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1991Joe Carter 1st baseball player with 3 consecutive 100 RBI seasons with 3 different teams (Indians, Padres, Blue Jays)

1999John Elway's #7 jersey is retired by the Denver Broncos

1930Paavo Nurmi runs world record 20,000m (1:04:38.4)

1971Nikita Khrushchev, Soviet premier, buried in Moscow

197090th US Mens Tennis: Ken Rosewall beats Tony Roche (26 64 76 63)

1503Michelangelo begins work on his statue of David.

1983Oakland's Rickey Henderson 3rd straight 100 steals for season

1981101st US Mens Tennis: John McEnroe beats Bjorn Borg (4-6 6-2 6-4 6-3)

1987Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship

1936Acting on the orders of Louis Buchalter, Murder Inc. killers gun down Joseph Rosen, a Brooklyn candy store owner

1909Ty Cobb clinches AL HR title with his 9th HR (all inside-the-park)

200926th MTV Awards: Beyoncé, Taylor Swift & T.I. f/ Rihanna wins

1992Nancy Lopez wins Ping-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship

1224Francis of Assisi is afflicted with stigmata.

1939First (tethered) flight of the Vought-Sikorsky VS-300, one of the first viable American helicopters, flown by Igor Sikorsky

197084th US Womens Tennis: M Smith Court beats Rosemary Casals (62 26 61)

1515-14] Battle at Marignano: France beats Habsburgers & Pope Leo X

1964Mary Mills wins LPGA Eugene Ladies' Golf Open

122Building begins on Hadrian's Wall

1992112th US Mens Tennis: Stefan Edberg beats Pete Sampras (36 64 76 62)

196484th US Mens Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Frederick S Stolle (64 62 64)

1997Mother Teresa's State Funeral held in India

September 13th Historical Events
Date Event
509
The temple of Jupiter on Rome's Capitoline Hill is dedicated on the ides of September. 
BC
AD
122
Building begins on Hadrian's Wall 
533
General Belisarius of the Byzantine Empire defeats Gelimer and the Vandals at the Battle of Ad Decimium, near Carthage, North Africa. 
604
Sabinian begins his reign as Pope replacing Pope Gregory the Great 
1125
Duke Lotharius of Supplinburg crowned as German king Lotharius III 
1224
Francis of Assisi is afflicted with stigmata. 
1440
Gilles de Rais is finally taken into custody upon an accusation brought against him by the Bishop of Nantes. 
1503
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. 
1515
-14] Battle at Marignano: France beats Habsburgers & Pope Leo X 
1549
Pope Paul III signs Council of Bologna 
1553
English bishop Hugh Latimer arrested 
1556
Charles V & Maria of Hungary march into Spain 
1574
Turkish fleet recaptures Tunis 
1579
Breda forms Union of Utrecht 
1625
16 Rabbis (including Isiah Horowitz) are imprisoned in Jerusalem 
1631
Admiral Tholen conquerors 30+ Spanish frigates 
1663
1st serious slave conspiracy in colonial America (Virginia) 
1743
Britain, Austria & Savoye-Sardinia sign Treaty of Worms 
1751
Britain signs Austrian & Russian alliance 
1759
British beat French forces at Plains of Abrahams (Quebec) 
1775
Gotthold Lessing's "Die Juden," premieres in Frankfurt-am-Main 
1787
Prussian army moves into Netherlands 
1788
NY City becomes 1st capital of US 
1789
1st loan to US government (from NYC banks) 
1791
France's King Louis XVI accepts constitution 
1800
Curacao in British hands (until Jan 1803) 
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. 
1847
American-Mexican war: US Gen Winfield Scott captures Mexico City 
1849
1st US prize fight fatality (Tom McCoy) 
1858
Hamburg-US ship Austria catches fire & sinks, 471 die 
1861
1st naval battle of Civil War, Union frigate "Colorado" sinks privateer "Judah" off Pensacola, Fla 
1867
Gen E R S Canby orders SC courts to impanel blacks jurors 
1869
Jay Gould & James Fisk attempt to control US gold market 
1881
Lewis Latimer invents & patents electric lamp with a carbon filament 
1882
Battle at Count el-Kebir: British troops invade Egypt 
1883
Hugh Daily, a one-armed pitcher for Cleveland (Forest City), tosses 1-0 no-hitter against Philadelphia 
1890
Cecil Rhodes' colonies hoist Union Jack in Mashonaland & Salisbury 
1898
20,000 Paris construction workers go on strike 
1898
Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film 
1899
Mackinder, Ollier and Brocherel make the first ascent of Batian (5,199m - 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. 
1906
1st airplane flight in Europe 
1907
Canadian Interprovincial Rugby Football union (Big Four) forms with Hamilton Tigers, Toronto Argonauts, Ottawa Rough Riders & Montreal Foot Ball 
1909
Ty Cobb clinches AL HR title with his 9th HR (all inside-the-park) 
1910
Regina Rugby Club forms 
1918
Train accident at Weesp Neth, kills 42 
1919
Guy Bolton & George Middleton's "Adam & Eve," premieres in NYC 
1922
136.4°F (58°C), El Aziziyah, Libya in shade (world record) 
1923
With Spain's king Alfonso XIII assist, army coup under de Rivera 
1924
19th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Philadelphia (5-0) 
1925
1st US University for Blacks, Xavier University, opens in New Orleans 
1925
Bkln Dodger Dazzy Vance no-hits Phillies, 10-1 
1927
Yanks clinch pennant, Ruth hits 2 HRs (52 en route to 60) 
1927
Waite Hoyt became only 20 game winner of 1927 Yankees 
1928
KOH-AM in Reno NV begins radio transmissions 
1930
50th US Mens Tennis: J H Doeg beats Francis Shields (10-8 1-6 6-4 16-14) 
1930
Paavo Nurmi runs world record 20,000m (1:04:38.4) 
1930
Tommy Armour wins PGA golf tournament 
1930
Winnipeg Rugby Football Club 1st game, loses to St John's Rugby, 7-3 
1931
Capt G H Stainworth flies world speed record (655 kph) 
1931
Right-radical coup of Dr Pfrimer fails in Austria 
1932
NY Yankees clinch their 7th AL pennant 
1933
Elizabeth McCombs becomes the first New Zealand woman Member of Parliament 
1934
Judge Landis sells World Series broadcast rights to Ford for $100,000 
1935
Rockslide near Whirlpool Rapids Bridge ends the Great Gorge and International Railway. 
1936
Cleve Bob Feller strikes out then record 17 in a game (vs Phila A's) 
1936
Acting on the orders of Louis Buchalter, Murder Inc. killers gun down Joseph Rosen, a Brooklyn candy store owner 
1938
Alexander Cartwright selects to Baseball's Hall of Fame 
1939
First (tethered) flight of the Vought-Sikorsky VS-300, one of the first viable American helicopters, flown by Igor Sikorsky 
1940
Buckingham Palace damaged by German bombs 
1940
Italian troops under Marshal Graziani attack Egypt 
1942
Battle of Edson's Ridge (2nd Japanese assault) at Guadalcanal 
1942
Cubs shortstop Leonard Merullo makes 4 errors in 1 inning 
1942
German forces attack Stalingrad 
1943
Chiang Kai-shek became president of China 
1943
German counter attack at Salerno 
1943
Having been Generalissimo since 1928, Chiang Kai-shek elected pres 
1943
The Municipal Theatre of Corfu is destroyed during an aerial bombardment by Luftwaffe. 
1944
30th Infantry division of US 1st Army frees Margraten 
1944
Last transport out camp Westerbork to Bergen Belsen 
1944
US 28th Infantry division opens assault on Siegfried line/Westwall 
1946
Boston Red Sox clinch AL pennant 
1947
WPVI TV channel 6 in Philadelphia, PA (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1948
Margaret Chase Smith (R-Me) elected senator, 1st woman to serve in both houses of Congress 
1949
Ladies Pro Golf Association of America formed in NYC 
1951
St Louis Cards beat NY Giants 6-4 (rescheduled from 9/12) then at night lose to Boston Braves 2-0 
1952
Adolfo Ruiz Cortinez elected president of Mexico 
1953
Pitcher Bob Trice is 1st black to play on Phila A's 
1954
Reds Ted Kluszewski scores a run in record 17 consecutive games 
1954
WPBN TV channel 7 in Traverse City, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting 
1956
Dike around Dutch polder Eastern Flevoland closes 
1956
Stravinsky's "Canticum Sacrum," premieres in Venice 
1956
IBM introduces the first computer disk storage unit, the RAMAC 305. 
1958
Braves Warren Spahn is 1st lefty to win 20 or more games 9 times 
1958
Queen Juliana christens passenger ship Rotterdam 
1959
73rd US Womens Tennis: Maria Fraser beats Christine Truman (61 64) 
1959
79th US Mens Tennis: Neale Fraser beats Alejandro Olmedo (63 57 62 64) 
1959
Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Memphis Golf Open 
1959
USSR's Luna 2 becomes 1st probe to contact another celestial body 
1960
Dutch 1st Chamber condemns soccer-law 
1961
"Car 54 Where are You?" premieres on TV 
1961
Battles between UN & Katanga troops in Congo 
1961
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1961
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
1961
Unmanned Mercury-Atlas 4 launched into Earth orbit 
1963
"Outer Limits" premieres on ABC TV 
1963
Jim Bouton's 20th win clinches Yanks 28th pennant 
1963
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1964
3rd sitting of 2nd Vatican council opens in Rome 
1964
78th US Womens Tennis: Maria Fraser beats Carole Graebner (61 60) 
1964
84th US Mens Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Frederick S Stolle (64 62 64) 
1964
Mary Mills wins LPGA Eugene Ladies' Golf Open 
1964
St Louis is 1st NL to score runs in every game since 1923, win 15-2 
1964
WKEF TV channel 22 in Dayton, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting 
1965
Beatles release "Yesterday" 
1965
Beatles win 1st Grammy, for Best Group of 1964 
1965
Today Show's 1st totally color broadcast 
1965
Willie Mays's 500th HR (off Don Nottebart), Giants 11th straight win 
1966
Johannes Balthazar Vorster sworn in as premier of South Africa 
1968
Albania leaves Warsaw pact 
1969
Baltimore Orioles, win earliest AL Eastern division title 
1969
Bobby Bonds is baseballs 4th 30-HR, 30-steal player 
1969
Plastic Ono Band's (John, Yoko & Eric Clapton) 1st live performance 
1970
1st NYC Marathon won by Gary Muhrcke in 2:31:38 
1970
84th US Womens Tennis: M Smith Court beats Rosemary Casals (62 26 61) 
1970
90th US Mens Tennis: Ken Rosewall beats Tony Roche (26 64 76 63) 
1970
IBM announces System 370 computer 
1970
Joanne Carner wins LPGA Wendell-West Golf Open 
1970
Palestine guerillas conquer Irbid Jordania 
1971
11 guards & 31 prisoners die in take over at Attica State Prison 
1971
Frank Robinson hits his 500th HR 
1971
Nikita Khrushchev, Soviet premier, buried in Moscow 
1971
WIIQ TV channel 41 in Demopolis, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1971
World Hockey Association forms 
1971
Two North Ireland Loyalists are mortally injured when the bomb they were preparing exploded prematurely in a house in Bann Street, Belfast 
1972
1st TV broadcast of "Waltons" on CBS 
1973
ABC announces it obtained TV rights for 1976 Olympics 
1973
Congress passes & sends a bill to Nixon to lift football's blackout 
1973
Syrian/Israeli dogfight over Mediterranean Sea 
1974
-17] 3 Japanese kidnap French ambassador in Hague 
1974
1st broadcast of "Rockford Files" on NBC-TV 
1974
Phillies set NL record, using 27 players in a game, St Louis uses 24, tying record of 51. Phils win 7-3 in 17 
1974
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1974
OPEC instructs its Secretary General to "carry out a study of supply and demand in relation to possible production controls" 
1975
-27] Hurricane Eloise, kills 71 in Caribbean & US 
1976
2nd Enterprise, approach & lands Test Cricket (ALT) flight (5m28s) 
1977
1st TV viewer discretion warning-Soap 
1977
2nd Test Cricket of Space Shuttle Enterprise 
1977
General Motors introduces 1st US diesel auto (Oldsmobile 88) 
1978
1st flight of McDonnell Douglas F-18A Hornet 
1978
NY Yanks win to gain sole possession of 1st place from 14 games back 
1979
China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC 
1979
South Africa grants Venda independence (Not recognized out of S Afr) 
1980
1st United Negro College Fund 
1981
101st US Mens Tennis: John McEnroe beats Bjorn Borg (4-6 6-2 6-4 6-3) 
1981
33rd Emmy Awards: Taxi, Hill St Blue, Judd Hirsh & Isabel Sanford win 
1981
April Moon sets women's handbow distance record of 1,039 yds & 13" 
1981
Atlanta Falcons tie record of 31 points in 4th quarter (vs Green Bay) 
1981
Jan Stephenson wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic 
1981
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1982
50 die in Spantax Airlines DC-10 on takeoff from Malaga, Spain 
1982
Joe Lefevre gets 6 hits in one baseball game 
1983
Dan Quisenberry record 39th season save 
1983
Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation 
1983
Oakland's Rickey Henderson 3rd straight 100 steals for season 
1983
Steve O'Shaughnessy scores 100 in 35 mins, Lancs v Leics 
1983
US mint strikes 1st gold coin in 50 years (Olympic Eagle) 
1984
STS 41-G launch vehicle moves to launch pad 
1984
Simon Peres forms Israeli government with Likoed 
1985
2nd MTV Awards: Bruce Springsteen 
1985
John Williams introduces new Today Show theme 
1986
Bert Blyleven gives up a record 44 HRs in a season 
1986
Kellye Cash (Tenn), 21, crowned 60th Miss America 1987 
1987
Cesium-137 stolen from abandoned hospital in Rio de Janeiro 
1987
Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship 
1987
Paul Lynch of Great Britain does 32,573 push-ups in 24 hours 
1988
10th time, 4 players hit baseball major-league record grand slams 
1988
9 hard/software manufacturers announce EISA computer bus in NY 
1988
Gilbert is strongest (26.13 barometer) hurricane in Western Hemisphere 
1989
"Les Miserables" opens at Fisher Theatre, Detroit 
1989
Desmond Tutu leads biggest anti-apartheid protest march in South Africa 
1989
Fay Vincent elected baseball's 8th commissioner 
1990
Commuter train at Johannesburg South Africa attacked, 36 die 
1990
Iraqi troops storm residence of French ambassador in Kuwait 
1990
Robert E Nederlander appointed NY Yankee managing general partner 
1990
Senate Judiciary Com opens hearing on confirmation of David Souter 
1991
55 ton concrete beam falls in Montreal's Olympic Stadium 
1991
Joe Carter 1st baseball player with 3 consecutive 100 RBI seasons with 3 different teams (Indians, Padres, Blue Jays) 
1991
Kim Zmeskal is 1st American to win a medal at World Gymnastics Championships, she wins the gold with 39.848 pts 
1992
112th US Mens Tennis: Stefan Edberg beats Pete Sampras (36 64 76 62) 
1992
NY Giants trailing Dallas Cowboys 34-0 in 3rd, lose 34-28 
1992
Nancy Lopez wins Ping-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship 
1992
Steffan Edberg beats Pete Sampress to win US Open 
1993
Israeli min of Foreign affairs Peres & PLO-Abu Mazen sign peace accord 
1993
Junxia Cheek runs ladies world record 3000m (8:06.11) 
1993
Queens NY begins required recycling 
1993
Public unveiling of the Oslo Accords, an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement initiated by Norway. 
1994
George Burns, undergoes surgery to drain fluid from his brain 
1994
Space probe Ulyssus passes south pole of Sun 
1995
The Kuwaiti Oil Ministry states its intention to seek a 200-million-barrels-per-day increase to its current 2-million-barrels-per-day crude oil production quota at OPEC meeting in Vienna 
1996
Phil Simmons scores 171 & takes 6-14 for Leics v Durham 
1997
Carolina Hurricane's 1st exhibition game beat NY Islanders 4-1 
1997
Katherine Shindle (Ill), 24, crowned 71st Miss America 1998 
1997
Mother Teresa's State Funeral held in India 
1998
112th US Womens Tennis 
1998
118th US Mens Tennis 
1998
SAFECO Golf Classic 
1998
50th Emmy Awards: The Practice, Frasier, Andre Braugher & Christine Lahti win 
1999
Bomb explodes in Moscow, Russia. At least 119 people are killed. 
1999
John Elway's #7 jersey is retired by the Denver Broncos 
2001
Civilian aircraft traffic resumes in the U.S. after the September 11, 2001 attacks. 
2001
Relative calm returns to world oil markets as US retail gasoline prices return to normal levels; energy trading by Houston energy companies resumes and limited commercial aviation starts 
2006
At Dawson College (Montreal), Kimveer Gill kills one student and wounds 19 others before committing suicide. 
2008
Hurricane Ike makes landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast of the United States, causing heavy damage to Galveston Island, Houston and surrounding areas. 
2009
26th MTV Awards: Beyoncé, Taylor Swift & T.I. f/ Rihanna wins 
2012
19 people are killed after a freight elevator crashes from 100 meters in Wuhan, China 
2012
33,000 people are evacuated after Guatemala's Volcano of Fire erupts 
2012
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev calls for Russian punk band Pussy Riot to be freed 
2012
Dr Mustafa Abushagur is elected as Prime Minister of Libya 
2013
30 people are killed by a mosque bombing attack in Baghdad, Iraq 
2013
9 people are killed after massive floods in Galati County, Romania 
2014
At least 8 people are killed after the ferry MV Maharlika II sinks off the Philippines coast 
2014
40 people are killed after T. B. Joshua's The Synagogue Church of All Nations collapses in Nigeria 
2016
US flexes muscle at North Korea, flying bombers over South Korea: reports 
2016
Ortiz hits 536th HR, ties Mantle for 17th on career list 
2017
Apple officially opens Steve Jobs Theater with unveiling of iPhone 8, iPhone X 
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