On This Day

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

Events in History

  • 1995 Nobel Peace Prize awarded jointly to Polish physicist Joseph Rotblat and the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, for their work to reduce and eliminate nuclear weapons
  • 1995 Pamela Anderson Lee rushed to hospital with flu like symptoms
  • 1997 Andy Green's Jet-powered car reaches record 749.69 MPH
  • 1999 The United States Senate rejects ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

1999 Canadian Robert Mundell is named the winner of the 1999 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics

Economist/Nobel Laureate Robert Mundell
Economist/Nobel Laureate
Robert Mundell
  • 2006 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to banker Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank for their microlending practises
  • 2008 HM Treasury infused £37 billion ($64 billion, 47 billion euros) of new capital-bailout into Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, Lloyds TSB and HBOS Plc, to avert a financial sector collapse.

ChileCopiapó Mine Rescue

2010 Copiapó mining accident in Chile comes to a happy end as all 33 miners arrive at the surface after surviving a record 69 days underground

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A miner kneels to pray after being rescued from the San Jose mine in Copiapó
A miner kneels to pray after being rescued from the San Jose mine in Copiapó
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  • 2012 15 people are killed by a market suicide bombing in Darra Adam Khel, Pakistan
  • 2012 Gerhard Richter's Abstraktes Bild sells for $34 million, the highest sold artwork by a living artist
  • 2013 109 people are killed in a stampede on a bridge in Datia district, Madhya Pradesh, India
  • 2015 Marlon James is the first Jamaican writer to win the Man Booker Prize for his novel "A Brief History of Seven Killings"
  • 2017 Archaeologists announce the discovery of Arabic characters "Allah” and “Ali” on Viking funeral costumes from a grave in Gamla Uppsala, Sweden
  • 2017 Hungry bear crisis due to over-fishing leaves 2 people dead and 83 hostile bears shot on Sakhalin Island, Eastern Russia
  • 2018 Oldest known human remains from Poland at 115,000 years from revealed to be Neanderthal child from Ciemna Cave eaten by a large bird

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018 Pope Francis defrocks two Chilean bishops for alleged sexual abuse of minors

BattleBattle of Interest

2019 Kurdish forces make a deal with Syrian army for them to patrol border areas in north east Syria to combat Turkish offensive after US President Donald Trump pulls out US forces

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2019 Ecuadorean President Lenín Moreno cancels his austerity plan, in deal with indigenous leaders, restoring fuel subsidies, ending weeks of violent protests
  • 2019 Tunisian presidential election won by academic Kais Saied defeating media mogul Nabil Karoui

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