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 257th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 109 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 31, 2020 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 444,432 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 ‘dihectapentacontaheptagon’ 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 152 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 2,823 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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September 13 Historical Events

  • 585 BC
    Lucius Tarquinius Priscus, king of Rome, celebrates a triumph for his victories over the Sabines, and the surrender of Collatia.
  • 1213
    End of Battle of Muret, during the Albigensian Crusade to destroy the Cathar heresy.
  • 1843
    The Greek Army rebels (OS date: September 3) against the autocratic rule of king Otto of Greece, demanding the granting of a constitution.
  • 1850
    First ascent of Piz Bernina, the highest summit of the eastern Alps.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Union soldiers find a copy of Robert E. Lee’s battle plans in a field outside Frederick, Maryland. It is the prelude to the Battle of Antietam.
  • 1900
    Filipino resistance fighters defeat a small American column in the Battle of Pulang Lupa, during the Philippine-American War.
  • 1914
    World War I: The Battle of Aisne begins between Germany and France.
  • 1933
    Elizabeth McCombs becomes the first woman elected to the New Zealand Parliament.
  • 1988
    Hurricane Gilbert is the strongest recorded hurricane in the Western Hemisphere, later replaced by Hurricane Wilma in 2005 (based on barometric pressure).
  • 1993
    Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin shakes hands with PLO chairman Yasser Arafat at the White House after signing the Oslo Accords granting limited Palestinian autonomy.

Who were born on September 13?

  • 786
    Al-Ma'mun, Abbasid caliph (d. 833)
  • 1521
    William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, English statesman (d. 1598)
  • 1894
    J.B. Priestley, English playwright and novelist (d. 1984)
  • 1939
    Arleen Auger, American soprano (d. 1993)
  • 1944
    Jacqueline Bisset, British actress
  • 1945
    Noël Godin, Belgian humorist
  • 1948
    Sitiveni Rabuka, Fijian revolutionary and politician
  • 1958
    Bobby Davro, British Comedian
  • 1965
    Annie Duke, American poker player
  • 1986
    Brian Visser, American footballer

Who died on September 13?

  • 1506
    Andrea Mantegna, Italian painter
  • 1916
    Mary the elephant, large elephant,hanged for stepping on her trainer.
  • 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)
  • 1977
    Leopold Stokowski, English conductor (b. 1882)
  • 1996
    Tupac Shakur, aka 2Pac, American rapper and actor (b. 1971)
  • 1997
    Georgios Mitsibonas, Greek footballer (b. 1962)
  • 2007
    Whakahuihui Vercoe, New Zealand clergyman (b. 1928)
  • 2011
    Walter Bonatti, Italian climber (b. 1930)

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