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On This Day — September 13


September 13th is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 109 days remaining until the end of the year.


1541 – After three years of exile, John Calvin returned to Geneva to reform the church under a body of doctrine that came to be known as Calvinism.

1848 – An explosion drove an iron rod through the head of railroad foreman Phineas Gage, making him an important early case of personality change after brain injury.

1964 – South Vietnamese Generals Lâm Văn Phát and Dương Văn Đức staged a coup attempt after junta leader Nguyễn Khánh demoted them.

1988 – Hurricane Gilbert reached a minimum pressure of 888 mb (26.22 inHg) with sustained flight-level winds of 185 mph (295 km/h), making it the most intense Atlantic hurricane on record at the time.

2008 – Five bomb blasts took place within a span of a few minutes in Delhi, India, one terrorist attack in a series committed by the Indian Mujahideen.

Celebrity Events

Actor and Comic Tyler Perry turns 49

Fashion Designer Stella McCartney turns 47

Legendary Footballer Fabio Cannavaro turns 45

One Direction’s Niall Horan turns 25


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