October 13: Day of the Week
October 13, 2019 was the 286th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 79 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 409Vandals and Alans cross the Pyrenees and appear in Hispania.
- 1307Hundreds of Knights Templar in France are simultaneously arrested by agents of Phillip the Fair, to be later tortured into a “confession” of heresy.
- 1332Rinchinbal Khan, Emperor Ningzong of Yuan becomes the Khagan of the Mongols and Emperor of the Yuan Dynasty, reigning for only 53 days.
- 1710Port Royal, the capital of French Acadia, falls in a siege by British forces.
- 1812War of 1812: Battle of Queenston Heights – As part of the Niagara campaign in Ontario, Canada, United States forces under General Stephen Van Rensselaer are repulsed from invading Canada by British and native troops led by Sir Isaac Brock.
- 1892Edward Emerson Barnard discovers D/1892 T1, the first comet discovered by photographic means, on the night of October 13–14.
- 1917The “Miracle of the Sun” is witnessed by an estimated 70,000 people in the Cova da Iria in Fátima, Portugal.
- 1962The Pacific Northwest experiences a cyclone the equal of a Cat 3 hurricane. Winds measured above 150 mph at several locations; 46 people died.
- 1977Four Palestinians hijack Lufthansa Flight 181 to Somalia and demand release of 11 members of the Red Army Faction.
- 1992An Antonov An-124 operated by Antonov Airlines registered SSSR-82002, crashes near Kiev, Ukraine killing 8.
Who were born on October 13?
- 1768Jacques Félix Emmanuel Hamelin, French explorer (d. 1839)
- 1844Ernest Myers, English poet, Classicist and author (d. 1921)
- 1902Arna Wendell Bontemps, American writer (d. 1973)
- 1925Lenny Bruce, American comedian (d. 1966)
- 1945Christophe, French singer
- 1948John Ford Coley, American musician
- 1949Marisol Malaret, beauty pageant contestant
- 1970Paul Potts, British opera singer
- 1970Serena Altschul, American reporter
- 1988Scott Jamieson, Australian footballer
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