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 French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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)
- 1584San Lorenzo del Escorial Palace in Madrid is finished.
- 1782American Revolutionary War: Franco-Spanish troops launch the unsuccessful “grand assault” during the Great Siege of Gibraltar.
- 1791King Louis XVI of France accepts the new constitution.
- 1906First flight of a fixed-wing aircraft in Europe.
- 1922The temperature at 'Aziziya, Libya reaches a world record 57.8 °C.
- 1943The Municipal Theatre of Corfu is destroyed during an aerial bombardment by Luftwaffe.
- 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.
- 2001Civilian aircraft traffic resumes in the U.S. after the September 11, 2001 attacks.
- 2008Delhi, India, is hit by a series of bomb blasts, resulting in 30 deaths and 130 injuries.
Who were born on September 13?
- 1601Jan Brueghel the Younger, Flemish Baroque painter (d. 1678)
- 1885Wilhelm Blaschke, Austrian geometer (d. 1962)
- 1903Claudette Colbert, American actress (d. 1996)
- 1910Stefanos Natsinas, Greek politician (d. 1976)
- 1916Roald Dahl, British writer (d. 1990)
- 1924Harold Blair, Australian tenor, Aboriginal activist (d. 1976)
- 1963Theodoros Roussopoulos, Greek politician
- 1970Louise Lombard, British actress
- 1983James Bourne, English musician
- 1986Brian Visser, American footballer
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