This Day in History – October 13

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This Day in History- October 13

Did you know that 33 miners survived for 69 days underground and were rescued on this day or that the longest-serving British PM was also the first female Prime Minister? On the same day, we lost the legendary music composer and singer Kishore Kumar. A single day can teach you several lessons. Let’s learn more about what happened on this day in history on October 13.    

What Happened in India on October 13?

1911: Sister Nivedita died
An Irish teacher and social activist who was a follower of Swami Vivekananda and an active member during many Indian nationalist movements died on this day.

Credits: Vivekananda Study Circle JNU

1987- Kishore Kumar died
The multitalented Kishore Kumar who has acted in more than 100 movies and almost 250 songs died on this day because of Cardica arrest in Mumbai.

Credits:Muhameed Imran

What Happened Around the World on October 13?

1917- Miracle of the Sun in Portugal
On October 13, more than 70,000 people gathered to see prophecies by the local children known as ‘Miracle of the Sun’ in Fátima, Portugal.

Credits: Catholic 365

1950- “All About Eve” released
The movie starring popular Bette Davis and Anne Baxter which also received Academy Awards Best Picture 1951 and Oscar was released today in New York.

Credits: MovieClips Classic Trailer

1982- Jim Thorpe’s Gold Medals
The most versatile athlete of the 20th century received two Olympic gold medals in 1912 which were reinstated in 1982  by IOC Executive Committee

1995- Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Polish physicist
On October 13, Polish physicist Joseph Rotblat received a Nobel prize for his work to reduce and eliminate nuclear weapons.

2010- Mining accident in Chile
The 2010 Copiapó mining accident that happened on 5 August 2010 at the San José copper-gold mine in Chile came to a happy end when all 33 miners trapped survived 69 days. 

Credits: NBC News

2019- Simone Biles wins World Championships
Simone Biles is the gymnast with the highest number of medals, out of her 25 medals 19 are gold. On this day, she created history by winning her 25th medal at the World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany.

Credits: Olympics

Famous Birthdays

1925- Margaret Thatcher
The longest-serving British PM and the first female PM of England was born on this day. She was also known as ‘The Iron Lady’

1989- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
The American politician and activist who was also U.S. Representative for New York’s 14th congressional district in 2019 was born on this day in New York.

Credits: TRT World

1995- Jimin [Park Ji-min]
He is a South Korean singer-songwriter who is part of the boy band BTS was born in Busan, South Korea on October 13.

Credits: Squishy Chimchim

This is all that happened on October 13. We hope that all of you found this blog to be insightful and informative. For more exciting articles related to history and education, follow Leverage Edu on Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

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