October 13: Day of the Week
October 13, 2021 is the 286th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 79 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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)
- 1332Rinchinbal Khan, Emperor Ningzong of Yuan becomes the Khagan of the Mongols and Emperor of the Yuan Dynasty, reigning for only 53 days.
- 1792In Washington, D.C., the cornerstone of the United States Executive Mansion (known as the White House since 1818) is laid.
- 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.
- 1944World War II: Riga, the capital of Latvia is occupied by the Red Army.
- 1962The Pacific Northwest experiences a cyclone the equal of a Cat 3 hurricane. Winds measured above 150 mph at several locations; 46 people died.
- 1967The first game in the history of the American Basketball Association is played as the Anaheim Amigos lose to the Oakland Oaks 134-129 in Oakland, California.
- 1972An Aeroflot Ilyushin Il-62 crashes outside Moscow killing 176.
- 1983Ameritech Mobile Communications (now AT&T) launched the first US cellular network in Chicago, Illinois.
- 1999The United States Senate rejects ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).
Who were born on October 13?
- 1891Irene Rich, American actress (d. 1988)
- 1915Cornel Wilde, American actor (d. 1989)
- 1917Burr Tillstrom, American puppeteer (d. 1985)
- 1921Yves Montand, Italian singer and actor (d. 1991)
- 1924Terry Gibbs, American jazz vibraphonist and band leader
- 1946Demond Wilson, American actor
- 1948Ted Poe, American politician
- 1967Scott Cooper, American baseball player
- 1969Nancy Kerrigan, American figure skater
- 1982Antonio Pavanello, Italian rugby player
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