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)
- 1332Rinchinbal Khan, Emperor Ningzong of Yuan becomes the Khagan of the Mongols and Emperor of the Yuan Dynasty, reigning for only 53 days.
- 1582Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
- 1773The Whirlpool Galaxy is discovered by Charles Messier.
- 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).
- 1884Greenwich, in London, England, is established as Universal Time meridian of longitude.
- 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.
- 1977Four Palestinians hijack Lufthansa Flight 181 to Somalia and demand release of 11 members of the Red Army Faction.
Who were born on October 13?
- 1887Jozef Tiso, Slovak politician (d. 1947)
- 1895Mike Gazella, American baseball player (d. 1978)
- 1900Gerald Marks, American songwriter (d. 1997)
- 1920Laraine Day, American actress (d. 2007)
- 1932Johnny Lytle, jazz vibraphonist and drummer (d. 1995)
- 1948Lacy J. Dalton, country singer
- 1954Frank Dunn, American artist
- 1970Paul Potts, British opera singer
- 1971Hitesh Modi, Kenyan cricketer
- 1977Antonio Di Natale, Italian football player
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