September 13: Day of the Week
September 13, 2020 was the 257th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 109 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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 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)
- 1504Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand issue a Royal Warrant for the construction of a Royal Chapel (Capilla Real) to be built.
- 1743Great Britain, Austria and Savoy-Sardinia sign the Treaty of Worms.
- 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.
- 1882The Battle of Tel el-Kebir is fought in the 1882 Anglo-Egyptian War.
- 1914World War I: South African troops open hostilities in German south-west Africa (Namibia) with an assault on the Ramansdrift police station.
- 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.
- 1988Hurricane Gilbert is the strongest recorded hurricane in the Western Hemisphere, later replaced by Hurricane Wilma in 2005 (based on barometric pressure).
- 1989Largest anti-Apartheid march in South Africa, led by Desmond Tutu.
Who were born on September 13?
- 1819Clara Schumann, German pianist and composer (d. 1896)
- 1830Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Austrian writer (d. 1916)
- 1865William Birdwood, 1st Baron Birdwood, British general (d. 1951)
- 1873Constantin Carathéodory, Greek mathematician (d. 1950)
- 1874Henry Fountain Ashurst, American politician (d. 1962)
- 1886Amelie Beese, German aviator and sculptor. (d. 1925)
- 1894Julian Tuwim, Polish poet (d. 1953)
- 1944Jacqueline Bisset, British actress
- 1987Luke Fitzgerald, Irish rugby union footballer
- 1993Niall Horan, Member of British/Irish boy band One Direction
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