January 13th in History1888: National Geographic Society founded
1898: Emile Zola publishes his open letter (J'accuse) in defense of Captain Alfred Dreyfus in Paris
1945: The Soviet 'Red' army occupies the Hungarian city of Budapest
1968: Beginning of Tet-offensive in Vietnam
January 13th birthdays1834: Horatio Alger, American author
1926: Michael Bond, Creator of 'Padington Bear'
1955: Jay McInerney, American writer