6 Things That Happened On- 13th August

Events, History, On This Day, Uncategorized

3114 BC- The supposed start of the Mayan calendar, created in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica.

1792- King Louis XVI is formally arrested by the National Tribunal and declared an enemy of the people.

1918- Women are accepted into the United States Marine Corps. Opha Mae Johnson is the first woman to enrol. 

1937- After failed negotiations between the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan, the Battle of Shanghai commences. 

1961- Troops in East Germany complete the Berlin Wall, dividing the two sectors of the city overnight with barbed wire fences up to six feet in height erected. 

1985- Jamie Gavin undergoes four hour operation in Middlesex to become the first lung and heart transplant patient at just three years of age.

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