Battle of Blenheim was fought during the War of the Spanish
Succession, resulting in a victory for English and Austrian
Hitchcock, the English movie director of suspense film, was
born. Following his death on April 29, 1980, his obituary
appeared in The Times.
Disney’s animated feature “Bambi” premiered at Radio City Music
Hall in New York.
August 13 is the 225th day of the year (226th in leap years) in the
Gregorian calendar. There are 140 days remaining until the end of the
1521: Spanish conqueror Hernando Cortez captured present-day Mexico
City from the Aztecs.
1932: Adolf Hitler rejected the post of vice-chancellor of Germany,
saying he was prepared to hold out “for all or nothing.”
1934: The comic strip “Li’l Abner” by Al Capp made its debut.
1960: The first two-way telephone conversation by satellite took
place with the help of Echo 1, a balloon satellite.
1995: Baseball Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle died of liver cancer at
2003: Libya agreed to set up a $2.7 billion fund for families of 270
people killed in the 1988 Pan Am bombing.
2004: The 28th summer Olympic games opened in Athens
2007: President Bush’s political strategist, Karl Rove, announced his