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On This Day (by Bruce)
Events and birthdays around the world on this day
In 1237 St Sava, son of Serbia's king, dies.
In 1526 Francis I forced to give up claims in Burgundy, Italy and Flanders.
In 1742 Edmund Halley genius eclipsed by Newton, dies at 86.
In 1799 King of Naples flees before the advancing French armies.
In 1814 King of Denmark cedes Norway to King of Sweden by treaty of Kiel.
In 1861 Mehmed VI, last sultan of Ottoman Empire (1918-22), born.
In 1875 Albert Schweitzer, doctor/humanitarian/organist (Nobel 1952), born.
In 1898 Lewis Carroll writer (Alice in Wonderland), dies at 65.
In 1914 Henry Ford introduces assembly line for cars.
In 1941 Faye Dunaway, actress (Chinatown, Bonnie and Clyde), born.
In 1953 Yugoslavia elects it's 1st president (Marshal Tito).
In 1954 Marilyn Monroe marries baseball star Joe DiMaggio.
In 1957 Humphrey Bogart actor, dies at 57.
In 1964 Jacqueline Kennedy's 1st public appearance (TV) since assassination.
In 1965 Vanity [Dee Dee Williams], singer/actress (Action Jackson), born.
In 1966 David Bowie releases his 1st record (Can't Help Thinking About Me).
In 1967 20,000 attend the Human Be-In, SF.
In 1978 Sex Pistols' final concert (Winterland, SF).
In 1984 Ray Kroc founder of MacDonalds/owner San Diego Padres, dies at 82.
In 1986 Vinicio Cerezo becomes only the 2nd freely elected president of Guatemala since the CIA-sponsored coup in 1954.
In 1989 29 year old French woman gives birth to sextuplets in Paris.
Jan 13th, 2014