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Saturday October 13, 2018

October 13: Day of the Week

October 13, 2018 was the 286th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 79 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

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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)

  • 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.
  • 1812
    War 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.
  • 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.
  • 1921
    The Soviet republics of Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia sign the Treaty of Kars with the Grand National Assembly of Turkey to establish the contemporary borders between Turkey and the South Caucasus states.
  • 1946
    France adopts the constitution of the Fourth Republic.
  • 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.
  • 1977
    Four Palestinians hijack Lufthansa Flight 181 to Somalia and demand release of 11 members of the Red Army Faction.
  • 1999
    The United States Senate rejects ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).

Who were born on October 13?

  • 1162
    Leonora of England, Queen of Castile (d. 1214)
  • 1566
    Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork, Irish politician (d. 1643)
  • 1913
    Igor Torkar, Slovenian writer (d. 2004)
  • 1932
    Johnny Lytle, jazz vibraphonist and drummer (d. 1995)
  • 1940
    Pharoah Sanders, American saxophonist
  • 1944
    Robert Lamm, American musician (Chicago)
  • 1948
    John Ford Coley, American musician
  • 1949
    Rick Vito, American guitarist and singer
  • 1982
    Ian Thorpe, Australian swimmer
  • 1989
    Breno Borges, Brazilian footballer

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