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Friday 13 July 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Nathan Bedford Forrest Day (As per a 1971 state law, Tennessee's Republican governor proclaimed 13 July Nathan Bedford Forrest Day)

Events

  • In 2016 U.S. and Indian scientists report that graphene-infused packaging is a million times better at blocking moisture than typical plastic.
  • 1956 – John McCarthy(Dartmouth College), Marvin Minsky(MIT), Claude Shannon (Bell Labs), and Nathaniel Rochester (IBM) assemble the first coordinated research meeting on the topic of "Artificial Intelligence" at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. USA.
  • 1919 – The British airship R34 lands in Norfolk, England, completing the first airship return journey across the Atlantic in 182 hours of flight.
  • 1863 – New York City draft riots: In New York City, opponents of conscription begin three days of rioting which will be later regarded as the worst in United States history.
  • 1830 – The General Assembly's Institution, now the Scottish Church College, one of the pioneering institutions that ushered the Bengali renaissance, is founded by Alexander Duff and Raja Ram Mohan Roy, in Calcutta, India.

Births

  • 1995 – Cody Bellinger, American baseball player
  • 1988 – Colton Haynes, American actor, model and singer
  • 1985 – Trell Kimmons, American sprinter
  • 1982 – Yadier Molina, Puerto Rican-American baseball player
  • 1978 – Ryan Ludwick, American baseball player
  • 1977 – Chris Horn, American football player
  • 1969 – Ken Jeong, American actor, comedian, and physician
  • 1966 – Gerald Levert, American R&B singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (d. 2006)
  • 1966 – Matthew Fox, American actor
  • 1965 – Eileen Ivers, American fiddler
  • 1964 – Charlie Hides, American drag queen and comedian
  • 1964 – Paul Thorn, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1962 – Rhonda Vincent, American singer-songwriter and mandolin player
  • 1962 – Tom Kenny, American voice actor and screenwriter
  • 1960 – Curtis Rouse, American football player (d. 2013)
  • 1960 – Robert Abraham, American football player
  • 1957 – Cameron Crowe, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1956 – Michael Spinks, American boxer
  • 1955 – Mark Mendoza, American bass player and songwriter
  • 1954 – Louise Mandrell, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1951 – Didi Conn, American actress and singer
  • 1951 – Rob Bishop, American educator and politician
  • 1950 – George Nelson, American astronomer and astronaut
  • 1946 – Bob Kauffman, American basketball player and coach (d. 2015)
  • 1946 – Cheech Marin, American actor and comedian
  • 1944 – Erno Rubik, Hungarian game designer, architect, and educator, invented the Rubik's Cube
  • 1942 – Harrison Ford, American actor and producer
  • 1942 – Roger McGuinn, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1941 – Robert Forster, American actor and producer
  • 1940 – Paul Prudhomme, American chef and author (d. 2015)
  • 1940 – Tom Lichtenberg, American football player and coach (d. 2013)
  • 1936 – Albert Ayler, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1970)
  • 1935 – Jack Kemp, American football player and politician, 9th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (d. 2009)
  • 1931 – Frank Ramsey, American basketball player and coach
  • 1930 – Sam Greenlee, American author and poet (d. 2014)
  • 1928 – Bob Crane, American actor (d. 1978)
  • 1928 – Sven Davidson, Swedish-American tennis player (d. 2008)
  • 1926 – Robert H. Justman, American director, producer, and production manager (d. 2008)
  • 1926 – T. Loren Christianson, American politician
  • 1926 – Thomas Clark, American politician
  • 1925 – Suzanne Zimmerman, American competition swimmer and Olympic medalist
  • 1924 – Johnny Gilbert, American game show host and announcer
  • 1923 – Ashley Bryan, American children's book writer & illustrator
  • 1922 – Leslie Brooks, American actress (d. 2011)
  • 1921 – Ernest Gold, Austrian-American composer and conductor (d. 1999)
  • 1918 – Marcia Brown, American author and illustrator (d. 2015)
  • 1918 – Ronald Bladen, American painter and sculptor (d. 1988)
  • 1913 – Dave Garroway, American journalist and television personality (d. 1982)
  • 1913 – Kay Linaker, American actress and screenwriter (d. 2008)
  • 1910 – Loren Pope, American journalist and author (d. 2008)
  • 1908 – Tim Spencer, American country & western singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1974)
  • 1907 – George Weller, American author, playwright, and journalist (d. 2002)
  • 1900 – George Lewis, American clarinet player and songwriter (d. 1969)
  • 1895 – Sidney Blackmer, American actor (d. 1973)
  • 1892 – Jonni Myyrä, Finnish-American discus and javelin thrower (d. 1955)
  • 1889 – Stan Coveleski, American baseball player (d. 1984)
  • 1864 – John Jacob Astor IV, American colonel and businessman (d. 1912)
  • 1858 – Stewart Culin, American ethnographer and author (d. 1929)
  • 1841 – Otto Wagner, Austrian architect, designed the Austrian Postal Savings Bank and Karlsplatz Stadtbahn Station (d. 1918)
  • 1821 – Nathan Bedford Forrest, American general and first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan (d. 1877)

Deaths

  • 2014 – Alfred de Grazia, American political scientist, author, and academic (b. 1919)
  • 2014 – Jeff Leiding, American football player (b. 1961)
  • 2014 – Lorin Maazel, French-American violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1930)
  • 2014 – Thomas Berger, American author and playwright (b. 1924)
  • 2013 – Leonard Garment, American lawyer and public servant, 14th White House Counsel (b. 1924)
  • 2013 – Marc Simont, French-American author and illustrator (b. 1915)
  • 2013 – Vernon B. Romney, American lawyer and politician, 14th Attorney General of Utah (b. 1924)
  • 2012 – Richard D. Zanuck, American film producer (b. 1934)
  • 2012 – Warren Jabali, American basketball player (b. 1946)
  • 2010 – George Steinbrenner, American businessman (b. 1930)
  • 2007 – Michael Reardon, American mountaineer (b. 1965)
  • 2006 – Red Buttons, American actor (b. 1919)
  • 2005 – Robert E. Ogren, American zoologist (b. 1922)
  • 2000 – Jan Karski, Polish-American activist and academic (b. 1914)
  • 1996 – Pandro S. Berman, American director, producer, and production manager (b. 1905)
  • 1993 – Davey Allison, American race car driver (b. 1961)
  • 1970 – Leslie Groves, American general and engineer (b. 1896)
  • 1960 – Joy Davidman, American-English poet and author (b. 1915)
  • 1951 – Arnold Schoenberg, Austrian-American composer and painter (b. 1874)
  • 1949 – Walt Kuhn, American painter and academic (b. 1877)
  • 1946 – Alfred Stieglitz, American photographer and curator (b. 1864)
  • 1945 – Alla Nazimova, Russian-American actress, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1879)
  • 1934 – Mary E. Byrd, American astronomer and academic (b. 1849)
  • 1927 – Mimar Kemaleddin Bey, Turkish architect and academic, designed the Tayyare Apartments (b. 1870)
  • 1922 – Martin Dies, Sr., American journalist and politician (b. 1870)
  • 1893 – Young Man Afraid of His Horses, American tribal chief (b. 1836)
  • 1890 – John C. Frémont, American general and politician, 5th Territorial Governor of Arizona (b. 1813)
  • 1881 – John C. Pemberton, American general (b. 1814)
  • 1399 – Peter Parler, German architect, designed St. Vitus Cathedral and Charles Bridge (b. 1330)
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