Today in History for 13th September 2022

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Sep 13, 2022, 3:48:06 AMSep 13
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Historical Events

1850 - The main-belt asteroid "12 Victoria" is discovered by J R Hind

1890 - Cecil Rhodes' colonists hoist the Union Jack in Mashonaland and Salisbury (modern Zimbabwe)

1925 - Bkln Dodger Dazzy Vance no-hits Phillies, 10-1

1928 - San Felipe Segundo/Okeechobee hurricane makes landfall in Puerto Rico as a category 5 storm, killing over 300, leaving 500,000 homeless, and causing $50M in damages (about $790M in 2020 dollars)

1942 - Cubs shortstop Leonard Merullo makes 4 errors in 1 inning

1970 - Palestine guerillas conquer Irbid Jordania

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Famous Birthdays

1475 - Cesare Borgia, Duke of Valentinois, Italian aristocrat, born in Rome, Papal States (d. 1507)

1938 - Judith Martin, American author, journalist and columnist (Miss Manners), born in Washington, D.C.

1942 - Vladislav Zolotaryov, Soviet Russian bayanist (button accordion player), and composer (Six Children's Suites), born in De-kastri, Khabarovsk Krai, USSR (d. 1975)

1967 - Tim 'Ripper' Owens, American singer (Iced Earth; Judas Priest), born in Akron, Ohio

1980 - Ben Savage, American actor (Little Monsters, Wild Palms), born in Chicago, Illinois

1999 - Destiny Rogers, American pop and RandB singer ("Tomboy"), born in Lodi, California

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Famous Deaths

81 - Titus [Flavius Vespasianus], Emperor of Rome (69-81) who captured Jerusalem and completed the Colesseum, dies of a fever at about 42

1657 - Jacob van Campen, Dutch painter and architect (Amsterdam Townhall), dies at 62

1938 - Samuel Alexander, English philosopher (Space, time and deity), dies at 79

1939 - Eugene Foss, American politician (45th Governor of Massachusetts), dies at 80

1976 - Armand Mondou, French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1905)

2011 - DJ Mehdi [Favéris-Essadi], French hip hop and electro producer, dies from falling through a skylight at his home at 34

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