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Events and Birthdays on 13 January

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Events on this day, 13 January

Harold Shipman, who is believed to have killed more than 200 patients, is found hanged in his prison cell.

More than 1,000 people are feared dead after an earthquake strikes the Central American city of San Salvador.

Peruvian left-wing guerrillas holding 72 hostages open fire on police outside the Japanese Embassy in Lima.

American, British and French fighter jets carry out a series of bombing raids over southern Iraq.

Around 13 people are killed and at least 140 injured as Soviet troops continue to attack Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania.

An army commander seizes control of Ghana while the prime minister is in London for medical treatment.

Hindu-Muslim rioting breaks out in the Indian city of Calcutta resulting in the deaths of more than 100 people.

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