October 13 in history

On October 13:

1862 – Mary Kingsley, English writer and explorer, was born.

1884 Greenwich was established as universal time meridian of longitude.

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Royal Observatory, Greenwich

1925 – Lenny Bruce, American comedian, was born.

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1925 British Prime Minister – Margaret Thatcher was born.

1934 – Nana Mouskouri, Greek singer and politician, was born.

1941 –Paul Simon, American singer and musician, was born.

1959 Marie Osmond, American entertainer, was born.

1968 – Carlos Marin, Spanish baritone and member of Il Divo, was born.

1969 Nancy Kerrigan, US figure skater ws born.

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1970 Paul Potts, British Opera singer was born.

1972 Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 crashed in the Andes mountains, in between the borders of Argentina and Chile. The 16 of the 45 on board who lived to be rescued survived by eating the dead.

1975 Dame Whina Cooper led the land march to parliament.

Sourced from NZ History ONline & Wikipedia.

2 Responses to October 13 in history

  1. Paul Tremewan says:

    The Uruguayan plane smash and subsequent events are the subject of an excellent book by Piers Paul Reid called “Alive’. Also the survivors were members of a rugby team…. says a bit about players of our national game! Getting a little off-side with their fellow travelers..


  2. gravedodger says:

    Baroness Thatcher, now there is a candidate for the Nobel peace prize but I bet she never got past go.


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