The Daily News | August 13

BMW established as a public company in Germany, 1918
Berlin is divided, 1961
Central African Republic proclaimed its independence, 1960
Alfred Hitchcock born, 1899
First Two-Way Telephonic Conversation With a Satellite, 1960
US forces captured Manila, 1898
Eugène Delacroix, French painter and lithographer, died, 1863
1st test glide of space shuttle, 1977
“Hound Dog” is recorded for the first time by Big Mama Thornton, 1952
King Curtis, saxophonist, killed, 1971
Herbert George Wells, author-historian (“The Time Machine”), died, 1946
First taxi cab appeared in New York, 1907
Rene Theophile Hyacinthe Laennec, French inventor of stethoscope, died, 1826
Blue sun observed throughout the South, 1831
Spanish conquistadors capture Aztec Emperor marking the end of the Aztec Empire, 1521
First experimental radio liscense issued, 1912
Air speed record set (Los Angeles to New York in 12 hours, 25 minutes, Captain Frank Hawkes), 1930
Florence Nightingale, English nurse, died, 1910
Brookly and Pitsburgh tied 8-8 (each had 38 at-bats, 13 hits, 12 assists, 2 errors, 5 strikeouts, 3 walks, 1 hit batsman, and 1 passed ball), 1910
Norwegians vote to end the union with Sweden, 1905