History for October 13 - On-This-Day.com
Molly Pitcher (Mary Hays McCauley) 1744, Lenny Bruce (Leonard Alfred Schneider) 1925 - Comedian, satirist, Margaret Thatcher 1925 - Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Paul Simon 1941 - Musician, Jerry Jones (Jerral Wayne "Jerry" Jones Sr.) 1942 - Businessman, owner, president, general manager (Dallas Cowboys), Marie Osmond 1959 - Singer
1775 - The U.S. Continental Congress ordered the construction of a naval fleet.
1812 - American forces were defeated at the Battle of Queenstown Heights. The British victory effectively ended an further U.S. invasion of Canada.
1843 - B'nai B'rith, the Jewish organization, was founded by Henry Jones and eleven others in New York City, NY.
1943 - During World War II, Italy signed an armistice with the Allies and declared war on Germany.
1944 - American troops entered Aachen, Germany, during World War II.
1957 - Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra introduced the Ford Edsel on an hour long special.
1981 - Egyptian voters elected Vice President Hosni Mubarak as the new president one week after Anwar Sadat was assassinated.
1989 - U.S. President George H.W. Bush called for an overthrow of the Panamanian ruler Manuel Antonio Noriega.