Thursday, July 13, 2017
History for July 13 - On-This-Day.com
Edward J. Flanagan 1886 - Founder of Boys Town in Nebraska, Dave Garroway 1913, Jack Kemp 1935
Patrick Stewart 1940 - Actor, Harrison Ford 1942 - Actor ("Star Wars" movie series, "The Fugitive"), Louise Mandrell 1954
1099 - The Crusaders launched their final assault on Muslims in Jerusalem.
1585 - A group of 108 English colonists, led by Sir Richard Grenville, reached Roanoke Island, NC.
1754 - At the beginning of the French and Indian War, George Washington surrendered the small, circular Fort Necessity in southwestern Pennsylvania to the French.
1941 - Britain and the Soviet Union signed a mutual aid pact, that provided the means for Britain to send war material to the Soviet Union.
1954 - In Geneva, the United States, Great Britain and France reached an accord on Indochina which divided Vietnam into two countries, North and South, along the 17th parallel.
1972 - Carroll Rosenbloom (owner of the Baltimore Colts) and Robert Irsay (owner of the Los Angeles Rams) traded teams.
1978 - Lee Iacocca was fired as president of Ford Motor Co. by chairman Henry Ford II.
1984 - In Arkansas, Terry Wallis was injured in a car accident and was left comatose. He came out of the coma in June of 2003.