Events in History on September 13

  • 509 BC The temple of Jupiter on Rome's Capitoline Hill is dedicated on the ides of September

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122 Building begins on Hadrian's Wall, Northern England

Roman Emperor Hadrian
Roman Emperor
  • 335 Church of Holy Sepulchre consecrated in Jerusalem
  • 533 General Belisarius of the Byzantine Empire defeats Gelimer and the Vandals at the Battle of Ad Decimium, near Carthage, North Africa.
  • 604 Sabinian begins his reign as Pope replacing Pope Gregory the Great
  • 1125 Duke Lotharius of Supplinburg crowned as German king Lotharius III

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1224 Francis of Assisi is afflicted with stigmata after a vision praying on Mount Verna

Catholic Friar and Preacher, Saint Francis of Assisi
Catholic Friar and Preacher, Saint
Francis of Assisi
  • 1440 Gilles de Rais is finally taken into custody upon an accusation brought against him by the Bishop of Nantes.

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1503 Michelangelo begins work on his statue of David.

Painter Michelangelo
  • 1504 Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain issue a Royal Warrant for the construction of a Royal Chapel (Capilla Real) to be built.

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1515 -14] Battle at Marignano: France beats Habsburgers & Pope Leo X

Pope Leo X
Leo X
  • 1549 Pope Paul III signs Council of Bologna
  • 1553 English bishop Hugh Latimer arrested
  • 1556 Charles V & Maria of Hungary march into Spain
  • 1574 Turkish fleet recaptures Tunis
  • 1579 Breda forms Union of Utrecht
  • 1625 16 Rabbis (including Isiah Horowitz) are imprisoned in Jerusalem
  • 1631 Admiral Tholen conquerors 30+ Spanish frigates
  • 1663 1st serious slave conspiracy in colonial America (Virginia)
  • 1743 Britain, Austria & Savoye-Sardinia sign Treaty of Worms
  • 1751 Britain signs Austrian & Russian alliance
  • 1759 British beat French forces at Plains of Abrahams (Quebec)
  • 1775 Gotthold Lessing's "Die Juden," premieres in Frankfurt-am-Main
  • 1787 Prussian army moves into Netherlands
  • 1788 NY City becomes 1st capital of US
  • 1789 1st loan to US government (from NYC banks)
  • 1791 France's King Louis XVI accepts constitution
  • 1800 Curacao in British hands (until Jan 1803)
  • 1808 Finnish War: In the Battle of Jutas, Swedish forces under Lieutenant General Georg Carl von Döbeln beat the Russians, making von Döbeln a Swedish war hero.
  • 1847 American-Mexican war: US General Winfield Scott captures Mexico City
  • 1849 1st US prize fight fatality (Tom McCoy)
  • 1858 Hamburg-US ship Austria catches fire & sinks, 471 die
  • 1861 1st naval battle of Civil War, Union frigate "Colorado" sinks privateer "Judah" off Pensacola, Fla
  • 1867 Gen E R S Canby orders SC courts to impanel blacks jurors
  • 1869 Jay Gould & James Fisk attempt to control US gold market
  • 1881 Lewis Latimer invents & patents electric lamp with a carbon filament
  • 1882 Battle at Count el-Kebir: British troops invade Egypt
  • 1890 Cecil Rhodes' colonists hoist the Union Jack in Mashonaland & Salisbury
  • 1898 20,000 Paris construction workers go on strike
  • 1898 Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film
  • 1899 Mackinder, Ollier and Brocherel make the first ascent of Batian (5,199m - 17,058 ft), the highest peak of Mount Kenya.
  • 1900 Filipino resistance fighters defeat a small American column in the Battle of Pulang Lupa, during the Philippine-American War.
  • 1906 1st airplane flight in Europe
  • 1918 Train accident at Weesp Neth, kills 42
  • 1919 Guy Bolton & George Middleton's "Adam & Eve," premieres in NYC
  • 1922 136.4°F (58°C), El Aziziyah, Libya in shade (world record)
  • 1923 With Spain's king Alfonso XIII assist, army coup under de Rivera
  • 1925 1st US University for Blacks, Xavier University, opens in New Orleans
  • 1927 Yanks clinch pennant, Ruth hits 2 HRs (52 en route to 60)
  • 1927 Waite Hoyt became only 20 game winner of 1927 Yankees
  • 1928 KOH-AM in Reno NV begins radio transmissions

Sports record brokenWorld Record

1930 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 20,000m (1:04:38.4)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • 1931 Capt G H Stainworth flies world speed record (655 kph)
  • 1931 Right-radical coup of Dr Pfrimer fails in Austria
  • 1933 Elizabeth McCombs becomes the first New Zealand woman Member of Parliament
  • 1935 Rockslide near Whirlpool Rapids Bridge ends the Great Gorge and International Railway.
  • 1936 Cleve Bob Feller strikes out then record 17 in a game (vs Philadelphia A's)

MurderMurder of Interest

1936 Acting on the orders of Louis Buchalter, Murder Inc. killers gun down Joseph Rosen, a Brooklyn candy store owner

  • 1940 Buckingham Palace damaged by German bombs
  • 1940 Italian troops under Marshal Graziani attack Egypt
  • 1942 Battle of Edson's Ridge (2nd Japanese assault) at Guadalcanal
  • 1942 German forces attack Stalingrad
  • 1943 German counter attack at Salerno
  • 1943 The Municipal Theatre of Corfu is destroyed during an aerial bombardment by Luftwaffe.
  • 1944 30th Infantry division of US 1st Army frees Margraten
  • 1944 Last transport out camp Westerbork to Bergen Belsen
  • 1944 US 28th Infantry division opens assault on Siegfried line/Westwall
  • 1948 Margaret Chase Smith (R-Me) elected senator, 1st woman to serve in both houses of Congress
  • 1952 Adolfo Ruiz Cortinez elected president of Mexico
  • 1954 Reds Ted Kluszewski scores a run in record 17 consecutive games
  • 1956 Dike around Dutch polder Eastern Flevoland closes
  • 1956 Stravinsky's "Canticum Sacrum," premieres in Venice
  • 1956 IBM introduces the RAMAC 305, 1st computer with a hard drive, weighs over a ton
  • 1958 Queen Juliana christens passenger ship Rotterdam
  • 1959 USSR's Luna 2 becomes 1st probe to contact another celestial body
  • 1961 "Car 54 Where are You?" premieres on TV
  • 1961 Battles between UN & Katanga troops in Congo
  • 1961 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1961 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1961 Unmanned Mercury-Atlas 4 launched into Earth orbit
  • 1963 Jim Bouton's 20th win clinches Yanks 28th pennant
  • 1963 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1964 3rd sitting of 2nd Vatican council opens in Rome
  • 1964 St Louis is 1st NL to score runs in every game since 1923, win 15-2
  • 1965 Today Show's 1st totally color broadcast
  • 1966 Johannes Balthazar Vorster sworn in as premier of South Africa
  • 1968 Albania leaves Warsaw pact
  • 1970 IBM announces System 370 computer
  • 1970 Palestine guerillas conquer Irbid Jordania
  • 1971 11 guards & 31 prisoners die in take over at Attica State Prison
  • 1971 Frank Robinson hits his 500th HR

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1971 Nikita Khrushchev, Soviet premier, buried in Moscow

Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev
Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Nikita Khrushchev
  • 1971 World Hockey Association forms
  • 1971 Two North Ireland Loyalists are mortally injured when the bomb they were preparing exploded prematurely in a house in Bann Street, Belfast
  • 1973 Congress passes & sends a bill to Nixon to lift football's blackout
  • 1973 Syrian/Israeli dogfight over Mediterranean Sea
  • 1974 -17] 3 Japanese kidnap French ambassador in Hague
  • 1974 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1974 OPEC instructs its Secretary General to "carry out a study of supply and demand in relation to possible production controls"
  • 1975 -27] Hurricane Eloise, kills 71 in Caribbean & US
  • 1977 1st TV viewer discretion warning-Soap
  • 1977 General Motors introduces 1st US diesel auto (Oldsmobile 88)
  • 1978 1st flight of McDonnell Douglas F-18A Hornet
  • 1978 NY Yanks win to gain sole possession of 1st place from 14 games back
  • 1979 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1979 South Africa grants Venda independence (Not recognized out of S Afr)
  • 1980 1st United Negro College Fund
  • 1980 5th Toronto International Film Festival: "Bad Timing" directed by Nicolas Roeg wins the People's Choice Award
  • 1981 April Moon sets women's handbow distance record of 1,039 yds & 13"
  • 1981 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1982 50 die in Spantax Airlines DC-10 on takeoff from Malaga, Spain
  • 1983 Dan Quisenberry record 39th season save
  • 1983 Steve O'Shaughnessy scores 100 in 35 mins, Lancs v Leics
  • 1984 STS 41-G launch vehicle moves to launch pad

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1984 Shimon Peres forms Israeli government with Likud

Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres
Israeli Statesman
Shimon Peres
  • 1985 John Williams introduces new Today Show theme
  • 1986 Bert Blyleven gives up a record 44 HRs in a season
  • 1986 11th Toronto International Film Festival: "The Decline of the American Empire" directed by Denys Arcand wins the People's Choice Award
  • 1987 Cesium-137 stolen from abandoned hospital in Rio de Janeiro
  • 1987 Paul Lynch of Great Britain does 32,573 push-ups in 24 hours
  • 1988 9 hard/software manufacturers announce EISA computer bus in NY
  • 1988 Gilbert is strongest (26.13 barometer) hurricane in Western Hemisphere
  • 1989 Archbishop Desmond Tutu leads biggest anti-apartheid protest march in South Africa
  • 1990 Commuter train at Johannesburg South Africa attacked, 36 die
  • 1990 Iraqi troops storm residence of French ambassador in Kuwait
  • 1990 Senate Judiciary Com opens hearing on confirmation of David Souter
  • 1993 Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Shimon Peres and PLO official Mahmoud Abbas sign the Oslo I peace accord
  • 1993 Wang Junxia runs a new women's 3000m world record (8:06.11) 1 day after setting previous record at the Chinese National Games
  • 1993 Queens NY begins required recycling
  • 1993 Public unveiling of the Oslo Accords, an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement initiated by Norway
  • 1994 George Burns undergoes surgery to drain fluid from his brain
  • 1994 Space probe Ulyssus passes south pole of Sun
  • 1995 The Kuwaiti Oil Ministry states its intention to seek a 200-million-barrels-per-day increase to its current 2-million-barrels-per-day crude oil production quota at OPEC meeting in Vienna
  • 1996 Phil Simmons scores 171 & takes 6-14 for Leics v Durham

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1997 Mother Teresa's State Funeral held in India

Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa
Catholic Missionary
Mother Teresa
  • 1997 22nd Toronto International Film Festival: "The Hanging Garden" directed by Thom Fitzgerald wins the People's Choice Award
  • 1999 Bomb explodes in Moscow, Russia. At least 119 people are killed.
  • 2001 Civilian aircraft traffic resumes in the U.S. after the September 11, 2001 attacks.
  • 2001 Relative calm returns to world oil markets as US retail gasoline prices return to normal levels; energy trading by Houston energy companies resumes and limited commercial aviation starts
  • 2003 28th Toronto International Film Festival: "Zatoichi" directed by Takeshi Kitano wins the People's Choice Award
  • 2006 At Dawson College (Montreal), Kimveer Gill kills one student and wounds 19 others before committing suicide.
  • 2008 Hurricane Ike makes landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast of the United States, causing heavy damage to Galveston Island, Houston and surrounding areas.
  • 2008 33rd Toronto International Film Festival: "Slumdog Millionaire" directed by Danny Boyle wins the People's Choice Award
  • 2012 33,000 people are evacuated after Guatemala's Volcano of Fire erupts

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2012 Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev calls for Russian punk band Pussy Riot to be freed

Russian politician Dmitry Medvedev
Russian politician
Dmitry Medvedev
  • 2012 Dr Mustafa Abushagur is elected as Prime Minister of Libya
  • 2013 30 people are killed by a mosque bombing attack in Baghdad, Iraq
  • 2013 9 people are killed after massive floods in Galati County, Romania
  • 2014 At least 8 people are killed after the ferry MV Maharlika II sinks off the Philippines coast
  • 2014 40 people are killed after T. B. Joshua's The Synagogue Church of All Nations collapses in Nigeria

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2015 Governor of California Jerry Brown declares a State of Emergency after wildfires devastate Lake and Napa counties

Governor of California Jerry Brown
Governor of California
Jerry Brown
  • 2015 EU Migrant Crisis: Germany introduces temporary border controls to cope with huge migrant numbers