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

Events in History

Events 101 - 129 of 129

  • 1985 Philadelphia police attack a house held by group "Move", 11 killed
  • 1989 Approx 2,000 students begin hunger strike in Tiananmen Square, China
  • 1991 Apple releases Macintosh System 7.0
  • 1991 Yankee Stadium fans sing "Like a Virgin" to Jose Canseco
  • 1992 3 astronauts simultaneous walked in space for the 1st time
  • 1992 Concrete foundation for ballpark at Gateway (Jacobs Field) is poured
  • 1992 Li Hongzhi gave the first public lecture on Falun Gong in Changchun, People's Republic of China.
  • 1993 6th annual business person run held in Wall Street
  • 1993 Arsenio Hall's 1,000th show retrospective seen in Netherlands
  • 1993 Methane gas explosion in Secunda coal mine South-Africa, kills 50
  • 1994 Indians begin a 18 home game home win streak at Jacobs Field
  • 1995 6.5 earthquake hits Greece
  • 1996 Severe thunderstorms and a tornado in Bangladesh kill 600 people.
  • 1998 Race riots break out in Jakarta, Indonesia, where shops owned by Indonesians of Chinese descent are looted and women raped
  • 1998 India carries out two nuclear tests at Pokhran, in addition to the three conducted on May 11. The United States and Japan impose economic sanctions on India.
  • 2000 In Enschede, the Netherlands, a fireworks factory explodes, killing 22 people, wounding 950, and resulting in approximately €450 million in damage
  • 2001 Silvio Berlusconi's right-wing "House of Freedoms" coalition wins the Italian general election
  • 2005 The Andijan Massacre occurs in Uzbekistan.
  • 2007 Construction of the Calafat-Vidin Bridge between Romania and Bulgaria begins.
  • 2007 5th Republic protest in support of state secularism held in İzmir, Turkey
  • 2011 Portugal slips into double-dip recession after the economy contracts by 0.7% in the first quarter of 2011, with a 0.6% contraction in the last quarter of 2010, it is reported today
  • 2011 Romania officially leaves the recession after 2 years following economic growth of an annualised 1.6% in the first quarter
  • 2012 49 dismembered bodies are found on a Mexican highway as part of the Mexican drug war
  • 2012 Torrential rain in Hunan Province, China, destroys a bridge, 3,500 homes and displaces 28,000 people

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2013 Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield departs the International Space Station to return to Earth

Astronaut Chris Hadfield
Chris Hadfield

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2014 Unidentified shipwreck is discovered off the northern coast of Haiti by marine archaeologist Barry Clifford

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • 2014 301 miners are killed by an underground explosion and mine fire in Soma Mine, Manisa, Turkey
  • 2017 Bus plunges off cliff near Marmaris, Turkey, killing at least 23, injuring 11
  • 2017 22 year old UK blogger halts spread of global ransomware cyber-attack by accidentally identifying "kill switch"

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 103 of 103

  • 1982 Yoko Kumada, Japanese gravure idol
  • 1982 Oguchi Onyewu, American footballer
  • 1983 Anita Görbicz, Hungarian handball player

Weddings in History

Deaths in History