January 13 in History
1128January 13, 1128:
Pope Honorius II officially recognizes the military order, Knight Templar by issuing it with a papal sanction.
1903January 13, 1903:
The first batch of Korean immigrants to the United States arrive at Honolulu.
1942January 13, 1942:
Henry Ford receives a patent for the construction of plastic automobile.
1957January 13, 1957:
The radio play, “All That Fall” by British playwright Samuel Beckett, premieres on BBC Third Programme.
1962January 13, 1962: While driving his Chevrolet Corvair in a rainstorm in Los Angeles, American comedian Ernie Kovacs crashes into a telephone pole and dies
1968January 13, 1968:
The live album, “Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison” is recorded by singer-songwriter Johnny Cash in front of an audience made up of the prison’s inmates.
1997January 13, 1997:
For the first time in 150 years, an Ecuadoran president (Abdala Bucaram Ortiz) pays an official visit to a Peruvian president (Alberto Fujimori).
1999January 13, 1999:
Michael Jordan makes an announcement for his second retirement from basketball.
2012January 13, 2012:
A cruise ship, the Costa Concordia capsizes off Italy’s Giglio Island, killing 32 people.
2020January 13, 2020:
Queen Elizabeth II announces the royal family’s support for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s desire to live independent lives in a statement.