About May 13

May 13, 2022 is the 133rd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 232 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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Taurus is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 254 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On May 13

  • 1497
    Pope Alexander VI excommunicates Girolamo Savonarola.
  • 1515
    Mary Tudor, Queen of France and Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk are officially married at Greenwich.
  • 1619
    Dutch statesman Johan van Oldenbarnevelt is executed in The Hague after being convicted of treason.
  • 1648
    Construction of the Red Fort at Delhi is completed.
  • 1780
    The Cumberland Compact is signed by leaders of the settlers in early Tennessee.
  • 1830
    Ecuador gains its independence from Gran Colombia.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom issues a “proclamation of neutrality” which recognizes the breakaway states as having belligerent rights.
  • 1861
    The Great Comet of 1861 is discovered by John Tebbutt of Windsor, New South Wales, Australia.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: Battle of Palmito Ranch – in far south Texas, more than a month after Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s surrender, the last land battle of the Civil War ends with a Confederate victory.
  • 1888
    With the passage of the Lei Áurea (“Golden Law”), Brazil abolishes slavery.
  • 1912
    The Royal Flying Corps (now the Royal Air Force) is established in the United Kingdom.
  • 1940
    Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands flees her country to Great Britain after the Nazi invasion. Princess Juliana takes her children to Canada for their safety.
  • 1941
    World War II: Yugoslav royal colonel Dragoljub Mihailović starts fighting with German occupation troops, beginning the Serbian resistance.
  • 1950
    The first round of the Formula One World Championship is held at Silverstone.
  • 1954
    The anti-National Service Riots, by Chinese Middle School students in Singapore, take place.
  • 1958
    During a visit to Caracas, Venezuela, Vice President Richard Nixon’s car is attacked by anti-American demonstrators.
  • 1998
    India carries out two nuclear tests at Pokhran, following the three conducted on May 11. The United States and Japan impose economic sanctions on India.
  • 2000
    In Enschede, Netherlands, a fireworks factory explodes, killing 22 people, wounding 950, and resulting in approximately €450 million in damage.
  • 2005
    The Binh Bridge opens to traffic in Hai Phong, Vietnam.
  • 2008
    The Jaipur bombings in Rajasthan, India results in dozens of deaths.

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