About October 13

October 13, 2024 is the 287th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 79 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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

What Happened On October 13

  • 409
    Vandals and Alans cross the Pyrenees and appear in Hispania.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 1962
    The Pacific Northwest experiences a cyclone the equal of a Cat 3 hurricane. Winds measured above 150 mph at several locations; 46 people died.
  • 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
    Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 crashes in the Andes mountains, near the border between Argentina and Chile. By December 23, 1972, only 16 out of 45 people lived long enough to be rescued.
  • 1976
    The first electron micrograph of an Ebola viral particle is obtained by Dr. F.A. Murphy, now at U.C. Davis, who was then working at the C.D.C.
  • 1977
    Four Palestinians hijack Lufthansa Flight 181 to Somalia and demand release of 11 members of the Red Army Faction.
  • 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).

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