September 13th

2010
Rafael Nadal of Spain won his first U.S. Open title to complete a career Grand Slam, beating Novak Djokovic 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2.
Rafael Nadal
2001
Secretary of State Colin Powell named Osama bin Laden as the prime suspect in the terror attacks on the United States. limited commercial flights resumed for the first time in two days.
Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda link allegations
2000
Chase Manhattan agreed to buy J.P. Morgan for more than $35 billion, creating the third largest financial company in the U.S.
JPMorgan Chase
1999
A bomb blamed by authorities on Chechen rebels devastated an eight-story apartment building in Moscow, killing at least 124 people.
1999 Russian apartment bombings
1998
NBC's "Frasier" won a record fifth consecutive Emmy as TV's best comedy series.
50th Primetime Emmy Awards
1996
Rapper Tupac Shakur, 25, died at a Las Vegas hospital six days after he was wounded in a drive-by shooting.
Murder of Tupac Shakur
1993
Oslo accords are signed. Also known as Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements, the Accords helped create the Palestinian interim self-government or the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) and called for the withdrawal of the Israeli Defence Forces from the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Oslo I Accord
1990
Law & Order premiered on NBC.
Immigration Act of 1990
1974
French Ambassador is Kidnapped in the Hague. 3 members of the Japanese Red Army (JRA), a communist militant group that was formed in Lebanon, stormed the French Embassy in the Hague and took 10 hostages, including the French Ambassador. The siege ended after the militants’ demands for a release of another JRA member, cash, and a plane was met.
1974 French Embassy attack in The Hague
1971
A four-day inmates' rebellion at the Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York ended as police and guards stormed the prison; the ordeal and final assault claimed 43 lives.
Attica Prison riot
1956
IBM introduces the RAMAC 305, 1st computer with a hard drive, weighs over a ton.
IBM 305 RAMAC
1949
The Ladies Professional Golf Association of America was formed in New York City.
Professional Golfers' Association of America
1948
Republican Margaret Chase Smith of Maine was elected to the U.S. Senate, becoming the first woman to have served in both houses of Congress.
Madeleine Albright
1943
Chiang Kai-Shek became president of China.
Chiang Kai-shek
1933
A Woman is Elected to New Zealand Parliament for the first time. Elizabeth McCombs won the by-elections for the parliamentary seat of Lyttelton, which was held by her husband before he died in August 1933. New Zealand extended suffrage to women in 1893.
Lyttelton by-election, 1933
1899
First Recorded Automobile Fatality in the US takes place. Henry H. Bliss was struck by a taxi cab while crossing the street in New York City. He died the next day due to his injuries.
Henry H. Bliss
1847
American-Mexican war: US General Winfield Scott captures Mexico City.
Battle for Mexico City
1788
The Congress of the Confederation authorized the first national election and declared New York City the temporary national capital.
History of the United States Constitution
1750
The Battle of Quebec is fought between the British and the French. A key event in the Seven Years’ War that involved the great European powers at the time, the battle took place on the farm of Abraham Martin. Because of this, the battle is also often called the Battle of the Plains of Abraham. British troops under the command of General James Wolfe defeated the French in the very short, 15-minute long battle and took over Quebec. The Battle resulted in the French giving up their control over areas in present-day Canada and most of North America coming under the control of the British.
Battle of the Plains of Abraham
1224
Francis of Assisi is afflicted with stigmata after a vision praying on Mount Verna.
Stigmata
335
Church of Holy Sepulchre consecrated in Jerusalem.
Church of the Holy Sepulchre