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September 13 in History

Update: September, 13/2012 - 08:46

 

1913

Birth of Tran Dai Nghia, a Vietnamese scientist who designed ingenious weapons including the hollow-charge bazooka for Viet Nam's war of independence against the French. He was also responsible for improvements made on the Soviet-built SAM2 missile used against American B-52 bombers.

1922

The highest recorded shade temperature, 580C, is recorded at Al Aziziyah, Libya.

1932

The first course on Esperanto opens in Ha Noi.

1943

Ho Chi Minh is released from prison in Liao Zhou District, Guangxi Province, China. He was arrested by the Chiang Kai-shek authorities on August 29, 1942 and was detained for 13 months at 30 different places in Guangxi.

1964

Egypt and Saudi Arabia announce agreement for peaceful settlement of two-year-old Yemeni civil war.

1989

Archbishop Desmond Tutu leads huge crowds of singing and dancing people through central Cape Town in the biggest anti-apartheid protest march in South Africa for 30 years.

1993

Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organisation sign a peace agreement outlining a plan for Palestinian self-rule in the occupied territories.

1994

Some 180 nations at a UN International Conference on Population and Development adopt a 20-year blueprint to slow world population growth.

2001

An international arrest warrant is issued for Peru's exiled former President Alberto Fujimori for his alleged role in massacres by the Grupo Colina paramilitary death squad in the early 1990s.

2002

Two US pilots has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and assault for mistakenly bombing Canadian forces near Kandahar in southern Afghanistan in April.

2010

Cuba announces it will cast off at least half a million state workers by early next year and reduce restrictions on private enterprise to help them find new jobs - the most dramatic step yet in President Raul Castro's push to radically remake employment on the island.

2011

German Chancellor Angela Merkel seeks to calm market fears that Greece is heading for a chaotic default as Europe struggles to contain a crippling financial crisis. — AP/REUTERS

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