What happened this day in history October 13

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

  • 1307
    Hundreds of Knights Templar in France are simultaneously arrested by agents of Phillip the Fair, to be later tortured into a “confession” of heresy.
  • 1892
    Edward Emerson Barnard discovers D/1892 T1, the first comet discovered by photographic means, on the night of October 13–14.
  • 1921
    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.
  • 1946
    France adopts the constitution of the Fourth Republic.
  • 1962
    The Pacific Northwest experiences a cyclone the equal of a Cat 3 hurricane. Winds measured above 150 mph at several locations; 46 people died.
  • 1972
    An Aeroflot Ilyushin Il-62 crashes outside Moscow killing 176.
  • 1972
    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.
  • 1976
    A Bolivian Boeing 707 cargo jet crashes in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, killing 100 (97, mostly children, killed on the ground).
  • 1977
    Four Palestinians hijack Lufthansa Flight 181 to Somalia and demand release of 11 members of the Red Army Faction.
  • 1983
    Ameritech Mobile Communications (now AT&T) launched the first US cellular network in Chicago, Illinois.

Who were born on October 13?

  • 1905
    Yves Allégret, French film director (d. 1987)
  • 1925
    Margaret Thatcher, English politician
  • 1926
    Walter “Killer” Kowalski (wrestler) Canadian professional wrestler (d. 2008)
  • 1930
    Bruce Geller, American screenwriter and television producer (d. 1978)
  • 1932
    Jack Colvin, American actor (d. 2005)
  • 1938
    Hugo Young, English journalist (d. 2003)
  • 1950
    Mollie Katzen, American cookbook author
  • 1960
    Peter Keisler, American attorney
  • 1967
    Javier Sotomayor, Cuban Athlete
  • 1989
    Breno Borges, Brazilian footballer

Who died on October 13?

  • 1282
    Nichiren Daishonin Japanese spiritual figure (b. 1222)
  • 1508
    Edmund de Ros, 11th Baron de Ros, English politician (b. 1446)
  • 1605
    Theodore Beza, French theologian (b. 1519)
  • 1815
    Joachim Murat, French marshal (b. 1767)
  • 1841
    Patrick Campbell, British naval officer (b. 1773)
  • 1909
    Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, Spanish free-thinker (b. 1849)
  • 1973
    Albert Mandler, Israeli colonel, (b.1929)
  • 1990
    Lê Ðức Thọ, Vietnamese general and politician, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1911)
  • 1993
    Wade Flemons, American soul singer (b. 1940)
  • 2002
    Stephen Ambrose, American historian and biographer (b. 1936)

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