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Once Upon A Time – Sept. 13 – 1847 – American-Mexican War: US General Winfield Scott Captures Mexico City

335 Church of Holy Sepulchre consecrated in Jerusalem

1224 Francis of Assisi is afflicted with stigmata after a vision praying on Mount Verna

1501 Michelangelo begins work on his Statue of David, a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture

1782 The Grand Assault on Gibraltar by the allied French and Spanish fleets including ten floating batteries and land forces is heavily defeated by the British garrison with all of the floating batteries destroyed and allied casualties of 1,473 compared to only 83 for the British

1845 English chemist Michael Faraday discovers the ‘Faraday effect’, the influence of a magnetic field on polarized light

1847 American-Mexican war: US General Winfield Scott captures Mexico City

1993 Public unveiling of the Oslo Accords, an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement initiated by Norway, signed by Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Shimon Peres and PLO official Mahmoud Abbas

Historical Events Today Events in 2023
Today in Film & TV
1969 “Scooby-Doo Where are You” by Hanna-Barbera debuts on CBS in the US

Today in Music
1965 Beatles release single “Yesterday” – just Paul, with a strings arranged by George Martin

Today in Sport
2015 Evian Championship Women’s Golf, Evian Resort GC: Lydia Ko of New Zealand wins by 6 from Lexi Thompson to become youngest major winner, 18yrs, 142 days

1922 “Straw Hat Riot” begins in New York City as youths aggressively taunt men wearing straw hats, getting an early jump on unofficial season’s end date of September 15; confrontations continue longer than usual, lasting 8 days

Famous Weddings
1893 Microbiologist Robert Koch (49) weds actress Hedwig Freiberg (20)

1975 Novelist Danielle Steel (28) weds Danny Zugelder in the prison canteen

1981 Television producer Lorne Michaels (36) weds model Susan Forristal

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