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Daily Calendar for Thursday, July 13, 2023

Born

  • John Clare (poet) –
  • Gustav Freytag (novelist) –
  • David Garroway (television personality) –
  • Bob Crane (actor) –
  • Frank Ramsey (basketball player) –
  • Patrick Stewart (actor) –
  • Harrison Ford (actor) –
  • Cameron Crowe (film director & writer) –
  • Bobby Carpenter (hockey player) –

Died

  • Gabriel Lippmann (physicist) –
  • Davey Allison (race car driver) –
  • Yousuf Karsh (photographer) –
  • Red Buttons (actor) –

Events

  • The American Continental Congress passed the Northwest Ordinance, establishing the procedure for the creation of new states–
  • Current U.S. patent numbering system began–
  • The first official cat show took place, in London–
  • 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–
  • Women competed in modern Olympics for the first time–
  • Gold discovered near Cochrane, Ontario–
  • Stratford Festival’s first production, Ontario–
  • 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–
  • Montreal hosted the first baseball All-Star Game outside the U.S.–
  • 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.–
  • A Maine fisherman caught a half-brown, half-orange lobster. The odds of catching this kind of lobster are 1 in 50 million–

Weather

  • 112 degrees F in Mio, Michigan–
  • Dover, Delaware, received 8.5 inches of rain, over a 24-hour period–
  • A lightning strike on a power line in Westchester County in New York triggered a 24-hour power blackout in New York City–
  • The temperature reached 106 degrees F in Chicago, Illinois–
  • Tornado touched down near Pikes Peak, Colorado–

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