Historical Events for 13th May 2024

641 – Eligius (Saint Eloy) becomes bishop of Doornik-Noyon
1364 – Peter Coutherel banished from Leuven
1877 – Caesar Franck’s symphonic poem “Lesson Eolides” premieres
1946 – US sentences 58 camp guards of Mauthausen concentration camp to death
1949 – 1st British-produced jet bomber, the Canberra, makes its 1st test flight
1975 – “Rodgers and Hart” opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 108 performances
1982 – Braniff Airlines files for bankruptcy
1996 – Severe thunderstorms and a tornado in Bangladesh kill 600 people.
2018 – China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier begins sea trials in Dalian, China
2023 – 67th Eurovision Song Contest: Loreen wins for Sweden, for the second time, singing “Tattoo”, in Liverpool, England, hosting on behalf of Ukraine

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