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
  • 1307
    Hundreds of Knights Templar in France are simultaneously arrested by agents of Phillip the Fair, to be later tortured into a “confession” of heresy.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 1885
    The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is founded in Atlanta, United States.
  • 1892
    Edward Emerson Barnard discovers D/1892 T1, the first comet discovered by photographic means, on the night of October 13–14.
  • 1917
    The “Miracle of the Sun” is witnessed by an estimated 70,000 people in the Cova da Iria in Fátima, Portugal.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1983
    Ameritech Mobile Communications (now AT&T) launched the first US cellular network in Chicago, Illinois.
  • 1990
    End of the Lebanese Civil War. Syrian forces launch an attack on the free areas of Lebanon removing General Michel Aoun from the presidential palace.
  • 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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