Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 13 September, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.
ON THIS DAY: 13 SEPTEMBER
1905 | The Mayor of Cape Town, Hyman Lieberman, opened the Great Synagogue in the Gardens, Cape Town.
1979 | The South African government recognized the independence of the Venda people on this day.
2018 | The Merrimack Valley gas explosions: One person was killed, 25 were injured, and 40 homes were destroyed when natural gas pressure caused fires and explosions.
2013 | Taliban insurgents attacked the US consulate in Herat, Afghanistan, with two Afghan National Police officers reportedly killed and about 20 civilians injured.
2008 | Hurricane Ike hit the Texas Gulf Coast in the United States and caused extensive damage to Galveston Island, Houston, and the surrounding areas.
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1942 | Former Minister of Safety and Security and Chairperson of the SACP, Charles Nqakula.
1944 | English actress and producer, Jacqueline Bisset.
1957 | English lawyer and judge, Eleanor King.
1982 | American guitarist, bassist, and producer/engineer, Colin Marston.
1995 | Indian cricketer, Shubham Khajuria.
ON THIS DAY: DEATHS
1977 | English conductor, Leopold Stokowski, 95.
2011 | Italian mountaineer and journalist, Walter Bonatti, 81.
1973 | Indian poet and philosopher, Sajjad Zaheer, 68.
2012 | Canadian football player, lawyer, and politician, 10th Premier of Alberta, Peter Lougheed, 84.
1991 | English soldier and conductor, Robert Irving, 78.
2017 | On this day, Marco Asensio missed Real Madrid’s first Champions League match of 2017/18 due to a leg injury.
2009 | On this day in the United States, “Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins” was released and it was later released on 22 September 2009 on DVD and Blu-ray.
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