October 13: Day of the Week
October 13, 2020 was the 287th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 79 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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)
- 1792In Washington, D.C., the cornerstone of the United States Executive Mansion (known as the White House since 1818) is laid.
- 1921The 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.
- 1944World War II: Riga, the capital of Latvia is occupied by the Red Army.
- 1946France adopts the constitution of the Fourth Republic.
- 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.
- 1972An Aeroflot Ilyushin Il-62 crashes outside Moscow killing 176.
- 1976A Bolivian Boeing 707 cargo jet crashes in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, killing 100 (97, mostly children, killed on the ground).
- 1976The first electron micrograph of an Ebola viral particle is obtained by Dr. F.A. Murphy, now at U.C. Davis, who was then working at the C.D.C.
- 1999The United States Senate rejects ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).
- 2010The 2010 Copiapó mining accident in Copiapó, Chile comes to an end as all 33 miners arrive at the surface after surviving a record 69 days underground awaiting rescue.
Who were born on October 13?
- 1862Mary Kingsley, English writer and explorer (d. 1900)
- 1911Ashok Kumar, Indian actor (d. 2001)
- 1924Terry Gibbs, American jazz vibraphonist and band leader
- 1948John Ford Coley, American musician
- 1949Patrick Nève, Belgian racing driver
- 1959Marie Osmond, American entertainer
- 1961Doc Rivers, American basketball player and coach
- 1962Jerry Rice, American football player
- 1971Billy Bush, American TV host
- 1980David Haye, English boxer
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