Today in India and World History: January 13

According to Gregory calendar, January 13, the day number 365 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 366. January 13 has its own special significance in India and world history.

Here you will find some important events that happened today in Indian and world History on January 13. Read on to know more about this day.

List of Important Historical events of 13th January:

  • 532: Nika riots begin in Constantinople, revolt against Emperor Justinian I, prompted by chariot racing.
  • 1450: Portuguese sailor Bartholomew Deyaz is born.
  • 1559: Elizabeth (I) became the Empress of England.
  • 1610: Italian astronomer, physicist and mathematician Galilei Galileo discovered Callisto, the fourth satellite of Jupiter.
  • 1750: The Treaty of Madrid between Spain and Portugal authorizes a larger Brazil than the Treaty of Turdicillus of 1494, which originally established the boundaries of the Portuguese and Spanish territories of South America.
  • 1785: John Walter publishes 1st issue of “The Times” of London
  • 1794: Congress changed to 15 stars and 15 stripes in America’s flag.
  • 1818: Rana of Udaipur compromises with Britain for the protection of Mewar.
  • 1822: The design of the country’s modern flag was adopted by the National Assembly of Greece for their first naval flag in Epidador.
  • 1874: American troops are sent to Honolulu to protect the king.
  • 1893: The Independent Labor Party begins its first meeting in the United Kingdom.
  • 1910: Radio broadcast for the first time.
  • 1915: A devastating earthquake in the city of Avezzano, Italy killed more than 30,000 people.
  • 1930: The first Mickey Mouse comic strip was published.
  • 1938: Pandit Shivkumar, the famous santoor player of the country, was born.
  • 1943: Adolf Hitler declares “Total War” against the Allies
  • 1948: Mahatma Gandhi started his last fast.
  • 1949: Rakesh Sharma, Indian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-11), first Indian in space, born in Patiala, India
  • 1949: Rakesh Sharma, the first Indian wing commander to go into space, was born.
  • 1953: Marshal Josip is elected President of Yugoslavia.
  • 1961: Former British Navy aircraft carrier HMS Vengeance is appointed to the Brazilian Navy as Minas Gerais.
  • 1964: Hindu-Muslim rioting breaks out in the Indian city of Calcutta – now Kolkata – resulting in the deaths of more than 100 people.
  • 1966: US conducts nuclear test at Nawada.
  • 1970: Colonel Odumegwu Ojukwu flees Biafra into exile, leaving his deputy Philip Effiong to surrender to the Nigerian army, unofficially ending the Nigerian Civil War.
  • 1978: NASA selected the first American female astronaut.
  • 1993: The United States and its allies launched an air strike on Iraq to implement a no fly zone in southern Iraq.
  • 2000: Microsoft chairman Bill Gates steps aside as chief executive and promotes company president Steve Ballmer to the position
  • 2009: Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Farrukh Abdullah was made the President of the National Conference.

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