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October 13th marks an eclectic blend of observances that span from playful and lighthearted to solemn and reflective. This day serves as a point on the calendar when various groups and individuals pause to acknowledge distinct causes and traditions.

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Interesting Facts of October 13th

  1. 1. October 13, 1307, is famous for the arrest of the Knights Templar, King Philip IV of France, in a power struggle with the Catholic Church, ordered the arrest and later torture of Knights Templar, leading to the dissolution of the order.
  2. 2. The cornerstone of the Executive Mansion, which would later be known as the White House, was laid in Washington, D.C. on October 13, 1792.
  3. 3. In 1884, Greenwich was established as the universal time meridian of longitude, from which standard times throughout the world are calculated, at the International Meridian Conference.
  4. 4. On October 13, 2010, the entire 33-man crew of the Chilean mine collapse was rescued after being trapped for a record 69 days underground, an event that captured the world's attention and was broadcasted live internationally.