On This Day: July 13th
This is 195th day of the year and 171 days remain in the year.
The Battle of Kursk, the largest tank battle in history—involving some 6,000 tanks, 2,000,000 troops, and 4,000 aircraft—ended in German defeat.
A 25-hour blackout hit New York City, engendering widespread rioting and looting.
Iraq's interim governing council was inaugurated.
July 13 BirthdaysHarrison Ford1942– Actor, born in Chicago.
Wole Soyinkaplaywright, poet, novelist, essayist, and political activist
Nathan Bedford Forrestgeneral
Cameron Crowedirector, screenwriter