What Happened on February 13

Significant Events

  • 1258 Baghdad falls to the Mongols as the Abbasid Caliphate is destroyed
  • 1601 1st British East India Company voyage departs from London, lead by John Lancaster
  • 1689 British Parliament adopts the Bill of Rights which establishes the rights of parliament and places limits on the crown
  • 1942 Hitler's Operation Sealion, the invasion of England, is cancelled
  • 1945 Allied planes begin bombing Dresden, Germany; a firestorm results and over 22,000 die
  • 1945 USSR captures Budapest, after a 49-day battle with Germany; 159,000 die
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Did You Know?

Jesse James holds up his first bank, stealing $15,000 from the Clay County Savings Association in Liberty, Missouri

On February 13, 1866

Famous Weddings

  • 1575 Henry III of France marries Louise de Lorraine-Vaudémont.
  • 1940 Actress Lana Turner marries bandleader Artie Shaw
  • 1983 Jerry Lewis marries 2nd wife dancer SanDee Pitnick

Famous Divorces

  • 1974 Professional boxer George Foreman (25) divorces Adrienne Calhoun after almost 3 years of marriage
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