The Guardian
Email YouTube Facebook Instagram Twitter WhatsApp
Everything you need to live well

#ThrowbackThursday: Check Out The Events That Happened Today In History

September 13 saw various noteworthy events that happened on this same day over the years.

Today in history. Photo: Prinx Maurice

Take a look at some of them:

1501 – Italian renaissance Michelangelo begins work on his statue of David.

1848 – Vermont railroad worker Phineas Gage survives an iron rod 1 1⁄4 inches (3.2 cm) in diameter being driven through his brain; the reported effects on his behaviour and personality stimulate thinking about the nature of the brain and its functions.

1898 – Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film.

1899 – Henry Bliss is the first person in the US to be killed in an automobile accident.

1914 – World War I: The Battle of Aisne begins between Germany and France.

1933 – Elizabeth McCombs becomes the first woman elected to the New Zealand Parliament.

1971 – Stella McCartney, the English fashion designer and daughter of Paul McCartney, was born.

1985 – Super Mario Bros. is released in Japan for the NES, starting the Super Mario series of platforming games.

1987 – A radioactive object is stolen from an abandoned hospital in Goiânia, Brazil, contaminating many people in the following weeks and causing some to die from radiation poisoning.

1988 – Hurricane Gilbert is the strongest recorded hurricane in the Western Hemisphere, later replaced by Hurricane Wilma in 2005 (based on barometric pressure).

1989 – Desmond Tutu leads the largest anti-apartheid march in South Africa.

1994 – U.S. President Bill Clinton signs a $30 billion crime bill into law.

1998 – The New York Times closes its website after hackers add offensive material.

2001 – The US government names Osama bin Laden as the prime suspect in the September 11th terrorist attacks.

2004 – A protestor representing the Fathers 4 Justice campaign dressed as Batman breaks into the grounds of Buckingham Palace and protests on a ledge by a balcony.

Receive News Alerts on Whatsapp: +2348136370421

Related