Historical Events for 13th August 2018

1892 – US black newspaper “Afro-American” begins publishing from Baltimore
1898 – US forces under Admiral George Dewey captures Manila during Spanish-American War
1926 – Enrique Tirabocchi of Argentina becomes the first to swim the English Channel from France to England (record 16 hours 33 minutes)
1948 РJos̩ Beyaert of France wins the cycling road race at the London Olympics; Belgium takes gold in the teams section beating Great Britain and France
1960 – USSR withdraws advisors from China
1967 – “Bonnie and Clyde”, directed by Arthur Penn and starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, is released
1975 – Bayardo Bar attack: Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers carry out a gun and bomb attack on a pub in Belfast frequented by Ulster Volunteer Force commanders; 4 Protestant civilians and 1 UVF member are killed
1988 – Boston Red Sox win AL record 24 straight home games
1999 – 32nd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
2017 – Gunmen kill at least 18 at a cafe in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Islamic extremists blamed

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