October 13: Day of the Week
October 13, 2019 was the 286th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 79 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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)
- 1307Hundreds of Knights Templar in France are simultaneously arrested by agents of Phillip the Fair, to be later tortured into a “confession” of heresy.
- 1332Rinchinbal Khan, Emperor Ningzong of Yuan becomes the Khagan of the Mongols and Emperor of the Yuan Dynasty, reigning for only 53 days.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1990End of the Lebanese Civil War. Syrian forces launch an attack on the free areas of Lebanon removing General Michel Aoun from the presidential palace.
Who were born on October 13?
- 1768Jacques Félix Emmanuel Hamelin, French explorer (d. 1839)
- 1853Lillie Langtry, British actress (d. 1929)
- 1935Etterlene DeBarge, gospel singer, songwriter, matriarch of the DeBarge family
- 1947Jerry Trupiano, American sports broadcaster
- 1949Rick Vito, American guitarist and singer
- 1956Joseph Toal, Scottish religious figure
- 1960Tim Brewster, American football coach
- 1970Rob Howley, Welsh rugby player
- 1970Serena Altschul, American reporter
- 1982Ian Thorpe, Australian swimmer
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