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

  • 533
    General Belisarius of the Byzantine Empire defeats Gelimer and the Vandals at the Battle of Ad Decimium, near Carthage, North Africa.
  • 1584
    San Lorenzo del Escorial Palace in Madrid is finished.
  • 1782
    American Revolutionary War: Franco-Spanish troops launch the unsuccessful “grand assault” during the Great Siege of Gibraltar.
  • 1791
    King Louis XVI of France accepts the new constitution.
  • 1808
    Finnish War: In the Battle of Jutas, Swedish forces under Lieutenant General Georg Carl von Döbeln beat the Russians, making von Döbeln a Swedish war hero.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: A supply wagon sent to relieve Fort Harrison is ambushed in the Attack at the Narrows.
  • 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.
  • 1933
    Elizabeth McCombs becomes the first woman elected to the New Zealand Parliament.
  • 1935
    Rockslide near Whirlpool Rapids Bridge ends the International Railway (New York – Ontario).
  • 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.
  • 1988
    Hurricane Gilbert is the strongest recorded hurricane in the Western Hemisphere, later replaced by Hurricane Wilma in 2005 (based on barometric pressure).
  • 1989
    Largest anti-Apartheid march in South Africa, led by Desmond Tutu.
  • 1993
    Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin shakes hands with PLO chairman Yasser Arafat at the White House after signing the Oslo Accords granting limited Palestinian autonomy.
  • 2008
    Delhi, India, is hit by a series of bomb blasts, resulting in 30 deaths and 130 injuries.
  • 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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