This Day in History for September 13
1788 – NY City becomes 1st capital of US.
1789 – 1st loan to US government (from NYC banks)
1847 – American-Mexican war: US General Winfield Scott captures Mexico City.
1869 – Jay Gould & James Fisk attempt to control US gold market.
1919 – Guy Bolton & George Middleton’s “Adam & Eve,” premieres in NYC.
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.
1927 – Waite Hoyt became only 20 game winner of 1927 Yankees.
1936 – Acting on the orders of Louis Buchalter, Murder, Inc. killers gun down Joseph Rosen, a Brooklyn candy store owner.
1948 – Margaret Chase Smith (R-Me) elected senator, 1st woman to serve in both houses of Congress.
1956 – IBM introduces the RAMAC 305, 1st commercial computer with a hard drive that uses magnetic disk storage, weighs over a ton.
1963 – Jim Bouton’s 20th win clinches Yanks 28th pennant.
1965 – Today Show’s 1st totally color broadcast.
1973 – Congress passes & sends a bill to Nixon to lift football’s blackout.
1977 – General Motors introduces 1st US diesel auto (Oldsmobile 88)
1983 – Dan Quisenberry record 39th season save.
1985 – John Williams introduces new Today Show theme.
1993 – Queens NY begins required recycling.
2001 – Civilian aircraft traffic resumes in the U.S. after the September 11, 2001 attacks.
2008 – Hurricane Ike makes landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast of the United States, causing heavy damage to Galveston, Island, Houston and surrounding areas.
2015 – Governor of California Jerry Brown declares a State of Emergency after wildfires devastate Lake and Napa counties.
2017 – Nursing home inhabitants rescued after losing their air-conditioning in aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Hollywood, Florida, 11 die.Share: