13 SEPTEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Walter Reed, 1851
  • General John Pershing, 1860
  • Arnold Schoenberg, 1874
  • Sherwood Anderson, 1876
  • Jesse Lasky, 1880
  • J. B. Priestley, 1894
  • Leland Hayward, 1902
  • Claudette Colbert, 1905
  • Roald Dahl, 1916
  • Dick Haymes, 1917
  • Maurice Jarre, 1924
  • Mel Torme, 1925
  • Yma Sumac, 1927
  • Robert Indiana, 1928
  • Dr. Ernest Boyer, 1928
  • Barbara Bain, 1932
  • Fred Silverman, 1937
  • David Clayton-Thomas, 1941
  • Peter Cetera, 1944
  • Jacqueline Bisset, 1944
  • Nell Carter, 1948
  • Alain Ducasse, 1956
  • Stella McCartney, 1971

Died On This Day:

  • Emperor Titus, AD 81
  • Dante Alighieri, 1321
  • King Philip II Spain, 1598
  • W. Heath Robinson, 1944
  • Leopold Stokowski, 1977
  • Mervyn LeRoy, 1987
  • Joseph Pasternak, 1991
  • Tupac Shakur drive-by shooting, 1996
  • George Wallace, 1998

Today's Events:

  • 1515 - French under Francis I recover Milan from Swiss after today's Battle of Marignano.
  • 1759 - British victory in Battle of Quebec leads to fall of Montreal in French/Indian War.
  • 1788 - New York declared the first Federal Capital of the USA.
  • 1791 - Louis XVI takes oath as Constitutional monarch of France.
  • 1814 - Francis Scott Key writes poem 'Defense of Ft. McHenry' which becomes 'Star Spangled Banner.'
  • 1814 - British ships bombard Fort McHenry, Baltimore MD in War of 1812.
  • 1826 - A rhinoceros first exhibited at Peale's Museum in New York.
  • 1845 - National Police Gazette first published; oldest weekly news magazine sensationalized crime.
  • 1898 - Inventor Rev. Hannibal Goodwin of Newark receives patent on celluloid photographic film.
  • 1899 - 68 year-old Henry Bliss, becomes first man to be run over and killed by horseless carriage-in NYC.
  • 1918 - U.S. troops at St. Michiel capture 15,000 enemy troops. WWI.
  • 1922 - Hottest day in recorded history in Libya as mercury hits 136 degrees in the shade.
  • 1943 - Chiang Kai-Shek, Commander-in-chief Chinese army elected president Chinese Republic.
  • 1971 - Attica Prison riot ends with 43 dead; N.Y. State police stage air and ground assault.
  • 1993 - PLO's Yasser Arafat and Israel's Yitzhak Rabin confirm Middle East peace agreement in Washington DC.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Notburga
  • Amatus or Arne
  • John Chrysostom
  • Mauritius
  • Eulogius of Alexandria

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • JANAM (OR JANMA) ASHTAMI, Hindu Birthday Festival of Krishna
  • ANANT CHATURDASI, Hindu Eternal Anniversary of 14th day of Month Bhaedra
  • LABOR DAY (U.S. and Canada) First Monday in September.
  • CH'UNG YANG, Festival of High Places in China (ninth day of the ninth moon)
  • BIRTHDAY OF KRSNA. (Hindu)
  • CHUSOK (Korea) on day of full moon of eighth lunar month.
  • ROSH HASHANA (Jewish New Year) first and second days of lunar month Tishri.
  • YOM KIPPUR (Jewish Day of Atonement) tenth day of lunar month Tishri.
  • SUKKOTH (Jewish Feast of Tabernacles) 15th day of lunar month Tishri - five days after Yom Kippur
  • SIMCHAT TORAH (Jewish Rejoicing of the Law) 23rd day of Tishri
  • DURGA-PUJA (Hindu festival of Goddess Durga)
  • PITRA PASKSHA and AMAVASYA, Hindu Feast of the Dead.
  • LAKSHMI PUJA, Hindu Festival of the Goddess of Fortune
  • CHUNG CH'IU CHIEH (Chinese mid-autumn festival) 15th day of 8th lunar month.
  • OWARA KAZE NO BON, HACHIMAN & DOBUROKU MATSURI harvest festivals in Japan
  • NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS' DAY - first Sunday after Labor Day in USA
  • NATIVE AMERICAN DAY - fourth Friday in September in US
  • RAMADAN, Muslim Holy Month

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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