On This Day In History, 13 October

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World Events Today

  • Nero, the last Roman emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, took over from his great-uncle Claudius, as the Roman Emperor today in 54
  • The United States Navy was founded today in 1775
  • The Copiapó mining accident ended today in 2010, with all 33 miners rescued, they had been trapped underground for 69 days

Entertainment Events Today

  • The British racing driver Damon Hill won the Japanese Grand Prix today in 1996, it made him Drivers’ Champion for that year and, also, the first son of a champion to become a champion
  • The German racing driver Michael Schumacher won the Japanese Grand Prix today in 2002, it made him Drivers’ Champion for the 3rd consecutive year
  • The Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to the American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan today in 2016

Family Events Today

  • Margaret Thatcher, also known as the Iron Lady, who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990, was born today in 1925 in Grantham
  • The American historian Stephen Edward Ambrose, author of Band of Brothers, died today in 2002 aged 66
  • Bhumibol Adulyadej, the King of Thailand for over 70 years, died today in 2016 aged 88

Main Event Today

  • Construction of the White House, the official residence and workplace of the President of the United States, began today in 1792

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National No Bra Day

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