September 13, 1997 in Nation/World

Today In History


In 1759: During the final French and Indian War, the British defeated the French on the Plains of Abraham overlooking Quebec City.

In 1788: The Congress of the Confederation authorized the first national election, and declared New York City the temporary national capital.

In 1948: Republican Margaret Chase Smith of Maine was elected to the U.S. Senate, becoming the first woman to serve in both houses of Congress.

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