September 13: Day of the Week
September 13, 2017 was the 256th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 109 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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)
- 585 BCLucius Tarquinius Priscus, king of Rome, celebrates a triumph for his victories over the Sabines, and the surrender of Collatia.
- 1584San Lorenzo del Escorial Palace in Madrid is finished.
- 1743Great Britain, Austria and Savoy-Sardinia sign the Treaty of Worms.
- 1782American Revolutionary War: Franco-Spanish troops launch the unsuccessful “grand assault” during the Great Siege of Gibraltar.
- 1814In a turning point in the War of 1812, the British fail to capture Baltimore, Maryland.
- 1899Mackinder, Ollier and Brocherel make the first ascent of Batian (5,199 m – 17,058 ft), the highest peak of Mount Kenya.
- 1923Following a military coup in Spain, Miguel Primo de Rivera takes over, setting up a dictatorship.
- 1933Elizabeth McCombs becomes the first woman elected to the New Zealand Parliament.
- 1956The dike around the Dutch polder East Flevoland is closed.
- 1987Goiânia accident: A radioactive object is stolen from an abandoned hospital in Goiânia, Brazil, contaminating many people in the following weeks and causing some to die from radiation poisoning.
Who were born on September 13?
- 1842John H. Bankhead, U.S. Senator (d. 1920)
- 1894Julian Tuwim, Polish poet (d. 1953)
- 1911Bill Monroe, American musician (d. 1996)
- 1924Maurice Jarre, French composer (d. 2009)
- 1926Emile Francis, Canadian ice hockey player and executive
- 1940Kerry Stokes, Australian billionaire businessman
- 1950Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz, Polish politician
- 1965Annie Duke, American poker player
- 1973Fabio Cannavaro, Italian footballer
- 1979Geike Arnaert, Belgian singer (Hooverphonic)
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