About September 13

September 13, 2021 is the 256th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 109 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 141 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On September 13

  • 122
    Construction of Hadrian’s Wall begins.
  • 335
    Emperor Constantine the Great consecrated the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.
  • 1609
    Henry Hudson reaches the river that would later be named after him – the Hudson River.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: A supply wagon sent to relieve Fort Harrison is ambushed in the Attack at the Narrows.
  • 1847
    Mexican-American War: Six teenage military cadets known as Niños Héroes die defending Chapultepec Castle in the Battle of Chapultepec. American troops under General Winfield Scott capture Mexico City in the Mexican-American War.
  • 1850
    First ascent of Piz Bernina, the highest summit of the eastern Alps.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Union soldiers find a copy of Robert E. Lee’s battle plans in a field outside Frederick, Maryland. It is the prelude to the Battle of Antietam.
  • 1898
    Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film.
  • 1899
    Henry Bliss is the first person in the United States to be killed in an automobile accident.
  • 1914
    World War I: South African troops open hostilities in German south-west Africa (Namibia) with an assault on the Ramansdrift police station.
  • 1914
    World War I: The Battle of Aisne begins between Germany and France.
  • 1935
    Rockslide near Whirlpool Rapids Bridge ends the International Railway (New York – Ontario).
  • 1942
    World War II: Second day of the Battle of Edson’s Ridge in the Guadalcanal campaign. U.S. Marines successfully defeated attacks by the Imperial Japanese Army with heavy losses for the Japanese forces.
  • 1948
    Margaret Chase Smith is elected senator, and becomes the first woman to serve in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the United States Senate.
  • 1953
    Nikita Khrushchev is appointed secretary-general of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
  • 1964
    South Vietnamese Generals Lam Van Phat and Duong Van Duc fail in a coup attempt against General Nguyen Khanh.
  • 1989
    Largest anti-Apartheid march in South Africa, led by Desmond Tutu.
  • 1994
    Ulysses probe passes the Sun’s south pole.
  • 2007
    The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is adopted by the United Nations General Assembly.
  • 2008
    Hurricane Ike makes landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast of the United States, causing heavy damage to Galveston Island, Houston and surrounding areas.

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