11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 13th May

Dolly Parton

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1568 - Mary Queen of Scots is defeated at the Battle of Langside and immediately fleas to North England

2. 1861 - Britain declares its neutrality in the American Civil War

3. 1888 - Slavery is abolished in Brazil

4. 1938 - When the Saints Go Marching In is recorded by Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra

5. 1940 - Winston Churchill gives his first speech as Prime Minister: 'I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat'

6. 1961 - Basketball player Dennis Rodman is born

7. 1977 - Dolly Parton makes her New York City debut with a concert at the Bottom Line

8. 1981 - The Pope has been shot four times as he blessed the crowds in St Peter's Square in Rome

9. 1986 - Robert Pattinson is born

10. 1995 - A British mother of two becomes the first woman to conquer Everest without oxygen or the help of sherpas

11. 1999 - In Moscow, the impeachment of Russian President Boris Yeltsin begins

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

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