July 13 Dateline

Famous Birthdays


1921 - Nathan Bedford Forrest, Confederate General
1933 - David Storey, Writer and Playwright
1932 - Per Norgaard, Danish Composer and Teacher
1934 - Wole Soyinka, Playwright and Poet, famous for A Dance of the Forests.
1942 - Harrison Ford, Actor
1944 - Erno Rubik, Inventor of the Rubik's cube

Leftie:
None known


Historical Events


1643 - The Battle of Roundway Down is fought during the English Civil War. It was a Royalist cavalry success that formed part of the "Royalist Summer," where everything seemed to be going Charles I's way for a time.

1793 - Charlotte Corday, a noblewoman, stabs French revolutionary leader Jean Paul Marat in the heart  whilst soaking in a bath. Corday believes in democracy and that he his leading France into anarchy. Four days later, she is executed in guillotine.


1829 - Felix Mendelssohn's Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra is first performed in London. Ignaz Moscheles and the composer are the soloists.


1923 - The "Hollywood" sign is dedicated in the hills above Hollywood, Los Angeles. At first it read "Hollywoodland," but later, it was shortened to "Hollywood" 1949.

1985 - Organised by Bob Geldof, the Live Aid Concerts raise more than 30 million Pounds for Ethiopian famine victims.

Leftie:

Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest




Resources:

1. Asiado, Tel. The World's Movers and Shapers. New Hampshire: Ore Mountain Publishing House (2005)
2. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 19th Ed. London: Chambers Harrap, 2011
3. Dateline. Sydney: Millennium House, (2006)
4. Grun, Bernard. The Timestables of History, New 3rd Revised Ed. Simon & Schuster/Touchstone (1991)


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