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This Day in History for July 13

1787 – US Ordinance of 1787 passed, establishes first organized US territory.

1835 – Swedish-American inventor John Ericsson files for a patent for his screw propeller design.

1865 – P. T. Barnum’s museum burns down.

1898 – San Francisco Ferry Building at foot of Market Street, opens.

1923 – American explorer Roy Chapman Andrews discovers the first recognized dinosaur eggs, in the Gobi Desert, Mongolia.

1930 – David Sarnoff reports in NY Times “TV would be a theater in every home”

1935 – US-Russian commerce treaty takes effect.

1935 – 115 degrees F, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin (state record).

1954 – Dean Chance gets credit for AL win, although he didn’t retire a batter, he threw our runner trying to steal home, AL 10 – NL 9.

1960 – US Democratic convention nominates JFK as presidential candidate.

1966 – Richard Speck murders 8 nurses in Chicago.

1977 – New York City experiences 25 hour blackout.

1978 – Lee Iacocca fired as president of Ford Motor Company by chairman Henry Ford II.

1985 – “Live Aid” concerts held at both Wembley Stadium (London) and John F. Kennedy Stadium (Philadelphia) raises over $70 million for African famine relief.

1995 – Space shuttle STS-70 (Discovery 20), launches.

2011 – 19th ESPY Awards: Dirk Nowitzki, Lindsey Vonn win.

2015 – Sandra Bladen is found dead in Waller County, Texas jail, after spending weekend there following a traffic offense. Her family disputes her supposed suicide.

2017 – US President Donald Trump arrives in Paris for a 2-day visit with French President Emmanuel Macron.

2018 – Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay record $4.7 billion in damages in talc cancer case by jury in Missouri.

2018 – US Department of Justice charges 12 Russian intelligence officers with cyber-attacks against Democratic official during 2016 US elections.

2018 – Large protests in London against US President Donald Trump featuring Trump-like blimp as President Trump meets Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle.

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