On This Day in History, December 13

What are your favorite companions when cooking a storm? If you’re the kind to read interesting facts while in the kitchen or just relaxing, then these interesting historic events of December 13, are yours to go to.

  • 1883 – The establishment of a border between Ontario and Manitoba.
  • 1913 – The Federal Reserve System was established in the U.S.
  • 1918 – U.S. President Wilson arrived in France, becoming the first chief executive to visit a European country while holding office.
  • 1920 – The International Court of Justice was established by the League of Nations in The Hague.
  • 1944 – During World War II, the U.S. cruiser Nashville was badly damaged in a Japanese kamikaze suicide attack.
  • 1961 – The Beatles sign a formal agreement to be managed by Brian Epstein.
  • 1966 – The rights to the first four Super Bowls were sold to CBS and NBC for a total of $9.5 million.
  • 1969 – MLB manager and baseball player Billy Martin was fired by the Minnesota Twins.
  • 1978 – The Philadelphia Mint began stamping the Susan B. Anthony.
  • 1987 –  U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz told reporters in Copenhagen, Denmark, that the Reagan administration would begin making funding requests for the proposed Star Wars defense system.
  • 1991North Korea and South Korea signed a historic non-aggression agreement.
  • 1993 – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that people must receive a hearing before property linked to illegal drug sales can be seized.
  • 1993 – The European Community ratified a treaty creating the European Economic Area.
  • 1994 – An American Eagle commuter plane carrying 20 people crashed short of Raleigh-Durham International Airport in North Carolina.
  • 1996 – Kofi Annan was elected the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
  • 2001 – U.S. President George W. Bush served formal notice to Russia that the United States was withdrawing from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
  • 2001 – The U.S. government released a videotape that showed Osama bin Laden and others discussing their knowledge of the terrorist attacks on the U. S on September 11, 2001.
  • 2001 – NBC-TV to begin running hard liquor commercials.
  • 2007 – The Mitchell Report was publicly released, listing the names of 89 Major League Baseball players that had presumably used anabolic steroids and human growth hormones.
  • 2014 – Fatou Bensouda, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, criticized the UN Security Council for its lack of action over war crimes in the Darfur region of Sudan.

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