Today in History: Israel and PLO sign Oslo Accords paving the way for Palestinian self-rule

The following are some of the major events to have occurred on September 13:

1955 – The Soviet Union and West Germany agreed to establish diplomatic relations.

1993 – Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organisation signed a peace agreement outlining a plan for Palestinian self-rule in the occupied territories.

1998 – Australia’s 4x200m freestyle men’s swim team set new world record.

2000 – U.S. Senator John McCain returns to work after surgery to remove skin cancers.

2006 – Billionaire financier George Soros pledged $50 million to help the United Nations tackle extreme poverty and AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa.

2006 – Former Texas Governor Ann Richards, who sparred with former President George H.W. Bush and later lost the state’s top job to his son, President George W. Bush, died. She was 73.

2008 – Czech Republic’s Barbora Spotakova sets world record in women’s javelin throw.

2008 – Series of fatal bomb blasts in New Delhi, India.

2013 – At least three killed when insurgents attack U.S. Consulate in Herat, Afghanistan.

2014 – Inaugural Formula E Championship race, the world’s first fully electric racing series.

2017 – Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft blasts off from Baikonur Cosmodrome for International Space Station.


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