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Calendar for July 13th, 2013

1780s

  • 1787: The American Continental Congress passed the Northwest Ordinance, establishing the procedure for the creation of new states

  • 1810s

  • Born 1816: Gustav Freytag (novelist)

  • 1830s

  • 1836: Current U.S. patent numbering system began

  • 1900s

  • 1900: Theodore Roosevelt laid the corner stone for a new county courthouse in Mineola, New York, and spoke of the need for honesty in government. While he was talking, one man had his pockets picked of $140 and another man lost $103

  • 1908: Women competed in modern Olympics for the first time

  • 1909: Gold discovered near Cochrane, Ontario

  • 1910s

  • Born 1913: David Garroway (television personality)

  • 1920s

  • Died 1921: Gabriel Lippmann (physicist)

  • Born 1928: Bob Crane (actor)

  • 1930s

  • Born 1931: Frank Ramsey (basketball player)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1940: Patrick Stewart (actor)

  • Born 1942: Harrison Ford (actor)

  • 1950s

  • 1953: Stratford Festival's first production, Ontario

  • Born 1957: Cameron Crowe (film director & writer)

  • 1960s

  • Born 1963: Bobby Carpenter (hockey player)

  • 1970s

  • 1977: Blackout strikes NYC at 9:34 P.M. and lasts until the next day. The sweltering evening turn into a night of near total chaos. Police arrest some 3,200 looters

  • 1980s

  • 1982: Montreal hosted the first baseball All-Star Game outside the U.S.

  • 1990s

  • Died 1993: Davey Allison (race car driver)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2002: Yousuf Karsh (photographer)

  • 2004: Ken Jennings, a software engineer from Salt Lake City, won his 30th straight game on Jeopardy! which brought his earnings to $1,004,960. He was the first contestant to pass the $1 million mark.

  • Died 2006: Red Buttons (actor)

  • 2006: A Maine fisherman caught a half-brown, half-orange lobster. The odds of catching this kind of lobster are 1 in 50 million


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