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 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

  • 122
    Construction of Hadrian’s Wall begins.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1935
    Rockslide near Whirlpool Rapids Bridge ends the International Railway (New York – Ontario).
  • 1948
    Deputy Primer Minister of India Vallabhbhai Patel ordered the Army to move into the Hyderabad to integrate it with Indian Union.
  • 1953
    Nikita Khrushchev is appointed secretary-general of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
  • 1956
    IBM introduces the first computer disk storage unit, the RAMAC 305.
  • 1971
    State police and National Guardsmen storm New York’s Attica Prison to end a prison revolt.
  • 1979
    South Africa grants independence to the “homeland” of Venda (not recognised outside South Africa).
  • 2008
    Delhi, India, is hit by a series of bomb blasts, resulting in 30 deaths and 130 injuries.

Who were born on September 13?

  • 1895
    Morris Kirksey, American rugby player (d. 1981)
  • 1908
    Karolos Koun, Greek theater director (d. 1987)
  • 1945
    Andres Küng, Swedish-Estonian politician, journalist (d. 2002)
  • 1950
    Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz, Polish politician
  • 1962
    Tõnu Õnnepalu, Estonian poet and author
  • 1967
    Stephen Perkins, American percussionist/drummer (Jane’s Addiction)
  • 1977
    Ivan De Battista, Maltese actor and singer
  • 1981
    Koldo Fernández, Spanish cyclist
  • 1982
    Nenê, Brazilian basketball player
  • 1987
    G.NA, Canadian/South Korean singer

Who died on September 13?

  • 1557
    John Cheke, English classical scholar and statesman (b. 1514)
  • 1598
    Philip II, King of Spain (b. 1526)
  • 1624
    Ketevan of Kakheti, Christian martyr, Queen of Kakheti in Georgia (b. 1565)
  • 1806
    Charles James Fox, English politician (b. 1749)
  • 1912
    Joseph Furphy, Australian novelist (as “Tom Collins”; b. 1843)
  • 1912
    Maresuke Nogi, Japanese general (b. 1849)
  • 1915
    Andrew L. Harris, American Civil War hero and Governor of Ohio (b. 1835)
  • 1946
    Eugene Lanceray, Russian painter (b. 1875)
  • 1993
    Carl Voss, American ice hockey player (b. 1907)
  • 1997
    Georges Guétary, French singer and actor (b. 1915)

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