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October 13: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on October 13

October 13th is No Bra Day and Train Your Brain Day.

We are now on the 286th day of the year, congratulations for making it this far! There’s only 79 days left until next year.

If you were born on this day, your star sign is Libra.

Today in history was a day of grand discovery, inventions and space exploration. We are going to cover all that and more right here!

Did you know that on this day in 2010, all 33 miners trapped after a mining accident in Chile were rescued? They had been stuck underground for 69 days when they were finally saved.

Keep reading for more facts about October 13th in history!

What Happened On October 13 In History?

2018

115,000-year-old human bones found in Poland turned out to be from a Neanderthal child who was eaten by a huge bird.

Source CNN
2016

The American singer and songwriter Bob Dylan posthumously won a Nobel prize in literature.

2012

A painting called “Abstraktes” by Gerhard Richter sold for a record $34 million.

2010

All 33 miners trapped after a mining accident in Chile were rescued after being stuck underground for 69 days.

The accident happened on August 5, 2010 at the San José copper-gold mine in the Atacama Desert. The men were stuck 296.6 ft (700 m) under the surface, and it cost $20 million for the rescue mission.
1960

The US government began its trade embargo against Cuba.

OTD in 1960: The US government began its trade embargo against Cuba.
Most US exports were halted aside from medicine and basic food items.
1950

The American drama film “All About Eve”, by Joseph L. Mankiewicz starring Bette Davis, premiered in the US.

The film won the Best Picture award in 1951.
1914

The Safety Hood, which would later become the gas mask, was patented by Garrett Morgan.

Morgan described his invention as a "portable attachment which will enable a fireman to enter a house filled with thick suffocating gases and smoke."
1860

From a hot air balloon, James Wallace Black took the USA’s first aerial photo in Boston.

1845

The citizens of Texas accepted the new constitution and approved the annexation ordinance.

The Republic of Texas applied to become part of the United States of America when it declared independence from the Republic of Mexico, however their application was rejected. After negotiating, the US congress offered a resolution which was accepted by Texas.
1792

The cornerstone of the White House was laid, marking the first day of construction.

1773

Charles Messier discovered the Whirlpool Galaxy.

OTD in 1773: Charles Messier discovered the Whirlpool Galaxy.
The galaxy is around 76,000 light years in diameter and contains an estimated 2.1 trillion stars.
54

Nero began his reign as Roman Emperor at the age of 16, as his predecessor Claudius died from suspicious circumstances.

Did you know that on this day, October 13th 2010, all 33 miners trapped after a mining accident in Chile were rescued?