What Happened On This Day in History?
Monday, July 13th 2020
Today is the 195th day of 2020. There are 170 days left in this year.
French revolutionary writer Jean Paul Marat was stabbed to death in his bath by Charlotte Corday, who was executed four days later. Marat's slaying is depicted in the famous painting by Jacques Louis David.
Rioting against the Civil War military draft erupted in New York City; about 1,000 people died over three days.
John F. Kennedy won the Democratic presidential nomination at his party's convention in Los Angeles.
Race-related rioting broke out in Newark, N.J.; by the time the violence ended four days later, 27 people had been killed.
A 25-hour blackout hit the New York City area after lightning struck upstate power lines.
Lee Iacocca was fired as president of Ford Motor Co. by chairman Henry Ford II.
Live Aid, an international rock concert in London, Philadelphia, Moscow and Sydney, Australia, took place to raise money for Africa's starving people.
Tonya Harding's ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly, was sentenced in Portland, Ore., to two years in prison for his role in the attack on Harding's skating rival, Nancy Kerrigan. He served six months.
A jury in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., ruled that the Rev. Al Sharpton and two others had defamed a former prosecutor by accusing him of raping Tawana Brawley.
Angel Maturino Resendiz, suspected of being the ''railroad killer,'' surrendered in El Paso, Texas.