What are the important events that happened on October 13? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
October 13: Facts & Myths About This Day
October 13 is the 286th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 79 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 30, 2021 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,634,083,200 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 ‘dihectaoctacontahexagon’ day.
Hey! How’s your lovelife today? Get a free love reading
with the most frank answers. Start to seize love opportunities in your life! Did I mention it’s F-R-E-E?
(Sponsored link; 18+ only)
Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 111 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 3,218 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
Do people and celebrities interest you? Discover all the October 13 famous birthdays who share your special day. Learn some fun facts about your birthday! (Sponsored link)
October 13 Historical Events
Rinchinbal Khan, Emperor Ningzong of Yuan becomes the Khagan of the Mongols and Emperor of the Yuan Dynasty, reigning for only 53 days.
Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
A majority of voters in the Republic of Texas approve a proposed constitution, that if accepted by the U.S. Congress, will make Texas a U.S. state.
Edward Emerson Barnard discovers D/1892 T1, the first comet discovered by photographic means, on the night of October 13–14.
The Soviet republics of Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia sign the Treaty of Kars with the Grand National Assembly of Turkey to establish the contemporary borders between Turkey and the South Caucasus states.
World War II: The new government of Italy sides with the Allies and declares war on Germany.
World War II: Riga, the capital of Latvia is occupied by the Red Army.
The Pacific Northwest experiences a cyclone the equal of a Cat 3 hurricane. Winds measured above 150 mph at several locations; 46 people died.
Four Palestinians hijack Lufthansa Flight 181 to Somalia and demand release of 11 members of the Red Army Faction.
Ameritech Mobile Communications (now AT&T) launched the first US cellular network in Chicago, Illinois.
Who were born on October 13?
Herbert “Herblock” Block, American cartoonist (d. 2001)
Margaret Thatcher, English politician
Etterlene DeBarge, gospel singer, songwriter, matriarch of the DeBarge family
Jerry Jones, American football team owner
Dési Bouterse, Surinamese politician
John Ferenzik, American musician, keyboardist, guitarist and composer
Marie Osmond, American entertainer
Peter Keisler, American attorney
Antonio Di Natale, Italian football player
Aaron Dismuke, American voice actor
Who died on October 13?
Claudius, Roman Emperor (b. 10 BC)
Nichiren Daishonin Japanese spiritual figure (b. 1222)
Samuel von Pufendorf, German jurist (b. 1632)
Nicolas Malebranche, French philosopher (b. 1638)
Samuel Freeman Miller, American jurist (b. 1816)
Manuel Ávila Camacho, Mexican politician (b. 1897)
Bea Benaderet, American actress (b. 1906)
Walter Brattain, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1902)
Beryl Reid, British actress (b. 1919)
Barbara Kent, Canadian born - U.S. silent film actress and WAMPAS Baby Stars (b.1907)
Holy Toledo! Did you know that coffee and word games are an excellent combination to sharpen your vocabulary? Let’s give it a quick spin. Within 30 seconds, how many words can you think of from these letters ESRUYAOQ? Check your answers here: Unscramble words ESRUYAOQ. (Sponsored by WordFinder.Cafe)