October 13: Day of the Week
October 13, 2020 is the 287th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 79 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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October 13 Historical Event(s)
- 54Roman Emperor Claudius is poisoned to death under mysterious circumstances. His 17-year-old stepson Nero succeeds him to the Roman throne
- 409Vandals and Alans cross the Pyrenees and appear in Hispania.
- 1582Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
- 1710Port Royal, the capital of French Acadia, falls in a siege by British forces.
- 1845A majority of voters in the Republic of Texas approve a proposed constitution, that if accepted by the U.S. Congress, will make Texas a U.S. state.
- 1884Greenwich, in London, England, is established as Universal Time meridian of longitude.
- 1892Edward Emerson Barnard discovers D/1892 T1, the first comet discovered by photographic means, on the night of October 13–14.
- 1970Fiji joins the United Nations.
- 1977Four Palestinians hijack Lufthansa Flight 181 to Somalia and demand release of 11 members of the Red Army Faction.
- 1990End of the Lebanese Civil War. Syrian forces launch an attack on the free areas of Lebanon removing General Michel Aoun from the presidential palace.
Who were born on October 13?
- 1714Pieter Burmann the Younger, Dutch philologist (d. 1778)
- 1909Herbert “Herblock” Block, American cartoonist (d. 2001)
- 1942Walter McGowan, Scottish boxer
- 1946Demond Wilson, American actor
- 1946Edwina Currie, British politician
- 1949Marisol Malaret, beauty pageant contestant
- 1964Niè Hǎishèng, Chinese astronaut
- 1970Serena Altschul, American reporter
- 1972Summer Sanders, American swimmer and sports broadcaster
- 1981Taylor Buchholz, American baseball player
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