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 This day in History - January 13
373 Historic Events for January 13
1883

Fire in circus Ferroni in Berditschoft Poland kills 430

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1883

Henrik Ibsen's "En Folkefiende," premieres in Oslo

Event
1884

Johannes Elsensohn, Dutch actor/writer (Arie, novel from the Jordan)

Birth
1884

Sophie Tucker, [Kalish], Russia, singer/last of red hot mammas

Birth
1885

Alfred Fuller, CEO (Fuller Brush Man)

Birth
1888

National Geographic Society founded (Washington, DC)

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1892

Paul Smart, US, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1948)

Birth
1892

Charles Albert White, composer, dies at 62

Death
1893

Jan Evangelista Zelinka, composer

Birth
1893

British Independent Labor Party forms (Keir Hardie as its leader)

Event
1893

Clarke Ashton Smith, US, sci-fi author (Lost Worlds, Genius Loci)

Birth
1894

Revolution in Sicily crushed by government troops

Event
1895

Anton Betzner, writer

Birth
1895

Oscar Wilde's "Ideal Husband," premieres in London

Event
1895

Fortunio Bonanova, Palma de Mallorca Spain, opera singer

Birth
1898

Pedro DE Teixeira de Mattos, Dutch diplomat

Birth
1898

Emile Zola publishes his open letter (J'accuse) in defense of Dreyfus

Event
1900

Yasuji Kiyose, composer

Birth
1901

Carlo Angeloni, composer, dies at 66

Death
1902

Textile workers strike in Enschede Neth till June 1

Event
1903

Kay Francis, [Katherine E Gibbs], Okla City, actress (False Madonna)

Birth
1904

Richard Addinsell, London England, composer (Taming of Shrew)

Birth
1905

Percy Humphrey, musician

Birth
1906

1st radio set advertised (Telimco for $7.50 in Scientific American) claimed to receive signals up to one mile

Event
1906

Maxime Jacob, composer

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