About May 13

May 13, 2021 is the 133rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 232 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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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 264 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On May 13

  • 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.
  • 1804
    Forces sent by Yusuf Karamanli of Tripoli to retake Derna from the Americans attack the city.
  • 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.
  • 1909
    The first Giro d'Italia starts from Milan. Italian cyclist Luigi Ganna will be the winner.
  • 1912
    The Royal Flying Corps (now the Royal Air Force) is established in the United Kingdom.
  • 1917
    Three children report the first apparition of Our Lady of Fátima in Fátima, Portugal.
  • 1939
    The first commercial FM radio station in the United States is launched in Bloomfield, Connecticut. The station later becomes WDRC-FM.
  • 1940
    World War II: Germany’s conquest of France begins as the German army crosses the Meuse. Winston Churchill makes his “blood, toil, tears, and sweat” speech to the House of Commons.
  • 1943
    World War II: German Afrika Korps and Italian troops in North Africa surrender to Allied forces.
  • 1948
    1948 Arab-Israeli War: the Kfar Etzion massacre is committed by Arab irregulars, the day before the declaration of independence of the state of Israel on May 14.
  • 1958
    During a visit to Caracas, Venezuela, Vice President Richard Nixon’s car is attacked by anti-American demonstrators.
  • 1958
    The trade mark Velcro is registered.
  • 1985
    Police storm MOVE headquarters in Philadelphia to end a stand-off, killing 11 MOVE members and destroying the homes of 250 city residents.
  • 1992
    Li Hongzhi gives the first public lecture on Falun Gong in Changchun, People’s Republic of China.
  • 1996
    Severe thunderstorms and a tornado in Bangladesh kill 600 people.
  • 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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