13 July 1821
On this date in 1821 – Confederate Lt. General Nathan Bedford Forrest was born at Chapel Hill, Tennessee.
- 1585 – A group of 108 English colonists, led by Sir Richard Grenville, reached Roanoke Island, North Carolina
- .1754 – During the French and Indian War, George Washington surrendered the small stockade of Fort Necessity to the French.
- 1780 – Georgia troops attacked and defeated a Tory encampment at Gowen’s Old Fort, South Carolina.
- 1868 – Oscar J Dunn, a former slave, was installed as Louisiana reconstruction Lt. Governor.
- 1978 – Walter Poenisch completed his 129 mile swim to become the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida.
- 1984 – In the Arkansas Ozarks, Terry Wallis was injured in a car accident and stayed comatose, awakening in June, 2003.
- 1998 – “Image of an Assassination,” the video documentary on Abraham Zapruder’s home movie of U.S. President Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas went on sale.
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