On This Day in History for August 13 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 115 of 115

  • 1996 Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 3.0
  • 1997 South Park's first episode is aired.
  • 2004 156 Congolese Tutsi refugees massacred at the Gatumba refugee camp in Burundi.
  • 2004 Black Friday crackdown by NSS on a peaceful protest in the capital city of Maldives, MalĂ©.
  • 2004 Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 storm, strikes Punta Gorda, Florida and devastates the surrounding area.
  • 2008 The Baltic state slides into recession with a 0.9% fall in second-quarter GDP after a drop of 0.5% in the first quarter; it falls deeper into recession in the third quarter when the economy contracted 3.3%
  • 2013 "Crash My Party" 4th studio album by Luke Bryan is released (Billboard Album of the Year 2014)
  • 2014 Israeli and Palestinian cease fire agreed to on August 8 is extended for another 120 hours to provide time for further negotiations
  • 2014 Iranian Mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani is the first woman to win the Fields Medal in mathematics

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2015 Swedish Prosecutors announce they are dropping allegations against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange of sexual molestation and coercion

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange
Wikileaks founder
Julian Assange

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2015 US Government formally returns to France Picasso's painting La Coiffeuse, stolen from Paris' National Museum of Modern Art in 2001

Painter Pablo Picasso
Painter
Pablo Picasso
  • 2015 76 people are killed & 212 are wounded by an ISIL truck bomb in Baghdad, Iraq
  • 2017 More than 60 children reported to have died at Gorakhpur Hospital, India, prompting an investigation
  • 2017 Gunmen kill at least 18 at a cafe in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Islamic extremists blamed
  • 2017 Grace Mugable, wife of the President of Zimbabwe, accused of assault in Johannesburg, South Africa

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