About October 13

October 13, 2021 is the 286th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 79 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 111 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On October 13

  • 1710
    Port Royal, the capital of French Acadia, falls in a siege by British forces.
  • 1775
    The United States Continental Congress orders the establishment of the Continental Navy (later renamed the United States Navy).
  • 1792
    In Washington, D.C., the cornerstone of the United States Executive Mansion (known as the White House since 1818) is laid.
  • 1845
    A majority of voters in the Republic of Texas approve a proposed constitution, that if accepted by the U.S. Congress, will make Texas a U.S. state.
  • 1881
    Revival of the Hebrew language as Eliezer Ben-Yehuda and friends agree to use Hebrew exclusively in their conversations.
  • 1884
    Greenwich, in London, England, is established as Universal Time meridian of longitude.
  • 1892
    Edward Emerson Barnard discovers D/1892 T1, the first comet discovered by photographic means, on the night of October 13–14.
  • 1915
    The Battle for the Hohenzollern Redoubt marks the end of the Battle of Loos in northern France, World War I.
  • 1921
    The Soviet republics of Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia sign the Treaty of Kars with the Grand National Assembly of Turkey to establish the contemporary borders between Turkey and the South Caucasus states.
  • 1943
    World War II: The new government of Italy sides with the Allies and declares war on Germany.
  • 1944
    World War II: Riga, the capital of Latvia is occupied by the Red Army.
  • 1946
    France adopts the constitution of the Fourth Republic.
  • 1967
    The first game in the history of the American Basketball Association is played as the Anaheim Amigos lose to the Oakland Oaks 134-129 in Oakland, California.
  • 1970
    Fiji joins the United Nations.
  • 1972
    An Aeroflot Ilyushin Il-62 crashes outside Moscow killing 176.
  • 1976
    A Bolivian Boeing 707 cargo jet crashes in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, killing 100 (97, mostly children, killed on the ground).
  • 1983
    Ameritech Mobile Communications (now AT&T) launched the first US cellular network in Chicago, Illinois.
  • 1992
    An Antonov An-124 operated by Antonov Airlines registered SSSR-82002, crashes near Kiev, Ukraine killing 8.
  • 1999
    The United States Senate rejects ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).
  • 2010
    The 2010 Copiapó mining accident in Copiapó, Chile comes to an end as all 33 miners arrive at the surface after surviving a record 69 days underground awaiting rescue.

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