May 13 is the 133rd day of the year (134th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 232 days remaining until the end of the year. There are many great and memorable events that have occurred on on this day, these are just a few.

  • May 13 is also known as
    • National Crouton Day
      • National Crouton Day was submitted by Rothbury Farms in February 2015, and was granted in March of 2015.
      • Celebrate National Crouton Day by sharing your crouton creations using #NationalCroutonDay on Social Media.
    • National Apple Pie Day
      • The first apple pie recipe printed was in England in 1381.  The list of ingredients included good apples, good spices, figs, raisins, pears, saffron and cofy
      • You celebrate this day by using #NationalApplePieDay to post on social media.
    • National Frog Jumping Day
      • The annual Frog Jumping Contest,  which began in 1849 in Calaveras County, California is also an origin of this holiday.  The international counterpart of this celebration is February 19.
      • Celebrate by using #FrogJumpingDay to post on social media.

Historical Events

On May 13 1607 Jamestown, VA was settled as a colony of England

On May 13 1780 The Cumberland Compact is signed by leaders of the settlers in early Tennessee.

On May 13 1846 The United States declares war on Mexico, starting the Mexican–American War

On May 13 1861 The Great Comet of 1861 is discovered by John Tebbutt of Windsor, New South Wales, Australia.

On May 13 1912 – The Royal Flying Corps, the forerunner of the Royal Air Force, is established in the United Kingdom.

On May 13 1955 Mickey Mantle his three consecutive home runs.

On May 13 1940 Germany’s conquest of France begins as the German army crosses the Meuse. Winston Churchill makes his “blood, toil, tears, and sweat” speech to the House of Commons.

On May 13 1989 large groups of students occupy Tiananmen Square and begin a hunger strike.

On May 13 1993 the final episode of “Knots Landing” aired.

On May 13 1994 Johnny Carson makes his last television appearance on Late Show with David Letterman.

On May 13 2014 an explosion at an underground coal mine in south-western Turkey kills 301 miners.

On May 13 2015 – An industrial fire in Valenzuela, Philippines killing 72 people.

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