Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/July 13
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|Statehood Day in Montenegro (1878)||MOS issues|
|1174 – William the Lion, a key rebel in the Revolt of 1173–74, was captured at Alnwick by forces loyal to Henry II of England.||refimprove|
|1643 – English Civil War: Royalists defeated the Parliamentarians at the Battle of Roundway Down near Devizes in central Wiltshire.||needs more footnotes|
|1772 – Under the command of explorer James Cook, HMS Resolution set sail from Plymouth, England, along with HMS Adventure.||needs more footnotes|
|1787 – The Northwest Ordinance was passed by the Congress of the Confederation, creating the Northwest Territory as the first organized territory of the United States.|
|1793 – Charlotte Corday assassinated Jean-Paul Marat, a leader in the French Revolution, in his bathtub; his death being one of the pretexts for the subsequent Reign of Terror.||refimprove section|
|1814 – The Carabinieri, the national military police of Italy, was founded by Victor Emmanuel I as the police force of the Kingdom of Sardinia.||refimprove section|
|1830 – Scottish Church College (pictured), the oldest continuously running Christian liberal arts and sciences college in India, was founded as the General Assembly's Institution.||cleanup|
|1941 – The Communist Party of Yugoslavia initiated a general and popular uprising against Italian occupation forces in Montenegro that was suppressed within six weeks.||refimprove section|
|1977 – A power outage in New York City resulted in city-wide looting and other disorder.||unreferenced section|
|1977 – Ethiopia and Somalia went to war over the disputed Ogaden region in eastern Ethiopia.||unreferenced section|
|1985 – Live Aid rock music concerts, organised by singers Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for famine relief in Ethiopia, were held at Wembley Stadium in London and John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia.||refimprove sections|
- 1863 – Three days of rioting began in New York City by opponents of new laws passed by the United States Congress to draft men to fight in the ongoing American Civil War.
- 2008 – War in Afghanistan: Taliban guerrillas attacked NATO troops in the far eastern province of Nuristan.
- 2011 – Three coordinated bombings across Mumbai, India, killed 26 victims and injured 130 more.
- Born/died: Kenneth Clark (b. 1903) ·
- 1260 – The Livonian Order suffered its greatest defeat in the 13th century in the Battle of Durbe against the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.
- 1878 – At the conclusion of the Congress of Berlin, the major powers in Europe signed the Treaty of Berlin, redrawing the map of the Balkans.
- 1962 – In an unprecedented action, British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan dismissed seven members of his Cabinet.
- 1973 – Watergate scandal: Under questioning by Senate investigators, White House deputy chief of staff Alexander Butterfield revealed the existence of a secret taping system (tape recorder pictured) in the Oval Office.
- 2003 – French DGSE personnel aborted an operation to rescue Colombian politician Íngrid Betancourt from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, causing a political scandal when details were leaked to the press six days later.