September 13 in History
What happened on September 13 in history?
A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on september 13 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on september 13 in history.
Five synchronized bomb blasts occur in crowded locations of Delhi, India, killing at least 30 people and injuring more than 100; four other bombs are defused.
Hurricane Ike makes landfall in Texas; it had already been the most costly storm in Cuba’s history and becomes the third costliest in the US.
UN adopts non-binding Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
The Oslo Accords, granting limited Palestinian autonomy, are signed by Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO chairman Yasser Arafat at the White House.
Hurricane Gilbert becomes the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere, based on barometric pressure. Hurricane Wilma will break that record in 2005.
The United States announces it will veto Vietnam’s UN bid.
An unmanned Mercury capsule is orbited and recovered by NASA in a test.
In Korea, U.S. Army troops begin their assault in Heartbreak Ridge. The month-long struggle will cost 3,700 casualties.
Iran demands the withdrawal of Allied forces.
U.S. and French forces take St. Mihiel, France in America’s first action as a standing army.
U.S. warships head to Nicaragua on behalf of American William Albers, who was accused of evading tobacco taxes.
The Loudoun County Rangers route a company of Confederate cavalry at Catoctin Mountain in Virginia.
Union troops in Frederick, Maryland, discover General Robert E. Lee‘s attack plans for the invasion of Maryland wrapped around a pack of cigars. They give the plans to General George B. McClellan who sends the Army of the Potomac to confront Lee but only after a delay of more than half a day.
General Winfield Scott takes Chapultepec, removing the last obstacle to U.S. troops moving on Mexico City.
Guardsmen in Orleans, France, open fire on rioters trying to loot bakeries, killing 90.
The Constitutional Convention authorizes the first federal election resolving that electors in all the states will be appointed on January 7, 1789.
The British fortress at Gibraltar comes under attack by French and Spanish forces.
Anne Robert Turgot, the new controller of finances, urges the king of France to restore the free circulation of grain in the kingdom.
British troops defeat the French on the plains of Abraham, in Quebec.
On the verge of attacking Pedro Menendez’s Spanish settlement at San Agostin, Florida, Jean Ribault’s French fleet is scattered by a devastating storm.
Pope Paul III closes the first session of the Council of Bologna.
King Francis of France defeats the Swiss army under Cardinal Matthaus Schiner at Marignano, northern Italy.