According to Gregory calendar, January 13 is the day number 13 in a given year. January 13 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

Important Historical Events of 13 January in the World ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1559Elizabeth I) became the Empress of England.
1610Italian astronomer, physicist and mathematician Galileo Galileo discovered Callisto, the fourth satellite of Jupiter.
1750The Treaty of Madrid between Spain and Portugal authorized a larger Brazil than the Treaty of Turdicillus of 1494, which originally established the boundaries of the Portuguese and Spanish territories of South America.
1794Congress averaged 15 stars and 15 stripes in the US flag.
1797French Revolutionary Wars: A naval battle off the coast of Brittany between two British frigates and a French ship of the line ended with over 900 deaths when the latter ran aground.
1815War of 1812-British troops captured Fort Peter in St. Marys,Georgia, the only battle of the war to take place in the state.
1818Rana of Udaipur compromised with Britain for the protection of Mewar.
1822The design of the country's modern flag was adopted by the National Assembly of Greece for their first naval flag in Epidador.
1822The design of the current flag of Greece was adopted by the First National Assembly at Epidaurus for their naval flag.
1842First Anglo-Afghan War-William Brydon, an assistant surgeon inthe British Army, arrived at Jalalabad, Afghanistan, the sole Europeansurvivor of the massacre of over 4,500 military personnel and over10,000 civilian camp followers retreating from Kabul, excluding a fewprisoners released later.
1874American troops were sent to Honolulu to protect the king.
1893The Independent Labor Party began its first meeting in the United Kingdom.
1898J'accuse...!, an open letter by French writer Émile Zola toPresident Félix Faure of the French Republic, was published by theParisian newspaper L'Aurore, accusing the highest levels of the FrenchArmy in covering up the truth of the Dreyfus affair.
1898J'accuse...!, an open letter by French writer Émile Zola toPresident Félix Faure of the French Republic, was published by theParisian newspaper L'Aurore, accusing the highest levels of the FrenchArmy in covering up the truth of the Dreyfus affair.
1910The first public radio broadcast, a live performance of the opera Cavalleria rusticana, was sent out over the airwaves from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.
1910Radio was broadcast for the first time. The transmission of which could also be heard on a ship located 20 km away in the sea.
1915About 30,000 people in Avezzano, Italy—96% of its population—were killed when an earthquake struck the region.
1915More than 30 thousand people died in the devastating earthquake in Avezzano, Italy.
1930The first Mickey Mouse comic strip was published.
1938The country's famous santoor player Pandit Shivkumar was born.
1948Mahatma Gandhi began his last fast.
1953An article published in Pravda accused some of the most prestigious physicians in the Soviet Union, mostly Jews, of taking part in a vast plot to poison members of the top Soviet political and military leadership.
1953Marshal Josip was elected President of Yugoslavia.
1961Former British Navy aircraft carrier HMS Vengeance was commissioned in the Brazilian Navy as Minas Gerais.
1966The US conducted a nuclear test in Nawada.
1967General Gnassingbé Eyadéma seized power in Togo after a coup d'état, ruling as head of state until his death in February 2005.
1968American singer Johnny Cash recorded his landmark album At Folsom Prison live at the Folsom State Prison in Folsom, California.
1978NASA selected the first American female astronaut.
1986The month-long South Yemen Civil War began in Aden between supporters of President Ali Nasir Muhammad and his predecessor Abdul Fattah Ismail, resulting in thousands of casualties.
1990Douglas Wilder becomes the first elected African American governor as he takes office in Richmond, Virginia.
1993The United States and its allies launched airstrikes on Iraq to implement a no-fly zone in southern Iraq.
1995America's cup race won by American 3 and she became the 1st all-female crew to win the cup.
1998St. James Theater, New York City open “Patti LaBelle On the Broadway,”.
2001In El Salvador 850 people were killed due to landslide and earthquake.
2001The first of two large earthquakes struck El Salvador, killing at least 944 people and destroy over 100,000 homes.
2009Ethiopian military forces start pulling out of Somalia after a continuous try of two years.
2009Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Farrukh Abdullah was made the President of the National Conference.
2012The Island nation of Kiribati re-elects President. Anote Tong to a third term with over 42% of the vote.
2012The Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia ran aground on a reef off the shore of Isola del Giglio, Tuscany, and partially sank.
2013The time Warner Inc. film, “Agro” wins the best drama and best director award, at the 70th Golden Globe Awards.
2014Earthquake of 6.5 magnitude hit the coast of Puerto Rico killing a number of people.
2014In the west Virginia, methylcyclohexane methanol, a chemical industry releases its chemicals in water due to which 10 people were hospitalized.
896Emperor Zhao Zong appointed Li Keyong as the Prince of Jin, who began his reign as first emperor of Jin following the collapse of theTang Dynasty in China.

Important Historical Events of 13 January in India ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1450Portuguese sailor Baratholomieu Díaz was born. Vasco da Gama discovered the waterway of India only using the waterway of Deyaz.
1949Rakesh Sharma, the first Indian wing commander to go into space, was born.

Famous People's Birthdays on 13 January 😀

Birth YearName/Category/Country
1949Rakesh Sharma / pilot / India
1859Bhupendra Nath Basu / Politician / India
1879Sarojini Naidu / Poet / India
1913C. Achutha Menon / Politician / India
1919Marri Chenna Reddy / Politician / India
1948Gaj Singh / Politician / India
1949Rakesh Sharma / Astronaut / India
1949Rakesh Sharma / Pilot / India
1978Ashmit Patel / Actor / India
1983Imran Khan / Actor / India

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