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On this day in history - September 13

What Happened On This Day – September 13

  • 1993 Oslo accords are signed

    Also known as Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements, the Accords helped create the Palestinian interim self-government or the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) and called for the withdrawal of the Israeli Defence Forces from the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

  • 1974 French Ambassador is Kidnapped in the Hague

    3 members of the Japanese Red Army (JRA), a communist militant group that was formed in Lebanon, stormed the French Embassy in the Hague and took 10 hostages, including the French Ambassador. The siege ended after the militants’ demands for a release of another JRA member, cash, and a plane was met.

  • 1933 A Woman is Elected to New Zealand Parliament for the first time

    Elizabeth McCombs won the by-elections for the parliamentary seat of Lyttelton, which was held by her husband before he died in August 1933. New Zealand extended suffrage to women in 1893.

  • 1899 First Recorded Automobile Fatality in the US takes place

    Henry H. Bliss was struck by a taxi cab while crossing the street in New York City. He died the next day due to his injuries.

  • 1759 The Battle of Quebec is fought between the British and the French

    A key event in the Seven Years’ War that involved the great European powers at the time, the battle took place on the farm of Abraham Martin. Because of this, the battle is also often called the Battle of the Plains of Abraham. British troops under the command of General James Wolfe defeated the French in the very short, 15-minute long battle and took over Quebec. The Battle resulted in the French giving up their control over areas in present-day Canada and most of North America coming under the control of the British.

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Births On This Day,
September 13

  • 1989 Thomas Müller

    German footballer

  • 1981 Angelina Love

    Canadian wrestler

  • 1969 Shane Warne

    Australian cricketer

  • 1916 Roald Dahl

    English pilot, author, screenwriter

  • 1819 Clara Schumann

    German pianist, composer

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Deaths On This Day,
September 13

  • 1996 Tupac Shakur

    American rapper, producer, actor

  • 1977 Leopold Stokowski

    Polish/English conductor

  • 1971 Lin Biao

    Chinese military officer, politician, Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China

  • 1806 Charles James Fox

    English politician

  • 1598 Philip II of Spain