SEPTEMBER 13 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1501 – Michelangelo began work on his statue of David on the 13th September 1501.

1601 – Jan Brueghel the Younger the Flemish painter was born on the 13th September 1601 (died 1678).

1874 – Arnold Schoenberg the Austrian composer and painter was born on the 13th September 1874 (died 1951).

1886 – Amelie Beese the German pilot and sculptor was born on the 13th September 1886 (died 1925).

1906 – 1st flight of a fixed-wing aircraft in Europe on the 13th September 1906.

1908 – Mae Questel the American actress and vocal artist best known for Betty Boop and Olive Oyl was born on the 13th September 1908 (died 1998).

1923 – Édouard Boubat the French photographer was born on the 13th September 1923 (died 1999).

1933 – Donald Mackay the Australian businessman and activist was born on the 13th September 1933 (died 1977).

1939 – Joel-Peter Witkin the American photographer was born on the 13th September 1939.

1940 – Kerry Stokes the Australian businessman was born on the 13th September 1940.

1941 – Tadao Ando the Japanese architect and designer of Piccadilly Gardens was born on the 13th September 1941.

1941 – David Clayton-Thomas the Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist from Blood, Sweat & Tears was born on the 13th September 1941.

1944 – Peter Cetera the American singe-songwriter and bass player from the band Chicago was born on the 13th September 1944.

1944Midget Farrelly the Australian surfer was born Bernard Farrelly in Sydney on the 13th September 1944. Midget Farrelly was the 1st Australian to win a major surfing title, the 1963 championships in MakahaHawaii. Official website:

1952 – Randy Jones the American singer from Village People was born on the 13th September 1952.

1952 – Iyanla Vanzant the American inspirational speaker and author was born on the 13th September 1952.

1952 – Don Was the American singer and bass player from Was (Not Was) was born on the 13th September 1952.

1954 – Steve Kilbey the English singer-songwriter from The Church was born on the 13th September 1954.

1956 – The IBM 305 RAMAC was introduced on the 13th September 1956, the 1st commercial computer to use disk storage.

1956 – Anne Geddes the Australian photographer was born on the 13th September 19

1957 – Vinny Appice the American drummer from Black Sabbath and Dio was born on the 13th September 1957.

1961 – Dave Mustaine the American singer-songwriter and guitarist from Metallica and Megadeth was born on the 13th September 1961.

1967 – Stephen Perkins the American songwriter and drummer from Jane’s Addiction and Porno for Pyros was born on the 13th September 1967.

1969 – Shane Warne the Australian cricketer was born on the 13th September 1969.

1970Jason Scott Sadofsky the American historian, programmer and founder of Official website:

1971 – Stella McCartney the English fashion designer was born on the 13th September 1971.

1977 – Fiona Apple the American singer-songwriter and pianist was born on the 13th September 1977.

1993Niall Horan the Irish singer from One Direction was born on the 13th September 1993.

1994 – Ulysses probe passed the Sun’s south pole on the 13th September 1994.

2001 – Civilian aircraft traffic resumed in the United States on the 13th September 2001, after the September 11, 2001 attacks.

2007 – Clare Oliver the Australian activist died on the 13th September 2007, aged 26 (born 25th August 1981). Clare’s own health crisis prompted her to become an activist, gaining wide media coverage for her campaign to raise awareness about the risks of using solariums excessively. Please visit 

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 2008 – Hurricane Ike made landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast of the United States on the 13th September 2008, causing heavy damage to Galveston IslandHouston and surrounding areas.

2009 ~ Mao’s Last Dancer film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on the 13th September 2009.

Today in History for September 13th ~ video presented by the Associated Press… 

SEPTEMBER 12 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1688 – Ferdinand Brokoff the Czech sculptor was born on the 12th September 1688 (died 1731).

1812 – Richard March Hoe the American industrialist and inventor of the Rotary printing press was born on the 12th September 1812 (died 1886).

1848 – Switzerland became a Federal state on the 12th September 1848.

1862 – Carl Eytel the German-American painter was born on the 12th September 1862 (died 1925).

1885 – Heinrich Hoffmann the German photographer was born on the 12th September 1885 (died 1957).

1890 – Salisbury in Rhodesia was is founded on the 12th September 1890.

1895 – Freymóður Jóhannsson the Icelandic painter and composer was born on the 12th September 1895 (died 1973).

1897 – Grietje Jansen-Anker the Dutch super-centenarian was born on the 12th September 1897 (died 2009).

1913 – Jesse Owens the American sprinter was born on the 12th September 1913 (died 1980).

1919 – Adolf Hitler joined the German Workers Party on the 12th September 1919.

1940 – Cave paintings were discovered in Lascaux, France on the 12th September 1940.

1945 – Milo Manara the Italian comic book writer and artist was born on the 12th September 1945.

1948 – Max Walker the Australian cricketer was born on the 12th September 1948.

1952 – Strange occurrences, including a monster sighting took place in Flatwoods, West Virginia on the 12th September 1952.

1956 – Barry Andrews the English singer and pianist from XTC was born on the 12th September 1956.

1956 – Brian Robertson the Scottish rock guitarist from Thin Lizzy and Motörhead was born on the 12th September 1956.

1957 – Hans Zimmer the German composer and producer was born on the 12th September 1957.

1958 – Jack Kilby demonstrated the first integrated circuit on the 12th September 1958.

1959 – Premiere of Bonanzaon the 12th September 1959, it was the 1st regularly scheduled TV program presented in color.

1959 – The Soviet Union launched the large rocket Lunik II at the moon on the 12th September 1959.

1964 – Canyonlands National Park was designated as a National Park on the 12th September 1964.

1965 – Einstein Kristiansen the Norwegian cartoonist was born on the 12th September 1965.

1966 – Ben Folds the American singer-songwriter and musician from Ben Folds Five was born on the 12th September 1966.

1973Paul Walker the American actor and producer was born in Glendale, California on the 12th September 1973 (died 30th November 2013 aged 40). Paul Walker is best known for his roles in Varsity Blues and The Fast and the Furious film series. Paul Walker’s official website: | Paul Walker verified Facebook: | Paul Walker verified Twitter: | Paul Walker’s charity: Reach Out WorldWide: | YouTube video: Fast & Furious 6 Official Trailer #1 (2013)…

1977 – Grant Denyer the Australian race car driver and journalist was born on the 12th September 1977.

1983 – A Wells Fargo depot in West Hartford, Connecticut, United States was robbed of approximately US$7 million on the 12th September 1983, by Los Macheteros.

1988 – Hurricane Gilbert devastated Jamaica on the 12th September 1988. Then turned towards Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula 2 days later, causing approximately $5 billion in damage.

1992 – NASA launched Space Shuttle Endeavour on the 12th September 1992, on STS-47 which marked the 50th shuttle mission. On board were Mae Carol Jemison, the 1st African-American woman in space, Mamoru Mohri, the 1st Japanese citizen to fly in a US spaceship, and Mark Lee and Jan Davis, the 1st married couple in space.

2001 – Ansett Australia, Australia’s 1st commercial interstate airline, collapsed on the 12th September 2001, leaving 10,000 people unemployed.

2005 – Hong Kong Disneyland opened in Penny’s BayLantau Island, Hong Kong on the 12th September 2005.

2011 – The 9/11 Memorial Museum opened to the public on the 12th September 2011.

Today in History for September 12th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…