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

  • 54
    Roman Emperor Claudius is poisoned to death under mysterious circumstances. His 17-year-old stepson Nero succeeds him to the Roman throne
  • 1332
    Rinchinbal Khan, Emperor Ningzong of Yuan becomes the Khagan of the Mongols and Emperor of the Yuan Dynasty, reigning for only 53 days.
  • 1582
    Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
  • 1773
    The Whirlpool Galaxy is discovered by Charles Messier.
  • 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.
  • 1843
    In New York City, Henry Jones and 11 others found B'nai B'rith (the oldest Jewish service organization in the world).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1918
    Mehmed Talat Pasha and the Young Turk (C.U.P.) ministry resign and sign an armistice, ending Ottoman participation in World War I.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1977
    Four Palestinians hijack Lufthansa Flight 181 to Somalia and demand release of 11 members of the Red Army Faction.
  • 1983
    Ameritech Mobile Communications (now AT&T) launched the first US cellular network in Chicago, Illinois.
  • 1999
    The United States Senate rejects ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).

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