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.