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

  • 585 BC
    Lucius Tarquinius Priscus, king of Rome, celebrates a triumph for his victories over the Sabines, and the surrender of Collatia.
  • 335
    Emperor Constantine the Great consecrated the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.
  • 1541
    After three years of exile, John Calvin returns to Geneva to reform the church under a body of doctrine known as Calvinism.
  • 1759
    Battle of the Plains of Abraham: British defeat French near Quebec City in the Seven Years’ War, known in the United States as the French and Indian War.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1899
    Mackinder, Ollier and Brocherel make the first ascent of Batian (5,199 m – 17,058 ft), the highest peak of Mount Kenya.
  • 1900
    Filipino resistance fighters defeat a small American column in the Battle of Pulang Lupa, during the Philippine-American War.
  • 1906
    First flight of a fixed-wing aircraft in Europe.
  • 1923
    Following a military coup in Spain, Miguel Primo de Rivera takes over, setting up a dictatorship.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1964
    South Vietnamese Generals Lam Van Phat and Duong Van Duc fail in a coup attempt against General Nguyen Khanh.
  • 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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