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 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 109 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 31, 2021 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 453,192 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 ‘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 141 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 3,188 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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September 13 Historical Events
Construction of Hadrian’s Wall begins.
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.
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.
Rockslide near Whirlpool Rapids Bridge ends the International Railway (New York – Ontario).
Deputy Primer Minister of India Vallabhbhai Patel ordered the Army to move into the Hyderabad to integrate it with Indian Union.
Nikita Khrushchev is appointed secretary-general of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
IBM introduces the first computer disk storage unit, the RAMAC 305.
State police and National Guardsmen storm New York’s Attica Prison to end a prison revolt.
South Africa grants independence to the “homeland” of Venda (not recognised outside South Africa).
Delhi, India, is hit by a series of bomb blasts, resulting in 30 deaths and 130 injuries.
Who were born on September 13?
Morris Kirksey, American rugby player (d. 1981)
Karolos Koun, Greek theater director (d. 1987)
Andres Küng, Swedish-Estonian politician, journalist (d. 2002)
Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz, Polish politician
Tõnu Õnnepalu, Estonian poet and author
Stephen Perkins, American percussionist/drummer (Jane’s Addiction)
Ivan De Battista, Maltese actor and singer
Koldo Fernández, Spanish cyclist
Nenê, Brazilian basketball player
G.NA, Canadian/South Korean singer
Who died on September 13?
John Cheke, English classical scholar and statesman (b. 1514)
Philip II, King of Spain (b. 1526)
Ketevan of Kakheti, Christian martyr, Queen of Kakheti in Georgia (b. 1565)
Charles James Fox, English politician (b. 1749)
Joseph Furphy, Australian novelist (as “Tom Collins”; b. 1843)
Maresuke Nogi, Japanese general (b. 1849)
Andrew L. Harris, American Civil War hero and Governor of Ohio (b. 1835)
Eugene Lanceray, Russian painter (b. 1875)
Carl Voss, American ice hockey player (b. 1907)
Georges Guétary, French singer and actor (b. 1915)
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