13th August

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2004 The 28th Olympics open in Athens The 28th Olympics open in Athens, Greece.
1961 Cold War - Berlin wall erected Communist authorities seal off all roads between East and West Berlin, instructing soldiers to shoot anyone attempting to cross to the west.
1942 Bambi premiered Walt Disney's Bambi is premiered at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
1915 Joseph Smith is hanged Joseph Smith, convicted of murdering his brides in a zinc bath after he had gained access to their finances, is hanged.
1910 Florence Nightingale dies Although she had been in poor health for a long time, Florence Nightingale dies unexpectedly in her home in London.
1900 German Liners set speed record The Hamburg-America liner Deutschland becomes the fastest way to cross to America from Europe at an average of 23.32 knots
1899 Alfred Hitchcock is born Film director Alfred Hitchcock is born in London.

 

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On This Day - 13th August