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On September the 13th
119 people were killed after a bomb exploded in Moscow, Russia.
Hurricane Gilbert struck the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. It was one of the strongest recorded hurricanes in history and it caused the death of 318 people, as well as damages in excess of 5 billion US dollars.
Italian footballer, Fabio Cannavaro, was born in Naples, Italy. He was the captain of the Italian team that won the 2005 FIFA world cup.
Albania left the Warsaw Pact after the Sino - Soviet split in which the hard-line Stalinist government of Albania sided with China.
American athlete, Michael Johnson, was born in Dallas, Texas. He was the first man to win both the 200m and 400m races in the Olympic games and also currently (2006) holds the world records on both events.
Nikita Khrushchev was appointed secretary general of the Soviet Union.
During the course of the World War II, Italy invaded Egypt.
French composer, Maurice Jarre, was born in Lyon, France. He was a composer of film music, who had a distinguished career in the American movie industry. He is the father of Jean Michel Jarre.
A military coup took place in Spain after which a dictatorship was set up under the rule of Miguel Primo de Rivera.
In Libya the highest ever recorded temperature in recorded at 58 C (136.4 F).
The first fatal automobile accident occured in the United States.
American entrepreneur, Milton S. Hershey, was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He was the founder of what is still today one of the largest confectionery business in the world and a name that is synonymous with chocolate.
Michelangelo (Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti) began work the statue of David. The statue was unveiled in 1504 in the city of Florence.
The building of Hadrian's Wall began. It was a stone fortification built by the Roman Empire across the width of Great Britain.
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