Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar sheet for October 13, 2019:
41st calendar week, 286th day of the year
Still 79 days until the end of the year
Zodiac sign: Libra
Name day: Aurelia, Simbert, Eduard
2018 - According to the organizers, about 240,000 people attend one of the biggest demonstrations against racism and exclusion in recent years. The alliance "#Unteilbar" had called for the protest.
2009 - As a consequence of his controversial statements on the integration of foreigners, Bundesbank board member Thilo Sarrazin has to hand over important skills.
1999 - Former SPD leader Oskar Lafontaine presents his book "The Heart Strikes Left" at the Frankfurt Book Fair. He attacks in the book the policy and members of the red-green federal government sharply.
1994 - The first version of the Internet browser Netscape appears under the name Mosaic Netscape 0.9. It is the first browser that supports cookies.
1962 - The popular Western series «Bonanza» first appears on German television. By July 1977, more than 200 episodes will be broadcast.
1959 - The American satellite «Explorer VII» is shot into space. Among other things, he is to collect data on the energy balance of the earth, which begins the satellite-based climate research.
1949 - In Munich, 16 unions from the three western zones of occupation join forces to form the German Trade Union Confederation (DGB). The first chairman will be Hans Böckler (SPD).
1884 - The zero meridian is determined at the International Meridian Conference in Washington. It runs on the longitude of the British observatory of Greenwich.
54 - The Roman Emperor Claudius is murdered. His successor will be his adopted and stepson Nero.
1969 - Nancy Kerrigan (50), American figure skater
1959 - Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabian media manager, was killed in October 2018 at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul by a Saudi special task force
1949 - Gerd Dudenhöffer (70), German cabaret artist (ARD series "Family Heinz Becker")
1934 - Nana Mouskouri (85), Greek singer («White roses from Athens»)
1919 - Hans Hermann Groër, Austrian Cardinal, Archbishop of Vienna 1986-1995, d. 2003
2009 - Al Martino, American singer («Spanish Eyes»), born. 1927
1969 - Helene Wessel, German politician, chairman of the Center Party 1949-1952, later SPD member, member of the Parliamentary Council 1948-1949, member of the first German Bundestag, born. 1898