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September 13th, 2006 (September 13 2006)EventAt Dawson College (Montreal), Kimveer Gill kills one student and wounds 19 others before committing suicide.
September 13th, 2001 (September 13 2001)EventCivilian aircraft traffic resumes in the U.S. after the September 11, 2001 attacks.
September 13th, 1999 (September 13 1999)EventBomb explodes in Moscow, Russia. At least 119 people are killed.
September 13th, 1994 (September 13 1994)EventUlysses probe passes the Sun s south pole.
September 13th, 1993 (September 13 1993)EventPublic unveiling of the Oslo Accords, an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement initiated by Norway.
September 13th, 1993 (September 13 1993)EventIsraeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin shakes hands with PLO chairman Yasser Arafat at the White House after signing an accord granting limited Palestinian autonomy.Yitzhak Rabin Quotes
September 13th, 1989 (September 13 1989)EventLargest anti-Apartheid march in South Africa, led by Desmond Tutu.Desmond Tutu Quotes
September 13th, 1988 (September 13 1988)EventHurricane Gilbert is the strongest recorded hurricane in the Western Hemisphere (based on barometric pressure).
September 13th, 1987 (September 13 1987)EventGoiania accident: A radioactive object is stolen from an abandoned hospital in Goiania, Brazil, contaminating many people in the following weeks and leading some to die from radiation poisoning.
September 13th, 1985 (September 13 1985)EventJapan Super Mario Bros. released for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
September 13th, 1979 (September 13 1979)EventSouth Africa grants independence to the "homeland" of Venda (not recognised outside South Africa).
September 13th, 1971 (September 13 1971)EventState police and National Guardsmen storm New York s Attica Prison to end a prison revolt. 42 people die in the assault.
September 13th, 1968 (September 13 1968)EventAlbania leaves the Warsaw Pact.
September 13th, 1956 (September 13 1956)EventThe dike around the Dutch polder East Flevoland is closed.
September 13th, 1956 (September 13 1956)EventIBM introduces the first computer disk storage unit, the RAMAC 305.
September 13th, 1953 (September 13 1953)EventNikita Khrushchev appointed secretary-general of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.Nikita Khrushchev Quotes
September 13th, 1948 (September 13 1948)EventMargaret Chase Smith is elected senator, and becomes the first woman to serve in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the United States Senate.Margaret Chase Smith Quotes
September 13th, 1943 (September 13 1943)EventChiang Kai-shek elected president of the Republic of China.
September 13th, 1943 (September 13 1943)EventThe Municipal Theatre of Corfu is destroyed during an aerial bombardment by Luftwaffe.
September 13th, 1942 (September 13 1942)EventWorld War II: 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.
September 13th, 1940 (September 13 1940)EventWorld War II: German bombs damage Buckingham Palace.
September 13th, 1940 (September 13 1940)EventWorld War II: Italy invades Egypt.
September 13th, 1935 (September 13 1935)EventRockslide near Whirlpool Rapids Bridge ends the Great Gorge and International Railway.
September 13th, 1923 (September 13 1923)EventMilitary coup in SpainMiguel Primo de Rivera takes over, setting up a dictatorship.
September 13th, 1922 (September 13 1922)EventThe temperature (in the shade) at Al Aziziyah, Libya reaches a world record 57.7C (135.9F).
September 13th, 1914 (September 13 1914)EventDuring World War I, South African troops open hostilities in German south-west Africa (Namibia) with an assault on the Ramansdrift police station.
September 13th, 1906 (September 13 1906)EventFirst fixed-wing aircraft flight in Europe.
September 13th, 1900 (September 13 1900)EventFilipino resistance fighters defeat a small American column in the Battle of Pulang Lupa, during the Philippine-American War.
September 13th, 1899 (September 13 1899)EventHenry Bliss is the first person in the United States to be killed in an automobile accident.
September 13th, 1899 (September 13 1899)EventMackinder, Ollier and Brocherel make the first ascent of Batian (5,199m17,058 ft), the highest peak of Mount Kenya.
September 13th, 1898 (September 13 1898)EventHannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film.
September 13th, 1882 (September 13 1882)EventThe Battle of Tel el-Kebir is fought in the 1882 Anglo-Egyptian War.
September 13th, 1862 (September 13 1862)EventAmerican Civil War: Union soldiers find a copy of Robert E. Lee s battle plans in a field outside Frederick, Marylandied in It is the prelude to the Battle of Antietam.
September 13th, 1847 (September 13 1847)EventMexican-American War: Six teenage military cadets known as Ninos Heroes die defending Chapultepec Castle in the Battle of Chapultepec. American General Winfield Scott captures Mexico City in the Mexican-American War.
September 13th, 1814 (September 13 1814)EventThe British fail to capture Baltimore, Marylandied in Turning point in the War of 1812.
September 13th, 1814 (September 13 1814)EventFrancis Scott Key writes The Star-Spangled BannerFrancis Scott Key Quotes
September 13th, 1791 (September 13 1791)EventKing Louis XVI of France accepts the new constitution.
September 13th, 1788 (September 13 1788)EventThe United States Philadelphia Convention sets the date for the country s first presidential election, and New York City becomes the temporary capital of the U.S..
September 13th, 1759 (September 13 1759)EventBattle of the Plains of Abraham: British defeat French near Quebec City in the Seven Years War, known in the United States as the French and Indian War. Abraham Quotes
September 13th, 1743 (September 13 1743)EventGreat Britain, Austria and Savoy-Sardinia sign the Treaty of Worms (1743).
September 13th, 1609 (September 13 1609)EventHenry Hudson reached the river that would later be named after himthe Hudson River.
September 13th, 1504 (September 13 1504)EventQueen Isabella and King Ferdinand issue a Royal Warrant for the construction of a Royal Chapel (Capilla Real) to be built.
September 13th, 1503 (September 13 1503)EventMichelangelo begins work on his statue of David.
September 13th, 1440 (September 13 1440)EventGilles de Rais is finally taken into custody upon an accusation brought against him by the Bishop of Nantes.
September 13th, 1224 (September 13 1224)EventFrancis of Assisi is afflicted with stigmata. Francis of Assisi Quotes
September 13th, 0533 (September 13 0533)EventGeneral Belisarius of the Byzantine Empire defeats Gelimer and the Vandals at the Battle of Ad Decimium, near Carthage, North Africa.
September 13th, 0509 (September 13 0509)EventThe temple of Jupiter on Rome s Capitoline Hill is dedicated on the ides of September.
September 13th, 0122 (September 13 0122)EventThe building of Hadrian s Wall begins.

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