July 13 – On This Day In History

13 July

What happened today in history?

  • 1643 – Parliamentarian forces are defeated by a Royalist army led by Henry Wilmot in the Battle of Roundway Down (English Civil War).
  • 1793 – Jean-Paul Marat, the French revolutionary journalist, is assassinated.
  • 1985 – The Live Aid benefit concerts takes place at Wembley Stadium in London, Philadelphia (United States), Sydney (Australia) and Moscow (Russia).

 

Who was born today?

  • 1940 – Patrick Stewart – English actor (Star Trek: The Next Generation, X-Men)
  • 1942 – Harrison Ford – American actor (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Blade Runner)
  • 1960 – Ian Hislop – British journalist.
  • 1979 – Craig Bellamy – Welsh footballer.

 

Who died today?

  • 1793 – Jean-Paul Marat – French revolutionary writer and scientist.

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