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  • Vienna, Austria
    Saturday May 13, 1809

    Napoleon

    Vienna fell for the second time in four years

    Vienna, Austria
    Saturday May 13, 1809

    On 13 May, Vienna fell for the second time in four years, although the war continued since most of the Austrian army had survived the initial engagements in Southern Germany.




  • Russian Empire
    Saturday May 13, 1905

    1905 Russian Revolution

    40,000 workers assemble before the Administration Building to give Svirskii

    Russian Empire
    Saturday May 13, 1905

    13 May: 40,000 workers assemble before the Administration Building to give Svirskii, the regional factory inspector, a list of demands.




  • Paris, France
    Sunday May 13, 1906

    Marie Curie

    The First Woman To become a Professor at The University of Paris

    Paris, France
    Sunday May 13, 1906

    On 13 May 1906 the physics department of the University of Paris decided to retain the chair that had been created for her late husband and to offer it to Marie. She accepted it, hoping to create a world-class laboratory as a tribute to her husband Pierre. She was the first woman to become a professor at the University of Paris.




  • Ireland
    Friday May 13, 1921

    Irish War of Independence

    The failure of the British efforts to put down the guerrillas was illustrated

    Ireland
    Friday May 13, 1921

    The failure of the British efforts to put down the guerrillas was illustrated by the events of "Black Whitsun" on 13–15 May 1921.




  • Ireland
    Friday May 13, 1921

    Irish War of Independence

    General election for the Parliament of Southern Ireland

    Ireland
    Friday May 13, 1921

    A general election for the Parliament of Southern Ireland was held on 13 May. Sinn Féin won 124 of the new parliament's 128 seats unopposed, but its elected members refused to take their seats.




  • New York, U.S.
    Wednesday May 13, 1936

    Lucky Luciano

    Pandering trial began

    New York, U.S.
    Wednesday May 13, 1936

    On May 13, 1936, Luciano's pandering trial began. Dewey prosecuted the case that Carter built against Luciano. He accused Luciano of being part of a massive prostitution ring known as "the Combination". During the trial, Dewey exposed Luciano for lying on the witness stand through direct quizzing and records of telephonecalls; Luciano also had no explanation for why his federal income tax records claimed he made only $22,000 a year, while he was obviously a wealthy man. Dewey ruthlessly pressed Luciano on his long arrest record and his relationships with well-known gangsters such as Masseria, Ciro Terranova, and Louis Buchalter.




  • France
    Tuesday May 13, 1958

    Algerian War

    May 1958 crisis

    France
    Tuesday May 13, 1958

    After his time as governor general, Soustelle returned to France to organize support for de Gaulle's return to power, while retaining close ties to the army and the pieds-noirs. By early 1958, he had organized a coup d'état, bringing together dissident army officers and pieds-noirs with sympathetic Gaullists. An army junta under General Massu seized power in Algiers on the night of May 13, thereafter known as the May 1958 crisis.


  • Vatican City, Italy
    Wednesday May 13, 1981

    Pope John Paul II

    Unsuccessful Assassination

    Vatican City, Italy
    Wednesday May 13, 1981

    As he entered St. Peter's Square to address an audience on 13 May 1981, Pope John Paul II was shot and critically wounded by Mehmet Ali Ağca, an expert Turkish gunman who was a member of the militant fascist group Grey Wolves.


  • Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Wednesday May 13, 1981

    Greyfriars Bobby

    Red granite monument

    Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Wednesday May 13, 1981

    A red granite monument was erected close to Bobby's grave by The Dog Aid Society of Scotland and unveiled by the Duke of Gloucester on 13 May 1981.


  • Bahrain
    Sunday May 13, 1984

    Iran–Iraq War

    Iran attacked a Kuwaiti tanker carrying Iraqi oil

    Bahrain
    Sunday May 13, 1984

    Iraq repeatedly bombed Iran's main oil export facility on Kharg Island, causing increasingly heavy damage. As a first response to these attacks, Iran attacked a Kuwaiti tanker carrying Iraqi oil near Bahrain on 13 May 1984, as well as a Saudi tanker in Saudi waters on 16 May.


  • Netherlands
    Sunday May 13, 1984

    Johan Cruyff

    Ended the Playing career

    Netherlands
    Sunday May 13, 1984

    He ended his Eredivisie playing career on 13 May 1984 with a goal against PEC Zwolle.


  • Beijing, China
    Saturday May 13, 1989

    1989 Tiananmen Square protests

    The Hunger Strike Plan

    Beijing, China
    Saturday May 13, 1989

    Students began the hunger strike on 13 May, two days before the highly publicized state visit by Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Knowing that the welcoming ceremony for Gorbachev was scheduled to be held on the Square, student leaders wanted to use the hunger strike there to force the government into meeting their demands. Moreover, the hunger strike gained widespread sympathy from the population at large and earned the student movement the moral high ground that it sought. By the afternoon of 13 May, some 300,000 were gathered at the Square.


  • Beijing, China
    Saturday May 13, 1989

    1989 Tiananmen Square protests

    The Head of The Communist Party's United Front, called an Emergency meeting

    Beijing, China
    Saturday May 13, 1989

    On the morning of 13 May, Yan Mingfu, head of the Communist Party's United Front, called an emergency meeting, gathering prominent student leaders and intellectuals, including Liu Xiaobo, Chen Ziming and Wang Juntao. Yan said the government was prepared to hold immediate dialogue with student representatives, but that the Tiananmen welcoming ceremony for Gorbachev would be cancelled whether the students withdraw or not—in effect removing the bargaining power the students thought they possessed. The announcement sent the student leadership into disarray.


  • Zagreb, Croatia
    Sunday May 13, 1990

    Croatian War of Independence

    A Tense Atmosphere Prevailed

    Zagreb, Croatia
    Sunday May 13, 1990

    A tense atmosphere prevailed on May 13, 1990, when a football game was held at Zagreb in Maksimir Stadium between Zagreb's Dinamo team and Belgrade's Red Star. The game erupted into violence between the Croatian and Serbian fans and with the police.


  • U.S.
    Monday May 13, 1991

    Apple Inc.

    System 7

    U.S.
    Monday May 13, 1991

    System 7 is a graphical user interface-based operating system for Macintosh computers and is part of the classic Mac OS series of operating systems. It was introduced on May 13, 1991, by Apple Computer, Inc.


  • Italy
    Sunday May 13, 2001

    Silvio Berlusconi

    2001 Electoral Victory

    Italy
    Sunday May 13, 2001

    In 2001, Berlusconi ran again, as leader of the right-wing coalition House of Freedoms (Italian: La Casa delle Libertà), which included the Union of Christian and Centre Democrats, the Lega Nord, the National Alliance and other parties. Berlusconi's success in the May 2001 general election led to him becoming Prime Minister once more, with the coalition receiving 49.6% of the vote for the Chamber of Deputies and 42.5% for the Senate.


  • Redmond, Washington, United States
    Friday May 13, 2005

    X-box

    Xbox 360 was official unveil

    Redmond, Washington, United States
    Friday May 13, 2005

    The Xbox 360 was officially unveiled on MTV on May 12, 2005, with detailed launch and game information divulged later that month at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). The console sold out completely upon release in all regions except in Japan. Several retail configurations of the core Xbox 360 model were offered over its lifetime, varying the amount of RAM and internal storage offered.


  • Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Wednesday May 13, 2015

    Facebook, Inc.

    Facebook In association With Major News Portals Launched "Instant Articles"

    Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Wednesday May 13, 2015

    On May 13, 2015, Facebook in association with major news portals launched "Instant Articles" to provide news on the Facebook news feed without leaving the site.


  • U.S.
    Sunday May 13, 2018

    Xerox

    New deal was reached that additionally canceled the Fujifilm transaction

    U.S.
    Sunday May 13, 2018

    Icahn and Deason responded with an open letter to shareholders blaming the board and management. On May 13 a new deal was reached that additionally canceled the Fujifilm transaction.


  • Jilin Shi, Jilin, China
    Wednesday May 13, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Jilin City Put on Lockdown

    Jilin Shi, Jilin, China
    Wednesday May 13, 2020

    On 13 May the city of Jilin was put on lockdown, sparking fear of a second wave of infection.


  • Lesotho
    Wednesday May 13, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Lesotho Report its First Case

    Lesotho
    Wednesday May 13, 2020

    Cases have been confirmed in all African countries, with Lesotho the last country to report its first coronavirus case on 13 May 2020.


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