About September 13

September 13, 2024 is the 257th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 109 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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

What Happened On September 13

  • 585 BC
    Lucius Tarquinius Priscus, king of Rome, celebrates a triumph for his victories over the Sabines, and the surrender of Collatia.
  • 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.
  • 1229
    Ögedei Khan is proclaimed Khagan of the Mongol Empire in Kodoe Aral, Khentii: Mongolia.
  • 1504
    Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand issue a Royal Warrant for the construction of a Royal Chapel (Capilla Real) to be built.
  • 1541
    After three years of exile, John Calvin returns to Geneva to reform the church under a body of doctrine known as Calvinism.
  • 1743
    Great Britain, Austria and Savoy-Sardinia sign the Treaty of Worms.
  • 1814
    In a turning point in the War of 1812, the British fail to capture Baltimore, Maryland.
  • 1850
    First ascent of Piz Bernina, the highest summit of the eastern Alps.
  • 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: The Battle of Aisne begins between Germany and France.
  • 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.
  • 1953
    Nikita Khrushchev is appointed secretary-general of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
  • 1956
    The dike around the Dutch polder East Flevoland is closed.
  • 1964
    South Vietnamese Generals Lam Van Phat and Duong Van Duc fail in a coup attempt against General Nguyen Khanh.
  • 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.
  • 1994
    Ulysses probe passes the Sun’s south pole.
  • 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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