Saturday, January 13, 2018
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.
1794 - U.S. President Washington approved a measure adding two stars and two stripes to the American flag, following the admission of Vermont and Kentucky to the union.
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.
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.
1966 - Elizabeth Montgomery’s character, Samantha, on "Bewitched," had a baby. The baby's name was Tabitha.
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.