Historydraft LogoHistorydraft Logo HistorydraftbetaHistorydraft Logo Historydraftbeta

  • Evansville, Indiana, U.S.
    Saturday Sep 13, 1884

    Hot Dog

    An early use of the term hot dog in reference to sausage-meat

    Evansville, Indiana, U.S.
    Saturday Sep 13, 1884

    An early use of the term hot dog in reference to sausage-meat appears in the Evansville (Indiana) Daily Courier (September 14, 1884): even the innocent 'wienerworst' man will be barred from dispensing hot dog on the street corner.




  • Shandong, China
    Thursday Sep 13, 1894

    First Sino-Japanese War

    Arriving near The Shandong Peninsula

    Shandong, China
    Thursday Sep 13, 1894

    Initially, Admiral Ding wanted to send the transports under a light escort with only a few ships, while the main force of the Beiyang Fleet would locate and operate directly against Combined Fleet in order to prevent the Japanese from intercepting the convoy. But the appearance of the Japanese cruisers Yoshino and Naniwa on a reconnaissance sortie near Weihaiwei thwarted these plans. The Chinese had mistaken them for the main Japanese fleet. Consequently, on September 12, the entire Beiyang Fleet departed Dalian heading for Weihaiwei, arriving near the Shandong Peninsula the next day.




  • Turkey (then Ottoman Empire)
    Monday Sep 13, 1915

    Armenian Genocide

    Temporary Law of Expropriation and Confiscation

    Turkey (then Ottoman Empire)
    Monday Sep 13, 1915

    The Tehcir Law brought some measures regarding the property of the deportees, and on 13 September 1915, the Ottoman parliament passed the "Temporary Law of Expropriation and Confiscation," stating that all property, including land, livestock, and homes belonging to Armenians, was to be confiscated by the authorities.




  • Santa Ana, California, U.S.
    Friday Sep 13, 1935

    Howard Hughes: The Aviator

    Setting records

    Santa Ana, California, U.S.
    Friday Sep 13, 1935

    On September 13, 1935, Hughes, flying the H-1, set the landplane airspeed record of 352 mph (566 km/h) over his test course near Santa Ana, California (Giuseppe Motta reached 362 mph in 1929 and George Stainforth reached 407.5 mph in 1931, both in seaplanes). This was the last time in history that the world airspeed record was set in an aircraft built by a private individual.




  • Hotel Campo Imperatore, Italy
    Monday Sep 13, 1943

    World War II

    Benito Mussolini rescued

    Hotel Campo Imperatore, Italy
    Monday Sep 13, 1943

    German special forces then rescued Mussolini, who then soon established a new client state in German-occupied Italy named the Italian Social Republic, causing an Italian civil war.




  • French Indochina (Now Vietnam)
    Thursday Sep 13, 1945

    First Indochina War

    A Franco-British task force

    French Indochina (Now Vietnam)
    Thursday Sep 13, 1945

    On September 13, 1945, a Franco-British task force landed in Java, main island of the Dutch East Indies (for which independence was being sought by Sukarno), and Saigon, capital of Cochinchina (southern part of French Indochina), both being occupied by the Japanese and ruled by Field Marshal Hisaichi Terauchi, Commander-in-Chief of Japan's Southern Expeditionary Army Group based in Saigon.




  • U.S.
    Friday Sep 13, 1946

    Marilyn Monroe

    1st Divorce

    U.S.
    Friday Sep 13, 1946

    In September 1946, she divorced Dougherty, who was against her having a career.


  • Yanggu County, Gangwon Province, South Korea
    Thursday Sep 13, 1951

    Korean War

    The Battle of Heartbreak Ridge

    Yanggu County, Gangwon Province, South Korea
    Thursday Sep 13, 1951

    The Battle of Heartbreak Ridge , also known as the Battle of Wendengli , was a month-long battle in the Korean War which took place between 13 September and 15 October 1951. After withdrawing from Bloody Ridge, the Korean People's Army (KPA) set up new positions just 1,500 yards (1,400 m) away on a 7-mile (11 km) long hill mass. If anything, the defenses were even more formidable here than on Bloody Ridge. The Battle of Heartbreak Ridge was one of several major engagements in the hills of North Korea a few miles north of the 38th Parallel (the pre-war boundary between North and South Korea), near Chorwon. For the Chinese, this battle is often confused with the Battle of Triangle Hill, which occurred a year later.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Sep 13, 1962

    Neil Armstrong

    Joining the NASA Astronaut Corps as part of "The New Nine"

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Sep 13, 1962

    NASA's Director of Flight Crew Operations, Deke Slayton, called Armstrong on September 13, 1962, and asked whether he would be interested in joining the NASA Astronaut Corps as part of what the press dubbed "the New Nine"; without hesitation, Armstrong said yes.


  • East Pakistan (now Bangladesh)
    Sunday Sep 13, 1970

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    1970 Bhola Cyclone

    East Pakistan (now Bangladesh)
    Sunday Sep 13, 1970

    The 1970 Bhola cyclone was a devastating tropical cyclone that struck East Pakistan and India's West Bengal on November 3, 1970. It remains the deadliest tropical cyclone ever recorded and one of the deadliest natural disasters. At least 500,000 people lost their lives in the storm, primarily as a result of the storm surge that flooded much of the low-lying islands of the Ganges Delta. This cyclone was the sixth cyclonic storm of the 1970 North Indian Ocean cyclone season, and also the season's strongest.


  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Wednesday Sep 13, 1995

    Bosnian War

    Operation Sana

    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Wednesday Sep 13, 1995

    At the same time, the ARBiH engaged the VRS further to the north in Operation Sana and captured several towns, including Bosanska Krupa, Bosanski Petrovac, Ključ and Sanski Most.


  • Singapore
    Wednesday Sep 13, 2017

    Halimah Yacob

    The President of Singapore

    Singapore
    Wednesday Sep 13, 2017

    On 13 September 2017, she was returned President-elect in a walkover, as no other presidential candidate was issued the Certificate of Eligibility. She was sworn in the following day, becoming the first female president in the country's history.


<