May 13


May 22, 2022

May 13 is the 133rd day of the year. 134. in leap years. There are 232 days left in the year.

Name day

Linda, Line, Linn


1619 - Dutch statesman Johan van Oldenbarnevelt is executed in The Hague after being accused of treason. 1787 - Captain Arthur Phillip leaves Portsmouth Quay with 11 ships full of prisoners on their way to Australia to establish a penal colony. 1830 - Ecuador becomes independent. 1846 - Mexican-American War: US declares war on Mexico. 1848 - The Finnish national anthem is performed for the first time. 1888 - Brazil bans slavery. 1909 - The first Giro d'Italia is held in Milan, Italy. Italian cyclist Luigi Ganna wins the race. 1912 - Royal Flying Corps (now the Royal Air Force) is established in Britain. 1913 - Igor Sikorsky becomes the first to fly a four-engine aircraft. 1940 - World War II: Germany's attack on France begins when German forces cross the Meuse River. 1940 - Winston Churchill gives his first speech as Prime Minister of the House of Commons, offering nothing but hard work, blood, sweat and tears. 1943 - World War II: The German Africa Corps and Italian troops in North Africa surrender to Allied forces. 1950 - The first Formula One race is held at the Silverstone Circuit in England. 1958 - Pierre Pflimlin becomes French Prime Minister. 1958 - A coup in Algiers is carried out by officers of European descent. The coup plotters demand that Algeria remain French territory. 1958 - A civil war breaks out in Lebanon. 1960 - Dhaulagiri, the world's 7th highest mountain, is climbed. 1981 - Mehmet Alì Agça attempts to assassinate Pope John Paul II in St. Peter's Square, the pope being wounded only in the assassination attempt. 1996 - Strong storms and tornadoes kill 600 people in Bangladesh. 2000 - The Danish band Olsen Brothers wins the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm with the song «Fly on the Wings of Love». 2001 - Italian parliamentary elections end in victory for Silvio Berlusconi and the right-wing alliance Casa delle Libertà. 2008 - More than five bombings in Jaipur kill at least 80 people and injure nearly 200.

Norsk historie

1933 - Vidkun Quisling founds the Nazi party National Assembly. 1940 - Battle of Narvik: British warships set Bjerkvik on fire. 18 civilians died and 140 houses were destroyed. 1945 - Crown Prince Olav and five ministers return to Norway from exile during World War II. 1995 - Secret Garden wins the 40th Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin with the song "Nocturne". 1996 - Tromsø Provincial Lodge was founded, subject to the Norwegian Grand National Lodge in the Norwegian Masonic Order. 2008 - Norwegian soldiers in Afghanistan exchange gunfire with Afghan insurgents. No Norwegian soldiers are injured, but it is believed that a small number of rebels were killed in the fighting.


See more who were born May 13 in Category: Births May 13. 1712 - J.H.E. Bernstorff, Danish Prime Minister and Count (d. 1772) 1828 - Hannes Finsen, Icelandic jurist and civil servant (d. 1892) 1842 - Arthur Sullivan, British composer (d. 1900) 1847 - Johannes Haarklou, Norwegian composer, organist and conductor (d. 1925) 1868 - Sumner Paine, American marksman (d. 1904) 1878 - Muriel Robb, British tennis player (d. 1907) 1894 - Ásgeir Ásgeirsson, Icelandic president (d. 1972) 1914 - Joe Louis, American boxer (d. 1981) 1921 - Else Marie Christiansen, Norwegian figure skater (d. 2017) 1924 - Trond Johansen, Labor politician and intelligence officer 1928 - Enrique Bolaños, Nicaraguan president (d. 2021) 1938 - Giuliano Amato, Italian prime minister and foreign minister 1939 - Harvey Keitel, American actor 1946 - Tor Fretheim, Norwegian author (d. 2018) 1949 - Anitra Steen, Swedish official 1949 - Zoë Wanamaker, British actor 1950 - Stevie Wonder, American musician 1951 - Wenche Lyngholm, Norwegian politician 19