October 13: Day of the Week
October 13, 2019 is the 286th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 79 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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
- 1307Hundreds of Knights Templar in France are simultaneously arrested by agents of Phillip the Fair, to be later tortured into a “confession” of heresy.
- 1773The Whirlpool Galaxy is discovered by Charles Messier.
- 1792In Washington, D.C., the cornerstone of the United States Executive Mansion (known as the White House since 1818) is laid.
- 1881Revival of the Hebrew language as Eliezer Ben-Yehuda and friends agree to use Hebrew exclusively in their conversations.
- 1885The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is founded in Atlanta, United States.
- 1915The Battle for the Hohenzollern Redoubt marks the end of the Battle of Loos in northern France, World War I.
- 1962The Pacific Northwest experiences a cyclone the equal of a Cat 3 hurricane. Winds measured above 150 mph at several locations; 46 people died.
- 1972Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 crashes in the Andes mountains, near the border between Argentina and Chile. By December 23, 1972, only 16 out of 45 people lived long enough to be rescued.
- 1976A Bolivian Boeing 707 cargo jet crashes in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, killing 100 (97, mostly children, killed on the ground).
Who were born on October 13?
- 1768Jacques Félix Emmanuel Hamelin, French explorer (d. 1839)
- 1844Ernest Myers, English poet, Classicist and author (d. 1921)
- 1878Patrick Joseph Hartigan, Australian Roman Catholic priest (d. 1952)
- 1915Cornel Wilde, American actor (d. 1989)
- 1917George Osmond, American patriach of The Osmonds (d. 2007)
- 1946Edwina Currie, British politician
- 1949Leona Mitchell, African-American and Chickasaw operatic soprano
- 1973Peter Dumbreck, Scottish racing driver
- 1980Magne Hoseth, Norwegian footballer
- 1982Antonio Pavanello, Italian rugby player
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