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On This Day in History - 13th February

Birthdays

1728John Hunter, Scottish surgeon
1901Georges Simenon, Belgian novelist
1933Kim Novak, American actress
1934George Segal, American film actor
1938Oliver Reed, British born film actor
1950Peter Gabriel, British pop musician
1956Liam Brady, Footballer

Events

1689William of Orange ascended to the British throne
1883Richard Wagner, the German composer, died
1886The American James Younger gang robbed its first bank in Missouri
1945The RAF and USAF mounted a three wave bombing attack on the German city of Dresden
1960The French test detonated their first atomic bomb in the Sahara
1974The Russian novelist, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, was expelled from the USSR
1987During the property boom, an area the size of a cupboard opposite Harrods was worth 36,500 pounds