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Importance of 13th May in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 13th May special in the world history.

1989
British war hero Jackie Mann, a former Battle of Britain pilot, was kidnapped in Beirut. (Released September 1991)
Great Britain
1968
Peace talks between the USA and North Vietnam began in Paris .
1958
Velcro was registered as a trademark by its Swiss inventor George de Mestral.
Switzerland
1958
Pierre Pflimlin became Prime Minister of France .
France
1958
US Vice-President Richard Nixon’s limousine was attacked by rockthrowing anti-US demonstrators in Caracas, Venezuela.
United States
1939
The first commercial FM radio station in the USA was launched in Bloomfield, Connecticut. (The station is now known as WDRC-FM)
United States
1912
Royal Flying Corps (later the RAF) founded in Britain
Great Britain
1907
Birth of Dame Daphne Du Maurier author of the novels Jamaica Inn (1939 ) and Rebecca (1940), and the short story The Birds, which became films.
Great Britain
1787
First convicts sent to Australia
Australia
1707
Birth of Carl Linnaeus creator of the taxonomical classification of plants.
Sweden
1568
Battle of Langside – Mary's flight to England and her imprisonment by Queen Elizabeth I
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