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May 13 2009

May 13, 1637 was invented table knife, and made it none other than himself, Cardinal Richelieu, "His Eminence ordered to round out all the daggers that were used for food for cutting meat, and unexpectedly found that such a device is well suited for buttering bread butter .

May 13, 1950 the first in the history of the championship race in the class "Formula-1." Arena "Battle of the wheels and motors became Britain's Silverstone, and the first winner of a Formula 1 race car driver became the Italian Giuseppe Farina.

In general, the decision to hold the world championships in motor racing in Formula-1 was adopted FIA in 1949 on the initiative of the delegate of Italy Antonio Brivio Sforza. At the offset of the first championship of the world consisted of seven stages - six European Grand Prix (England, Monaco, Switzerland, Belgium, France and Italy), as well as 500-mile race in Indianapolis.

Season then lasted 113 days (from May 13 to September 3), it was attended by 80 riders. Champion became the highest score. In the set-off championship were the four best results of the seven stages. As anticipated, most experts, the championship was marked by the complete superiority of cars Alfa-Romeo. On the vast benefits of these cars may reflect the fact that the range of 391 (2447.6 km) distances for all phases of European drivers Milanese team to lead the 384 quarters (2364, 4 km)! This figure is still surpassed by no one in the long history of "royal racing".

The main struggle for the possession of a championship title erupted between the pilots of the Milan team - Italy's Giuseppe Farina and Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio. They were assisted by their fellow Alfa Corse 52-year-old Luigi Fadzhioli who by reason of old age could not compete against his colleagues, but acted very honorably. May 13, 1950 the first world championship in Formula-1 has opened the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone track, in the presence of the royal family. The first in the country attended the Grand Prix of Europe 120 000 people.

Three star "FA" - Farina, Fangio and Fadzhioli - took the first three places at the start, and specially invited British driver Reginald Parnell added the first row the grid. In the race, Parnell, however, was unable to offer resistance and eventually behind the winner at 52.0 sec. But he was still third: Fangio was forced to go because of engine trouble, and the first to the finish line came Farina, at 2.6 sec. ahead of Fadzhioli. The remaining two seats in the student's record five riders got on the French Talbot-Lago-T26C - Yves Giraud-Kabantu and Louis Rosier - but they lost to Farina for two laps.

May 13, 1981 there was an attempt on Pope John Paul II, carried out a Turkish terrorist Mehmet Ali Agca.

The pontiff was wounded in the stomach and arm, and the assailant was immediately arrested and over 19 years serving his sentence in Italy. It is noteworthy that somehow in the course of serving a prison term, terrorist, John Paul II met and talked with him.

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