This day in history - January 13

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What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, January 13, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on January 13 regarded events relating to the Burning of the Steamship Lexington, Treaty of Cahuenga, Foundation of the National Geographic Society, Rhoads Opera House Fire, First Public Radio Broadcast, Patenting of the Soybean Car Frame, Appointment of the First African-American U.S. Federal Cabinet Member, Johnny Cash Folsom State Prison Concert, Appointment of the First African-American State Governor and The Wrecking of the Costa Concordia. Many famous people were associated with these crucial events including George Child, Jose Antonio Carrillo, Gardiner Greene Hubbard , Harriet Earhart Monroe, Della Mayers, Lee de Forest, Henry Ford, Lowell Overy, Robert C. Weaver, Lyndon B. Johnson, Johnny Cash, Lawrence Douglas Wilder and Francesco Schettino.

Burning of the Steamship Lexington - January 13, 1840: On this day in history, January 13, 1840, critical events took place today in New York, USA, regarding the Burning of the Steamship Lexington. The steamship Lexington, under the command of Captain George Child, was en route from New York to Providence, Rhode Island, when it's smokestack casing caught fire. The cargo of cotton bales was ignited and the fire spread. The lifeboats were overfilled and sank, resulting in the deaths of approximately 140 people. Four people managed to survive by clinging onto cotton bales. The Lexington Sank at 3am the next morning. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: January 13, 1840 were George Child. Facts on this day in History January 13: Events on this day in history: Burning of the Steamship Lexington *** Date: January 13, 1840 *** Place: New York, USA *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Treaty of Cahuenga - January 13, 1847: On this day in history, January 13, 1847, critical events took place today in California, USA, regarding the Treaty of Cahuenga. The Mexican-American War in Alta, California, was ended by the Treaty of Cahuenga. Under the treaty, drafted by Jose Antonio Carrillo, all prisoners on both sides were to be freed, the Californios were to give up their arms, and all who promised to no longer take up arms and agreed to observe the regulations and laws of the United States, would be allowed to return to their homes. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: January 13, 1847 were Jose Antonio Carrillo. Facts on this day in History January 13: Events on this day in history: Treaty of Cahuenga *** Date: January 13, 1847 *** Place: California, USA *** Category: War *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Foundation of the National Geographic Society - January 13, 1888: On this day in history, January 13, 1888, critical events took place today in Washington DC, USA, regarding the Foundation of the National Geographic Society. On January 13, 1888, a gathering of 33 scientists and explorers at the Cosmos Club, in Washington DC, founded the National Geographic Society. The Society was incorporated on January 27, and it's first President was Gardiner Greene Hubbard. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: January 13, 1888 were Gardiner Greene Hubbard . Facts on this day in History January 13: Events on this day in history: Foundation of the National Geographic Society *** Date: January 13, 1888 *** Place: Washington DC, USA *** Category: Science *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Rhoads Opera House Fire - January 13, 1908: On this day in history, January 13, 1908, important events took place today in Pennsylvania, USA, in respect of the Rhoads Opera House Fire. In the intermission of a performance of 'The Scottish Reformation' written by Harriet Earhart Monroe, a Magic Lantern show was being presented. During the show a kerosene stage lamp was knocked over setting fire to the stage and igniting gases from the faulty stereopticon being used for the show. With fire escapes being blocked, many of the people in the theatre struggled to escape. There were approximately 400 people in the theatre, of whom 171 died, including Monroe's sister, Della Mayers. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: January 13, 1908 were Harriet Earhart Monroe, Della Mayers. Facts on this day in History January 13: Events on this day in history: Rhoads Opera House Fire *** Date: January 13, 1908 *** Place: Pennsylvania, USA *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

First Public Radio Broadcast - January 13, 1910: On this day in history, January 13, 1910, crucial events took place today in New York City, USA, relating to the First Public Radio Broadcast. The first public radio broadcast was transmitted by Lee de Forest from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. The broadcast, which featured opera singers such as Enrico Caruso, was heard through receivers at several locations around New York. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: January 13, 1910 were Lee de Forest. Facts on this day in History January 13: Events on this day in history: First Public Radio Broadcast *** Date: January 13, 1910 *** Place: New York City, USA *** Category: Science *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Patenting of the Soybean Car Frame - January 13, 1942: On this day in history, January 13, 1942, critical events took place today in Michigan, USA, regarding the Patenting of the Soybean Car Frame. On January 13, 1942, Henry Ford patented the frame for his plastic car, more commonly known as the Soybean Car. The car was produced by his Greenfield Village team, headed by Lowell Overly. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: January 13, 1942 were Henry Ford, Lowell Overy. Facts on this day in History January 13: Events on this day in history: Patenting of the Soybean Car Frame *** Date: January 13, 1942 *** Place: Michigan, USA *** Category: Transport *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Appointment of the First African-American U.S. Federal Cabinet Member - January 13, 1966: On this day in history, January 13, 1966, momentous events took place today in Washington DC, USA, with regard to the Appointment of the First African-American U.S. Federal Cabinet Member. On January 13, 1966, Robert C. Weaver was appointed Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This appointment, by President Lyndon B. Johnson, made Weaver the First African-American member of the U.S. Federal Cabinet. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: January 13, 1966 were Robert C. Weaver, Lyndon B. Johnson. Facts on this day in History January 13: Events on this day in history: Appointment of the First African-American U.S. Federal Cabinet Member *** Date: January 13, 1966 *** Place: Washington DC, USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Johnny Cash Folsom State Prison Concert - January 13, 1968: On this day in history, January 13, 1968, significant events took place today in California, USA, respecting the Johnny Cash Folsom State Prison Concert. Singer-Songwriter Johnny Cash gave his second of two concerts at Folsom State Prison on January 13, 1968. The concert was recorded live and produced as the 'At Folsom Prison' album. The previous Folsom concert had been held in 1966. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: January 13, 1968 were Johnny Cash. Facts on this day in History January 13: Events on this day in history: Johnny Cash Folsom State Prison Concert *** Date: January 13, 1968 *** Place: California, USA *** Category: Entertainment *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Appointment of the First African-American State Governor - January 13, 1990: On this day in history, January 13, 1990, significant events took place today in Virginia, USA, respecting the Appointment of the First African-American State Governor. Lawrence Douglas Wilder became the first African-American Governor when he was elected as the 66th Governor of Virginia. Wilder later became the 78th Mayor of Richmond, Virginia. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: January 13, 1990 were Lawrence Douglas Wilder. Facts on this day in History January 13: Events on this day in history: Appointment of the First African-American State Governor *** Date: January 13, 1990 *** Place: Virginia, USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

The Wrecking of the Costa Concordia - January 13, 2012: On this day in history, January 13, 2012, significant events took place today in Isola del Giglio Italy, respecting the The Wrecking of the Costa Concordia. Costa Concordia was a Concordia class cruise ship operated by Costa Crociere. On the evening of January 13, 2012, while under the command of Captain Francesco Schettino, she hit a submerged rock, near Isola del Giglio, Italy. The collision ripped a 50m gash through the port side of her hull, allowing water to enter the ship and flood parts of the engine room. This resulted in disabling the ship which drifted into Isola del Giglio where she grounded and partially sank with most of the starboard side under water. 32, of the 4252 people on board, were killed. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: January 13, 2012 were Francesco Schettino. Facts on this day in History January 13: Events on this day in history: The Wrecking of the Costa Concordia *** Date: January 13, 2012 *** Place: Isola del Giglio Italy *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

This day in history - January 13

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