About September 13

September 13, 2020 is the 257th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 109 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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

What Happened On September 13

  • 335
    Emperor Constantine the Great consecrated the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.
  • 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.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: A supply wagon sent to relieve Fort Harrison is ambushed in the Attack at the Narrows.
  • 1814
    In a turning point in the War of 1812, the British fail to capture Baltimore, Maryland.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1923
    Following a military coup in Spain, Miguel Primo de Rivera takes over, setting up a dictatorship.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1988
    Hurricane Gilbert is the strongest recorded hurricane in the Western Hemisphere, later replaced by Hurricane Wilma in 2005 (based on barometric pressure).
  • 2007
    The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is adopted by the United Nations General Assembly.
  • 2008
    Delhi, India, is hit by a series of bomb blasts, resulting in 30 deaths and 130 injuries.

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