What happened this day in history September 13

What are the important events that happened on September 13? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

September 13: Facts & Myths About This Day

September 13 is the 256th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 109 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 31, 2019 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,568,332,800 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 ‘dihectapentacontahexagon’ day.

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Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 134 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 2,457 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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September 13 Historical Events

  • 1501
    Michelangelo begins work on his statue of David.
  • 1788
    The Philadelphia Convention sets the date for the first presidential election in the United States, and New York City becomes the country’s temporary capital.
  • 1814
    In a turning point in the War of 1812, the British fail to capture Baltimore, Maryland.
  • 1847
    Mexican-American War: Six teenage military cadets known as Niños Héroes die defending Chapultepec Castle in the Battle of Chapultepec. American troops under General Winfield Scott capture Mexico City in the Mexican-American War.
  • 1850
    First ascent of Piz Bernina, the highest summit of the eastern Alps.
  • 1899
    Mackinder, Ollier and Brocherel make the first ascent of Batian (5,199 m – 17,058 ft), the highest peak of Mount Kenya.
  • 1900
    Filipino resistance fighters defeat a small American column in the Battle of Pulang Lupa, during the Philippine-American War.
  • 1956
    IBM introduces the first computer disk storage unit, the RAMAC 305.
  • 1968
    Albania leaves the Warsaw Pact.
  • 1979
    South Africa grants independence to the “homeland” of Venda (not recognised outside South Africa).

Who were born on September 13?

  • 64
    Julia Flavia, daughter of Roman Emperor Titus (d. 91)
  • 1775
    Laura Secord, Canadian war heroine (d. 1868)
  • 1830
    Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Austrian writer (d. 1916)
  • 1925
    Mel Tormé, American singer (d. 1999)
  • 1945
    Andres Küng, Swedish-Estonian politician, journalist (d. 2002)
  • 1968
    Brad Johnson, American football player
  • 1969
    Shane Warne, Australian cricketer
  • 1973
    Christine Arron, French runner
  • 1980
    Evangelos Nastos, Greek footballer
  • 1981
    August, American pornographic actress

Who died on September 13?

  • 1592
    Michel de Montaigne, French writer (b. 1533)
  • 1759
    James Wolfe, British general (b. 1727)
  • 1813
    Hezqeyas of Ethiopia, deposed Emperor of Ethiopia
  • 1928
    Italo Svevo, Italian author (b. 1861)
  • 1946
    William Watt, Premier of Victoria, Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives (b. 1871)
  • 1960
    Leo Weiner, Hungarian composer and music educator (b. 1885)
  • 1985
    Dane Rudhyar, French-US author, composer, astrologer (b. 1895)
  • 1991
    Joe Pasternak, American film director (b. 1901)
  • 1996
    Tupac Shakur, aka 2Pac, American rapper and actor (b. 1971)
  • 2007
    Clare Oliver, Australian cancer activist (b. 1981)

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