Thursday, September 13, 2012
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Monday, September 13, 2004
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
Tuesday, September 13, 1994
Sunday, September 13, 1987
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.
Friday, September 13, 1974
Japanese Red Army members seize the French Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands.
Sunday, September 13, 1970
Saturday, September 13, 1969
Tuesday, September 13, 1966
reports on clashes between the Chinese Communist Party and the Red Guards.
Monday, September 13, 1965
Thursday, September 13, 1956
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
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
, 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.
Thursday, September 13, 1900
Wednesday, September 13, 1899
, 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
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
Tuesday, September 13, 1791
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.
Friday, September 13, 1743
Wednesday, September 13, 1645
Saturday, September 13, 1625
Sunday, September 13, 1598
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)
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.
Sunday, September 6, 1276 (Julianian calendar)
The foundation stone of the Minoritenkirche in Vienna is laid by King Otakar II of Bohemia.
Thursday, September 10, 604 (Julianian calendar)
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.
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