Today in History: August 13th

A city, a people, and thousands of families divided in the predawn hours — a scar on a nation — had its beginning on Aug. 13. The HAN Network’s Donald Eng takes a look back at this big event and others that happened in history on Aug. 13.

Check out the video below that looks back at the capture of the Aztec capital by Cortéz, King Louis XVI’s arrest, a mock battle in the Spanish-American War and more.

You can catch Eng’s look back in history every day on the HAN Network’s Coffee Break news program, which streams live video at 11 a.m. atHANRadio.com/livestream/

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Battle of Manila.  1898.  Copy of lithograph published by Butler, Thomas & Co., 1899. (Marine Corps)

Battle of Manila. 1898. Copy of lithograph published by Butler, Thomas & Co., 1899. (Marine Corps)

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