Friday, January 13, 2017
History for January 13 - On-This-Day.com:
Horatio Alger, Jr. 1832 - Author, Sophie Tucker 1884 - Singer, actress, Alfred Fuller 1885 - Founder of Fuller Brush Company
Robert Stack 1919 - Actor, Richard Moll 1943 - Actor, Julia Louis-Dreyfus 1961 - Actress
1128 - Pope Honorius II granted a papal sanction to the military order known as the Knights Templar. He declared it to be an army of God.
1854 - Anthony Faas of Philadelphia, PA, was granted the first U.S. patent for the accordion. He made improvements to the keyboard and enhanced the sound.
1898 - Emile Zola's "J'accuse" was published in Paris.
1900 - In Austria-Hungary, Emperor Franz Joseph decreed that German would be the language of the imperial army to combat Czech nationalism.
1928 - Ernst F. W. Alexanderson gave the first public demonstration of television.
1942 - Henry Ford patented the plastic automobile referred to as the "Soybean Car." The car was 30% lighter than the average car.
1986 - "The Wall Street Journal" printed a real picture on its front page. The journal had not done this in nearly 10 years. The story was about artist, O. Winston Link and featured one of his works.
2002 - U.S. President George W. Bush fainted after choking on a pretzel.