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

  • 1568
    Battle of Langside: the forces of Mary, Queen of Scots, are defeated by a confederacy of Scottish Protestants under James Stewart, Earl of Moray, her half-brother.
  • 1779
    War of Bavarian Succession: Russian and French mediators at the Congress of Teschen negotiate an end to the war. In the agreement Austria receives the part of its territory that was taken from it (the Innviertel).
  • 1830
    Ecuador gains its independence from Gran Colombia.
  • 1846
    Mexican-American War: The United States declares war on Mexico.
  • 1861
    The Great Comet of 1861 is discovered by John Tebbutt of Windsor, New South Wales, Australia.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Resaca – the battle begins with Union General Sherman fighting toward Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 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.
  • 1950
    The first round of the Formula One World Championship is held at Silverstone.
  • 1952
    The Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India, holds its first sitting.
  • 1954
    The anti-National Service Riots, by Chinese Middle School students in Singapore, take place.
  • 1960
    Hundreds of University of California, Berkeley students congregate for the first day of protest against a visit by the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Thirty-one students are arrested, and the Free Speech Movement is born.
  • 1963
    The U.S. Supreme Court case Brady v. Maryland is decided.
  • 1972
    Faulty electrical wiring ignites a fire underneath the Playtown Cabaret in Osaka, Japan. Blocked exits and non-functional elevators lead to 118 fatalities, with many victims leaping to their deaths.
  • 1995
    A 33 years old British mother Alison Hargreaves, became the first woman to conquer Everest without oxygen or the help of sherpas.
  • 1996
    Severe thunderstorms and a tornado in Bangladesh kill 600 people.
  • 1998
    Race riots break out in Jakarta, Indonesia, where shops owned by Indonesians of Chinese descent are looted and women raped.
  • 2005
    The Andijan Massacre occurs in Uzbekistan.
  • 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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