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13 January

Liberation Day (Togo)
Korean American Day
Old New Year, celebrated on the night of January 13 or 14. (Russia, Georgia, Belarus, Ukraine, Serbia, Montenegro, Republic of Srpska, Republic of Macedonia)
Bhogi (Tamil)
Lohri (Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh)
Uruka (Assam)
St. Knut's Day or Tjugondag Knut, the last day of Christmas. (Sweden and Finland)

1610 - Galileo Galilei discovers Callisto, 4th satellite of Jupiter
1822 – The design of the Greek flag is adopted by the First National Assembly at Epidaurus.
1830 – The Great fire of New Orleans, Louisiana begins.
1915 – An earthquake in Avezzano, Italy kills 29,800.
1939 – The Black Friday bush fires burn 20,000 square kilometers of land in Australia, claiming the lives of 71 people.
1943 - Hitler declares "Total War"
1980 - Togo's constitution becomes effective
1985 - Cerberal Palsy telethon raises $17,100,000
1989 - "Friday the 13th" virus strikes hundreds of IBM computers in Britain
2001 - Earthquake measuring magnitude 7.6 strikes El Salvador, killing more than 840 people
2007 - Two thirds of the Venus's southern hemisphere suddenly brightened as something triggered aerosols to form at a furious rate.






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