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Friday, September 13. 2002, 12:00:00 AM UTC

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

The US consulate in the suburbs of Berlin, Germany, is briefly evacuated due to suspicions over the contents of an envelope. //www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/13/us-germany-usa-consulate-idUSBRE88C0KG20120913 (Reuters)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva heavily criticises the rich countries, the G8 and other international bodies over the global economic crisis. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8253318.stm (BBC)
Teeth and bones from a range of animals, including hyenas, deer and rhinos, are discovered by archaeologists inside a cave in Devon, England. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/devon/8253091.stm (BBC)

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Google sponsors a US$30 million spaceflight contest to land a robotic lander on the moon and beam back a gigabyte of images and videos to earth. //www.topix.net/content/ap/2007/09/google-sponsors-30-million-moon-contest-2 (AP via Topix)
A second major earthquake off the coast of Sumatra prompts tsunami warnings for Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Christmas Island and the Cocos Islands. //www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/09/13/2031753.htm (ABC News Australia) //in.reuters.com/article/topNews/idINIndia-29500420070913 (Reuters)

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Many petrol stations across the United Kingdom experienced increased demand ahead of the 2005 fuel protests. //today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=topNewsstoryID=2005-09-13T174007Z_01_KWA340726_RTRUKOC_0_UK-EUROPE-FUEL-BRITAIN.xml (Reuters)

Monday, September 13, 2004

Davíð Oddsson, Prime Minister of Iceland, steps down after serving as prime minister since April 30, 1991. Oddson trades posts with his foreign minister Halldór Ásgrímsson, who then becomes Prime Minister.
Security at the Palace of Westminster is compromised, when the House of Commons is stormed by a small group of protestors during a debate about fox hunting.
The U.S. Assault Weapons Ban expires.
Girl A, who committed the Sasebo slashing, is sentenced to be institutionalized.

Saturday, September 13, 1997

Iraq disarmament crisis: An Iraqi military officer attacks an UNSCOM weapons inspector on board an UNSCOM helicopter, while the inspector attempts to take photographs of unauthorized movement of Iraqi vehicles inside a site designated for inspection.

Friday, September 13, 1996

Alija Izetbegović is elected president of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the country's first election since the Bosnian War.

Tuesday, September 13, 1994

President Bill Clinton signs the Assault Weapons Ban, which bans the manufacture of new weapons with certain features for a period of 10 years.

Sunday, September 13, 1987

Scavengers open an old radiation source abandoned in a hospital in Goiânia, causing the worst radiation accident ever in an urban area.

Saturday, September 13, 1986

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocks the city of Kalamata in southern Greece, killing 20 people, injuring 80 and completely destroying one-fifth of the city.
The Big Mac Index is introduced in "The Economist" newspaper as a semi-humorous international measure of purchasing power parity.

Friday, September 13, 1974

Japanese Red Army members seize the French Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands.

Sunday, September 13, 1970

The first New York City Marathon begins.

Saturday, September 13, 1969

The first-ever episode of "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!" is broadcast on CBS: What a Night for a Knight.

Tuesday, September 13, 1966

TASS reports on clashes between the Chinese Communist Party and the Red Guards.
The Metropolitan Opera House opens at Lincoln Center in New York City to the world premiere of Samuel Barber's opera, "Antony and Cleopatra".
In South Vietnam, Thich Tri Quang ends a 100-day hunger strike.

Monday, September 13, 1965

The Congress of Arab Countries begins in CasablancaHabib Bourguiba of Tunisia boycotts the meeting.

Thursday, September 13, 1956

The hard disk drive is invented by an IBM team led by Reynold B. Johnson.

Tuesday, September 13, 1949

The Soviet Union vetoes United Nations membership for Ceylon, Finland, Iceland, Italy, Jordan and Portugal.

Saturday, September 13, 1947

Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru suggests the exchange of four million Hindus and Muslims between India and Pakistan.

Tuesday, September 13, 1938

The followers of Konrad Henlein begin an armed revolt against the Czechoslovak government in Sudetenland. Martial law is declared and after much bloodshed on both sides order is temporarily restored. Neville Chamberlain personally sends a telegram to Hitler urgently requesting that they both meet.

Friday, September 13, 1935

Howard Hughes, flying the Hughes H-1 Racer, sets an airspeed record of 352 mph (566 km/h).

Thursday, September 13, 1923

Military coup in Spain: Miguel Primo de Rivera takes over, setting up a dictatorship. Trade unions are banned for 10 years.

Wednesday, September 13, 1922

15 ndash Fire, probably started by Greek troops, destroys most of Smyrna

Wednesday, September 13, 1916

Mary, a circus elephant, is hanged in the town of Erwin, Tennessee for killing her handler, Walter Red Eldridge.

Sunday, September 13, 1914

South African troops open hostilities in German South-West Africa (today Namibia) with an assault on the Ramansdrift police station.
September 28 ndash The First Battle of the Aisne ends indecisively.

Thursday, September 13, 1900

Philippine-American War: Filipino resistance fighters defeat a large American column in the Battle of Pulang Lupa.

Wednesday, September 13, 1899

Mackinder, Ollier and Brocherel make the first ascent of Batian (5,199m ndash 17,058 ft), the highest peak of Mount Kenya.

Wednesday, September 13, 1882

1882 Anglo-Egyptian War: British troops occupy Cairo, and Egypt becomes a British protectorate.

Friday, September 13, 1850

First ascent of Piz Bernina, the highest summit of the eastern Alps.

Wednesday, September 13, 1848

Vermont railroad worker Phineas Gage survives a 3-foot-plus iron rod being driven through his head.

Monday, September 13, 1824

With his crew and 29 convicts aboard the "Amity", John Oxley arrives at and founds the Moreton Bay Penal Settlement at what is now Redcliffe in Queensland, Australia, after leaving Sydney.

Tuesday, September 13, 1814

War of 1812: The British bombard Fort McHenry at Baltimore. The British failure at the Battle of Baltimore is a turning point in the war, and the American defense of the fort inspires Francis Scott Key to compose the poem later set to music as "The Star-Spangled Banner".

Tuesday, September 13, 1791

Louis XVI of France accepts the final version of the completed constitution.

Thursday, September 13, 1787

Prussian troops enter the Netherlands. Within a few weeks 40,000 Patriots (out of a population of 2,000,000) go into exile in France (and learn from observation the ideals of the French Revolution).

Thursday, September 13, 1759

Seven Years\\\\\' War (French and Indian War): Quebec falls to British forces following General Wolfe's victory in the Battle of the Plains of Abraham just outside the city. Both the French Commander (the Marquis de Montcalm) and the British General James Wolfe are fatally wounded.
Seven Years' War (French and Indian War): Quebec falls to British forces following General Wolfe's victory in the Battle of the Plains of Abraham just outside the city. Both the French Commander (the Marquis de Montcalm) and the British General James Wolfe are fatally wounded.

Friday, September 13, 1743

The Treaty of Worms is signed between Great Britain, Austria, and Sardinia.

Wednesday, September 13, 1645

Battle of Philiphaugh: Covenanters defeat Montrose at Selkirk.

Saturday, September 13, 1625

A total of 16 rabbis (including Isaiah Horowitz) are imprisoned in Jerusalem.

Sunday, September 13, 1598

Philip III of Spain starts to rule.

Monday, September 3, 1515 (Julianian calendar)

September 14 ndash Battle of Marignano: The army of Francis I of France defeats the Swiss, thanks to the timely arrival of a Venetian army. Francis restores French control of Milan.

Sunday, September 4, 1440 (Julianian calendar)

Gilles de Rais is taken into custody upon an accusation brought against him by the Bishop of Nantes.

Thursday, September 4, 1438 (Julianian calendar)

Eric of Pomerania, King of Sweden, Denmark and Norway, loses direct control of Sweden. Karl Knutsson Bonde is elected Regent of Sweden.
Afonso V becomes King of Portugal.
Just two years after the Ming Dynasty court of China allowed landowners paying the grain tax to pay their tax in silver instead, the Ming court now decides to close all silver mines and to ban all private silver mining in Zhejiang and Fujian provinces. This is a concerted effort to halt the increase of silver circulating into the market. Illegally mining silver is now an offense punishable by death although illegal mining became a dangerous affair, the high demand for illegal mining also made it very lucrative, and so many chose to defy the government and continued to mine silver.
In Italy, the siege of Brescia by the condottieri troops of Niccolò Piccinino is raised after the arrival of Scaramuccia da Forlì.
Pachacuti (who will later create Tahuantinsuyu, or the Inca Empire) becomes the ruler of Cuzco.

Sunday, September 6, 1276 (Julianian calendar)

Pope John XXI succeeds Pope Adrian V as the 187th pope, becoming the fourth man this calendar year to hold the office of pope.
The foundation stone of the Minoritenkirche in Vienna is laid by King Otakar II of Bohemia.

Thursday, September 10, 604 (Julianian calendar)

Mellitus becomes Bishop of London and founds the first St. Paul's Cathedral.
Justus founds a cathedral in Rochester, England.
Pope Sabinian succeeds Pope Gregory I as the 65th pope.

Sunday, September 11, 533 (Julianian calendar)

Battle of Ad Decimum: Gelimer attempts to ambush the Byzantines in a defile at the 10th milestone from Carthage, due to inadequate coordination and the alertness of Belisarius, the attack is repulsed and the Vandals are scattered into the desert. Belisarius enters the capital and orders his soldiers not to kill or enslave the population. The fleet is stationed in the Lake of Tunis.

Thursday, September 12, 379 (Julianian calendar)

Gregory Nazianzus becomes Patriarch of Constantinople, and is wounded when he is attacked by a mob of heretics.
John Chrysostom writes a book on the Christian education of children.
Yax Nuun Ayiin (I) becomes ruler of Tikal.

Friday, September 12, 335 (Julianian calendar)

Sunday, September 14, 122 (Julianian calendar)

The building of Hadrian's Wall begins.
Change of era name from "Jianguang" (2nd year) to "Yanguang" of the Chinese Eastern Han Dynasty.
Hadrian gives up the territories conquered in Scotland.
Source: Wikipedia