October 13: Day of the Week
October 13, 2022 is the 286th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 79 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1915The Battle for the Hohenzollern Redoubt marks the end of the Battle of Loos in northern France, World War I.
- 1923Ankara replaces Istanbul as the capital of Turkey.
- 1970Fiji joins the United Nations.
- 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.
- 1977Four Palestinians hijack Lufthansa Flight 181 to Somalia and demand release of 11 members of the Red Army Faction.
- 1983Ameritech Mobile Communications (now AT&T) launched the first US cellular network in Chicago, Illinois.
Who were born on October 13?
- 1917Burr Tillstrom, American puppeteer (d. 1985)
- 1920Laraine Day, American actress (d. 2007)
- 1923Cyril Shaps, English actor (d. 2003)
- 1929Walasse Ting, Chinese-American painter (d. 2010)
- 1931Raymond Kopa, French footballer
- 1949Tom Mees, American sports broadcaster (d. 1996)
- 1952John Lone, Hong Kong actor
- 1960Peter Keisler, American attorney
- 1964Marco Travaglio, Italian journalist
- 1972Summer Sanders, American swimmer and sports broadcaster
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