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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

ON THIS DAY: AUGUST 13 (My birthday!)

ON THIS DAY: AUGUST 13:

August 13 is the 225th day of the year (226th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 140 days remaining until the end of the year.

Today's WORLD Lefthanders' Day (Declared on August 13 1990).

Other significant events:

England 1899: Born. Alfred Hitchcock (Leytonstone, London, England, UK)

Germany 1918: – Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) established as a public company in Germany.

China 1937 – The Battle of Shanghai begins

1960 – The Central African Republic declares independence from France.

Germany 1961
Berliners wake to divided city
Troops in East Germany seal off the border between East and West Berlin,
East Germany Border Closed To West Germany on 13th Aug. 1961 : German communists closed the border between East and West Germany stopping refugees from leaving and Going to West Germany ,
they also started laying barbed wire as the first step to building the Berlin Wall.

China 1966 China Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution 13th Aug. 1966 : China has announced It's Cultural Revolution and that by reorganizing the current small farming collectives into great communes workers would be released to work in industry.
With the Cultural Revolution came persecution of radical students and teachers and colleges were effectively closed down, and Chairman Mao also used the time to purge his rivals. A bi-product of the Cultural Revolution was that grain output declined leading to the country's largest famine in history.

Ireland 1985: Heart-lung transplant makes history
A three-year-old boy from Dublin becomes the world's youngest heart and lung transplant patient.

1990: Shila Amzah's born.

Greece 2004 Greece Olympic Games Opens 13th Aug. 2004 : The Summer Olympic Games opening ceremony in Athens Greece , officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, the opening ceremony was shown around the world.

Beijing 2008
U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps won his 11th career Olympic gold medal, becoming the first athlete in Olympic history to do so.

AND LASTLY, Yours truly, Jefferson W H Lim's born on 13 August 1979 at Pantai Medical Centre, KL.

REFERENCES:

1) http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/13/
2) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_13
3) http://www.infoplease.com/dayinhistory/August-13
4) http://www.lefthandersday.com/

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