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.
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)
- 1775The United States Continental Congress orders the establishment of the Continental Navy (later renamed the United States Navy).
- 1792In Washington, D.C., the cornerstone of the United States Executive Mansion (known as the White House since 1818) is laid.
- 1843In New York City, Henry Jones and 11 others found B'nai B'rith (the oldest Jewish service organization in the world).
- 1885The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is founded in Atlanta, United States.
- 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.
- 1972Uruguayan 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.
- 1976A Bolivian Boeing 707 cargo jet crashes in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, killing 100 (97, mostly children, killed on the ground).
- 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?
- 1474Mariotto Albertinelli, Italian painter (d. 1515)
- 1890Conrad Richter, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1968)
- 1900Gerald Marks, American songwriter (d. 1997)
- 1902Arna Wendell Bontemps, American writer (d. 1973)
- 1947Jerry Trupiano, American sports broadcaster
- 1948Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Pakistani musician and singer (d. 1997)
- 1955John Ferenzik, American musician, keyboardist, guitarist and composer
- 1964Niè Hǎishèng, Chinese astronaut
- 1980Ashanti, American singer
- 1986Gabriel Agbonlahor, English footballer
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