October 13

October 13 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2021 Daily Holidays that fall on October 13, include:

  • Bullying Prevention Day - October 13, 2021 (Second Wednesday in October)
  • Emergency Nurses Day - October 13, 2021 (Wednesday of Emergency Nurses Week)
  • English Language Day 
  • Good Samaritan Day 
  • International Day for Disaster Reduction 
  • International Day for Failure 
  • International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction - October 13, 2021 (Second Wednesday of October)
  • International Plain Language Day 
  • International Suit Up Day
  • International Top Spinning Day - October 13, 2021 (Second Wednesday in October)
  • National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work & School Day - October 13, 2021 (Second Wednesday in October)
  • National Chess Day - October 13 and October 9, 2021 (Second Saturday in October)
  • National Fossil Day - October 13, 2021 (Wednesday of Earth Science Week)
  • National M & M Day 
  • National Metastatic Breast Cancer Day 
  • National No Bra Day - (In honor of Breast Cancer)
  • National Pet Obesity Awareness Day - October 13, 2021 (Second Wednesday in October)
  • National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day - October 13, 2021 (Wednesday of Second Full Week in October)
  • National Train Your Brain Day 
  • National Yorkshire Pudding Day 
  • Silly Sayings Day 
  • Stem Cell Awareness Day - October 13, 2021 (Second Wednesday in October)
  • Stop America's Violence Everywhere (SAVE) Today - October 13, 2021 (Second Wednesday in October)
  • Stop Bullying Day - October 13, 2021 (Second Wednesday in October)
  • Treat Yo' Self Day 
  • US Navy Birthday (USN) 
  • World Thrombosis Day 

2021 Weekly Holidays that include October 13, are:

  • Bone and Joint Health Action Week - October 12-20
  • Choose to be G.R.E.A.T Week - October 11-15, 2021
  • Cricket World Cup - October 1 - November 14, 2021
  • Death Penalty Focus Week - October 10-16, 2021 (Week with October 10th in it)
  • Drink Local Wine Week - October 10-16, 2021 (Second Full Week in October)
  • Earth Science Week - October 10-16, 2021 (Second Full Week in October)
  • Emergency Nurses Week - October 10-16, 2021
  • Improve Your Home Office Week - October 10-16, 2021 (Second Full Week of October)
  • National Case Management Week - October 10-16, 2021 (Second Full Week of October)
  • National Chestnut Week - October 10-16, 2021 (Second Full Week of October)
  • National Food Bank Week - October 10-16, 2021 (Week that has Oct. 16th in it - World Food Day)
  • National Hispanic Heritage Weeks - September 15, 2021 - October 15, 2021 (Starts on September 15 and ends on October 15th each year)
  • National Metric Week - October 10-16, 2021 (Week that has Oct. 10th in it)
  • National School Lunch Week - October 11-15, 2021 (Starts on Second Monday in October) 
  • National Veterinary Technician Week - October 10-16, 2021
  • Navratri - October 7-15, 2021 (Hindu Holiday)
  • Pet Peeve Week - October 10-16, 2021 (Second Full Week of October)
  • Rabi '-al-Awwal - October 7, 2021 - November 5, 2021
  • School Lunch Week - October 11-15, 2021 (Second M-F Week of October)
  • Take Your Medicine Americans Week - October 10-17
  • Teen Read Week - October 10-16, 2021 (Week of Columbus Day)
  • Veterinary Technicians Week - October 10-16, 2021 (Second Week in October)
  • World Rainforest Week - October 11-16, 2021
  • Youth Protection Week (Kiwanis) - October 11-15, 2021

2021 Monthly Holidays that include October 13, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our October Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of October.

NOTE:

  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for October 13 is Libra which spans from September 23 to October 23.


Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month of October is:

  • Marigold is a Mediterranean native plant and has been prized for both its beauty and versatility. They come in a range of colors including white, gold, and yellow; however, probably the most popular is bright orange.

This year, I used several flats of marigolds around all my vegetables that I was growing.  I also re-potted a bunch of hanging baskets with succulents and put some yellow marigolds in each one for some color.


Birthstone

The Birthstone(s) for October are :

  • Opal gemstones are truly unique, because each individual gem is adorned with a one-of-a-kind color combination.
  • Tourmaline is a favorite gemstone for many because it's available in a rainbow of beautiful colors.


Famous Birthdays

  • 1872 - Leon Leonwood Bean, American hunter and businessman who founded L.L. Bean (d. 1967)
  • 1917 - George Osmond, American talent manager and father of the Osmond Family (d. 2007)
  • 1925 - Margaret Thatcher, English chemist and politician who became the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 2013)
  • 1959 - Marie Osmond, American singer, actress and television spokesperson
  • 1962 - Jerry Rice, American football player and sportscaster


Famous Deaths

  • 1938 - E. C. Segar, American cartoonist who created Popeye (b. 1894)
  • 1945 - Milton S. Hershey, American businessman who founded the Hershey Company (b. 1857)
  • 1974 - Ed Sullivan, American journalist and talk show host (The Ed Sullivan show) (b. 1901)


Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1998 - Golfer Nick Faldo divorces Gill Bennett

Quote of the Day

October 13 is the U.S. Navy Birthday!

October 13 is the U.S. Navy Birthday!

Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

In our culture, a pumpkin is a fruit of beauty! We grow them for size, for decorations, and to be processed and canned, which is how most of us use them! Who does not love this fruit's breads, pies, or soups! They're a staple in the crisp fall months!

Other cultures include them in their traditional dishes too! They are a delicious healthy diet habit, not just for a great dessert, but as the centerpiece of your dinner meal, as a decoration or for carving!


Pumpkin facts and tips!

To find out some pumpkin facts and tips for using pumpkins, please check out Kerry's PUMPKIN page on her Healthy Diet Habits website!


This Day in History

  • 1269 - The Westminster Abbey church building is consecrated
  • 1775 - The Continental Congress establishes the Continental Navy with was later the United States Navy
  • 1792 - The cornerstone of the United States Executive Mansion is Washington D.C. is laid. In 1818, the building would be known as the White House
  • 1843 - The oldest Jewish services organization in the world, B'nai B'rith is founded in New York City
  • 1923 - Ankara becomes the capital of Turkey
  • 1943 - During World War II, Italy officially declares war on Germany
  • 1972 - Aeroflot Flight 217 crashes outside Moscow, killing 174 people
  • 1972 - Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 crashes in the Andes mountains with twenty eight people on board surviving the crash. They are not rescued until December 23rd and sixteen remain alive.
  • 1977 - Lufthansa Flight 181 is hijacked by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
  • 1983 - The first U.S. cellular network in Chicago is launched by Ameritech Mobile Communications
  • 2010 - After a record 69 days underground, all 33 trapped miner in Copiapo, Chili are rescued
  • 2013 - During the Hindu festival Navratri, a stampede occurs in India killing 115 and injuring more than 110
  • 2016 - The Maldives announce their decision to withdraw from the Commonwealth of Nations

This Day in Music

  • 1978 - Fat Bottomed Girls / Bicycle Race is released by Queen (video below)
  • 1984 - I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder tops the Hot 100, Adult Contemporary, R&B and UK Singles charts
  • 1987 - Nothing Like the Sun is the second solo album released by Sting
  • 1992 - Prince releases an album with a symbol on the cover that became his name later on


This Day in Sports

  • 1903 - The Boston Red Sox wins the first World Series by defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates in the eighth game
  • 1964 - Swimmer Dawn Fraser of Australia wins her third consecutive Olympic 100m freestyle gold medal at the Tokyo Games
  • 1964 - US swimmer Jed Graef swims world record 2:10.3 to win the gold in the men's 200m backstroke at the Tokyo Olympics. Fellow teammates Gary Dilley and Bob Bennett place second and third.
  • 1984 - John Henry becomes the 1st thoroughbred horse to win $6 million in prize money
  • 1993 - The Mighty Ducks win their 1st NHL game
  • 2019 = Brigid Kosgei of Kenya sets a new world record with a time of 2:14:04 at the 2019 Chicago Marathon

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

(after one's own heart) prepositional phrase 

1. (idiomatic) Of a person: having the same disposition, feelings, or opinions as oneself.
2. (idiomatic) Of a situation or thing: according to, or appealing to, one's own desire, liking, or taste.

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