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13th January date

13th January in history:
1822 – The design of the Greek flag is adopted by the First National Assembly at Epidaurus.
1910 – The first public radio broadcast takes place; a live performance of the opera Cavalleria rusticana is sent out over the airwaves from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, New York.
1942 – Henry Ford patents a plastic automobile, which is 30% lighter than a regular car.
1942 – World War II: First use of an aircraft ejection seat by a German test pilot in a Heinkel He 280 jet fighter.
1978 – U.S. Food & Drug Administration requires all blood donations to be labeled "paid" or "volunteer" donors.
1988 – Lee Teng-hui becomes the first native Taiwanese President of the Republic of China.

Birthdays today:
1926 – Shakti Samanta, Indian director and producer (d. 2009)
1938 – Shivkumar Sharma, Indian santoor player and composer
1948 – Gaj Singh, Indian politician
1949 – Rakesh Sharma, Indian pilot and astronaut
1978 – Ashmit Patel, Indian actor
1983 – Imran Khan, Indian actor

Festivals and celebrations:
Democracy Day (Cape Verde)
Korean American Day (some U.S. states)
Liberation Day (Togo)
Old New Year's Eve (Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Serbia, Montenegro, Republic of Srpska, Republic of Macedonia)
Sidereal winter solstice's eve celebrations in South and Southeast Asian cultures; the last day of the six-month Dakshinayana period (see January 14):
Bhogi (Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu)
Lohri (Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh)
Uruka (Assam)
St. Knut's Day or Tjugondag Knut, the last day of Christmas. (Sweden and Finland)

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