October 13 is the 286th day of the year There are 79 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Sunday or Monday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Wednesday or Friday (56).
+ 1775 – The United States Continental Congress orders the establishment of the Continental Navy (the predecessor organization of the United States Navy).
+ 1792 – In Washington, D.C., the cornerstone of the United States Executive Mansion (known as the White House since 1818) is laid.
+ 1903 – The Boston Red Sox win the first modern World Series, defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates in the eighth game.
+ 2010 – The mining accident in Copiapó, Chile comes to an end as all 33 miners arrive at the surface after surviving a record 69 days underground awaiting rescue.
( Births )
+ 1941 – Paul Simon, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
+ 1942 – Jerry Jones, American businessman
+ 1947 – Sammy Hagar, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
+ 1959 – Marie Osmond, American singer, actress, and television spokesperson
+ 1962 – Jerry Rice, American football player and sportscaster
+ 1969 – Nancy Kerrigan, American figure skater and actress