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, 459,000 hours 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
Dutch statesman Johan van Oldenbarnevelt is executed in The Hague after being convicted of treason.
American Civil War: Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom issues a “proclamation of neutrality” which recognizes the breakaway states as having belligerent rights.
In Menlo Park, New Jersey, Thomas Edison performs the first test of his electric railway.
With the passage of the Lei Áurea (“Golden Law”), Brazil abolishes slavery.
World War II: German Afrika Korps and Italian troops in North Africa surrender to Allied forces.
1948 Arab-Israeli War: the Kfar Etzion massacre is committed by Arab irregulars, the day before the declaration of independence of the state of Israel on May 14.
Hundreds of University of California, Berkeley students congregate for the first day of protest against a visit by the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Thirty-one students are arrested, and the Free Speech Movement is born.
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.
Li Hongzhi gives the first public lecture on Falun Gong in Changchun, People’s Republic of China.
In Enschede, Netherlands, a fireworks factory explodes, killing 22 people, wounding 950, and resulting in approximately €450 million in damage.
Who were born on May 13?
Pope Innocent XIII (d. 1724)
Archduchess Maria Christina, Duchess of Teschen (d. 1798)
Arthur Sullivan, English composer (d. 1900)
Justin/Giustino Tuveri, Italian World War I veteran (d. 2007)
Robert Middleton, American film and television actor (d. 1977)
Harry Schwarz, South African anti-apartheid politician, lawyer and diplomat (d. 2010)
Melanie Thornton, American pop singer (La Bouche) (d. 2001)
Stefaan Maene, Belgian swimmer
Mark Delaney, Welsh footballer
Alexander Rybak, Norwegian singer
Who died on May 13?
Takeda Shingen, Japanese warlord (b. 1521)
Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Dutch statesman (b. 1547)
Louis Bourdaloue, French Jesuit preacher (b. 1632)
Jean Aicard, French poet and novelist (b. 1848)
Libert H. Boeynaems, Belgian Catholic prelate (b. 1857)
Ōnishiki Uichirō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 26th Yokozuna (b. 1891)
Michael Fekete, Hungarian-born Israeli mathematician (b. 1886)
Jumbo Tsuruta, Japanese professional wrestler (b. 1951)
Ruth Cracknell, Australian actress (b. 1925)
Rabbi Meir Brandsdorfer, Belgian-born member of the Rabbinical Court of the Edah HaChareidis, Jerusalem (b. 1934)
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