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Today in History July 13

On this day in history - Today July 13

What Happened On This Day – July 13

Today in History July 13,

 

  • 1985 Live Aid benefit concert

    Held simultaneously in London and Philadelphia, the concert raised millions in benefit of those affected by famine in Ethiopia. Over a billion people tuned in around the world to watch the show.

  • 1977 Ethiopian-Somali War begins

    The Somali National Army invaded the disputed Ogaden region between Somalia and Ethiopia. The war lasted for 9 months and ended with a Somalian retreat

  • 1977 Kinney, Minnesota declares its secession from the U.S.

    Frustrated by its failing water system, Kinney, Minnesota declared the creation of the Republic of Kinney and sent a letter of secession to the U.S. Secretary of State.

  • 1937 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is founded

    The now-international doughnut company was founded by Kentuckian Vernon Rudolph.

  • 1814 National military police of Italy created

    The Carabinieri was established by the Royal Patents as a policing force with jurisdiction over the military and civilians.

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