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 meets in Cairo to discuss the crisis in Syria. (Al Jazeera).Secretary John Kerry claims that the United States has now obtained evidence from hair and blood samples of sarin use in Syria.
  • 02 Sep 2013 Mexican Drug War: Mexican forces arrest Alberto Carrillo Fuentes (the alleged leader the Juarez Cartel).
  • 03 Sep 2013 France claims to have documentation of chemical weapons used in the civil war in Syria.
  • 04 Sep 2013 Reuters reports that Ali Habib Mahmud (ex-defense minister of Syria) has defected and moved to Turkey.
  • 05 Sep 2013 Syrian civil war: Turkey claims that almost all G20 summit heads support operations against Syria. (Reuters) Russia's opposition to military intervention in Syria is receiving increasing international support.
  • 06 Sep 2013 (Al Jazeera) (Al Jazeera). Russia sends four warships more to Syria, including one with "special cargo."
  • 07 Sep 2013 Syrian civil war: 14 rebels are killed in heavy government shelling near Damascus. Two civilians were also killed.
  • 08 Sep 2013 Syrian civil war: The Islamist al-Nusra Front seizes Ma'loula, a historic Christian village; Russia asks for protection.
  • 09 Sep 2013 Aftermath of Central African Republic conflict (2012-13:) At least 60 people are killed during clashes between pro Seleka rebels, and forces loyal to ousted President Francois Borzize in Central African Republic.
  • 10 Sep 2013 Human Rights Watch releases a report concluding the Syrian government forces are most likely to have been responsible for chemical weapon attacks on two Damascus suburbs on August 21.
  • 11 Sep 2013 The UN accuses both Syria's government and, in a lesser degree, rebels of war crimes. Eight of the 9 massacres that they examined were attributed to Syrian Army. Insurgents were responsible for the remaining massacre.
  • 12 Sep 2013 Islamic insurgency in Philippines: The Moro National Liberation Front attacks Lamitan, Philippines with five people killed and two others injured.
  • 13 Sep 2013 Taliban insurgents attacked the United States Consulate in Herat, Afghanistan. Two members of the Afghan National Police were reported to have been killed and around 20 civilians were injured.
  • 14 Sep 2013 Syria civil war: Russia and the United States reach an agreement on chemical weapons in Syria
  • 15 Sep 2013 Iraqi insurgency after the U.S. withdrawal: At least 21 people are killed in bombings in Baghdad's Shia provinces.
  • 16 Sep 2013 Syrian civil war: The United Nations confirms that sarin gas was used in the Ghouta Attacks.
  • 17 Sep 2013 Rockstar Games, a videogame company, releases Grand Theft Auto V 5, its fifth installment. It has a net worth of 800 million U.S. Its launch day saw the release of a million dollars.
  • 18 Sep 2013 Due to concerns about weakening economic growth, the United States Federal Reserve has announced that it will continue its stimulus programs.
  • 19 Sep 2013 2013: Political violence in Egypt: A clash between militants and Egyptian security forces in Kerdasah, on the outskirts Cairo. One member of the security force was killed.
  • 20 Sep 2013 Al-Qaeda insurgency: At least 38 soldiers and 8 militants were killed in separate attacks on military bases in Shabwa Governorate.
  • 21 Sep 2013 Islamic insurgency: Zamboanga City crisis in the Philippines: Six people are killed in fighting between the Army and the Moro National Liberation front insurgents.
  • 22 Sep 2013 Two suicide bombers attacked a church in Peshawar, Pakistan. At least 78 people were killed.
  • 23 Sep 2013 Shooting at Westgate Shopping Mall: There were explosions and gunfire reported from Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi, where Al Shabaab gunmen remain. (BBC) The Kenyan Interior Minister claims that three gunmen have been killed and that his troops control all five floors.
  • 24 Sep 2013 Strikes by workers in Bangladesh have caused hundreds of factories to close down.
  • 25 Sep 2013 Kenya begins a three-day mourning period for victims of the four-day siege, which began September 21st when Al-Shabaab militants attacked the Westgate shopping center in Nairobi. This massacre resulted in the deaths of 61 civilians as well as 6 soldiers.
  • 26 Sep 2013 Six people were killed when terrorists attacked a Jammu and Kashmir police station. Then they attacked an Army camp.
  • 27 Sep 2013 Syrian civil War: Three alleged chemical weapons use in civil war: United Nations inspectors are looking into three instances where chemical weapons were used in the civil war in Syria since the Ghouta chemical attacks on 21 August.
  • 28 Sep 2013 Sudanese protests (2011 to present): Sudanese security force fire live ammunition during a march that took place after the funeral of a demonstrator who was killed the previous day.
  • 29 Sep 2013 Islamist insurgency: 42 people were killed by gunmen belonging to the Nigerian Islamist Group Boko Haram in an attack on a college located in Gujba in Yobe State.
  • 30 Sep 2013 Iraqi insurgency after the U.S. withdrawal: 54 dead from 14 car bomb attacks on Shi'ite neighborhoods of Baghdad.
  • 06 Sep 2013 Forty-one elephants are poisoned with cyanide in salt pans, by poachers in Hwange National Park.[9]
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Music charts

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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Blurred Lines
  2. - Roar
  3. - Wrecking Ball
  4. - We Can't Stop
  5. - Berzerk


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in September 2013?

Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell Jr.

Empty Mansions



These Few Precious Days by Christopher Andersen

These Few Precious Days


"The days are fading down to a very few. . "" --From "September Song", JFK's favorite. They were the original power couple - outrageously wealthy, irresistible, and infinitely fascinating.

The Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman

The Ocean At The End Of The Lane


UK National Book Awards 2013 "Book of the year""Fantasy of the best" Wall Street JournalA middle-aged man returns home to his childhood home to assist in a funeral.

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

The Bone Season


It was the first choice of NBC's Today Book Club.

The Racketeer by John Grisham

The Racketeer


"The Racketeer is guilty only of one thing: keeping our attention until the last page USA Today #1 New York Times Bestseller" Only four federal judges were ever murdered in the United States' history.