September 2013 calendar

September 2013

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in September 2013.
The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Cameron (Conservative), Pope Francis was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on September 2013: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 2013?


  • 01 Sep 2013 Syrian civil war:: The Arab League discusses the ongoing crisis in Syria at a closed-door meeting in Cairo. (Al Jazeera)Secretary of State John Kerry asserts the United States now has evidence of sarin gas use in Syria from hair and blood samples. (AP via News24)
  • 02 Sep 2013 Mexican Drug War: Mexican forces arrest Alberto Carrillo Fuentes, the alleged leader of the Juárez Cartel. (The Telegraph)
  • 03 Sep 2013 France claims to possess documentation of the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian civil war. (Huffington Post)
  • 04 Sep 2013 Reuters reports that the former defense minister of Syria, Ali Habib Mahmud, has defected to Turkey. (Reuters)
  • 05 Sep 2013 Syrian civil war:: According to Turkey, almost all G20 summit leaders support operations against Syria. (Reuters)Russian opposition to military intervention in Syria gains increasing international support. (The Daily Telegraph)
  • 06 Sep 2013 Syrian civil war:: UN chief Ban Ki-moon says military action against Syria could worsen sectarian violence in the country. (Al Jazeera)Russia sends four more warships to Syria, one with alleged "special cargo," (The Washington Post) (Ynetnews)
  • 07 Sep 2013 Syrian civil war:: Heavy government shelling of rebel positions near the Syrian capital kills 14 rebels and two civilians in the south of Damascus. (USA Today)
  • 08 Sep 2013 Syrian civil war:: The Islamist al-Nusra Front captures the historic Christian town of Ma'loula from the Syrian Army; Russia calls for protection of the town. (CNN) (Interfax)
  • 09 Sep 2013 Aftermath of the Central African Republic conflict (2012–13):: At least 60 people are killed in Central African Republic during clashes between pro-Séléka rebels and forces loyal to ousted President François Bozizé. (BBC)
  • 10 Sep 2013 Human Rights Watch issues a report concluding that Syrian government forces were most likely to be responsible for chemical weapons attacks on two suburbs in Damascus on August 21. (Human Rights Watch)
  • 11 Sep 2013 The UN accuses both the Syrian government and, to a lesser extent, the rebels of war crimes. Out of 9 massacres they investigated, 8 were attributed to the Syrian Army. The remaining massacre was attributed to insurgents. (The New York Times)
  • 12 Sep 2013 Islamic insurgency in the Philippines:: The Moro National Liberation Front attacks the Philippines town of Lamitan with five people missing and two injured. (AP)
  • 13 Sep 2013 Taliban insurgents attack the United States consulate in Herat, Afghanistan, with two members of the Afghan National Police reported as killed and about 20 civilians injured. (BBC)
  • 14 Sep 2013 Syrian civil war:: The United States and Russia reach a deal on Syrian chemical weapons. (Washington Times)
  • 15 Sep 2013 Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal):: Bombings in Baghdad and Shia provinces kill at least 21 people. (Reuters) (Al Jazeera)
  • 16 Sep 2013 Syrian civil war:: The United Nations confirms the use of sarin gas in the Ghouta Attacks. (The Guardian)
  • 17 Sep 2013 The videogame company Rockstar Games releases its fifth installment of the Grand Theft Auto series Grand Theft Auto V, which nets 800 million U.S. Dollars on its launch day.
  • 18 Sep 2013 The United States Federal Reserve announces that it will continue its stimulus program due to concerns about weakening growth. (The Age)
  • 19 Sep 2013 Political violence in Egypt, 2013:: Egyptian security forces clash with militants in the town of Kerdasah on the outskirts of Cairo with one member of the security forces dead. (BBC)
  • 20 Sep 2013 Al-Qaeda insurgency in Yemen:: Separate attacks on army bases in Shabwa Governorate kill at least 38 soldiers and 8 militants. (CBS News)
  • 21 Sep 2013 Islamic insurgency in the Philippines:: Zamboanga City crisis: Six people die in the Philippines city of Zamboanga as fighting continues between the Army and Moro National Liberation Front insurgents. (AP via The Sun Herald)
  • 22 Sep 2013 Two suicide bombers attack a church in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, killing at least 78 people. (BBC)
  • 23 Sep 2013 Westgate shopping mall shooting:: Explosions and gunfire are reported from the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi where Al-Shabaab gunmen are still holed up. (BBC)The Kenyan Interior Minister says that three gunmen were killed and that his troops are in control of all five floors of the building. (Euronews)
  • 24 Sep 2013 Hundreds of garment factories in Bangladesh shut down due to strikes by workers seeking higher pay. (Bloomberg)
  • 25 Sep 2013 A three-day national mourning period begins in Kenya for the victims of a four-day siege that began on September 21 when heavily armed Al-Shabaab militants stormed the Westgate shopping mall in the capital, Nairobi, killing 61 civilians and 6 soldiers. (BBC)
  • 26 Sep 2013 Terrorists attack a police station in India's Jammu and Kashmir state, killing six people, before attacking an Army camp. (Reuters)
  • 27 Sep 2013 Syrian civil war: United Nations inspectors are investigating three alleged instances of use of chemical weapons in the Syrian civil war since the Ghouta chemical attack on 21 August. (BBC)
  • 28 Sep 2013 Sudanese protests (2011–present):: Sudanese security forces fire live ammunition on a march that followed the funeral of a demonstrator killed the day before. (The Washington Post)
  • 29 Sep 2013 Islamist insurgency in Nigeria:: Gunmen from the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram kill 42 people, mostly students, in an attack on a college in the town of Gujba, Yobe State. (The Telegraph)
  • 30 Sep 2013 Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal):: Fourteen car bombs targeting Shi'ite neighborhoods in Baghdad leave 54 people dead. (Reuters)

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Cinema Paradiso

Cinema Paradiso

Directed by: Giuseppe Tornatore

Starring: Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale, Antonella Attili, Isa Danieli

Country: United States of America

The Big City

The Big City

Directed by: Satyajit Ray

Starring: Anil Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee, Jaya Bhaduri, Haren Chatterjee

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Directed by: Richard Brooks

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives, Jack Carson

Country: United States of America

Dead Man's Gold

Dead Man's Gold

Directed by: Ray Taylor

Starring: Lash La Rue, Al St. John, Peggy Stewart, Terry Frost

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Directed by: Henry Selick

Starring: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey

Country: United States of America


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This Town by Mark Leibovich

This Town


Hailed as “vastly entertaining and deeply troubling” (The New York Times Book Review), “as insidery as Game Change” (The Washington Post), and a “hysterically funny portrait of the capital’s vanities and

Lawrence In Arabia by Scott Anderson

Lawrence In Arabia


Finalist for the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award in BiographyOne of the Best Books of the Year:The Christian Science MonitorNPRThe Seattle Times St.

Si-cology 1 by Si Robertson

Si-cology 1


You know him from the hit A&E® show Duck Dynasty®—now you can enjoy Uncle Si’s tall tales, crazy exploits, and quirky one-liners in one raucous collection!As you read this book, there are a few things you have to understand: 95 …

How The Light Gets In by Louise Penny

How The Light Gets In


The #1 New York Times Bestseller"There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in." ―Leonard CohenChristmas is approaching, and in Québec it's a time of dazzling snowfalls, bright lights, and gatherings with friends in front of blazing …

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand



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