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.
End of Battle of Muret, during the Albigensian Crusade to destroy the Cathar heresy.
The Greek Army rebels (OS date: September 3) against the autocratic rule of king Otto of Greece, demanding the granting of a constitution.
First ascent of Piz Bernina, the highest summit of the eastern Alps.
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.
Filipino resistance fighters defeat a small American column in the Battle of Pulang Lupa, during the Philippine-American War.
World War I: The Battle of Aisne begins between Germany and France.
Elizabeth McCombs becomes the first woman elected to the New Zealand Parliament.
Hurricane Gilbert is the strongest recorded hurricane in the Western Hemisphere, later replaced by Hurricane Wilma in 2005 (based on barometric pressure).
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?
Al-Ma'mun, Abbasid caliph (d. 833)
William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, English statesman (d. 1598)
J.B. Priestley, English playwright and novelist (d. 1984)
Arleen Auger, American soprano (d. 1993)
Jacqueline Bisset, British actress
Noël Godin, Belgian humorist
Sitiveni Rabuka, Fijian revolutionary and politician
Bobby Davro, British Comedian
Annie Duke, American poker player
Brian Visser, American footballer
Who died on September 13?
Andrea Mantegna, Italian painter
Mary the elephant, large elephant,hanged for stepping on her trainer.
Italo Svevo, Italian author (b. 1861)
William Watt, Premier of Victoria, Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives (b. 1871)
Leo Weiner, Hungarian composer and music educator (b. 1885)
Leopold Stokowski, English conductor (b. 1882)
Tupac Shakur, aka 2Pac, American rapper and actor (b. 1971)
Georgios Mitsibonas, Greek footballer (b. 1962)
Whakahuihui Vercoe, New Zealand clergyman (b. 1928)
Walter Bonatti, Italian climber (b. 1930)
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