Saturday, May 13, 2017
History for May 13 - On-This-Day.com:
Joe Louis (Barrow) 1914 - Boxer, "The Brown Bomber", Harvey Keitel 1939 - Actor ("Pulp Fiction", "Thelma and Louise", "Taxi Driver"), Richie Valens (Richard Steven Valenzuela) 1941 - Singer
Mary Wells 1943 - Singer, Stevie Wonder (Steveland Morris) 1950 - Musician, Dennis Rodman 1961 - Basketball player, nickname: "The Worm", actor
1821 - The first practical printing press was patented in the U.S. by Samuel Rust.
1865 - The last land engagement of the American Civil War was fought at the Battle of Palmito Ranch in far south Texas, more than a month after Gen. Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA.
1897 - Guglielmo Marconi sent the world's first wireless communication over open sea.
1912 - Royal Flying Corps was established in England.
1913 - Igor Sikorsky flew the first four engine aircraft.
1917 - Near Fatima, Portugal, three peasant children reported seeing a vision of the Virgin Mary.
1940 - Winston Churchill made his first speech as the prime minister of Britain.
1958 - U.S. Vice President Nixon's limousine was battered by rocks thrown by anti-U.S. demonstrators in Caracas, Venezuela.