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Top 10 September 13 facts that will blow your mind.

  1. On September 13, 2001, the Queen broke a 600 year tradition, giving permission for the US national anthem to be played at Buckingham Palace during the Changing of the Guard, as a musical tribute to the fallen.

  2. On September 13, 1985 a USAF F-15 that was only slightly modified successfully shot down a US satellite.

  3. The Catalina Fucking Wine Mixer, a fake wine festival in the Will Farrell comedy "Step Brothers", became so popular that a festival inspired by the events that unfolded in the film is taking place on Catalina Island on September 13, 2015. And yes, you can lease a chopper to get there.

  4. On September 13, 1985, U.S. Air Force pilot, Major Wilbert “Doug” Pearson, shot down a satellite while piloting an F-15A Eagle fighter aircraft. He became the first pilot ever to do so.

  5. Peyton Randolph presided over the First Continental Congress from September 5th, to October 21st, 1774, when Henry Middleton took over. Henry presided over the First Continental Congress from October 22nd to October 26th, 1774.

  6. Burnside died of angina in Bristol, Rhode Island at the age of fifty-seven on September 13, 1881.

  7. The Second Continental Congress met at a variety of locations during its existence. It met in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from May 10th, 1775 to December 12th, 1776. It met in Baltimore, Maryland from December 20th, 1776 to March 4th, 1777. It met in Philadelphia from March 5th, 1777 to September 18th, 1777. It met in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on one day only on September 27th, 1777. It met in York, Pennsylvania from September 30th, 1777 to June 27th, 1778. It met in Philadelphia from July 2nd, 1778 until March 1st, 1781.

  8. The first accomplishment of the First Continental Congress was a compact to boycott British goods, agreed to by the colonies. It was also agreed that if the acts were not repealed the colonies would cease to export to Britain as of September 10th, 1775.

  9. Initially, the men of the 54th Massachusetts were only paid $7 a month while white soldiers were paid $13 a month. After protests by the white officers, Congress agreed to pay the men the same as white soldiers in September 1864.

  10. About another passenger vehicle crash in NYC that happened on September 11. On that day in 1905, an elevated train derailed, killing 13 people and injuring about 48. It was the worst accident on the city's elevated railroad.

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On 13 September 1985, Maj. Wilbert D. "Doug" Pearson became the first person to successfully shoot down a satellite

Ethiopia is the first Christian nation, has 13 months, is still in the year 2008, and celebrates New Years on September 11.

The Ethiopian Calendar has 13 months, and the current year according to it is 2007, which began on September 11, 2014 AD.

About Colonel Gail Halvorsen, aka The Berlin Candy Bomber who, moved by the perseverance of the hungry children of Tempelhof, Berlin, decided to airdrop candy rations to help lift their spirits. It blossomed into Operation "Little Vittles," in effect from September 22, 1948, to May 13, 1949.

During the first battle on September 19th, 1777 the British force was 7,200 strong and the American force was 9,000 strong.

Even though "Private Idaho" was released in 1980, the B-52's never played a concert in Idaho until September 13, 2011

The dates September 2 through 13, 1752 never happened in the British Empire because it adopted the Gregorian calendar that was 11 days ahead.

An asteroid in Solar-Orbit named 2006 RH120 orbited the earth for 13 months during September 2006 to June 2007, becoming another moon of earth. Its next approach is in August 2028