50 Newsworthy Anniversaries in September 2013 for you to write about (and make money from!)

Here are 50 newsworthy anniversaries coming up in September 2013 for you to write about (and make money from). The anniversaries are listed 6 months in advance to give you enough time for research and writing.

We have painstakingly cross-checked every entry, but you are advised to check all facts again as part of your research. Please let us know of any errors you find.

This list is a small sample of the entries for September in  The Date-A-Base Book 2013There are more than 340 anniversaries for this month in the book.

The Date-A-Base Book 2013 covers the whole of 2013 from January to December and features more than 4,000 anniversaries.

The 2014 edition is also available.

500 years ago (9 Sep 1513)
War of the League of Cambrai – the Battle of Flodden Field, Northumberland, England; the English defeated the Scottish invaders. King James IV of Scotland was killed in the battle

500 years ago (25 Sep 1513)
Spanish explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa and his team became the first Europeans to see the Pacific Ocean. (They reached the ocean on 29th Sept and named it the South Sea)

200 years ago (12 Sep 1813)
Death of Edmund Randolph, American lawyer, Governor of Virginia, U.S. Secretary of State, and the first U.S. Attorney General

200 years ago (13 Sep 1813)
Birth of Daniel MacMillan, Scottish bookseller and publisher; co-founded Macmillan Publishers Ltd with his brother Alexander

150 years ago (13 Sep 1863)
Birth of Arthur Henderson, British politician; one of the key founders of the Labour Party, and its leader on 3 occasions; winner of the 1934 Nobel Peace Prize for his work on disarmament

150 years ago (19-20 Sep 1863)
American Civil War – the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia; Confederate victory. This was the most significant Union defeat in the Western Theatre of the war, and had the second-highest number of casualties in the war after the Battle of Gettysburg

150 years ago (20 Sep 1863)
Death of Jacob Grimm, German folklorist, philologist and writer of folk songs and fairy tales with his brother Wilhelm (‘Grimm’s Fairy Tales’)

150 years ago (23 Sep 1863)
Birth of Mary Church Terrell, American civil rights and women’s suffrage activist and educator; co-founder and first president of the National Associated of Colored Women; charter member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; one of the first African American women to earn a college degree

125 years ago (8 Sep 1888)
The first matches in the English Football League were played

100 years ago (2 Sep 1913)
Birth of Bill Shankly, Scottish football player and manager, best known as the manager of Liverpool F.C. (1959-74); one of the most successful and respected managers in the history of British football

100 years ago (3 Sep 1913)
Birth of Alan Ladd, American film actor, best known for playing cowboys, detectives and war heroes; films include ‘Shane’ and ‘The Carpetbaggers’

100 years ago (7 Sep 1913)
Birth of Sir Anthony Quayle, British stage and film actor and director

100 years ago (11 Sep 1913)
Birth of Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant, American football coach

100 years ago (12 Sep 1913)
Birth of Jesse Owens, American track-and-field athlete, best known for his legendary performance at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin

100 years ago (28 Sep 1913)
Birth of Ellis Peters (pen name of Edith Pargeter), British novelist, best known for her murder mysteries and historical fiction, particularly the ‘Cadfael’ series of novels, many of which were adapted for television

100 years ago (29 Sep 1913)
Birth of Trevor Howard, award-winning British stage, film and television actor (‘Brief Encounter’, ‘The Third Man’, ‘Sons and Lovers’, ‘Mutiny on the Bounty’, ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’, ‘Gandhi’, and others)

100 years ago (29 Sep 1913)
Death of Rudolf Diesel, French-born German engineer who invented the diesel engine. (Died at sea in mysterious circumstances)

90 years ago (7 Sep 1923)
Interpol was founded

90 years ago (28 Sep 1923)
The British TV/radio listings magazine ‘Radio Times’ was first published

80 years ago (1 Sep 1933)
H. G. Wells’s classic novel ‘The Shape of Things to Come’ was published

80 years ago (6 Sep 1933)
Cuban president Carlos Manuel de Céspedes was forced out of office by military leader Fulgencio Batista. Ramón Grau was installed as President. (Batista became President himself in 1940)

75 years ago (10 Sep 1938)
Death of Charles Cruft, British founder of Crufts dog show

75 years ago (15 Sep 1938)
Death of Thomas Wolfe, important American writer, known for his autobiographical novels, particularly ‘Look Homeward, Angel’

75 years ago (21 Sep 1938)
The Great Hurricane of 1938 made landfall on Long Island, New York, then headed into the New England states, causing widespread damage and killing more than 600 people

75 years ago (28 Sep 1938)
Death of Charles Duryea, American car pioneer, invented (with his brother Frank) one of the first cars to be built in the USA, and founded the Duryea Motor Wagon Company to manufacture it commercially

75 years ago (30 Sep 1938)
Britain, France, Nazi Germany and Italy signed the Munich Agreement, allowing Germany to occupy the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia

70 years ago (8 Sep 1943)
World War II: Italy’s surrender to the Allies was announced. (They had already signed an armistice agreement in secret on 3rd Sept)

70 years ago (12 Sep 1943)
World War II – Operation Oak: German commandos, acting on Hitler’s orders, rescued Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, who was being held prisoner in Gran Sasso, Italy. They took him to Munich. On 23rd Sep he established the Italian Social Republic (also known as the Salò Republic) as a puppet state of Nazi Germany. (Ended April 1945)

65 years ago (9 Sep 1948)
The People’s Democratic Republic of Korea (North Korea) was established, headed by Kim Il Sung

65 years ago (20 Sep 1948)
The Morris Minor motor car was launched

65 years ago (24 Sep 1948)
The Honda Motor Company was founded

60 years ago (14 Sep 1953)
Nikita Khrushchev became leader of the Soviet Union

60 years ago (28 Sep 1953)
Death of Edwin Hubble, important American astronomer who confirmed the existence of other galaxies and discovered the degree of red shift of stars that are accelerating away from Earth. The Hubble Space Telescope is named in his honour, as is an asteroid and a crater on the Moon

50 years ago (7 Sep 1963)
The Pro Football Hall of Fame opened in Canton, Ohio, USA

50 years ago (16 Sep 1963)
Malaysia was founded when Malaya united with Sabah, Sarawak, and Singapore. (Singapore was expelled in 1965)

50 years ago (30 Sep – 12 Oct 1963)
Hurricane Flora killed over 7,000 people in the Carribbean – one of the deadliest Atlantic hurricanes ever recorded

40 years ago (2 Sep 1973)
Death of J. R. R. Tolkien, British fantasy writer, poet, scholar and educator, best known for his novels ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’

40 years ago (11 Sep 1973)
General Augusto Pinochet seized power in Chile in a military coup, overthrowing President Salvador Allende who apparently immediately committed suicide. (Some claim he was killed and the suicide was staged)

40 years ago (29 Sep 1973)
Death of W. H. Auden, British-born American poet, regarded as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century

30 years ago (19 Sep 1983)
Saint Kitts and Nevis became independent from the UK

30 years ago (29 Sep 1983)
Microsoft Word 1.0 released – the 1st version of the popular word processor

25 years ago (10-19 Sep 1988)
Hurricane Gilbert killed 433 people and caused $7.1 billion worth of damage in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico

25 years ago (20 Sep 1988)
Death of Roy Kinnear, British comedy actor

25 years ago (29 Sep 1988)
Death of Charles Addams, American cartoonist known for his macabre humour, creator of ‘The Addams Family’

20 years ago (10 Sep 1993)
The first episode of the science fiction TV series ‘The X-Files’ was broadcast in the USA

10 years ago (9 Sep 2003)
Death of Edward Teller, Hungarian-born American nuclear physicist, known as ‘the father of the H-bomb’

10 years ago (11 Sep 2003)
Death of Anna Lindh, Swedish politician, Minister for Foreign Affairs (1998-2003). (Assassinated)

10 years ago (12 Sep 2003)
Death of Johnny Cash, legendary American country music/rock and roll singer, songwriter and guitarist

10 years ago (26 Sep 2003)
Death of Robert Palmer, Grammy Award-winning British rock/pop/soul singer and songwriter, best known for the songs ‘Addicted to Love’ and ‘Simply Irresistible’; also a member of the supergroup Power Station

10 years ago (30 Sep 2003)
Death of Robert Kardashian, American lawyer, best known for defending O.J. Simpson at his 1995 murder trial. Father of the socialites Kim, Khloé, Kourtney and Rob Kardashian

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