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  • Mafeking, South Africa
    Friday Oct 13, 1899

    Second Boer War

    Siege of Mafeking

    Mafeking, South Africa
    Friday Oct 13, 1899

    Meanwhile, to the north-west at Mafeking, on the border with Transvaal, Colonel Robert Baden-Powell had raised two regiments of local forces amounting to about 1,200 men in order to attack and create diversions if things further south went amiss. Mafeking, being a railway junction, provided good supply facilities and was the obvious place for Baden-Powell to fortify in readiness for such attacks. However, instead of being the aggressor Baden-Powell and Mafeking were forced to defend when 6,000 Boer, commanded by Piet Cronjé, attempted a determined assault on the town. But this quickly subsided into a desultory affair with the Boers prepared to starve the stronghold into submission, and so, on 13 October, began the 217-day Siege of Mafeking.




  • Grantham, Lincolnshire, England
    Tuesday Oct 13, 1925

    Margaret Thatcher

    Birth

    Grantham, Lincolnshire, England
    Tuesday Oct 13, 1925

    Margaret Hilda Roberts was born on 13 October 1925, in Grantham, Lincolnshire.




  • Moscow, Russia
    Tuesday Oct 13, 1936

    Josip Broz Tito

    Tito married Bauer

    Moscow, Russia
    Tuesday Oct 13, 1936

    Tito married Bauer on 13 October of that year.




  • Cuba
    Thursday Oct 13, 1960

    Bay of Pigs Invasion

    The Start of an economic embargo

    Cuba
    Thursday Oct 13, 1960

    On 13 October 1960, the US government then prohibited the majority of exports to Cuba – the exceptions being medicines and certain foodstuffs – marking the start of an economic embargo.




  • U.S
    Thursday Oct 13, 1960

    Fidel Castro

    The U.S. Prohibited the Majority of Exports to Cuba

    U.S
    Thursday Oct 13, 1960

    On 13 October 1960, the U.S. prohibited the majority of exports to Cuba, initiating an economic embargo.




  • Khorramshahr, Khuzestan Province, Iran
    Monday Oct 13, 1980

    Iran–Iraq War

    The Iraqis Launched a Second offensive on Khorramshahr

    Khorramshahr, Khuzestan Province, Iran
    Monday Oct 13, 1980

    On 14 October, the Iraqis launched a second offensive. The Iranians launched a controlled withdrawal from the city, street by street.




  • Murray Hill, New Jersey, U.S.
    Thursday Oct 13, 1983

    Mobile Phones

    The First analog Cellular System Widely deployed in North America

    Murray Hill, New Jersey, U.S.
    Thursday Oct 13, 1983

    The first analog cellular system widely deployed in North America was the Advanced Mobile Phone System (AMPS). It was commercially introduced in the Americas in 13 October 1983, Israel in 1986, and Australia in 1987. AMPS was a pioneering technology that helped drive mass market usage of cellular technology, but it had several serious issues by modern standards. It was unencrypted and easily vulnerable to eavesdropping via a scanner; it was susceptible to cell phone "cloning" and it used a Frequency-division multiple access (FDMA) scheme and required significant amounts of wireless spectrum to support.


  • Kosovo
    Tuesday Oct 13, 1998

    Kosovo War

    The North Atlantic Council issued activation orders

    Kosovo
    Tuesday Oct 13, 1998

    On 13 October 1998, the North Atlantic Council issued activation orders for the execution of both limited air strikes and a phased air campaign in Yugoslavia which would begin in approximately 96 hours.


  • Italy
    Wednesday Oct 13, 2004

    Francesco Totti

    First brace for Italy

    Italy
    Wednesday Oct 13, 2004

    He scored his first brace for Italy in a 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification match in a 4–3 home win over Belarus, on 13 October 2004.


  • Dagestan, Russia
    Thursday Oct 13, 2005

    Second Chechen War

    Increasingly frequent clashes between federal forces and local militants continued in Dagestan

    Dagestan, Russia
    Thursday Oct 13, 2005

    Increasingly frequent clashes between federal forces and local militants continued in Dagestan, while sporadic fighting erupted in the other southern Russia regions, such as Ingushetia, and notably in Nalchik on 13 October 2005.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Saturday Oct 13, 2012

    League of Legends

    Season 2 Network Issues

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Saturday Oct 13, 2012

    After a series of network issues during the Season 2 World Playoffs that led to several matches being delayed, Riot revealed on October 13, 2012, that a special LAN-based client had been quickly developed, designed for use in tournament environments where the effects of lag and other network issues can be detrimental to the proper organization of an event. The LAN client was deployed for the first time during the first quarter-final and semi-final matches played following the rescheduled matches and were in use during the finals. On October 13, 2012, the Taipei Assassins (TPA) of Taiwan triumphed over Azubu Frost of South Korea in the Finals of Season 2 World Championship with a score of 3 to 1 and claimed the $1 million in prize money.


  • Israel
    Sunday Oct 13, 2013

    Facebook, Inc.

    Facebook acquired Onavo

    Israel
    Sunday Oct 13, 2013

    On October 13, Facebook acquired Onavo, an Israeli mobile web analytics company.


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