Today in History, English
Today in History, English

104521September 13Event1968 – Albania leaves the Warsaw Pact.
104522September 13Event1971 – State police and National Guardsmen storm New York's Attica Prison to quell a prison revolt.
104523September 13Event1971 – Chairman Mao Zedong's second in command and successor Marshal Lin Biao flees the People's Republic of China after the failure of an alleged coup. His plane crashes in Mongolia, killing all aboard.
104524September 13Event1979 – South Africa grants independence to the "homeland" of Venda (not recognised outside South Africa).
104525September 13Event1985 – Super Mario Bros. is released in Japan for the NES, which starts the Super Mario series of platforming games.
104526September 13Event1987 – Goiânia accident: A radioactive object is stolen from an abandoned hospital in Goiânia, Brazil, contaminating many people in the following weeks and causing some to die from radiation poisoning.
104527September 13Event1988 – Hurricane Gilbert is the strongest recorded hurricane in the Western Hemisphere, later replaced by Hurricane Wilma in 2005 (based on barometric pressure).
104528September 13Event1989 – Largest anti-Apartheid march in South Africa, led by Desmond Tutu.
104529September 13Event1993 – Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin shakes hands with Palestine Liberation Organization chairman Yasser Arafat at the White House after signing the Oslo Accords granting limited Palestinian autonomy.
104530September 13Event1994 – Ulysses probe passes the Sun's south pole.
104531September 13Event2001 – Civilian aircraft traffic resumes in the United States after the September 11 attacks.
104532September 13Event2006 – Kimveer Gill kills one student and injures 19 more in the Dawson College shooting.
104533September 13Event2007 – The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is adopted by the United Nations General Assembly.
104534September 13Event2008 – Delhi, India, is hit by a series of bomb blasts, resulting in 30 deaths and 130 injuries.
104535September 13Event2008 – Hurricane Ike makes landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast of the United States, causing heavy damage to Galveston Island, Houston and surrounding areas.
104536September 13Event2013 – Taliban insurgents attack the United States consulate in Herat, Afghanistan, with two members of the Afghan National Police reported dead and about 20 civilians injured.
104537September 13Birth64 – Julia Flavia, Roman daughter of Titus (d. 91)
104538September 13Birth678 – K'inich Ahkal Mo' Naab' III, Mayan ruler (d. 730)
104539September 13Birth1087 – John II Komnenos, Byzantine emperor (d. 1143)
104540September 13Birth1475 – Cesare Borgia, Italian cardinal (d. 1507)
104541September 13Birth1502 – John Leland, English poet and historian (d. 1552)
104542September 13Birth1521 – William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, English academic and politician, Lord High Treasurer (d. 1598)
104543September 13Birth1583 – Girolamo Frescobaldi, Italian pianist and composer (d. 1643)
104544September 13Birth1594 – Francesco Manelli, Italian theorbo player and composer (d. 1667)
104545September 13Birth1601 – Jan Brueghel the Younger, Flemish painter (d. 1678)
104546September 13Birth1604 – Sir William Brereton, 1st Baronet, English commander and politician (d. 1661)
104547September 13Birth1676 – Élisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans, French wife of Leopold, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1741)
104548September 13Birth1761 – Santō Kyōden, Japanese poet and author (d. 1816)
104549September 13Birth1766 – Samuel Wilson, American meat-packer, namesake of Uncle Sam (d. 1854)
104550September 13Birth1775 – Laura Secord, American-Canadian war heroine (d. 1868)

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