September 13 Events in History - September 13 Birthdays - September 13 Deaths
2014 Russia sends roughly 215 trucks of humanitarian supplies into Ukraine without permission from Kiev; the truck contents were inspected by neither Ukrainian officials nor Red Cross members as agreed to by Ukraine and Russia, but Kiev did not protest
2014 Muslim Brotherhood followers have been asked to leave Qatar; other Arab states are unhappy with Qatar's support of the group, highlighted by recent charges that the nation received state secrets from member and former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi
2013 In Colorado, thousands are evacuated due to heavy floods in Boulder County; four people are reported dead and 80 missing
2013 India's Bharatiya Janata Party names Narendra Modi as their leader in the next general election
2012 Jan van Eyck is credited as the painter of 'The three mary's at the tomb' a painting from the 1430's held in a Rotterdam museum
2012 Only two days after being named to his new post, Shinichi Nishimiya, the newly-appointed Japanese ambassador to China is hospitalized after collapsing in Tokyo
2011 In Pakistan, over 5,000 people reportedly are infected with Dengue fever
2011 In Sweden, four men arrested for the 2011 failed Gothenburg terrorist attack are believed to be linked to the Al-Qaeda terrorist network
2010 Raul Castro, head of the Cuban government, declares they will lay off half a million state workers to improve their economy by the middle of 2011
2010 The United Nations appoints Russia diplomat, Yury Fedotov, to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
2007 Burj Dubai becomes the world's largest structure
1998 SAFECO Golf Classic
1997 Carolina Hurricane's 1st exhibition game beat New York Islanders 4-1
1997 Katherine Shindle (Ill), 24, crowned 71st Miss America 1998
1996 Phil Simmons scores 171 and takes 6-14 for Leics vs. Durham
1994 George Burns, undergoes surgery to drain fluid from his brain
1994 Space probe Ulyssus passes south pole of Sun
1993 Israeli Minister of Foreign affairs Peres and PLO-Abu Mazen sign peace accord
1993 Junxia Cheek runs ladies world record 3000m (8:06.11)
1993 Queens New York begins required recycling
1992 112th U.S. Mens Tennis: Stefan Edberg beats Pete Sampras (36 64 76 62)
1992 New York Giants trailing Dallas Cowboys 34-0 in 3rd, lose 34-28
1992 Nancy Lopez wins Ping-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship
1992 Steffan Edberg beats Pete Sampress to win U.S. Open
1991 55 ton concrete beam falls in Montreal's Olympic Stadium
1991 Joe Carter is 1st to have 3 consec 100-RBI seasons with 3 differ teams
1991 Joe Coleman 3rd 100 RBI season in a row 3 teams (Cleveland, San Diego and Toronto)
1991 Kim Zmeskal is 1st American to win a medal at World Gymnastics Championships, she wins the gold with 39.848 pts
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 New York Yankee managing general partner
1990 Senate Judiciary Com opens hearing on confirmation of David Souter
1989 "Les Miserables," opens at Fisher Theatre, Detroit
1989 Desmond Tutu leads biggest anti-apartheid protest march in South Africa
1989 Fay Vincent elected baseball's 8th commissioner
1988 10th time, 4 players hit baseball major-league record grand slams
1988 9 hard/software manufacturers announce EISA computer bus in New York
1988 Gilbert is strongest (26.13 barometer) hurricane in Western Hemisphere
1987 Cesium-137 stolen from abandoned hospital in Rio de Janeiro
1987 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship
1987 Paul Lynch of Great Britain does 32,573 push-ups in 24 hours
1986 Bert Blyleven gives up a record 44 home runs in a season
1986 Kellye Cash (Tenn), 21, crowned 60th Miss America 1987
1985 2nd MTV Awards: Bruce Springsteen
1985 John Williams introduces new Today Show theme
1984 STS-41-G launch vehicle moves to launch pad
1984 Simon Peres forms Israeli government with Likoed
1983 Dan Quisenberry record 39th season save
1983 Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
1983 Oakland's Rickey Henderson 3rd straight 100 steals for season
1983 Steve O'Shaughnessy scores 100 in 35 minutes, Lancs vs. Leics
1983 U.S. Mint strikes 1st gold coin in 50 years (Olympic Eagle)
1982 50 die in Spantax Airlines DC-10 on takeoff from Malaga, Spain
1982 Joe Lefevre gets 6 hits in one baseball game
1981 101st U.S. Mens Tennis: John McEnroe beats Bjorn Borg (46 62 64 63)
1981 33rd Emmy Awards: Taxi, Hill St. Blue, Judd Hirsh and Isabel Sanford wins
1981 April Moon sets women's handbow distance record of 1,039 yards and 13"
1981 Atlanta Falcons tie record of 31 points in 4th quarter (vs Green Bay)
1981 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
1981 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1980 1st United Negro College Fund
1979 China performs nuclear test
1979 South Africa grants Venda independence (Not recognized out of South Africa)
1978 1st flight of McDonnell Douglas F-18A Hornet
1978 New York Yankees win to gain sole possession of 1st place from 14 games back
1977 1st TV viewer discretion warning-Soap
1977 General Motors introduces 1st U.S. diesel auto (Oldsmobile 88)
1976 2nd Enterprise, approach and lands Test Cricket (ALT) flight (5m28s)
1975 Hurricane Eloise, kills 71 in Caribbean and U.S.
1974 3 Japanese kidnap French ambassador in Hague
1974 1st broadcast of "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 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1973 ABC announces it obtained TV rights for 1976 Olympics
1973 Congress passes and sends a bill to Nixon to lift football's blackout
1973 Syrian/Israeli dogfight over Mediterranean Sea
1972 1st TV broadcast of "Waltons" on CBS
1971 11 guards and 31 prisoners die in take over at Attica State Prison
1971 Frank Robinson hits his 500th home run
1971 Nikita Krushchev, Soviet premier, buried in Moscow
1971 WIIQ TV channel 41 in Demopolis, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
1971 World Hockey Association forms
1970 1st New York City Marathon won by Gary Muhrcke in 2:31:38
1970 84th U.S. Womens Tennis: M Smith Court beats Rosemary Casals (62 26 61)
1970 90th U.S. Mens Tennis: Ken Rosewall beats Tony Roche (26 64 76 63)
1970 IBM announces System 370 computer
1970 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Wendell-West Golf Open
1970 Palestine guerillas conquer Irbid Jordania
1969 Baltimore Orioles, win earliest AL Eastern division title
1969 Bobby Bonds is baseballs 4th 30-HR, 30-steal player
1969 Plastic Ono Band's (John, Yoko and Eric Clapton) 1st live performance
1968 Albania leaves Warsaw pact
1966 Johannes Balthazar Vorster sworn in as premier of South Africa
1965 Beatles release "Yesterday"
1965 Beatles win 1st Grammy, for Best Group of 1964
1965 Today Show's 1st totally color broadcast
1965 Willie Mays's 500th home run (off Don Nottebart), Giants 11th straight win
1964 3rd sitting of 2nd Vatican council opens in Rome
1964 78th U.S. Womens Tennis: Maria Fraser beats Carole Graebner (61 60)
1964 84th U.S. Mens Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Frederick S Stolle (64 62 64)
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
1963 "Outer Limits" premieres on ABC TV
1963 Barbra Striesand and Elliot Gould marry
1963 Jim Bouton's 20th win clinches Yankees 28th pennant
1963 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1961 "Car 54 Where are You?" premieres on TV
1961 Battles between United Nations and Katanga troops in Congo
1961 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1961 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1961 Unmanned Mercury-Atlas 4 launched into Earth orbit
1960 Dutch 1st Chamber condemns soccer-law
1959 73rd U.S. Womens Tennis: Maria Fraser beats Christine Truman (61 64)
1959 79th U.S. Mens Tennis: Neale Fraser beats Alejandro Olmedo (63 57 62 64)
1959 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Memphis Golf Open
1959 U.S.S.R.'s Luna 2 becomes 1st probe to contact another celestial body
1958 Braves Warren Spahn is 1st lefty to win 20 or more games 9 times
1958 Queen Juliana christens passenger ship Rotterdam
1956 Dike around Dutch polder Eastern Flevoland closes
1956 Stravinsky's "Canticum Sacrum," premieres in Venice
1954 Reds Ted Kluszewski scores a run in record 17 consecutive games
1954 WPBN TV channel 7 in Traverse City, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 Pitcher Bob Trice is 1st black to play on Philadelphia A's
1952 Adolfo Ruiz Cortinez elected president of Mexico
1951 St. Louis Cardinals beat New York Giants 6-4 (rescheduled from 9/12) then at night lose to Boston Braves 2-0
1949 Ladies Pro Golf Association of America formed in New York City
1948 Margaret Chase Smith (R-Me) elected senator, 1st woman to serve in both houses of Congress
1947 WPVI TV channel 6 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (ABC) begins broadcasting
1946 Boston Red Sox clinch AL pennant
1944 30th Infantry division of U.S. 1st Army frees Margraten
1944 Last transport out camp Westerbork to Bergen Belsen
1944 U.S. 28th Infantry division opens assault on Siegfried line/Westwall
1943 Chiang Kai-shek became president of China
1943 German counter attack at Salerno
1943 Having been Generalissimo since 1928, Chiang Kai-shek elected president
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
1940 Italian troops under Marshal Graziani attack Egypt
1938 Alexander Cartwright selects to Baseball's Hall of Fame
1936 Cleveland Bob Feller strikes out then record 17 in a game (vs Philadelphia A's)
1934 Judge Landis sells World Series broadcast rights to Ford for $100,000
1932 New York Yankees clinch their 7th AL pennant
1931 Captain G H Stainworth flies world speed record (655 kph)
1931 Right-radical coup of Dr. Pfrimer fails in Austria
1930 50th U.S. Mens Tennis: J H Doeg beats Francis Shields (10-8 16 64 16-14)
1930 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 20,000m (1:04:38.4)
1930 Tommy Armour wins PGA golf tournament
1930 Winnipeg Rugby Football Club 1st game, loses to St. John's Rugby, 7-3
1928 KOH-AM in Reno NV begins radio transmissions
1927 Yankees clinch pennant, Ruth hits 2 home runs (52 en route to 60)
1927 Waite Hoyt became only 20 game winner of 1927 Yankees
1925 1st U.S. University for Blacks, Xavier University, opens in New Orleans
1925 Bkln Dodger Dazzy Vance no-hits Phillies, 10-1
1924 19th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Philadelphia (5-0)
1923 With Spain's king Alfonso XIII assist, army coup under de Rivera
1922 136.4 degrees F (58 degrees C), El Aziziyah, Libya in shade (world record)
1919 Guy Bolton and George Middleton's "Adam and Eve," premieres in New York City
1918 Train accident at Weesp, Netherlands, kills 42
1910 Regina Rugby Club forms
1909 Ty Cobb clinches AL home run title with his 9th home run (all inside-the-park)
1907 Interprovincial Rugby Football union (Big Four) forms with Hamilton Tigers, Toronto Argonauts, Ottawa Rough Riders and Montreal Foot Ball
1906 1st airplane flight in Europe
1898 20,000 Paris construction workers go on strike
1898 Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film
1890 Cecil Rhodes' colonies hoist Union Jack in Mashonaland and Salisbury
1883 Cleveland Hugh Daily no-hits Philadelphia 1-0
1883 Hugh Daily, a one-armed pitcher for Cleveland (Forest City), tosses 1-0 no-hitter against Philadelphia
1882 Battle at Count el-Kebir: British troops invade Egypt
1881 Lewis Latimer invents and patents electric lamp with a carbon filament
1869 Jay Gould and James Fisk attempt to control U.S. gold market
1867 General E R S Canby orders South Carolina courts to impanel blacks jurors
1861 1st naval battle of Civil War, Union frigate "Colorado" sinks privateer "Judah" off Pensacola, Fla
1858 Hamburg-US ship Austria catches fire and sinks, 471 die
1849 1st U.S. prize fight fatality (Tom McCoy)
1847 American-Mexican war: U.S. General Winfield Scott captures Mexico City
1800 Curacao in English hands (until Jan 1803)
1791 France's King Louis XVI accepts constitution
1789 1st loan to U.S. Government (from New York City banks)
1788 New York City becomes 1st capital of US
1787 Prussian army moves into Netherlands
1775 Gotthold Lessing's "Die Juden," premieres in Frankfurt-am-Main
1759 British beat French forces at Plains of Abrahams (Quebec)
1751 England signs Austrian and Russian alliance
1743 England, Austria and Savoye-Sardinia sign Treaty of Worms
1663 1st serious slave conspiracy in colonial America (Virginia)
1631 Admiral Tholen conquerors 30+ Spanish frigates
1625 16 Rabbis (including Isiah Horowitz) are imprisoned in Jerusalem
1579 Breda forms Union of Utrecht
1574 Turkish fleet recaptures Tunis
1556 Charles V and Maria of Hungary march into Spain
1553 English Hugh Latimer arrested
1549 Pope Paul III signs Council of Bologna
1515 Battle at Marignano: France beats Habsburgers and Pope Leo X
1125 Duke Lotharius of Supplinburg crowned as German king Lotharius III
604 Sabinian begins his reign as Pope replacing Pope Gregory the Great
122 Building begins on Hadrian's Wall