13 September 2012

Timeline September 13 to 15

September 13
122   Construction of Hadrian's Wall began.
335   Emperor Constantine the Great consecrated the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.
1759  During the final French and Indian War, the British defeated the French on the Plains of Abraham overlooking Quebec City.
1759  James Wolfe, British general, died.
1819  Clara Schumann, German pianist and composer, was born.
1857  Milton Hershey, American chocolate manufacturer, was born.
1943  Chiang Kai-shek became president of China.

September 14
1769  Alexander von Humboldt, German naturalist and explorer, was born.
1814  Francis Scott Keys wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner" after witnessing the British bombardment of Fort McHenry Maryland during the War of 1812.
1975  Pope Paul VI declared Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton the first US-born saint.

September 15
1254  Marco Polo, Italian explorer, was born.
1776  British forces occupied New York City during the American Revolution.
1940  The Royal Air Force inflicted heavy losses on the Luftwaffe as the tide turned in the Battle of Britain during WW II.

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