Today in History for Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017.

In 1624, King Louis XIII of France appointed Cardinal Richelieu his first minister.

 

In 1792, French revolutionaries imprisoned the royal family.

In 1846, the American flag was raised for the first time in Los Angeles.

In 1910, Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, died in London at age 90.

In 1942, Walt Disney’s animated feature “Bambi” had its U.S. premiere at Radio City Music Hall in New York, five days after its world premiere in London.

In 1961, East Germany sealed off the border between Berlin’s eastern and western sectors before building a wall that would divide the city for the next 28 years.

In 1967, the crime caper biopic “Bonnie and Clyde,” starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, had its U.S. premiere; the movie, directed by Arthur Penn, was considered shocking as well as innovative for its graphic portrayal of violence.

In 1981, in a ceremony at his California ranch, President Ronald Reagan signed a historic package of tax and budget reductions.

In 1997, the animated comedy series “South Park” began airing on Comedy Central.

Today’s birthdays: Golf Hall of Famer Betsy King is 62. Actor Danny Bonaduce is 58. Actress Kathryn Fiore is 38.

— The Associated Press

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