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Tuesday October 13, 2020

October 13: Day of the Week

October 13, 2020 is the 287th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 79 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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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
  • 409
    Vandals and Alans cross the Pyrenees and appear in Hispania.
  • 1582
    Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
  • 1710
    Port Royal, the capital of French Acadia, falls in a siege by British forces.
  • 1845
    A 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.
  • 1884
    Greenwich, in London, England, is established as Universal Time meridian of longitude.
  • 1892
    Edward Emerson Barnard discovers D/1892 T1, the first comet discovered by photographic means, on the night of October 13–14.
  • 1970
    Fiji joins the United Nations.
  • 1977
    Four Palestinians hijack Lufthansa Flight 181 to Somalia and demand release of 11 members of the Red Army Faction.
  • 1990
    End 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?

  • 1714
    Pieter Burmann the Younger, Dutch philologist (d. 1778)
  • 1909
    Herbert “Herblock” Block, American cartoonist (d. 2001)
  • 1942
    Walter McGowan, Scottish boxer
  • 1946
    Demond Wilson, American actor
  • 1946
    Edwina Currie, British politician
  • 1949
    Marisol Malaret, beauty pageant contestant
  • 1964
    Niè Hǎishèng, Chinese astronaut
  • 1970
    Serena Altschul, American reporter
  • 1972
    Summer Sanders, American swimmer and sports broadcaster
  • 1981
    Taylor Buchholz, American baseball player

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