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Wednesday October 13, 2021

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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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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.

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October 13 Historical Event(s)

  • 1775
    The United States Continental Congress orders the establishment of the Continental Navy (later renamed the United States Navy).
  • 1792
    In Washington, D.C., the cornerstone of the United States Executive Mansion (known as the White House since 1818) is laid.
  • 1843
    In New York City, Henry Jones and 11 others found B'nai B'rith (the oldest Jewish service organization in the world).
  • 1885
    The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is founded in Atlanta, United States.
  • 1962
    The Pacific Northwest experiences a cyclone the equal of a Cat 3 hurricane. Winds measured above 150 mph at several locations; 46 people died.
  • 1967
    The 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.
  • 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.
  • 1976
    A Bolivian Boeing 707 cargo jet crashes in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, killing 100 (97, mostly children, killed on the ground).
  • 1977
    Four Palestinians hijack Lufthansa Flight 181 to Somalia and demand release of 11 members of the Red Army Faction.
  • 1992
    An Antonov An-124 operated by Antonov Airlines registered SSSR-82002, crashes near Kiev, Ukraine killing 8.

Who were born on October 13?

  • 1474
    Mariotto Albertinelli, Italian painter (d. 1515)
  • 1890
    Conrad Richter, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1968)
  • 1900
    Gerald Marks, American songwriter (d. 1997)
  • 1902
    Arna Wendell Bontemps, American writer (d. 1973)
  • 1947
    Jerry Trupiano, American sports broadcaster
  • 1948
    Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Pakistani musician and singer (d. 1997)
  • 1955
    John Ferenzik, American musician, keyboardist, guitarist and composer
  • 1964
    Niè Hǎishèng, Chinese astronaut
  • 1980
    Ashanti, American singer
  • 1986
    Gabriel Agbonlahor, English footballer

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