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
Michelangelo begins work on his statue of David.
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.
In a turning point in the War of 1812, the British fail to capture Baltimore, Maryland.
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.
First ascent of Piz Bernina, the highest summit of the eastern Alps.
Mackinder, Ollier and Brocherel make the first ascent of Batian (5,199 m – 17,058 ft), the highest peak of Mount Kenya.
Filipino resistance fighters defeat a small American column in the Battle of Pulang Lupa, during the Philippine-American War.
IBM introduces the first computer disk storage unit, the RAMAC 305.
Albania leaves the Warsaw Pact.
South Africa grants independence to the “homeland” of Venda (not recognised outside South Africa).
Who were born on September 13?
Julia Flavia, daughter of Roman Emperor Titus (d. 91)
Laura Secord, Canadian war heroine (d. 1868)
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Austrian writer (d. 1916)
Mel Tormé, American singer (d. 1999)
Andres Küng, Swedish-Estonian politician, journalist (d. 2002)
Brad Johnson, American football player
Shane Warne, Australian cricketer
Christine Arron, French runner
Evangelos Nastos, Greek footballer
August, American pornographic actress
Who died on September 13?
Michel de Montaigne, French writer (b. 1533)
James Wolfe, British general (b. 1727)
Hezqeyas of Ethiopia, deposed Emperor of Ethiopia
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)
Dane Rudhyar, French-US author, composer, astrologer (b. 1895)
Joe Pasternak, American film director (b. 1901)
Tupac Shakur, aka 2Pac, American rapper and actor (b. 1971)
Clare Oliver, Australian cancer activist (b. 1981)
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