13th September, on this day

509 BC - The temple of Jupiter on Rome's Capitoline Hill is dedicated on the ides of September.
122 Building begins on Hadrian's Wall
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 Catholic Pope
1224 Francis of Assisi is afflicted with stigmata
1440 Gilles de Rais is finally taken into custody upon an accusation brought against him by the Bishop of Nantes.
1503 Michelangelo begins work on his statue of David.
1504 Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand issue a Royal Warrant for the construction of a Royal Chapel (Capilla Real) to be built.
1609 Henry Hudson reached the river that would later be named after him - the Hudson River.
1625 Rabbi Isiah Horowith and 15 other rabbis arrested in Jerusalem
1663 1st serious slave conspiracy in colonial America (Virginia)
1672 English writer and preacher John Bunyan is released from Norwich jail
1743 Great Britain, Austria and Savoy-Sardinia sign the Treaty of Worms
1759 British troops, under the command of General Wolfe, secure Canada for the British Empire after defeating the French at the Battle of Quebec. Wolfe is killed during the battle
1788 New York becomes the federal capital of the new United States of America - at least until 1789
1791 King Louis XVI of France accepts the new constitution.
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.
1814 The British fail to capture Baltimore, Maryland. Turning point in the War of 1812.
1814 Francis Scott Key writes The Star-Spangled Banner
1845 The world's first baseball club - The Knickerbocker Club - is founded in New York
1847 Mexican-American War: Six teenage military cadets known as Niños Héroes die defending Chapultepec Castle in the Battle of Chapultepec. American General Winfield Scott captures Mexico City in the Mexican-American War.
1849 1st US prize fight fatality (Tom McCoy)
1862 American Civil War: Union soldiers find a copy of Robert E. Lee's battle plans in a field outside Frederick, Maryland. It is the prelude to the Battle of Antietam.
1867 Gen E R S Canby orders SC courts to impanel blacks jurors
1882 Britain invades Egypt. The Battle of Tel el-Kebir is fought in the 1882 Anglo-Egyptian War
1898 Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film.
1899 Henry Bliss is the first person in the United States to be killed in an automobile accident.
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
1902 The first criminal conviction using fingerprint evidence takes place at the Old Bailey Central Criminal Court in London
1906 1st airplane flight in Europe
1909 The first performance of Oscar Strauss' operetta 'The Chocolate Soldier' including the song 'My Hero'
1912 Revolution in Santo Domingo - modern Dominican Republic
1914 During World War I, South African troops open hostilities in German south-west Africa (Namibia) with an assault on the Ramansdrift police station.
1915 The process for making breakfast cereal flakes is patented by Frank Martin. The previous combination of corn, oats and grain had proved indigestible!
1922 The temperature (in the shade) at Al 'Aziziyah, Libya reaches a world record 57.7°C (135.9°F).
1923 Military coup in Spain - Miguel Primo de Rivera takes over, setting up a dictatorship.
1935 Rockslide near Whirlpool Rapids Bridge ends the Great Gorge and International Railway.
1940 Buckingham Palace in London is struck by a bomb during 'The Blitz' in WW II
1940 During World War II, Italy begins the invasion of Egypt
1942 World War II: Start of the five month Battle of Stalingrad
1942 Second day of the Battle of Edson's Ridge in the Guadalcanal campaign. U.S. Marines successfully defeated attacks by the Imperial Japanese Army with heavy losses for the Japanese forces.
1943 General Chiang Kai Shek is re-elected President of the Republic of China
1956 Rock 'n Roll legend Little Richard records 'Tutti Frutti' in Los Angeles with cleaned-up lyrics!
1956 IBM introduces the first computer disk storage unit, the RAMAC 305.
1957 In London, 'The Mousetrap' becomes Britain's longest-running play reaching its 1,998th performance
1959 USSR's Luna 2 becomes 1st probe to contact another celestial body
1961 "Car 54 Where are You?" premiers on TV
1961 Unmanned Mercury-Atlas 4 launched into Earth orbit
1963 "The Outer Limits" premiers
1965 Beatles release "Yesterday"
1968 Albania leaves the Warsaw Pact.
1970 In Colombia, en route to the World Cup finals in Mexico, the captain of the England football team, Bobby Moore is accused of stealing a diamond bracelet from a shop. After being kept under house arrest, he is released and all chargesare dropped
1970 IBM announces System 370 computer
1971 9 hostages and 28 prisoners die in take over at Attica Prison in New York
1977 1st TV viewer discretion warning-Soap
1979 South Africa grants Venda independence (Not recognized out of S Afr)
1982 50 die in Spantax Airlines DC-10 on takeoff from Malaga, Spain
1985 The World Heath Organisation (WHO) declares Aids to be a world epidemic
1985 Super Mario Bros. is released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in Japan.
1987 Goiânia accident: A radioactive object is stolen from an abandoned hospital in Goiânia, Brazil, contaminating many people in the following weeks and leading some to die from radiation poisoning.
1987 Paul Lynch of United Kingdom does 32,573 push-ups in 24 hours
1988 Hurricane Gilbert becomes strongest (26.13 barometer) hurricane in Western Hemisphere
1989 Largest anti-Apartheid march in South Africa, led by Desmond Tutu.
1990 Iraqi troops storm the residence of French ambassador in Kuwait
1991 A 55 ton concrete beam falls in Montreal's Olympic Stadium
1993 Public unveiling of the Oslo Accords, an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement initiated by Norway.
1993 Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin shakes hands with PLO chairman Yasser Arafat at the White House after signing an accord granting limited Palestinian autonomy.
1994 Ulysses probe passes the Sun's south pole.
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.
2006 At Dawson College (Montreal), Kimveer Gill kills one student and wounds 19 others before committing suicide.

13th September 2005

Bush: 'I take responsibility' for U.S. failures

Homes pledge for Katrina victims

US and Iraq 'to discuss pullout'

13th September 2006

Nato fails on Afghan troops plea

AU backs 8,000 troops for Somalia

Shooting victims found in Baghdad

13th September 2007

Iraqi insurgents kill key US ally

Many killed near Pakistani border

Child mortality 'at record low'

13th September 2008

Delhi shopping areas hit by bombs

Los Angeles train crash kills 18

Iraq bombs target security forces

13th September 2009

Dozens dead in Kazakhstan blaze

Six die in HK lift shaft plunge

China and US in new trade dispute

13th September 2010

Birthdates which occurred on 13th September:

1739 Grigory Potemkin army officer, statesman, Catherine II's lover, OS
1755 Oliver Evans pioneered high-pressure steam engine
1819 Clara Schumann (n‚e Wieck) Leipzig, Germany, pianist/composer
1851 Walter Reed US Army Surgeon, proved mosquitoes transmit yellow fever
1857 Milton S Hershey , chocolate manufacturer/philanthropist
1860 Gen John J (Blackjack) Pershing US commander in WW I
1863 Arthur Henderson Britain, socialist/disarmament worker (Nobel 1934)
1866 Adolf Meyer US, psychiatrist/neurologist (pioneered mental hygiene)
1874 Arnold Schonberg Vienna Austria, composer (Second Quartet)
1876 Sherwood Anderson Winesburg, Ohio, author/publisher (Winesburg)
1894 J(ohn) B(oynton) Priestly author (Good Companions)/wed Jessica Hawkes
1895 Ruth McDevitt Coldwater Mich, actress (Jo-All in the Family)
1896 Morris Kirksey US, 4 X 100m (Olympic-gold-1920)
19-- Christine Estabrook Erie Pa, actress (Jane-Hometown)
19-- Dave Mustaine rocker (Warrant-Cherry Pie)
19-- Jean Smart Seattle Wash, actress (Charlene-Designing Women)
1904 Gladys George Patten Maine, actress (Roaring Twenties)
1912 Reta Shaw South Paris Maine, actress (Ghost & Mrs Muir)
1913 Roy Engle Mo, actor (Police Chief-My Favorite Martian)
1917 Robert Ward Cleveland Ohio, composer (Pantaloon)
1918 Ray Charles Chicago, orch leader (Perry Como)
1920 Carole Mathews Montgomery Ill, actress (Wilma-The Californians)
1924 Maurice Jarre Lyons France, composer (Dr Zhivago-Acad Award 1966)
1924 Norman Alden Fort Worth Tx, actor (Pilaski-Hennesey, Al-Fay)
1924 Scott Brady Bkln NY, actor (China Syndrome, Gremlins, Johnny Guitar)
1925 Mel Torm‚ Chic Ill, jazz singer "Velvet Fog" (Jet Set, Night Court)
1926 Emile Francis NHL player/coach/GM (Rangers, Blues, Whalers)
1928 Ernest L Boyer educator/chancellor of NY's State Universities (SUNY)
1930 James McLane US, 1500m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1948)
1931 Barbara Bain Chic, actress (Cinnamon-Mission Impossible, Space 1999)
1933 Eileen Fulton Asheville NC, actress (Our Private World)
1937 Fred Silverman broadcasting exec (ABC/NBC)
1938 Judith Martin Miss Manners
1939 Larry Speakes presidential press secretary
1939 Richard Kiel Detroit Mich, James Bond adversary
1941 Oscar Arias S nchez president of Costa Rica (1986- ) (Nobel 1987)
1944 (Winifred) Jacqueline Bisset England, actress (Class, Deep, Secrets)
1944 Peter Cetera Chicago, lead singer (Chicago-25 or 6 to 4, Old Days)
1948 Clyde Kusatsu Honolulu Hawaii, actor (Ali-Bring 'em Back Alive)
1948 Nell Carter Birmingham Ala, actress (Nell-Gimme a Break, Lobo)
1951 David Clayton-Thomas singer (Blood Sweat & Tears-You've Made Me So Very Happy, Spinning Wheel)
1952 Karen Wyman Bronx NY, singer (Long & Winding Road)
1953 Taryn Power LA Calif, actress (Maria)
1956 Joni Sledge Phila, vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family)
1958 Ann Dusenberry Tucson Az, actress (Jaws 2, Lies, Basic Training)
1965 Zak Starsky drummer, son of Beatle Ringo
1971 Stella Nina McCartney daughter of Paul & Linda McCartney


Deaths which occurred on September 13th:
1321 Dante Alighieri author of the Divine Comedy, dies
1598 Philip II King of Spain (1556-98), dies at 71
1759 James Wolfe British general (Plains of Abraham), dies at 32
1803 John Barry 1st American commodore, dies
1950 Sara Allgood actress (Jane Eyre, Spiral Staircase), dies at 56
1977 Leopold Stokowski symphonic conductor, dies in England, at 95
1981 William Loeb publisher of Manchester Union Leader, NH, dies at 75
1982 Philip Ober actor (Gen Stone-I Dream of Jeannie), dies at 80
1991 Joseph Pasternak movie producer, dies at 89 of cancer