On This Day for 13th January

Historical Events

  • 1785 John Walter publishes first issue of London Times
  • 1842 Dr. William Brydon, a surgeon in the British Army during the First Anglo-Afghan War, becomes famous for (reputedly) being the sole survivor of an army of 16,500 when he reaches the safety of a garrison in Jalalabad.
  • 1888 National Geographic Society founded (Washington, D.C.)
  • 2000 Microsoft chairman Bill Gates steps aside as chief executive and promotes company president Steve Ballmer to the position

Did You Know?

"Mickey Mouse" comic strip 1st appears

On January 13th, 1930

Famous Weddings

  • 1992 MLB baseball right fielder Sammy Sosa (23) weds Sonia Rodriguez
  • 2006 "The Diary of Anne Frank" actress Shelley Winters (85) weds Gerry DeFord a few hours before her death