Sunday, August 13, 2017
History for August 13 - On-This-Day.com
Lucy Stone 1818, Annie Oakley 1860, Bert Lahr 1895
Alfred Hitchcock 1899, Ben Hogan 1912, Fidel Castro 1926 - Cuban leader
1521 - Present day Mexico City was captured by Spanish conqueror Hernando Cortez from the Aztec Indians.
1846 - The American Flag was raised for the first time in Los Angeles, CA.
1889 - A patent for a coin-operated telephone was issued to William Gray.
1932 - Adolf Hitler refused to take the post of vice-chancellor of Germany. He said he was going to hold out "for all or nothing."
1942 - Henry Ford unveiled his "Soybean Car." It was a plastic-bodied car that weighed about 1000 lbs. less than a steel car.
1942 - Walt Disney's "Bambi" opened at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, NY.
1959 - In New York, ground was broken on the $320 million Verrazano Narrows Bridge.
1961 - Berlin was divided by a barbed wire fence to halt the flight of refugees. Two days later work on the Berlin Wall began.