Today In History, September 13, 2014
September 13 is the 256th day of the year There are 109 days remaining until the end of the year.
Today's Highlight In History.
Desmond Mpilo Tutu (Nobel Peace Prize laureates). is a South African social rights activist and retired Anglican bishop who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid.
He was the first black Archbishop of Cape Town and bishop of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa now the Anglican Church of Southern Africa.
Today September 13, 1989 the Largest anti-Apartheid march in South Africa was led by Desmond Tutu.
The Most Reverend
Desmond Tutu Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town
1898 – Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film.
1899 – Henry Bliss is the first person in the United States to be killed in an automobile accident.
1899 – Mackinder, Ollier and Brocherel make the first ascent of Batian (5,199 m – 17,058 ft), the highest peak of Mount Kenya.
1900 – Filipino resistance fighters defeat a small American column in the Battle of Pulang Lupa, during the Philippine–American War.
1906 – First flight of a fixed-wing aircraft in Europe.
1914 – World War I: South African troops open hostilities in German south-west Africa (Namibia) with an assault on the Ramansdrift police station.
1933 – Elizabeth McCombs becomes the first woman elected to the New Zealand Parliament.
1956 – The IBM 305 RAMAC is introduced, the first commercial computer to use disk storage.
1979 – South Africa grants independence to the "homeland" of Venda (not recognised outside South Africa).
1988 – Hurricane Gilbert is the strongest recorded hurricane in the Western Hemisphere, later replaced by Hurricane Wilma in 2005 (based on barometric pressure).
1989 – Largest anti-Apartheid march in South Africa, led by Desmond Tutu.
1993 – Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin shakes hands with Palestine Liberation Organization chairman Yasser Arafat at the White House after signing the Oslo Accords granting limited Palestinian autonomy.
1994 – Ulysses probe passes the Sun's south pole.
2001 – Civilian aircraft traffic resumes in the United States after the September 11 attacks.
2006 – Kimveer Gill kills one student and injures 19 more in the Dawson College shooting.
2007 – The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is adopted by the United Nations General Assembly.
2008 – Hurricane Ike makes landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast of the United States, causing heavy damage to Galveston Island, Houston and surrounding areas.
2013 – Taliban insurgents attack the United States consulate in Herat, Afghanistan, with two members of the Afghan National Police reported dead and about 20 civilians injured.