Historical Events on September 13

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  • 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
Hadrian
  • 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.
  • 1500 Predro Álvares Cabral and his Portuguese expedition arrive in Calicut, India
  • 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
Pope
Leo X
  • 1549 Pope Paul III signs Council of Bologna
  • 1553 English bishop Hugh Latimer arrested

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1556 Charles V & Maria of Hungary march into Spain

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
  • 1574 Turkish fleet recaptures Tunis

  • 1579 Breda forms Union of Utrecht
  • 1625 16 Rabbis (including Isiah Horowitz) are imprisoned in Jerusalem
  • 1631 Admiral Tholen conquers 30+ Spanish frigates
  • 1663 1st serious slave conspiracy in colonial America (Virginia)
  • 1743 Great Britain, Austria and 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
  • 1789 1st loan to US government (from NYC banks)

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1791 France's King Louis XVI accepts constitution

King of France Louis XVI
King of France
Louis XVI
  • 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)
  • 1850 The main-belt asteroid "12 Victoria" is discovered by J R Hind
  • 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
  • 1866 British Open Golf, Prestwick GC: Willie Park Sr. wins his 3rd title; beats his brother Davie Park by 2 strokes
  • 1867 Gen E R S Canby orders SC courts to impanel blacks jurors
  • 1869 Jay Gould & James Fisk attempt to control US gold market
  • 1872 British Open Golf, Prestwick GC: Tom Morris, Jr. wins 4th consecutive title; beats fellow Scot Davie Strath by 3 strokes
  • 1881 America Lewis Howard Latimer invents and patents electric lamp with a carbon filament
  • 1882 Battle at Count el-Kebir: British troops invade Egypt
  • 1883 Hugh Daily, a one-armed pitcher for Cleveland (Forest City), tosses 1-0 no-hitter against Philadelphia

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1890 Cecil Rhodes' colonists hoist the Union Jack in Mashonaland & Salisbury

British Businessman and Imperialist Politician Cecil Rhodes
British Businessman and Imperialist Politician
Cecil Rhodes
  • 1898 20,000 Paris construction workers go on strike
  • 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
  • 1907 Lusitania arrives in New York City after record 5 day crossing of Atlantic
  • 1907 Canadian Interprovincial Rugby Football Union (IRFU) forms with merge of Hamilton Tigers, Toronto Argonauts (ORFU) and Ottawa Rough Riders, Montreal FC (QRFU)

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1909 Ty Cobb clinches AL HR title with his 9th HR (all inside-the-park)

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1910 Regina Rugby Club forms
  • 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)
  • 1922 The Straw Hat Riot begins in New York City as people protest the right to wear straw hats beyond the accepted end date of September 15
  • 1923 With Spain's king Alfonso XIII assist, army coup under de Rivera
  • 1924 19th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Philadelphia (5-0)
  • 1925 1st US University for African American, Xavier University, opens in New Orleans
  • 1925 Bkln Dodger Dazzy Vance no-hits Phillies, 10-1
  • 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
  • 1930 Tommy Armour wins PGA golf tournament
  • 1930 Winnipeg Rugby Football Club 1st game, loses to St John's Rugby, 7-3
  • 1930 50th U.S. Men's National Championship: John Doeg beats Frank Shields (10-8, 1-6, 6-4, 16-14)
  • 1931 Capt G H Stainworth flies world speed record (655 kph)
  • 1931 Right-radical coup of Dr Pfrimer fails in Austria
  • 1932 NY Yankees clinch their 7th AL pennant
  • 1933 Elizabeth McCombs becomes the first New Zealand woman Member of Parliament
  • 1934 Judge Landis sells World Series broadcast rights to Ford for $100,000
  • 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

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1938 Alexander Cartwright is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame

Inventor of Modern Baseball Alexander Cartwright
Inventor of Modern Baseball
Alexander Cartwright
  • 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 Cubs shortstop Leonard Merullo makes 4 errors in 1 inning
  • 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
  • 1946 Boston Red Sox clinch AL pennant
  • 1947 WPVI TV channel 6 in Philadelphia, PA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1948 Margaret Chase Smith (R-Me) elected senator, 1st woman to serve in both houses of Congress
  • 1949 Ladies Pro Golf Association of America formed in NYC
  • 1951 St Louis Cards beat NY Giants 6-4 (rescheduled from 9/12) then at night lose to Boston Braves 2-0
  • 1952 Adolfo Ruiz Cortinez elected president of Mexico
  • 1953 KGTV TV channel 10 in San Diego, CA (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 Pitcher Bob Trice becomes the first black player for Philadelphia Athletics
  • 1953 Italian Ferrari driver Alberto Ascari retains FIA World Championship of Drivers although forced to retire (engine trouble) in season ending Italian Grand Prix at Monza; wins title by 6.5 points from Juan Manuel Fangio
  • 1954 Reds Ted Kluszewski scores a run in record 17 consecutive games
  • 1954 WPBN TV channel 7 in Traverse City, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 Swiss inventor George de Mestral is granted a patent for what would become known as Velcro
  • 1956 Dike around Dutch polder Eastern Flevoland closes
  • 1956 Stravinsky's "Canticum Sacrum," premieres in Venice

Historic InventionIBM 305 RAMAC

1956 IBM introduces the RAMAC 305, 1st commercial computer with a hard drive that uses magnetic disk storage, weighs over a ton
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  • 1958 Braves Warren Spahn is 1st lefty to win 20 or more games 9 times
  • 1958 Queen Juliana christens passenger ship Rotterdam
  • 1959 USSR's Luna 2 becomes 1st probe to contact another celestial body
  • 1959 79th U.S. Men's National Championship: Neale Fraser beats Alex Olmedo (6-3, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4)

Sport awardTennis Open

1959 73rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Maria Bueno beats Christine Truman Janes (6-1, 6-4)

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • 1960 Dutch 1st Chamber condemns soccer-law
  • 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 Mary Mills wins LPGA Eugene Ladies' Golf Open
  • 1964 St Louis is 1st NL to score runs in every game since 1923, win 15-2
  • 1964 WKEF TV channel 22 in Dayton, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1964 84th U.S. Men's National Championship: Roy Emerson beats Fred Stolle (6-4, 6-2, 6-4)
  • 1964 78th U.S. Women's National Championship: Maria Bueno beats Carole Caldwell Graebner (6-1, 6-0)
  • 1965 Beatles release "Yesterday"
  • 1965 Beatles win 1st Grammy, for Best Group of 1964
  • 1965 Today Show's 1st totally color broadcast

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1965 Willie Mays's 500th HR (off Don Nottebart), Giants 11th straight win

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1966 Johannes Balthazar Vorster sworn in as premier of South Africa
  • 1968 Albania leaves Warsaw pact
  • 1969 Baltimore Orioles, win earliest AL Eastern division title
  • 1969 Bobby Bonds is baseballs 4th 30-HR, 30-steal player

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1969 Plastic Ono Band's (John, Yoko & Eric Clapton) 1st live performance

Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Eric Clapton

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1969 "Scooby-Doo Where are You" by Hanna-Barbera debuts on CBS in the US

Animator Joseph Barbera
Animator
Joseph Barbera
Animator William Hanna
Animator
William Hanna
  • 1970 1st NYC Marathon won by Gary Muhrcke in 2:31:38
  • 1970 IBM announces System 370 computer
  • 1970 Palestine guerillas conquer Irbid Jordania
  • 1970 US Open Men's Tennis: Ken Rosewall wins 2nd US title; beats fellow Australian Tony Roche 2-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-3
  • 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

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
  • 1971 WIIQ TV channel 41 in Demopolis, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 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 ABC announces it obtained TV rights for 1976 Olympics
  • 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 1st broadcast of "The Rockford Files" on NBC-TV
  • 1974 Phillies set NL record, using 27 players in a game, St Louis uses 24, tying record of 51. Phils win 7-3 in 17
  • 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
  • 1976 2nd Enterprise, approach & lands Test Cricket (ALT) flight (5m28s)
  • 1977 1st TV viewer discretion warning-Soap
  • 1977 2nd Test flight of Space Shuttle Enterprise
  • 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 South Africa)
  • 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 33rd Emmy Awards: Taxi, Hill St Blue, Judd Hirsh & Isabel Sanford win
  • 1981 April Moon sets women's handbow distance record of 1,039 yds & 13"
  • 1981 Atlanta Falcons tie record of 31 points in 4th quarter (vs Green Bay)
  • 1981 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1981 US Open Men's Tennis: John McEnroe wins third straight US title; beats Björn Borg 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-3 in Borg's last Grand Slam match
  • 1982 50 die in Spantax Airlines DC-10 on takeoff from Malaga, Spain
  • 1982 Joe Lefevre gets 6 hits in one baseball game
  • 1983 Dan Quisenberry record 39th season save

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1983 Oakland's Rickey Henderson 3rd straight 100 steals for season

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 1983 Steve O'Shaughnessy scores 100 in 35 mins, Lancs v Leics
  • 1983 US mint strikes 1st gold coin in 50 years (Olympic Eagle)
  • 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

Music awardsMusic Awards

1985 2nd MTV Video Music Awards: Bruce Springsteen

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Singer-Songwriter
Bruce Springsteen
  • 1985 John Williams introduces new Today Show theme
  • 1985 Super Mario Bros game first appears, created by Shigeru Miyamoto at Nintendo
  • 1986 Bert Blyleven gives up a record 44 HRs in a season
  • 1986 Kellye Cash (Tenn), 21, crowned 60th Miss America 1987
  • 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
  • 1987 US Open Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova retains her title; beats Steffi Graf of Germany 7-6, 6-1
  • 1987 Tampa Bay quarterback Steve DeBerg establishes a franchise record with 5 touchdown passes in the Buccaneers 48-10 win over the Atlanta Falcons
  • 1988 10th time, 4 players hit baseball major-league record grand slams
  • 1988 9 hard/software manufacturers announce EISA computer bus in NY
  • 1988 Gilbert is strongest (26.13 barometer) hurricane in Western Hemisphere
  • 1989 "Les Miserables" opens at Fisher Theatre, Detroit

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1989 Archbishop Desmond Tutu leads biggest anti-apartheid protest march in South Africa

Anglican Archbishop and Activist Desmond Tutu
Anglican Archbishop and Activist
Desmond Tutu
  • 1989 Fay Vincent elected baseball's 8th commissioner
  • 1990 Commuter train at Johannesburg South Africa attacked, 36 die
  • 1990 Iraqi troops storm residence of French ambassador in Kuwait
  • 1990 Robert E Nederlander appointed NY Yankee managing general partner
  • 1990 Senate Judiciary Com opens hearing on confirmation of David Souter
  • 1991 55 ton concrete beam falls in Montreal's Olympic Stadium

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1991 Joe Carter 1st baseball player with 3 consecutive 100 RBI seasons with 3 different teams (Indians, Padres, Blue Jays)

MLB Outfielder Joe Carter
MLB Outfielder
Joe Carter
  • 1991 Kim Zmeskal is 1st American to win a medal at World Gymnastics Championships, she wins the gold with 39.848 pts
  • 1992 NY Giants trailing Dallas Cowboys 34-0 in 3rd, lose 34-28
  • 1992 US Open Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg retains his title; beats Pete Sampras 3-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-2
  • 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