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1521Spanish conquistadors under Hernán Cortés capture Aztec Emperor Cuauhtémoc in Tenochtitlan marking the end of the Aztec Empire

1608John Smith's story of Jamestown's first days submitted for publication

1732Voltaire's "Zaire" premieres in Paris

1792Revolutionaries imprison French royals including Marie Antoinette

1876The Bayreuth Festspielhaus opens with the first complete performance of Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle

1886John A. Macdonald uses a silver hammer to pound a gold spike, officially completing the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway in British Columbia

1932Hitler refuses President Von Hindenburg's proposal to become vice-chancellor of Germany

1940Hermann Goering's "Adler Tag" (Eagle day); 45-48 German aircraft shot down over Southern England (Battle of Britain)

1950US President Harry Truman gives military aid to Vietnamese regime of Bao-Dai

198971st PGA Championship: Payne Stewart shoots 276 at Kemper Lakes GC Ill

1993Blue Jay Rickey Henderson pays Turner Ward $25,000 for his #24

199577th PGA Championship: Steve Elkington shoots a 267 at Riviera Calif

On This Day In History
Date Event
Aug 13, 3114 BC
According to the Lounsbury correlation, the start of the Mayan calendar 
Aug 13, 523
St John I begins his reign as Catholic Pope 
Aug 13, 1099
Raniero elected as Pope Paschal II 
Aug 13, 1326
Aradia de Toscano, according to legend/folklore, is initiated into a Dianic witchcraft cult and subsequently founds the tradition of Stregheria, later known as the Malandanti. 
Aug 13, 1415
King Henry V of England army lands on mouth of Seine River 
Aug 13, 1516
The Treaty of Noyon between France and Spain is signed. Francis recognises Charles's claim to Naples, and Charles recognises Francis's claim to Milan. 
Aug 13, 1521
Spanish conquistadors under Hernán Cortés capture Aztec Emperor Cuauhtémoc in Tenochtitlan marking the end of the Aztec Empire 
Aug 13, 1536
Buddhist monks from Kyōto's Enryaku Temple set fire to 21 Nichiren temples throughout Kyoto in the Tenbun Hokke Disturbance. (Traditional Japanese date: July 27, 1536). 
Aug 13, 1553
Michael Servetus is arrested by John Calvin in Geneva as a heretic. 
Aug 13, 1578
Duke Frans of Anjou recognized as protector of Netherlands 
Aug 13, 1608
John Smith's story of Jamestown's first days submitted for publication 
Aug 13, 1624
Cardinal Richelieu appointed Chief Minister of France by Louis XIII 
Aug 13, 1630
Ferdinand II dismisses supreme commander Albrecht von Wallenstein 
Aug 13, 1642
Christiaan Huygens discovers Martian south polar cap 
Aug 13, 1645
Sweden & Denmark sign Peace of Brömsebro 
Aug 13, 1651
Litchfield, CT, founded 
Aug 13, 1695
-15] French troops under Villeroi shoot in Brussels 
Aug 13, 1696
State of Drenthe accredits Willem III as mayor 
Aug 13, 1704
French & Bavarian forces were routed by a combined British, German & Dutch army at Blenheim, Germany 
Aug 13, 1732
Voltaire's "Zaire" premieres in Paris 
Aug 13, 1740
Hunger strike in Rotterdam 
Aug 13, 1784
British parliament accepts India Act 
Aug 13, 1788
Prussia joins Anglo-Dutch alliance to form Triple Alliance to prevent spread of Russo-Swedish War of 1788-90 
Aug 13, 1792
Revolutionaries imprison French royals including Marie Antoinette 
Aug 13, 1799
British fleet under Lord Seymour overthrows Suriname 
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