13 July It Happened Today

1793  One of the leading figures of the French Revolution, Jean Paul Marat, is stabbed to death in his bath.

1883  Death of legendary circus midget General Tom Thumb.

1942  Birth of American actor Harrison Ford.

1951  Death of Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg.

1955  Ruth Ellis becomes the last woman to be hanged in the UK.

1977  Electrical storms cause a power blackout in New York and surrounding areas.

You may also like...