On August 13…

1521 – After a 3-month siege, the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan fell to Spanish forces.

1818 – Women’s rights activist Lucy Stone (founder of American Suffrage Association) was born in West Brookfield, Massachusetts.

1889 – William Gray of Hartford, Connecticut, patented the coin-operated telephone.

1899 – Film director – producer Alfred Hitchcock was born in London.

1961 – The German city of Berlin was divided by a barbed wire fence.

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