September 13: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1609 - Henry Hudson reaches the river that would later be named after him - the Hudson River.
- 1788 - The Philadelphia Convention sets the date for the first presidential election in the United States, and New York City becomes the country's temporary capital.
- 1906 - First flight of a fixed-wing aircraft in Europe.
- 1948 - Margaret Chase Smith is elected senator, and becomes the first woman to serve in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the United States Senate.
- 1994 - Ulysses probe passes the Sun's south pole.
- Famous Birthdays: Samuel Wilson (possible namesake of Uncle Sam), Marjorie Jackson-Nelson (Australian Olympic athlete, Governor of South Australia), Anne Geddes (Australian photographer), Stella McCartney (English fashion designer), Daisuke Matsuzaka (Japanese baseball player)
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