Earp dies in Los Angeles at the age of 80 best known for the famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
The Soviet Union has cracked down on it's latest area in the Baltic republic looking for independence. Members of the Government supported independence and encouraged it, but Moscow sent troops to take control of the Television and Radio Centrex where 1,000 protesters had gathered to protect them. Soldiers then smashed through the glass windows of the station and overwhelmed defenders armed with sticks. The Soviet military then proceeded to take control of Government buildings. During the Soviet crackdown 14 civilians were killed and condemnation came from around the world on attacking a peaceful and democratically elected government. Later in the year in September the Baltic states of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia did gain full independence from the Soviet Union and were admitted into the United Nations.
1915: A massive earthquake that extended 300 miles across Italy killed many thousands. The town of Avezzano, which has a population of about 12,000, is completely destroyed.
1925 : Efforts were being made to improve working conditions. One of those was to create guidelines for child labor. Many people fought against the practice of overworking children in factories, fields, and so on. However, U.S. District Judge G.W. Mc Clintic had expressed a new concern. He had spoken out about child idleness, as in relation to the passing of the child labor amendment to the constitution.
1927 :Communist documents were presented in Washington, to Secretary Kellogg. This papers had on it records of various quotations made by Soviet leaders as well as Mexicans and Americans. Apparently, the claim was that Latin America and Mexico are to be used as bases for an attack on the "imperialistic" United States. The document presented to Kellogg was brought to the Senate, as it was holding a foreign relations committee meeting regarding dealings in Nicaragua.
Bush Fires covering more than 4,942,000 acres in Victoria, Australia destroys more than 1,000 homes and leaves towns entirely destroyed, the bush fires known as ( Black Friday fires ) claims over 70 Lives during what is thought to be the worst natural bush fires (wildfires) in the world
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Born: 13th January 1919 Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died: May 14 2003 Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Known For : Robert Stack is best known and remembered for his role in the TV series "The Untouchables" which ran from 1959 to 1963. The series was based on the memoirs by Eliot Ness and Oscar Fraley members of the Prohibition Bureau for Chicago which were known as "The Untouchables " because although most politicians and law enforcement agencies could be bought or bribed to turn the other way "The Untouchables " could not. The series which only ran for four years but has been repeated multiple times was a success.
The four Modernaires joins the iconic Glenn Miller Band on a permanent basis. The four singers - Hal Dickinson, Chuck Goldstein, Bill conway and Ralph Brewster - enjoy many years of success as part of the band and as a separate group as well.
Wartime material shortages forced manufacturers to become very creative. Therefore, Ford Motor Company-one of the first leading manufacturers of mass-produced vehicles had registered for a patent on a plastic car. This was the date that the patent became official. The plastic that was used to make this particular model of car was derived from the soybean plant.
1942 : Representatives from nine German occupied countries meet in London to declare that all those found guilty of war crimes would be punished after the war ended,. Knowledge of German atrocities occurring in Poland and Russia where butchering of innocents including Jews, political dissidents, and clergy was taking place. At the end of the war a court was set up to try those who had committed the atrocities.
Soviet UN representative Jacob Malik stormed out of A Security Council meeting all in a "huff" on this day. He was angry that his proposal to expel the Nationalist Chinese representative was defeated. This is the second time in a week that Malik had left a meeting mad. The reason he was angry was because he felt that the communist People's Republic of China is the true Chinese government, therefore the PRC is the government that should be represented, and not the one of Nationalist China.
Religious violence involving anti-Muslim rioting in the Indian city of Calcutta has left 100 dead, 438 injured and 7000 arrests with a 24 hour curfew in many areas of the city following arson and looting against Muslims causing 70,000 Muslims to flee their homes and businesses in the city .
1973 : A female West Virginia University student had filed a discrimination complaint through the West Virginia Human Rights Division. The reason for the complaint was that this female student was denied resident tuition prices because her husband was attending an out-of-state school.
The case was yet to be decided, but it appeared as of this date it was a good chance that it would be ruled that this woman was discriminated against. This is the second case like this that was filed within a few months.
A commentary on George Orwell's Novel 1984 was printed in a local West Virginia newspaper by a real life predictive theorist who saw quite a bit of truth that has derived from this novel.
George Orwell's novel 1984 was published in 1948-a few years after World War II ended. It is considered a political science-fiction work, and contains quite a bit of references to economic ruin, dominating individuals by the power of a state, and the destruction of the world.
In Washington D.C., a Boeing 727 aircraft had crashed into the Potomac River, just two miles from the White House. In the process, 78 people were killed. This crash was caused by bad weather.
1985 : A train full of passengers crashes into a ravine with no warning in Ethiopia killing nearly all passengers and crew on board ( Over 400 )
This custom-crafted oak-grained cabinet opens to reveal storage for up to 120 video tapes. With inserts included, holds 92 video tapes, 18 CD's and 14 audio cassettes. Doors lock for complete security.
AM/FM Clock/Radio with four and a half inch black and white TV. Red LED digital time display with AM indicator. High/low dimmer control. Snooze bar. Battery backup system. Earphone jack. Telescopic FM antenna. White plastic cabinet.
A hand-held version of the Nintendo Entertainment System. Features Tetris Game Pack, LCD dot-matrix game screen, and digital stereo sound with earphones for private play. Video Link cable hook-up allows two Game Boy systems to go head-to-head.
Tickle his tummy once to make him giggle, twice to make him laugh longer. Tickle him a third time and he shakes with laughter. This was one of the most popular toys for the 1996 Christmas season, with many stores running out of stock and battling crowds trying to get their hands on one.
From Our 1996 Toys Page
American, British and French bombers have carried out a series of bombing raids over southern Iraq because Iraqis have repeatedly breached the "no-fly zone" set up after the Gulf War .
Left wing guerrillas who have been holding 72 hostages in the Japanese embassy in Lima, Peru started firing at security forces surrounding the embassy claiming the security forces had broken an agreement that they would stay at least 100 meters from the compound. ( Three months later government forces did storm the building killing all 14 Tupac Amaru guerrillas, and saving 71 of the 72 hostages that had been held ) .
A major earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale has struck the south American city of San Salvador leaving over 1,000 dead .
Iran's President Ahmadinejad has said Iran will not back down over Tehran's nuclear programme following it's reopening of Isfahan and Natanz Nuclear facilities, despite the threat sanctions and referral to the UN Security Council. Around the world Western leaders are deciding how to handle the latest announcement which could lead to Iran becoming a Nuclear Power within 5 to 6 years in an area of the world where tensions run high over Israel's Nuclear Capabilities.
A cold snap lasting from January 13th to January 18th hit the West Coast and froze several crops throughout California, Oregon and Washington State. Often called the Western U.S. Freeze of 2007, this weather-related disaster claimed thousands of acres of citrus crops and even caused snow to fall in parts of Southern California..
2009 : The Israeli attacts and occupation of Gaza continues with 60 more targets bombed overnight, the Israeli offensive is now entering it's 3rd week and the number of bombings and the death toll in Gaza is approaching 1,000 with nearly 300 of the deaths being children. Israeli troops are now in Gaza City suburbs and are engaged in street fighting with Palestinian militants. The attacks and Israeli occupation are in retaliation for rocket and mortar attacks from Gaza on Israeli cities.
The senior officers of the Bank of America, J.P. Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs are answering questions in Washington on the financial crisis, where they will be facing the U.S. Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission's (F.C.I.C.'s) examination the causes of the 2008 U.S. financial meltdown. They have said that they underestimated the severity of the crisis, and apologized for the mistakes that occured. In the hearing they have faced questions over their role in it, which ended with their being bailed out with $360 billion of taxpayer's money and a 26-year high of unemployment. Barack Obama is preparing to unveil a plan for recouping some of the billions in bailout funds by imposing a fee on the banks. The bankers themselves have defended their levels of pay and bonuses.
A tanker carrying a large amount of sulfuric acid sunk on the Rhine river. Two crewmembers were rescued while two others were missing. There were no reports of leaks from the ship.
Hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered to rally against gay marriage in Paris, France after President Hollande had indicated he wanted to extend rights for gay couples in the country. Sam-sex civil unions were already legal in the country.
2014 : German brewers Bitburger, Krombacher, Warsteiner, Barre and Veltins were fined along with several individuals for price-fixing. The offences were alleged between 2006 and 2008 and they were found guilty of acting together to raise prices on draught and bottled beer. The fine was for $145 million. Several other breweries were also under investigation.
Many if not most rural homes in the twenties did not have full indoor plumbing so this was your best chance of having a hot bath, the water heater could be a Gasoline or Kerosine based burner, To use the bathtub you first needed to fill the tank with water ( held 12 gallons ), next light the burner and when ready fill the bath, to empty the bath attach the 6ft length of hose to the water outlet and drain out through the nearest window.
Splendid quality two-piece riding habit, made of a very excellent grade of cotton khaki cloth. Outfit consists of attractive tailored coat in smart semi-fitted belted style, and separate breeches. Breeches fasten at both sides and hips. Legs are finished at bottom with eyelets and fasten with laces.
Of sturdy, fine quality all wool tweed, will add to the joy of all outdoor activities through the spring and summer season. Knickers are neatly tailored, have separate belt, two pockets and buttoned cuffs. Choose from tan or gray.