This Day in History – September 13

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This Day in History - September 13

When one talks about the course of their future, they often neglect the impacts of the historical events. They say what happens in the past, remains in the past ignoring the significance of events that have taken place in history. Every day as we live, we create history, and every event that occurs defines the course of our futures. The importance of these events must not be ignored as they define the course of what lies ahead of us. Let us dwell on the history and know about the events that happened on This Day in History- September 13.

Events that Happened in India on September 13

  • 1500 – Arrival of Pedro Alvarez Cabral in India
    The Portuguese explorer visited Calicut, India and opened the first European factory in India.
  • 1992 – Decision to form NHRC
    The union government decided to form the NHRC i.e. the National Human Rights Commission,.
  • 1996 – Introduction of Lokpal Bill On 13th September 1996, the Lokpal Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha.
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Important Events that Happened Across the Globe on September 13

  • 1743 – Treaty of Worms Signed
    The Treaty of Worms was signed on 13th September 1743 between Great Britain, Austria and the Kingdom of Sardinia.
  • 1845 – Discovery of ‘Faraday Effect’
    Michael Faraday discovered the ‘Faraday Effect’ which dealt with the influence of a magnetic field on polarised light. 
  • 1861 – Naval Battle of American Civil War
    The 1st Naval Battle of the American Civil War took place on 13th September 1861.
  • 1881 – Electric Lamp was patented
    The electric lamp with a carbon filament was discovered and patented by America Lewis Howard Latimer.
  • 1882 – Count-el-Kebir Battle
    The British troops invaded Egypt on 13th September 1882 in the Count-el-Kebir Battle.
  • 1924 – 19th Davis Cup
    In the 19th Davis Cup USA defeated Australia in Philadelphia by 5-0.
  • 1940 – Buckingham Palace damaged
    On 13th September 1940, the Buckingham Palace was damaged by German bombings.
  • 1952 – New President of Mexico
    Adolfo Ruiz Cortinez was elected as the president of Mexico on 3th September 1952.
  • 1988 – Hurricane Gilbert
    The strongest recorded hurricane in the Western Hemisphere which was later on replaced by Hurricane Wilma that took place in 2005.
  • 1989 – Largest anti-Apartheid
    13th September 1989 witnessed the largest anti-apartheid march in South Africa. It was led by Desmond Tutu.
  • 2001 – Recommencement of American Civilian aircraft 
    The American Civilian aircraft traffic started again in the United States after the September 11 attacks,
  • 2007 – Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
    The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted by the UN General Assembly.

Famous Birthdays

1993 – Niall Horan
Niall James Horan is a renowned Irish singer and songwriter. He gained prominence as a member of the English boy band ‘One Direction’.

1996 – Lili Reinhart
Lili Reinhart is a renowned American Actress. She gained prominence as Betty Cooper in the drama series ‘Riverdale’ .

1960 – Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl was a British novelist. Screenwriter and a wartime fighter. He was renowned as a children’s books author.

Hope you are now familiar with the events of historical significance that took place on this day in history – September 13. For more such informative content, stay connected to Leverage Edu! For the latest updates around study blogs, you can follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and also subscribe to our newsletter.

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