This Day in History on 13 September

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 13 September. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

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.

1788: New York became the federal capital of the United States.

1898: Hannibal Goodwin patented celluloid photographic film.

1922: The final act of the Greco-Turkish War, the Great Fire of Smyrna, commences.

1948: Deputy Prime Minister of India Vallabh Bhai Patel ordered the army to move into Hyderabad to integrate it with the Indian Union.

1985: Super Mario Bros. was released in Japan for the NES, which started the Super Mario series of platforming games.

1985: The World Health Organization (WHO) announced in Geneva that AIDS was then a worldwide epidemic.

1989: South Africa’s biggest anti-apartheid demonstration in 30 years took place today in Cape Town. 20,000 people of all races marched to the City Hall in protest of the police killings of 23 protesters during the whites’ only election last week.

1993: In a historic ceremony on the lawn of the White House, Israeli premier Yitzhak Rabin and PLO leader Yasir Arafat have signed a peace accord after months of secret negotiation.

2008: Delhi, India, was hit by a series of bomb blasts, resulting in 30 deaths and 130 injuries.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

William Birdwood

1857: Milton Snavely Hershey, an American chocolate manufacturer who built the World’s largest chocolate factory to make his Hershey Bars and established the Hershey Foundation, in which his wealth was used for educational purposes.

1860: John Pershing, American general who commanded the US Expeditionary force in Europe in World War I.

Robert Indiana

1865: William Birdwood, Indian-English field marshal.

1886: Robert Robinson, English chemist, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate.

1890: Antony Noghes, French Monegasque businessman, founded the Monaco Grand Prix.

Viren Rasquinha

1916: Roald Dahl, British novelist, short story writer, poet, fighter pilot, and screenwriter.

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

1959: Rajeev Shukla, Indian politician.

1967: Michael Johnson, American runner famous for his upright style, who won double Olympic gold in Atlanta 1996.

Shubham Khajuria

1969: Shane Warne, Australian cricketer, coach, and sportscaster.

1976: Ro Khanna, American politician.

1980: Viren Rasquinha, Indian field hockey player.

1995: Shubham Khajuria, Indian cricketer

Death/ Death Anniversary

Jatindra Nath Das
Sajjad Zaheer

81 AD: Titus, Roman emperor.

1592: Michel de Montaigne, French essayist and diarist.

1598: The Habsburg King Philip II of Spain, The World’s most powerful ruler.

Frank O’Bannon
Mudicondan Venkatarama Iyer

1806: Charles James Fox, English statesman. He was taken ill and dies at home in London, just as he was about to introduce a bill abolishing slavery.

1929: Jatin Das, an Indian independence activist and revolutionary.

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

Ranganath Misra

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)

2004: Luis E. Miramontes, Mexican chemist, co-invented the birth-control pill.

2012: Ranganath Misra, Indian lawyer, and jurist, 21st Chief Justice of India.

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History