1559 – Elizabeth (first) became the empress of England.
1610 – Italian astronomer, physicist and mathematician Galilei Galileo discovered Jupiter’s fourth satellite callisto.
1607 – After the announcement of the National Bankruptcy in Spain, the ‘Bank of Geneva’ collapsed.
1709 – Mughal ruler Bahadur Shah I defeated his third brother Kambakh in Hyderabad in power struggle in Hyderabad.
1818 – Rana of Udaipur has signed an agreement with the British Army to protect the Mewar province.
1842 – British Secretary of Army of the East India Company Dr. William Bridon was the only British member to survive in ‘Anglo-Afghan war’.
1849 – The famous battle of Chilianwala started during the Second Anglo-Sikh war.
1889 – The youth of Assam started publication of their literary magazine ‘Jonaki’.
1910 – The world’s first public radio broadcast started in New York City.
1915 – More than 30 thousand people were killed in a devastating earthquake in the city of Azzjano, Italy.
1930 – Mickey Mouse comic strip was released for the first time.
1948- The Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi started the fast unto death to maintain Hindu-Muslim unity.
1953 – Marshall Josip was elected President of Yugoslavia.
1963 – President of Togo was assassinated in a military revolt of Cilvnas Olympiope.
1964 – There has been terrible communal riots between Hindus and Muslims in Kolkata, Kolkata, the capital of eastern India, West Bengal. In which about 100 people were killed and more than 400 injured.
1978 – NASA selects the first American female astronaut.
1992 – After the ousting of the then President of Algeria, Shazali bin Jadid, the soldiers formed the Government High Council.
1993 – America and its allies have carried out air raids on Iraq to enforce No Fly Zone in southern Iraq.
1995 – Belarus becomes the 24th member of NATO.
1999 – Noor Sultan Nazawayev is again elected President of Kazakhstan.
2002 – India’s positive message to Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf.
2002 – Chinese Prime Minister Zhu Rongji arrives in India on a 6-day visit.
2006 – Britain denies military offensive over Iran on nuclear program
2007 – United Nations 37th Session to Eliminate Discrimination Against Women, starting in New York.
2008 – Tea manufacturing company Marvel Tea received an order to build one lakh kg of tea from the UAE.
2008 – 11 people died after a military plane crashed in Macedonia.
2009 – Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Farooq Abdullah has been appointed as the National Conference Chairman.
2010 – Due to the international financial crisis, Germany’s economy declined by 5% during the year 2009. This is the biggest fall since World War II.
Born on 13th January
1450 – Sailor Baratholomiyu Deyaz was born in the city of Nazareth. Vasco DeGama had discovered the waterway of India only by using the waterway of Diaz.
1896 – Dattatreya Ramchandra Bendre – The famous Kannada poet and literary figure of India.
1911 – Shamsher Bahadur Singh, Hindi poet
1919 – Mary Chenna Reddy – former Governor of Uttar Pradesh.
1926 – Shakti Samanta, famous film producer and director
1938 – Sivakumar Sharma – famous Indian santoor player
1949 – Rakesh Sharma, one of the first Indians and 138 astronauts.
Died on 13th January
1921 – R.N. Madolkar – Indian politician, who served as president of the Indian National Congress for a period of time.
1964-Shaukh Bahraichi, famous poet
1976 – Ahmad Jan Thirakawa, the famous tabla player of India
1988 – China President Ching Chiang Kuno passes away.