September

September 13: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on September 13

September 13th is known as Fortune Cookie Day and Roald Dahl Day.

We’d like to welcome you to the 256th day of the year, with only 109 days left of this year.

Everyone who was born on this day shares the zodiac sign of Virgo.

Here you will learn all about September 13 with our hand-selected range of fun facts and historical events that all happened on this day throughout history.

Did you know that on this day in 1955, Velcro was patented by Swiss Engineer George de Mestral? He named his invention after the French words “velour” and “crochet,” which means “velvet hook.”

Keep reading for more facts about September 13th in history!

What Happened On September 13 In History?

2005

Pilot episode of “Supernatural” created by Eric Kripke aired on The WB television network.

1997

The single “Candle in the Wind” was released by Elton John as a tribute to Princess Diana of Wales.

1990

The legal drama TV series “Law & Order” aired for the first time on NBC.

The show had great success and went on to have 20 seasons and 456 episodes.
1987

Paul Lynch set a new world record for the most push-ups in 24 hours.

The record was set in the UK after Lynch performed 32,573 push-ups!
1977

American sitcom “Soap” became the first show to display warning “Viewer discretion advised.”

1969

Animated mystery comedy “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!” was first aired on CBS.

OTD in 1969: Animated mystery comedy "Scooby-Doo
1965

The Beatles released their hit single “Yesterday.”

1955

Velcro was patented by Swiss Engineer, George de Mestral.

1935

Howard Hughes designed and built world’s fastest plane called the H-1 racer, then flew it at an incredible 352 miles per hour in Santa Fe, California.

1845

The Faraday Effect was discovered by chemist, Michael Faraday.

The Faraday effect is when there is a reaction between both a magnetic field and light when inside a medium.
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1501

Michelangelo started his three-year project sculpting his Statue of David.

OTD in 1501: Michelangelo started his three-year project sculpting his Statue of David.

Did you know that on this day, September 13th 1955, Velcro was patented by Swiss Engineer George de Mestral?