These days is Friday, Aug. 13, the 225th day of 2021. There are 140 days left in the yr.
On August 13, 1910, Florence Nightingale, the founder of fashionable nursing, died in London at age 90.
In 1521, Spanish conqueror Hernando Cortez captured Tenochtitlan (teh-natch-teet-LAHN’), current-working day Mexico City, from the Aztecs.
In 1704, the Struggle of Blenheim was fought all through the War of the Spanish Succession, ensuing in a victory for English-led forces above French and Bavarian soldiers.
In 1846, the American flag was raised in Los Angeles for the initial time.
In 1860, legendary sharpshooter Annie Oakley was born in Darke County, Ohio.
In 1889, William Gray of Hartford, Conn., been given a patent for a coin-operated telephone.
In 1932, Adolf Hitler turned down the write-up of vice chancellor of Germany, saying he was organized to hold out “for all or very little.”
In 1942, Walt Disney’s animated function “Bambi” experienced its U.S. premiere at Radio Metropolis Tunes Hall in New York, five days after its environment premiere in London.
In 1961, East Germany sealed off the border in between Berlin’s japanese and western sectors prior to making a wall that would divide the metropolis for the next 28 several years.
In 1967, the crime caper biopic “Bonnie and Clyde,” starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, had its U.S. premiere the movie, directed by Arthur Penn, was regarded as stunning as properly as progressive for its graphic portrayal of violence.
In 2003, Iraq started pumping crude oil from its northern oil fields for the initial time since the start out of the war. Libya agreed to set up a $2.7 billion fund for households of the 270 folks killed in the 1988 Pan Am bombing.
In 2004, Television set chef Julia Little one died in Montecito, California, two times short of her 92nd birthday.
In 2017, in a statement, the White House said President Donald Trump “very strongly” condemned unique despise teams this kind of as “white supremacists, KKK and neo-Nazis” the assertion followed criticism of Trump for blaming the prior day’s lethal violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on “many sides.”
Ten decades ago: Seven men and women were being killed when a stage collapsed at the Indiana State Reasonable all through a strong storm just just before a live performance was to start out. In the Republican presidential race, Rep. Michele Bachmann received the Iowa straw poll Texas Gov. Rick Perry formally declared his candidacy.
Five years back: Violence erupted in Milwaukee following the deadly capturing of Sylville Smith, a 23-year-aged Black gentleman, by a Black law enforcement officer, Dominique Heaggan-Brown, who was afterwards acquitted of first-degree reckless murder.
One 12 months in the past: Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp reported he was dropping a lawsuit in opposition to the town of Atlanta about the city’s requirement to put on masks in general public and other coronavirus restrictions Kemp experienced sought to block area governments from requiring that masks be worn.
Today’s Birthdays: Previous U.S. Surgeon Common Joycelyn Elders is 88. Actor Kevin Tighe is 77. U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is 75. Opera singer Kathleen Battle is 73. Superior wire aerialist Philippe Petit is 72. Hockey Corridor of Famer Bobby Clarke is 72. Golf Corridor of Famer Betsy King is 66. Film director Paul Greengrass is 66. Actor Danny Bonaduce (bahn-uh-DOO’-chee) is 62.