On This Day: August 13th
This is 226th day of the year and 140 days remain in the year.
An all-black army unit was accused of a shooting rampage that left 1 civilian dead at Fort Brown in Brownsville, Texas. In 1972 they were all exonerated.
The border between East and West Berlin was closed and marked with a barbed wire fence.
Baseball great Mickey Mantle died of cancer.
U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps won his 11th career gold medal, becoming the first athlete in Olympic history to do so.
August 13 BirthdaysFidel Castro1926—, Cuban revolutionary, premier of Cuba (1959–76), president of the Council of State and Council of Ministers (1976-).
Midori Itofigure skater
Anders Jöns Ångströmphysicist