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, 453,912 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 ‘dihectaoctacontahexagon’ day.
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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.
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October 13 Historical Events
Hundreds of Knights Templar in France are simultaneously arrested by agents of Phillip the Fair, to be later tortured into a “confession” of heresy.
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.
France adopts the constitution of the Fourth Republic.
The Pacific Northwest experiences a cyclone the equal of a Cat 3 hurricane. Winds measured above 150 mph at several locations; 46 people died.
An Aeroflot Ilyushin Il-62 crashes outside Moscow killing 176.
Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 crashes in the Andes mountains, near the border between Argentina and Chile. By December 23, 1972, only 16 out of 45 people lived long enough to be rescued.
A Bolivian Boeing 707 cargo jet crashes in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, killing 100 (97, mostly children, killed on the ground).
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?
Yves Allégret, French film director (d. 1987)
Margaret Thatcher, English politician
Walter “Killer” Kowalski (wrestler) Canadian professional wrestler (d. 2008)
Bruce Geller, American screenwriter and television producer (d. 1978)
Jack Colvin, American actor (d. 2005)
Hugo Young, English journalist (d. 2003)
Mollie Katzen, American cookbook author
Peter Keisler, American attorney
Javier Sotomayor, Cuban Athlete
Breno Borges, Brazilian footballer
Who died on October 13?
Nichiren Daishonin Japanese spiritual figure (b. 1222)
Edmund de Ros, 11th Baron de Ros, English politician (b. 1446)
Theodore Beza, French theologian (b. 1519)
Joachim Murat, French marshal (b. 1767)
Patrick Campbell, British naval officer (b. 1773)
Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, Spanish free-thinker (b. 1849)
Albert Mandler, Israeli colonel, (b.1929)
Lê Ðức Thọ, Vietnamese general and politician, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1911)
Wade Flemons, American soul singer (b. 1940)
Stephen Ambrose, American historian and biographer (b. 1936)
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