September 13 Today in History

Today’s Important Historical Events

509 BC The temple of Jupiter on Rome’s Capitoline Hill is dedicated on the ides of September

335 Church of Holy Sepulchre consecrated in Jerusalem

1224 Francis of Assisi is afflicted with stigmata after a vision praying on Mount Verna

1501 Michelangelo begins work on his Statue of David, a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture

1845 English chemist Michael Faraday discovers the ‘Faraday effect’, the influence of a magnetic field on polarized light

1847 American-Mexican war: US General Winfield Scott captures Mexico City

1993 Public unveiling of the Oslo Accords, an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement initiated by Norway, signed by Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Shimon Peres and PLO official Mahmoud Abbas

Today’s Historical Events

509 BC The temple of Jupiter on Rome’s Capitoline Hill is dedicated on the ides of September

122 Building begins on Hadrian‘s Wall, Northern England

335 Church of Holy Sepulchre consecrated in Jerusalem

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 after a vision praying on Mount Verna

1440 Gilles de Rais is finally taken into custody upon an accusation brought against him by the Bishop of Nantes.

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1947 WPVI TV channel 6 in Philadelphia, PA (ABC) begins broadcasting

1953 KGTV TV channel 10 in San Diego, CA (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

1954 WPBN TV channel 7 in Traverse City, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting

1964 WKEF TV channel 22 in Dayton, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting

1969 “Scooby-Doo Where are You” by Hanna-Barbera debuts on CBS in the US

1971 WIIQ TV channel 41 in Demopolis, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting

1973 ABC announces it obtained TV rights for 1976 Olympics

1973 US Congress passes & sends a bill to President Nixon to lift NFL football’s television blackout of sold out games

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1947 T-Bone Walker records his biggest hit “Call it Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just as Bad)” in Hollywood, California

1965 Beatles release single “Yesterday” – just Paul, with a strings arranged by George Martin

1965 Beatles win 1st Grammy, for Best Group of 1964

1969 Plastic Ono Band’s 1st live performance, featuring John LennonYoko Ono and Eric Clapton, the Toronto Rock and Roll Revival festival

1985 2nd MTV Video Music Awards: Bruce Springsteen

1989 “Les Miserables” opens at Fisher Theatre, Detroit

1994 “Ready To Die” debut studio album by The Notorious B.I.G. released

1997 Elton John releases “Candle in the Wind 1997”, a tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales in the UK

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1866 British Open Men’s Golf, Prestwick GC: Willie Park Sr. wins his 3rd title; beats his brother Davie Park by 2 strokes

1872 British Open Men’s Golf, Prestwick GC: Tom Morris, Jr. wins 4th consecutive title; beats fellow Scot Davie Strath by 3 strokes

1883 Hugh Daily, a one-armed pitcher for Cleveland (Forest City), tosses 1-0 no-hitter against Philadelphia

1902 Chicago Cubs infielders Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers, & Frank Chance appear together as teammates for 1st time, creating the famed double-play combination of “Tinker to Evers to Chance”

1907 Canadian Interprovincial Rugby Football Union (IRFU) forms with merge of Hamilton Tigers, Toronto Argonauts (ORFU) and Ottawa Rough Riders, Montreal FC (QRFU)

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

1910 Regina Rugby Club forms

1924 19th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Philadelphia (5-0)

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