Hurricane Charley (2004)

This Day in History: Aug. 13

This Day in History: Aug. 13

In 1892, the Afro-American Newspaper was founded in Baltimore by John H. Murphy, shown above. The newspaper’s content was about what was going on in the African-American communities. Today, the newspaper publishes two editions weekly in Baltimore and Washington in addition to posting content on its website. (Baltimore Sun photo)

1521: Spanish conqueror Hernando Cortez captured what is now Mexico City from the Aztecs.

1846: The American flag was raised for the first time in Los Angeles.

1932: Adolf Hitler rejected the post of vice-chancellor of Germany, saying he was prepared to hold out “for all or...