13th July

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1992 Yitzhak Rabin becomes Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin becomes Prime Minister of Israel.
1985 Live Aid occurs simultaneously around the world The Live Aid concerts organised by Bob Geldorf take place to raise money for African famine relief.
1955 Ruth Ellis is hanged Ruth Ellis is hanged at Holloway prison for the murder of her lover David Blakely. She was the last woman to be hanged in Britain.
1943 Battle of Kursk ends The largest tank battle in history, the battle of Kursk, ends with German forces defeated at Kursk south of Moscow. Over 6000 tanks were involved in the battle.
1942 Harrison Ford is born American film actor Harrison Ford is born in Chicago, Illinois
1939 Frank Sinatra releases From the Bottom of My Heart American singer Frank Sinatra makes his first record From the Bottom of My Heart.
1930 First Football World Cup The first football World Cup opens in Montevideo, Uruguay, with France playing Mexico.
1908 Olympics- London The first Olympics to be held in Britain are opened at White City in London by King Edward VII.
1837 Queen Victoria moves into Buckingham Palace Queen Victoria becomes the first British monarch to live at Buckingham Palace.

 

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