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This Day in History: October 13

October 13: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1773 - The Whirlpool Galaxy is discovered by Charles Messier.
  2. 1775 - The United States Continental Congress orders the establishment of the Continental Navy (later renamed the United States Navy).
  3. 1843 - In New York City, Henry Jones and 11 others found B'nai B'rith (the oldest Jewish service organization in the world).
  4. 1884 - Greenwich, in London, England, is established as Universal Time meridian of longitude.
  5. 1983 - Ameritech Mobile Communications (now AT&T) launched the first US cellular network in Chicago, Illinois.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Herbert "Herblock" Block (American cartoonist), Margaret Thatcher (English politician), Ian Thorpe (Australian swimmer), Arna Wendell Bontemps (American writer), John William Dawson (Canadian geologist)

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