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September 13 Birthdays

Walter Reed
1851–1902, American army surgeon, born in Gloucester co., Va.

Milton Hershey
chocolatier, philanthropist (1857)

John J. Pershing
army officer (1860)

Arnold Schoenberg
composer (1874)

Sherwood Anderson
novelist (1876)

J. B. Priestley
author (1894)

Claudette Colbert
movie actress (1903)

Bill Monroe
bluegrass musician (1911)

Roald Dahl
writer (1916)

September 2013

September 13 in History


Chiang Kai-Shek became president of China.


Republican Margaret Chase Smith of Maine was elected to the U.S. Senate, becoming the first woman to have served in both houses of Congress.


The four-day revolt at the maximum security prison in Attica, New York, ended when state police and National Guardsmen stormed the facility. Forty-two people died.


Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasir Arafat shook hands after signing an historic peace agreement.

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