è successo un 13 Ottobre

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.

Citazione del giorno : 13 Ottobre

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

Compleanni : 13 Ottobre

Allan Ramsay, Pittore scozzese (1713)
Lillie Langtry, Attrice scozzese (1853)
Mary Kingsley, Esploratrice e scrittrice inglese (1862)
Sasha Chorny, Poeta russo (1880)
Arna Bontemps, Poeta americano (1902)
Yves Allégret, Regista francese (1905)
Herblock, Vignettista americano (1909)
Cornel Wilde, Attore americano (1912)
Robert Walker, Attore americano (1918)
Laraine Day, Attrice americana (1920)
Yves Montand, Attore francese (1921)
Margaret Thatcher, Primo Ministro del Regno Unito (1979-1990) (1925)
Bruce Geller, Sceneggiatore e produttore americano (1930)
Raymond Kopa, Calciatore francese (1931)
Nana Mouskouri, Cantante greca (1934)
Sami Frey, Attore francese (1937)
Paul Simon, Musicista americano (1941)
Christophe, Cantante francese (1945)
Sammy Hagar, Cantante americano (Van Halen) (1947)
Beverly Johnson, Top Model americano (1952)
Chris Carter, Sceneggiatore, regista e produttore americano (The X-Files, Millennium) (1954)
Arturo Brachetti, Artista italiano (1957)
Kelly Preston, Attrice americana (1962)
Christopher Judge, Attore americano (1964)
Johan Museeuw, Ciclista belgo (1965)
Kate Walsh, Attrice americana (1967)
Javier Sotomayor, Atleta cubano (1967)
Nancy Kerrigan, Pattinatrice americana (1969)
Sacha Baron Cohen, Comico inglese (1971)
Antonio Di Natale, Calciatore italiano (1977)
Wes Brown, Calciatore inglese (1979)
Ashanti , Cantante americana (1980)
Scott Parker, Calciatore inglese (1980)
Ian Thorpe, Nuotatore australiano (1982)

Ci hanno lasciato un 13 Ottobre

Nicolas Malebranche, Filosofo francese (1715)
Joachim Murat, Maresciallo francese (1815)
Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Scrittore danese, Premio Nobel per la letteratura (1919)
E. C. Segar, Vignettista americano (Popeye) (1938)
Clifton Webb, Attore americano (1966)
Walter Brattain, Fisico americano, premio Nobel (1987)
Jean Peters, Attrice americana (2000)
Stephen E. Ambrose, Storico e biografo americano (2002)
Bertram Brockhouse, Fisico canadese, premio Nobel (2003)
Guillaume Depardieu, Attore francese (2008)
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