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
533 General Belisarius
of the Byzantine Empire defeats Gelimer and the Vandals at the Battle
of Ad Decimium, near Carthage, North Africa.
begins his reign as Catholic Pope
of Assisi is afflicted with stigmata
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.
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
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
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
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
1814 The British fail to capture Baltimore, Maryland. Turning point
in the War of 1812.
Scott Key writes The Star-Spangled Banner
1845 The world's first baseball club - The Knickerbocker Club - is
founded in New York
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
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
Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film.
Bliss is the first person in the United States to be killed in
an automobile accident.
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
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
1915 The process for making breakfast cereal flakes is patented by
Frank Martin. The previous combination of corn, oats and grain had
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
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
1956 IBM introduces the first computer disk storage unit, the RAMAC
1957 In London, 'The
Mousetrap' becomes Britain's longest-running play reaching its
1959 USSR's Luna 2 becomes 1st probe to contact another celestial
54 Where are You?" premiers on TV
1961 Unmanned Mercury-Atlas 4 launched into Earth orbit
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
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
Mario Bros. is released for the Nintendo Entertainment System
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
Gilbert becomes strongest (26.13 barometer) hurricane in Western
1989 Largest anti-Apartheid march in South Africa, led by Desmond
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
1930 James McLane US, 1500m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1948)
1931 Barbara Bain Chic, actress (Cinnamon-Mission Impossible, Space
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
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
1982 Philip Ober actor (Gen Stone-I Dream of Jeannie), dies at 80
1991 Joseph Pasternak movie producer, dies at 89 of cancer