What Happened on September 13

Historical Events

  • 509 BC The temple of Jupiter on Rome's Capitoline Hill is dedicated on the ides of September
  • 335 Church of Holy Sepulchre consecrated in Jerusalem
  • 1224 Francis of Assisi is afflicted with stigmata after a vision praying on Mount Verna
  • 1847 American-Mexican war: US General Winfield Scott captures Mexico City
  • 1956 IBM introduces the RAMAC 305, 1st computer with a hard drive, weighs over a ton
  • 1993 Public unveiling of the Oslo Accords, an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement initiated by Norway
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Building begins on Hadrian's Wall, Northern England

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Famous Weddings

  • 1893 Microbiologist Robert Koch (49) weds actress Hedwig Freiberg (20)
  • 1975 Novelist Danielle Steel (28) weds Danny Zugelder in the prison canteen
  • 1981 Television producer Lorne Michaels (36) weds model Susan Forristal
  • 1998 "Spice Girls" pop singer Melanie Brown (23) weds Jimmy Gulzar in Little Marlow, Buckinghamshire
  • 2000 Wrestler "Stone Cold" Steve Austin (35) weds WWE Diva Debra Marshall (40) at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas

Famous Divorces

  • 1974 Singer-composer Quincy Jones Jr (28) divorces actress Ulla Andersson (41) after 5 years of marriage
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