13 September

September 13 is the 256th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 109 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about September 13th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about September 13th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • National Peanut Day
  • Roald Dahl Day
  • International Programmers Day
  • National Kids Take Over The Kitchen Day
  • National Defy Superstition Day
  • Positive Thinking Day
  • National Hug Your Boss Day
  • National Boss/Employee Exchange Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – September 13

1993: Oslo accords are signed

Also known as Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements, the Accords helped create the Palestinian interim self-government or the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) and called for the withdrawal of the Israeli Defence Forces from the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

1974: French Ambassador is Kidnapped in the Hague

3 members of the Japanese Red Army (JRA), a communist militant group that was formed in Lebanon, stormed the French Embassy in the Hague and took 10 hostages, including the French Ambassador. The siege ended after the militants’ demands for a release of another JRA member, cash, and a plane was met.

1933: A Woman is Elected to New Zealand Parliament for the first time

Elizabeth McCombs won the by-elections for the parliamentary seat of Lyttelton, which was held by her husband before he died in August 1933. New Zealand extended suffrage to women in 1893.

1899: First Recorded Automobile Fatality in the US takes place

Henry H. Bliss was struck by a taxi cab while crossing the street in New York City. He died the next day due to his injuries.

1759: The Battle of Quebec is fought between the British and the French

A key event in the Seven Years’ War that involved the great European powers at the time, the battle took place on the farm of Abraham Martin. Because of this, the battle is also often called the Battle of the Plains of Abraham. British troops under the command of General James Wolfe defeated the French in the very short, 15-minute long battle and took over Quebec. The Battle resulted in the French giving up their control over areas in present-day Canada and most of North America coming under the control of the British.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, September 13

1989: Thomas Müller, German footballer

1981: Angelina Love, Canadian wrestler

1969: Shane Warne, Australian cricketer

1916: Roald Dahl, English pilot, author, screenwriter

1819: Clara Schumann, German pianist, composer

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, September 13

1996: Tupac Shakur, American rapper, producer, actor

1977: Leopold Stokowski, Polish/English conductor

1971: Lin Biao, Chinese military officer, politician, Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China

1806: Charles James Fox, English politician

1598: Philip II of Spain

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