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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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)
- 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.
- 1773The Whirlpool Galaxy is discovered by Charles Messier.
- 1843In New York City, Henry Jones and 11 others found B'nai B'rith (the oldest Jewish service organization in the world).
- 1881Revival of the Hebrew language as Eliezer Ben-Yehuda and friends agree to use Hebrew exclusively in their conversations.
- 1943World War II: The new government of Italy sides with the Allies and declares war on Germany.
- 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.
- 1970Fiji joins the United Nations.
- 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.
- 2010The 2010 Copiapó mining accident in Copiapó, Chile comes to an end as all 33 miners arrive at the surface after surviving a record 69 days underground awaiting rescue.
Who were born on October 13?
- 1244Jaques de Molay, Grand Master of the Knights Templar (d. 1314)
- 1874József Klekl, Slovene politician in Hungary (d. 1948)
- 1932Johnny Lytle, jazz vibraphonist and drummer (d. 1995)
- 1941Paul Simon, American singer and musician (Simon & Garfunkel)
- 1949Patrick Nève, Belgian racing driver
- 1949Tom Mees, American sports broadcaster (d. 1996)
- 1954Frank Dunn, American artist
- 1963Scott Andrew Mink, American convicted murderer (d. 2004)
- 1967Steve Vickers, English footballer
- 1977Antonio Di Natale, Italian football player
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