Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/January 13

This is a list of selected January 13 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

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532 – The Nika riots began in Constantinople, resulting in nearly half the city being burned or destroyed and tens of thousands of people being killed. lots of CN tags
896Emperor Zhaozong appointed Li Keyong as the Prince of Jin, who began his reign as first emperor of Jin following the collapse of the Tang dynasty in China. unreferenced section
1822 – The design of the current flag of Greece was adopted by the First National Assembly at Epidaurus for their naval flag. refimprove sections
1842First Anglo-Afghan War: William Brydon, an assistant surgeon in the British Army, arrived at Jalalabad, Afghanistan, the sole European survivor of the massacre of over 4,500 military personnel and over 10,000 civilian camp followers retreating from Kabul, excluding a few prisoners released later. Brydon: refimprove section; Retreat: unreferenced section
1878Ada Anderson, a record-setting pedestrian from England, completed her U.S. debut, walking 2,700 quarter-miles (1,086 km total) in 2,700 quarter-hours. lead too short
1898 – "J'Accuse…!", an open letter by French writer Émile Zola to President Félix Faure of the French Republic, was published by the Parisian newspaper L'Aurore, accusing the highest levels of the French Army of covering up the truth of the Dreyfus affair. refimprove section
1976Sarah Caldwell became the first woman to conduct an opera, La traviata, at the Metropolitan Opera. date not in article, needs more footnotes
1986 – The month-long South Yemen Civil War began in Aden between supporters of President Ali Nasir Muhammad and his predecessor Abdul Fattah Ismail, resulting in thousands of casualties. refimprove section
1991 – Soviet troops attacked Lithuanian independence supporters at the TV Tower in Vilnius, killing 14 people. needs more footnotes
2001 – The first of two large earthquakes struck El Salvador, killing at least 944 people and destroying over 100,000 homes. refimprove section


January 13: St. Knut's Day in Finland and Sweden; Coming of Age Day in Japan (2020)

Steve Ballmer in 2014
Steve Ballmer

Æthelwulf, King of Wessex (d. 858) · George Fox (d. 1691) · Brynhild Olivier (d. 1935)

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