Sunday October 13, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

October 13: Day of the Week

October 13, 2024 is the 287th day of the year 2024 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.

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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.

October 13 Historical Event(s)

54
Roman Emperor Claudius is poisoned to death under mysterious circumstances. His 17-year-old stepson Nero succeeds him to the Roman throne
1307
Hundreds of Knights Templar in France are simultaneously arrested by agents of Phillip the Fair, to be later tortured into a “confession” of heresy.
1773
The Whirlpool Galaxy is discovered by Charles Messier.
1843
In New York City, Henry Jones and 11 others found B'nai B'rith (the oldest Jewish service organization in the world).
1884
Greenwich, in London, England, is established as Universal Time meridian of longitude.
1917
The “Miracle of the Sun” is witnessed by an estimated 70,000 people in the Cova da Iria in Fátima, Portugal.
1944
World War II: Riga, the capital of Latvia is occupied by the Red Army.
1972
An Aeroflot Ilyushin Il-62 crashes outside Moscow killing 176.
1972
Uruguayan 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.
1990
End 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?

1911
Ashok Kumar, Indian actor (d. 2001)
1920
Laraine Day, American actress (d. 2007)
1924
Moturu Udayam, Indian woman’s activist (d. 2002)
1938
Hugo Young, English journalist (d. 2003)
1946
Demond Wilson, American actor
1946
Edwina Currie, British politician
1955
John Ferenzik, American musician, keyboardist, guitarist and composer
1969
Nancy Kerrigan, American figure skater
1978
Jermaine O'Neal, American basketball player
1981
Ryan Ashford, English footballer

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