October 13: Zodiac, Trivia, Birthdays and Holidays

October 13th marks the 286th day of the Gregorian calendar year (or the 287th in case of leap years). There are 79 days remaining until the end of the year. People born on this day are under the sign of Libra. Famous birthdays on this day include Margaret Thatcher (1925), Sacha Baron Cohen (1971) and Yves Montand (1921). Holidays and observances around the world include: International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction.
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What happened on October 13th in history? Here’s the historical highlights:

  • Oct 13th, 2018 War in Afghanistan: An explosively rigged motorcycle is set on fire at an election rally in northeastern Afghanistan. At least 14 people were killed, including civilians.
  • Oct 13th, 2017 Human rights in the Philippines: A group representing civil society organizations in the Philippines demanded that Apple Inc. delete from its App Store all games it claimed violated the guidelines of the tech company and promoted violence and murders which are commonplace in the Philippine Drug War.
  • Oct 13th, 2016 Yemeni Crisis (2011-present). The U.S. military launches Tomahawk Cruise Missiles from the USS Nitze in direct response to Houthi-controlled radar stations in Yemen. This follows two incidents in which missiles were fired at United States Navy vessels in Red Sea. (Reuters),
  • Oct 13th, 2015 Russian intervention in the Syrian Civil War: Russian shells struck the Russian Embassy in Damascus. Hundreds of pro-government supporters rallied against Russian airstrikes. The shelling was described by Sergey Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister, as "a terrorist act."
  • Oct 13th, 2014 Iraqi insurgency (2011)-present: Three bombs explode within Shi'ite areas in Baghdad, killing at least 30.
  • Oct 13th, 2013 Syrian civil war: Seven workers of the International Committee of the Red Cross are kidnapped by gunmen from northern Syria. (Fox News). Opposition activists claim that 11 civilians were killed by Syrian army tanks during the battle for Daraa's city center.
  • Oct 13th, 2012 President of Mauritania Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz was shot.
  • Oct 13th, 2011 Four people were killed in a drone attack by the United States on Pakistan's North Waziristan Region.
  • Oct 13th, 2010 Copiapo Mining Accident in Copiapo Chile, 2010. All 33 miners reach the surface after having survived a record-breaking 69 days underground while waiting for rescue.
  • Oct 13th, 2009 The 200 million US$ planned rebuilding and expansion Stockholm's central library, designed by Gunnar Asplund is canceled.
  • Oct 13th, 2008 The Dow Jones Industrial Average has recouped 936.42 point, almost doubling its largest daily point gain in historical times. This brings the index back to 9,000 points. Based on a 9.3 percent record gain in the MSCI global equity index, stocks worldwide have added more than US$1.7 trillion.
  • Oct 13th, 2007 As a result, at least nine people are killed and eight people are missing in torrential rains that swept through Tunis, Tunisia's capital.

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