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, 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.

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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

  • 1332
    Rinchinbal Khan, Emperor Ningzong of Yuan becomes the Khagan of the Mongols and Emperor of the Yuan Dynasty, reigning for only 53 days.
  • 1582
    Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
  • 1845
    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.
  • 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.
  • 1943
    World War II: The new government of Italy sides with the Allies and declares war on Germany.
  • 1944
    World War II: Riga, the capital of Latvia is occupied by the Red Army.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1909
    Herbert “Herblock” Block, American cartoonist (d. 2001)
  • 1925
    Margaret Thatcher, English politician
  • 1935
    Etterlene DeBarge, gospel singer, songwriter, matriarch of the DeBarge family
  • 1942
    Jerry Jones, American football team owner
  • 1945
    Dési Bouterse, Surinamese politician
  • 1955
    John Ferenzik, American musician, keyboardist, guitarist and composer
  • 1959
    Marie Osmond, American entertainer
  • 1960
    Peter Keisler, American attorney
  • 1977
    Antonio Di Natale, Italian football player
  • 1992
    Aaron Dismuke, American voice actor

Who died on October 13?

  • 54
    Claudius, Roman Emperor (b. 10 BC)
  • 1282
    Nichiren Daishonin Japanese spiritual figure (b. 1222)
  • 1694
    Samuel von Pufendorf, German jurist (b. 1632)
  • 1715
    Nicolas Malebranche, French philosopher (b. 1638)
  • 1890
    Samuel Freeman Miller, American jurist (b. 1816)
  • 1955
    Manuel Ávila Camacho, Mexican politician (b. 1897)
  • 1968
    Bea Benaderet, American actress (b. 1906)
  • 1987
    Walter Brattain, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1902)
  • 1996
    Beryl Reid, British actress (b. 1919)
  • 2011
    Barbara Kent, Canadian born - U.S. silent film actress and WAMPAS Baby Stars (b.1907)

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