The 13t o Januar is the 13t day o the year in the Gregorian Calendar, wi 352 days ti come (353 in lowp years).
- 1822 - The current Banner o Greece is adoptit.
- 1840 - A fire on the steamboat "Lexington" atween Manhattan an Stonington, Connecticut, kills 139 fowk.
- 1888 - The Unitit States's Naitional Geographic Society is foondit.
- 1904 - The current Banner o Sooth Australie is adoptit.
- 1915 - A magnitude 7.5 yirdquauk in Avezzano, Italy, kills ower 30,000 fowk.
- 1917 - A train crash in Ciurea, Romanie, kills atween 600 an 1,000 fowk.
- 1953 - Josip Broz Tito is chosen as Preses o Yugoslavie.
- 1963 - Togolese Preses Sylvanus Olympio is remuivit, an kilt, in a coup.
- 1964 - Riots in Calcutta kill 100 fowk.
- 1985 - A train crash near Awash, Ethiopie, kills at least 392 fowk.
- 1986 - Stairt o the Ceevil War in Sooth Yemen.
- 1986 - Uranus' muins Desdemona, Belinda an Rosalind are discoverit bi Voyager 2.
- 1990 - In Virginie, Douglas Wilder becomes the first African American govrenor o a US state.
- 1991 - 13 fowk are kilt bi Soviet troops in Vilnius, Lithuanie.
- 2001 - A yirdquauk in El Salvador kills ower 800 fowk.
- 2004 - Inglis medicinar an serial killer Harold Shipman commits suicide in gaol.
- 2012 - The first Winter Youth Olympics stairt in Innsbruck, Austrick.
- 2012 - Italian cruise ship "Costa Concordia" runs aground off the island o Giglio naur the coast o Tuscany, killin 33 fowk.
- 2018 - A false missile alert causes panic in Hawaii.
- 2019 - The Mayor o Gdansk in Poland, Pawel Adamowicz, is stobbit at a charity event, an dees the naxt day.
- 2021 - COVID-19 pandemic: The Unitit Kinrick's recordit daily COVID-19 daith toll surpasses 1,500.
- 2021 - A majority in the Unitit States Hoose o Representatives impeaches Preses Donald Trump for the seicont time.
- 1804 - John Pringle Nichol, Scots eddicator, phrenologist, astronomer an economist (d. 1859)
- 1812 - Victor de Laprade, French poet (d. 1883)
- 1843 - David Ferrier, Scots neurologist an psychologist (d. 1928)
- 1864 - Wilhelm Wien, German pheesicist (d. 1928)
- 1875 - Barney Battles Sr., Scots fitbawer (d. 1905)
- 1906 - Zhou Youguang, Cheenese linguist (d. 2017)
- 1927 - Sydney Brenner, Sooth Africae biologist (d. 2019)
- 1938 - Cabu, French cartoonist (d. 2015)
- 1949 - Rakesh Sharma, Indian astronaut
- 1960 - Eric Betzig, American pheesicist
- 1961 - Julia Louis-Dreyfus, American actress
- 1966 - Patrick Dempsey, American actor
- 1969 - Stephen Hendry, Scots snooker player
- 1970 - Marco Pantani, Italian cyclist (d. 2004)
- 1976 - Mario Yepes, Colombian fitbawer
- 1977 - Orlando Bloom, Inglis actor
- 1984 - Raif Badawi, Saudi writer an activist
- 1986 - Joannie Rochette, Canadian feegur skeitcher
- 1990 - Liam Hemsworth, Australian actor
- 1996 - Craig Storie, Scots fitbawer
- 1997 - Egan Bernal, Colombie cyclist
- 614 - Saunt Mungo, Inglis-Scots bishop an saunt
- 1766 - Frederick V o Denmark (b. 1723)
- 1907 - Robert Herbert Story, Scots divine (b. 1835)
- 1916 - Victoriano Huerta, Preses o Mexico (b. 1854)
- 1929 - Wyatt Earp, American Western figure (b. 1848)
- 1941 - James Joyce, Erse novelist an poet (b. 1882)
- 1963 - Sylvanus Olympio, 1st Preses o Togo (b. 1902)
- 1978 - Hubert Humphrey, Vice Preses o the Unitit States (b. 1911)
- 1984 - Tommy Younger, Scots fitbawer (b. 1930)
- 2004 - Harold Shipman, Inglis medicinar an serial killer (b. 1946)
- 2021 - Philip Tartaglia, Scots airchbeeshop (b. 1951)
- 2021 - Siegfried Fischbacher, German-American magician an performer (b. 1939)
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