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

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. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Friday or Saturday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Wednesday (56).


1504 – Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand issue a Royal Warrant for the construction of a Royal Chapel (Capilla Real) to be built.

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

1898 – Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film.

1987 – Goiânia accident: A radioactive object is stolen from an abandoned hospital in Goiânia, Brazil, contaminating many people in the following weeks and causing some to die from radiation poisoning.

2013 – Taliban insurgents attack the United States consulate in Herat, Afghanistan, with two members of the Afghan National Police reported dead and about 20 civilians injured.


Madea Actor Tyler Perry turns 48

Fashion Designer Stella McCartney turns 46

Jurassic World Director Colin Trevorrow turns 41

Singer Fiona Apple turns 40

One Directioner Niall Horan turns 24

Happy Birthday to all September 13th Babies!

TGL Round-Up: Kate and William Expecting Baby, Lil Wayne Suffers Seizure, Tyler Perry Defends Joel Osteen


Prince William of England and the Dutchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, are expecting their third child, Kensington Palace have announced.

“Their royal highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their third child. The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news.

As with her previous two pregnancies, the duchess is suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum. Her royal highness will no longer carry out her planned engagement at the Hornsey Road children’s centre in London today. The duchess is being cared for at Kensington Palace.”

The announcement comes in the same week the couple’s eldest child, four-year-old Prince George is to start school at Thomas’s Battersea, south London. His sister, Princess Charlotte, is two.

Lil Wayne was reportedly rushed to the hospital in Chicago on Sunday after suffering a seizure, leading to the cancellation of his upcoming show in Las Vegas.

According to TMZ, the Grammy winning rapper was found unconscious in his room at the Westin hotel after suffering a first attack, and then faced a second seizure after being admitted to Northwestern Memorial hospital a short time later.

Wayne’s representatives confirmed to TMZ that he had suffered multiple seizures.

Christian Evangelical Joel Osteen earned an unlikely defender this week in Tyler Perry.

Osteen, who is under fire for not opening his megachurch to Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey, received a large donation from Perry, who donated an overall $1 million to relief efforts.

Perry said that he’s giving $250,000 to Osteen because of the controversy, explaining that he believes Osteen and his wife are “amazing people” and that “there is no way they would lock people out of the church and not let people in for shelter.