On This Day 13 September

Important Days

Important Events

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.

1948 – Deputy Prime Minister of India Vallabhbhai Patel orders the Army to move into Hyderabad to integrate it with the Indian Union.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1865 – William Birdwood, Indian-English field marshal (d. 1951)

1928 – Robert Indiana, American painter and sculptor (d. 2018)

1980 – Viren Rasquinha, Indian field hockey player

1995 – Shubham Khajuria, Indian cricketer

Death/ Death Anniversary

1929 – Jatindra Nath Das, Indian activist (b. 1904)

1973 – Sajjad Zaheer, Indian poet and philosopher (b. 1905)


1975 – Mudicondan Venkatarama Iyer, Indian singer and musicologist (b. 1897)


2003 – Frank O’Bannon, American publisher, lawyer, and politician, 47th Governor of Indiana (b. 1930)

2012 – Ranganath Misra, Indian lawyer and jurist, 21st Chief Justice of India (b. 1926)