About September 13

September 13, 2022 is the 256th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 109 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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

What Happened On September 13

  • 509 BC
    The Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus on Rome’s Capitoline Hill is dedicated on the ides of September.
  • 122
    Construction of Hadrian’s Wall begins.
  • 533
    General Belisarius of the Byzantine Empire defeats Gelimer and the Vandals at the Battle of Ad Decimium, near Carthage, North Africa.
  • 1213
    End of Battle of Muret, during the Albigensian Crusade to destroy the Cathar heresy.
  • 1788
    The Philadelphia Convention sets the date for the first presidential election in the United States, and New York City becomes the country’s temporary capital.
  • 1791
    King Louis XVI of France accepts the new constitution.
  • 1848
    Vermont railroad worker Phineas Gage survives a 3 ft-plus iron rod being driven through his head; the reported effects on his behavior and personality stimulate thinking about the nature of the brain and its functions.
  • 1850
    First ascent of Piz Bernina, the highest summit of the eastern Alps.
  • 1882
    The Battle of Tel el-Kebir is fought in the 1882 Anglo-Egyptian War.
  • 1899
    Henry Bliss is the first person in the United States to be killed in an automobile accident.
  • 1899
    Mackinder, Ollier and Brocherel make the first ascent of Batian (5,199 m – 17,058 ft), the highest peak of Mount Kenya.
  • 1906
    First flight of a fixed-wing aircraft in Europe.
  • 1914
    World War I: South African troops open hostilities in German south-west Africa (Namibia) with an assault on the Ramansdrift police station.
  • 1922
    The temperature at 'Aziziya, Libya reaches a world record 57.8 °C.
  • 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.
  • 1943
    The Municipal Theatre of Corfu is destroyed during an aerial bombardment by Luftwaffe.
  • 1968
    Albania leaves the Warsaw Pact.
  • 1971
    People’s Republic of China: Chairman Mao Zedong’s second in command and successor Marshal Lin Biao flees the country via plane after the failure of alleged coup against Mao. The plane crashes in Mongolia, killing all aboard.
  • 1987
    Goiânia accident: A radioactive object is stolen from an abandoned hospital in Goiânia, Brazil, contaminating many people in the following weeks and causing some to die from radiation poisoning.
  • 1989
    Largest anti-Apartheid march in South Africa, led by Desmond Tutu.

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