September 13

September 13 is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 109 days remaining until the end of the year.


  • 122 - The building of Hadrian's Wall begins.
  • 533 - General Belisarius of the Byzantine Empire defeats Gelimer and the Vandals at the Battle of Ad Decimium, near Carthage, North Africa.
  • 1645- Battle of Philiphaugh. The Royalist Army of Montrose surprised and routed near Selkirk by Lieut. General David Leslie and part of the Scottish Army.
  • 1743 - Great Britain, Austria and Savoy-Sardinia sign the Treaty of Worms (1743).
  • 1759 - Battle of the Plains of Abraham: British defeat French near Quebec City in the Seven Years' War, known in the United States as the French and Indian War.
  • 1808 - Finnish War: In the Battle of Jutas, Swedish forces under Lieutenant General Georg Carl von Döbeln beat the Russians, making von Döbeln a Swedish war hero.
  • 1812 - War of 1812: A supply wagon sent to relieve Fort Harrison is ambushed in the Attack at the Narrows.
  • 1814 - The British fail to capture Baltimore, Maryland. Turning point in the War of 1812.
  • 1814 - Francis Scott Key writes The Star-Spangled Banner
  • 1847 - Mexican-American War: Six teenage military cadets known as Niños Héroes die defending Chapultepec Castle in the Battle of Chapultepec.
  • 1847 - Mexican-American War: American General Winfield Scott captures Mexico City.
  • 1862 - American Civil War: Union soldiers find a copy of Robert E. Lee's battle plans in a field outside Frederick, Maryland. It is the prelude to the Battle of Antietam.
  • 1882 - The Battle of Tel el-Kebir is fought in the 1882 Anglo-Egyptian War.
  • 1900 - Filipino resistance fighters defeat a small American column in the Battle of Pulang Lupa, during the Philippine-American War.
  • 1914 - World War I: South African troops open hostilities in German south-west Africa (Namibia) with an assault on the Ramansdrift police station.
  • 1914 - World War I: The Battle of Aisne begins between Germany and France.
  • 1939 - Germany admits bombing and shelling civilian areas of Warsaw but blames the civilian population for taking up arms.
  • 1940 - World War II: Italians invade Egypt. German bombs damage Buckingham Palace.
  • 1942 - World War II: Second day of the Battle of Edson's Ridge in the Guadalcanal campaign. U.S. Marines successfully defeated attacks by the Imperial Japanese Army with heavy losses for the Japanese forces. Germans commence their 'final' assault on Stalingrad and become engaged in brutal close=range street fighting. Thirteen ships on Arctic convoy PQ18 are sunk by aircraft and U-boats but 20 bombers are shot down and three submarines destroyed.
  • 1943 - Germans throw Panzer divisions into Salerno, hoping to hurl the Allies back into the sea. With few tanks yet ashore, the British and Americans rely on carefully guided naval gunfire to keep the German armour at bay. Pte Richard Kelliher wins Victoria Cross in New Guinea for knocking out enemy positions and rescueing his Australian comrades under fire (Only six months earlier Irish-born Kelliher had been court martialled for cowardice under fire, though the conviction had been quickly quashed). The Municipal Theatre of Corfu is destroyed during an aerial bombardment by Luftwaffe.
  • 1945 - Japanese forces in Burma surrender in Rangoon to General 'Boy' Browning, commander of the ill-fated Airborne assault on Arnhem, Holland, in September 1944
  • 1970 - Palestinian Terrorists blow up three hijacked civilian airliners at Dawson's Field.
  • 2007 - Creation of the Military Power Wiki



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