eso ha pasado un 13 Octubre

1943 : Italy declared war to Germany

On October 13, 1943, Italy, largely under the control of the Allies, declared war on Germany, its former partner in the Axis forces.

1972 : Crash of a Uruguayan flight in the Andes

On October 13, 1972, Fuerza Aérea Uruguaya flight 571, carrying 45 people, including a rugby team, crashed in the Andes over 3600m above sea level. When the survivors had no more food or any object that could be eaten, they were forced to eat their dead comrades. Survivors heard on the radio that no help would come, so two of them tried to reach Chile on foot. They reached a village 10 days later and rescuers could be sent to the crash site. In the end, 16 people survived the crash.

1977 : Hijacking of a German plane

On October 13, 1977, Lufthansa flight 181, from Palma de Mallorca and going to Frankfurt, carrying 91 people was hijacked by members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in support of the Red Army Faction, a extreme left German terrorist group. The aircraft landed in Mogadishu, Somalia, after stops more or less eventful in Rome, Cyprus, Bahrain, Dubai and Yemen. An operation was conducted on October 18th by the German forces to save the passengers. The only victim, apart from the hijackers, was the captain, killed by the terrorist leader on October 16th.

2010 : Chilean miners rescue

On October 13, 2010, the last of 33 miners, who had been trapped for 69 days at 700m depth in a shelter of a mine in northern Chile, found the open air. They had been located after 17 days after the accident and provisions had been provided to them since then through a bore hole dug in the rock. A rescue operation was carried out in order to dig a hole wide enough for a capsule to go down and get the miners, who were rescued in front of the cameras from all over the world.

Cita del día : 13 Octubre

Margaret Thatcher
A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable and more dangerous for all of us.

Cumpleaños : 13 Octubre

Allan Ramsay, Pintor escocés (1713)
Lillie Langtry, Actriz escocesa (1853)
Mary Kingsley, Exploradora y escritora inglesa (1862)
Sasha Chorny, Poeta ruso (1880)
Arna Bontemps, Poeta estadounidense (1902)
Yves Allégret, Director de cine francés (1905)
Herblock, Caricaturista editorial estadounidense (1909)
Cornel Wilde, Actor americano (1912)
Robert Walker, Actor americano (1918)
Laraine Day, Actriz americana (1920)
Yves Montand, Actor francés (1921)
Margaret Thatcher, Primer ministro del Reino Unido (1979-1990) (1925)
Bruce Geller, Guionista y productor estadounidense (1930)
Raymond Kopa, Futbolista francés (1931)
Nana Mouskouri, Cantante griega (1934)
Sami Frey, Actor francés (1937)
Paul Simon, Músico estadounidense (1941)
Christophe, Cantante francés (1945)
Sammy Hagar, Cantante americano (Van Halen) (1947)
Beverly Johnson, Modelo estadounidense (1952)
Chris Carter, Guionista, director de cine y productor estadounidense (The X-Files, Millennium) (1954)
Arturo Brachetti, Artista italiano (1957)
Kelly Preston, Actriz americana (1962)
Christopher Judge, Actor americano (1964)
Johan Museeuw, Ciclista belgo (1965)
Kate Walsh, Actriz americana (1967)
Javier Sotomayor, Atleta cubano (1967)
Nancy Kerrigan, Patinadora artística estadounidense (1969)
Sacha Baron Cohen, Comediante inglés (1971)
Antonio Di Natale, Futbolista italiano (1977)
Wes Brown, Futbolista inglés (1979)
Ashanti , Cantante estadounidense (1980)
Scott Parker, Futbolista inglés (1980)
Ian Thorpe, Nadador australiano (1982)

Nos han dejado un 13 Octubre

Nicolas Malebranche, Filósofo francés (1715)
Joachim Murat, Mariscal francés (1815)
Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Escritor danés, Premio Nobel de Literatura (1919)
E. C. Segar, Dibujante americano (Popeye) (1938)
Clifton Webb, Actor americano (1966)
Walter Brattain, Físico americano, Premio Nobel (1987)
Jean Peters, Actriz americana (2000)
Stephen E. Ambrose, Historiador y biógrafo estadounidense (2002)
Bertram Brockhouse, Físico canadiense, Premio Nobel (2003)
Guillaume Depardieu, Actor francés (2008)
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