September 13: Day of the Week
September 13, 2021 was the 256th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 109 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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Here’s the September calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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September 13 Historical Event(s)
- 1229Ögedei Khan is proclaimed Khagan of the Mongol Empire in Kodoe Aral, Khentii: Mongolia.
- 1609Henry Hudson reaches the river that would later be named after him – the Hudson River.
- 1848Vermont railroad worker Phineas Gage survives a 3 ft-plus iron rod being driven through his head; the reported effects on his behavior and personality stimulate thinking about the nature of the brain and its functions.
- 1914World War I: South African troops open hostilities in German south-west Africa (Namibia) with an assault on the Ramansdrift police station.
- 1948Margaret Chase Smith is elected senator, and becomes the first woman to serve in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the United States Senate.
- 1953Nikita Khrushchev is appointed secretary-general of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
- 1964South Vietnamese Generals Lam Van Phat and Duong Van Duc fail in a coup attempt against General Nguyen Khanh.
- 1968Albania leaves the Warsaw Pact.
- 1971State police and National Guardsmen storm New York’s Attica Prison to end a prison revolt.
- 1979South Africa grants independence to the “homeland” of Venda (not recognised outside South Africa).
Who were born on September 13?
- 1604William Brereton, English soldier and politician (d. 1661)
- 1874Henry Fountain Ashurst, American politician (d. 1962)
- 1886Amelie Beese, German aviator and sculptor. (d. 1925)
- 1916Roald Dahl, British writer (d. 1990)
- 1917Robert Ward, American composer
- 1926Emile Francis, Canadian ice hockey player and executive
- 1956Anne Geddes, Australian photographer
- 1965Jeffrey Ross, American comedian
- 1980Daisuke Matsuzaka, Japanese baseball player
- 1982Miha Zupan, Slovenian basketball player
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