January 13 in History

2010: The Un released a report stating that in 2009 in Afghanistan, 2,413 civilians were killed, increasing the number of people killed the previous year by 14%. The report also said 1,630 of them were killed by the Taliban and other terrorist groups.

1972: While in London for medical treatment, Ghanaian Prime Minister Kofi Busia was deposed in a military coup led by Col. Ignatius Kutcher Acheampong.

1969: Czechoslovak journalists agree to self-censorship to resolve their dispute with the communist party.

2000: Alfred Baphethuxulo Nzo, the South African black nationalist, dies in Johannesburg, South Africa, aged 74.

1945: China Coast was attacked by U.S carrier planes for the first time. They bombed Japanese targets in Hong Kong, Amoy and Swatow.

1998: An Afghan cargo plane carrying 51 people, including members of the Islamic Taliban militia, slams into a mountainside in a remote area of Pakistan; there are no survivors.

1961: The Turkish government lifted the ban imposed on political parties in May 1960.

1991: Soviet army troops stormed the Lithuanian Tv station, killed at least 11 people, and left 100 others injured.

1964: Riots in Calcutta, India, dead more than 100 people.

1963: Military insurgents in Togo seized power after assassinating President Sylvanus Olympio and arresting most of his ministers.

2008: Team leader of a group of scientists at the University of Minnesota, Doris A. Taylor, reports that her team has successfully made new beating hearts by growing heart cells from newborn rats in the heart structure taken from dead rats.

1959: French cabinet granted pardon and amnesty to capture Algerian rebel leaders and condemned terrorists.