On this Day in History, October 13

It might be someone’s birthday, an anniversary day for a married couple, the day you met your bestie for the first time, or the day when you got a promotion on your first job ever.

There are so many things that happened on October 13 in different years. We have compiled some of them to increase your knowledge.

  • 1773 – French astronomer, Charles Messier, discovered the first spiral galaxy.
  • 1792– The construction of the office and residence of the President of the United States, White House, began.
  • 1989 – Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush called for an overthrow of the Panamanian ruler, Manuel Antonio Noriega.
  • 1925 – Former Prime Minister of United Kingdom Margaret Thatcher was born.
  • 1943 – Italy signed an armistice with the Allies and declared war on Germany, during World War II.
  • 1944 – American troops entered Aachen, Germany, during World War II.
  • 1981 – Vice President Hosni Mubarak was elected as the new president, one week after Anwar Sadat was assassinated.
  • 1987 – Costa Rican President Oscar Arias won a Nobel Peace Prize.
  • 1992 – An Air France supersonic jetliner set a commercial flight record for circling the Earth in 33 hours and one minute.
  • 1995 – Walt Disney World Resort admitted its 500-millionth guest.
  • 1998 – For the first time in its 51-year history, regular-season games were canceled by The National Basketball Association due to work stoppage.
  • 1999 – The United States Senate rejected ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).
  • 1999 – Canadian Robert Mundell was named the winner of the 1999 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics.
  • 2012 – Mauritanian President, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, was shot and injured.
  • 2012 – 15 people were killed in a market suicide bombing in Darra Adam Khel, Pakistan.
  • 2013 – 109 people were killed in a stampede on a bridge in Datia district, India.
  • 2015 – The first Democratic presidential candidates debate was broadcast by CNN and held in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • 2018 –  The oldest known human remains from Poland at 115,000 years were revealed to be of a Neanderthal child from Ciemna Cave eaten by a large bird.
  • 2018 – Two Chilean bishops were defrocked by Pope Francis for alleged sexual abuse of minors.
  • 2019 – Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei set a new world record of 2:14.04 for the women’s marathon in Chicago.

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