Historical Events for 13th July 2021

1643 – Battle at Roundway Down: Royalists beat parliamentary armies
1668 – Van Marco Cesti’s opera “Il Pomo d’Oro” (the Golden Apple or Tomato) premieres in Vienna
1865 – P. T. Barnum’s museum burns down
1978 – Russian dissidents Ginsburg, Piatkus and Sjtsjaranki sentenced to work camps
1980 – USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1982 – Iran launches first attack into Iraq
1986 – Zola Budd and Annette Cowley are banned from the Commonwealth Games, a direct consequence of Britain’s refusal to support economic sanctions against the apartheid government of South Africa
1988 – Red Sox replace manager John McNamara with Joe Morgan
1996 – Cigar wins record 16th straight win, (ties Citation in 1940)
2015 – Sandra Bland is found dead in Waller County jail, Texas after spending weekend in jail after a traffic offence. Her family disputes her supposed suicide

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