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September 13 Historical Events

The following events took place on September 13. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 61 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 585 BC
    Lucius Tarquinius Priscus, king of Rome, celebrates a triumph for his victories over the Sabines, and the surrender of Collatia.
  • 509 BC
    The Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus on Rome’s Capitoline Hill is dedicated on the ides of September.
  • 379
    Yax Nuun Ayiin I is coronated as 15 Ajaw of Tikal
  • 533
    Belisarius of the Byzantine Empire defeats Gelimer and the Vandals at the Battle of Ad Decimum, near Carthage, North Africa.
  • 1229
    Ögedei Khan is proclaimed Khagan of the Mongol Empire in Kodoe Aral, Khentii: Mongolia.
  • 1437
    Battle of Tangier: a Portuguese expeditionary force initiates a failed attempt to seize the Moroccan citadel of Tangier.
  • 1501
    Michelangelo begins work on his statue of David.
  • 1504
    Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand issue a Royal Warrant for the construction of a Royal Chapel (Capilla Real) to be built.
  • 1541
    After three years of exile, John Calvin returns to Geneva to reform the church under a body of doctrine known as Calvinism.
  • 1584
    San Lorenzo del Escorial Palace in Madrid is finished.
  • 1609
    Henry Hudson reaches the river that would later be named after him – the Hudson River.
  • 1645
    Battle of Philiphaugh Covenanters win the day over the royalists.
  • 1743
    Great Britain, Austria and the Kingdom of Sardinia sign the Treaty of Worms.
  • 1759
    Battle of the Plains of Abraham: the British defeat the French near Quebec City in the Seven Years’ War, known in the United States as the French and Indian War.
  • 1782
    American Revolutionary War: Franco-Spanish troops launch the unsuccessful “grand assault” during the Great Siege of Gibraltar.
  • 1788
    The Philadelphia Convention sets the date for the first presidential election in the United States, and New York City becomes the country’s temporary capital.
  • 1791
    King Louis XVI of France accepts the new constitution.
  • 1808
    Finnish War: In the Battle of Jutas, Swedish forces under Lieutenant General Georg Carl von Döbeln beat the Russians, making von Döbeln a Swedish war hero.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: A supply wagon sent to relieve Fort Harrison is ambushed in the Attack at the Narrows.
  • 1814
    In a turning point in the War of 1812, the British fail to capture Baltimore. During the battle, Francis Scott Key composes his poem “Defence of Fort McHenry”, which is later set to music and becomes the United States’ national anthem.
  • 1843
    The Greek Army rebels (OS date: September 3) against the autocratic rule of king Otto of Greece, demanding the granting of a constitution.
  • 1847
    Mexican–American War: Six teenage military cadets known as Niños Héroes die defending Chapultepec Castle in the Battle of Chapultepec. American troops under General Winfield Scott capture Mexico City in the Mexican–American War.
  • 1848
    Vermont railroad worker Phineas Gage survives a 3-foot 7-inch (1.1m) iron rod being driven through his head; the reported effects on his behavior and personality stimulate thinking about the nature of the brain and its functions.
  • 1850
    First ascent of Piz Bernina, the highest summit of the eastern Alps.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Union soldiers find a copy of Robert E. Lee’s battle plans in a field outside Frederick, Maryland. It is the prelude to the Battle of Antietam.
  • 1882
    Anglo-Egyptian War: The Battle of Tel el-Kebir is fought.
  • 1898
    Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film.
  • 1899
    Henry Bliss is the first person in the United States to be killed in an automobile accident.
  • 1899
    Mackinder, Ollier and Brocherel make the first ascent of Batian (5,199 m – 17,058 ft), the highest peak of Mount Kenya.
  • 1900
    Filipino resistance fighters defeat a small American column in the Battle of Pulang Lupa, during the Philippine–American War.

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