#TodayInHistory – September 13
September 13 – Some important events on this day.
509 BC 👉🏼 The temple of Jupiter on Rome’s Capitoline Hill is dedicated on the ides of September
122 👉🏼 Building begins on Hadrian’s Wall, Northern England.
Roman Emperor from 117 to 138, Hadrian re-built the Pantheon and constructed the Temple of Venus and Roma, and is perhaps best known for building Hadrian’s Wall itself, which marked the northern limit of Roman Britain. He is regarded as one of the Five Good Emperors.
335 👉🏼 Church of Holy Sepulchre consecrated in Jerusalem
533 👉🏼 General Belisarius of the Byzantine Empire defeats Gelimer and the Vandals at the Battle of Ad Decimium, near Carthage, North Africa
1224 👉🏼 Francis of Assisi is afflicted with stigmata after a vision praying on Mount Verna
1503 👉🏼 Michelangelo begins work on his statue of David.
Commissioned by the Duomo of Florence in 1501 as a symbol of the city, Michelangelo’s Statue of David is regarded as the artist’s and one of the period’s most important sculptural works. Standing five feet high and weighing over 5 tonnes it was carved from a single block of marble already rejected by other artists.
Michelangelo was only 26 when he began this work and unlike other artist he depicts David before his battle with Goliath and uses the contropposto pose to convey his subject’s pent-up energy before battle.
1847 👉🏼 American-Mexican war: US General Winfield Scott captures Mexico City
1898 👉🏼 20,000 Paris construction workers go on strike
1906 👉🏼 1st airplane flight in Europe
1922 👉🏼 The Straw Hat Riot begins in New York City as people protest the right to wear straw hats beyond the accepted end date of September 15
1944 👉🏼 Great Atlantic hurricane reaches peak intensity as a Category 4 storm, goes on to kill 300-400 along the US East Coast
1965 👉🏼Beatles release “Yesterday”
1993 👉🏼 Public unveiling of the Oslo Accords, an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement initiated by Norway
1997 👉🏼 Elton John releases “Candle in the Wind 1997”, a tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales in the UK
1997 👉🏼 Mother Teresa’s State Funeral held in India