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  • On This Day: What happened on 13 September?

    On This Day: What happened on 13 September?

    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.


    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.


    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.


    Marco Asensio, Real Madrid’s player. Image: Wikimedia Commons

    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.


    Abuja is the capital of Nigeria and the headquarters of many top companies and corporate organizations in Nigeria such as the Economic Community of West African Nations.

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