October 13: Day of the Week
October 13, 2019 is the 286th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 79 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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)
- 54Roman Emperor Claudius is poisoned to death under mysterious circumstances. His 17-year-old stepson Nero succeeds him to the Roman throne
- 1773The Whirlpool Galaxy is discovered by Charles Messier.
- 1845A majority of voters in the Republic of Texas approve a proposed constitution, that if accepted by the U.S. Congress, will make Texas a U.S. state.
- 1881Revival of the Hebrew language as Eliezer Ben-Yehuda and friends agree to use Hebrew exclusively in their conversations.
- 1923Ankara replaces Istanbul as the capital of Turkey.
- 1943World War II: The new government of Italy sides with the Allies and declares war on Germany.
- 1946France adopts the constitution of the Fourth Republic.
- 1972An Aeroflot Ilyushin Il-62 crashes outside Moscow killing 176.
- 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?
- 1453Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales (d. 1471)
- 1696John Hervey, 2nd Baron Hervey, English statesman and writer (d. 1743)
- 1756James Gambier, 1st Baron Gambier, Royal Navy admiral of the fleet (d. 1833)
- 1900Gerald Marks, American songwriter (d. 1997)
- 1942Jerry Jones, American football team owner
- 1944Robert Lamm, American musician (Chicago)
- 1948Ted Poe, American politician
- 1957Reggie Theus, American basketball player and head coach
- 1960Tim Brewster, American football coach
- 1969Rhett Akins, American country singer
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