Friday the 13th (2017)
1307 – Agents of King Philip IV of France launched a dawn raid, arresting many members of the Knights Templar, and subsequently torturing them into “admitting” heresy.
1885 – The Georgia Institute of Technology (pictured) was established in Atlanta as part of Reconstruction plans to build an industrial economy in the Southern United States.
1917 – At least 30,000 people in the Cova da Iria fields near Fátima, Portugal, witnessed the “Miracle of the Sun”.
1979 – Michael Jackson’s “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” topped the Billboard Hot 100.
2013 – During the Hindu festival of Navratri at a temple in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, rumours about an impending bridge collapse caused a stampede that resulted in 115 deaths.