What are the important events that happened on May 13? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
May 13: Facts & Myths About This Day
May 13 is the 133rd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 232 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 30, 2022 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,652,400,000 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectatriacontatrigon’ day.
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Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 254 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,430 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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May 13 Historical Events
Robert Bellarmine, a Doctor of the Catholic Church, is beatified.
The 400th anniversary of the founding of the National University of San Marcos is commemorated by the opening of the first large-capacity stadium in Peru.
The Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India, holds its first sitting.
The anti-National Service Riots, by Chinese Middle School students in Singapore, take place.
The U.S. Supreme Court case Brady v. Maryland is decided.
Dr. Zakir Hussain becomes the third President of India. He is the first Muslim President of the Indian Union. He holds this position until August 24, 1969.
Faulty electrical wiring ignites a fire underneath the Playtown Cabaret in Osaka, Japan. Blocked exits and non-functional elevators lead to 118 fatalities, with many victims leaping to their deaths.
Li Hongzhi gives the first public lecture on Falun Gong in Changchun, People’s Republic of China.
Johnny Carson makes his last television appearance on Late Show with David Letterman.
2006 São Paulo violence: a major rebellion occurs in several prisons in Brazil.
Who were born on May 13?
Queen Maria Theresa of Hungary and Bohemia, Holy Roman Empress (d. 1780)
T. Balasaraswati, Indian Bharatanatyam dancer (d. 1984)
Michael Ainsworth, British cricketer (d. 1978)
Jody Conradt, American basketball coach
Waneta Hoyt, American convicted serial killer (d. 1998)
Koji Suzuki, Japanese writer
Buckethead, American musician
Robby Hammock, American baseball player
Oguchi Onyewu, American footballer
Carrie Prejean, American beauty pageant contestant
Who died on May 13?
Georges Cuvier, French naturalist (b. 1769)
Jean Aicard, French poet and novelist (b. 1848)
Fridtjof Nansen, Norwegian explorer, scientist and diplomat, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1861)
Charles Edouard Guillaume, Swiss physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1861)
Alois Hudal, Austrian-born Catholic bishop who assisted Nazi war criminals in escaping (b. 1885)
F. E. McWilliam, Northern Irish sculptor (b. 1909)
Clinton Davis, American artist (b. 1918)
George Dantzig, American mathematician (b. 1914)
Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah, Sheikh of Kuwait (b. 1930)
Achille Compagnoni, Italian mountaineer (b. 1914)
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