April 13: Day of the Week
April 13, 2017 was the 103rd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 262 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
April 13 Historical Event(s)
- 1742George Frideric Handel’s oratorio Messiah makes its world-premiere in Dublin, Ireland.
- 1776American Revolutionary War: American forces are surprised in the Battle of Bound Brook, New Jersey.
- 1861American Civil War: Fort Sumter surrenders to Confederate forces.
- 1873The Colfax Massacre takes place.
- 1902James C. Penney opens his first store in Kemmerer, Wyoming.
- 1909The Turkish military reverses the Ottoman countercoup of 1909 to force the deposal of Sultan Abdul Hamid II.
- 1943The Jefferson Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C., on the 200th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson’s birth.
- 1945World War II: German troops kill more than 1,000 political and military prisoners in Gardelegen Germany.
- 1964At the Academy Awards, Sidney Poitier becomes the first African-American male to win the Best Actor award for the 1963 film Lilies of the Field.
- 1970An oxygen tank aboard Apollo 13 explodes, putting the crew in great danger and causing major damage to the spacecraft while en route to the Moon.
Who were born on April 13?
- 1735Isaac Low, delegate to the Continental Congress (d. 1791)
- 1832Juan Montalvo, Ecuadoran author (d. 1889)
- 1924Jack Chick, American evangelist
- 1941Jean-Marc Reiser, French comics creator (d. 1983)
- 1945Lowell George, American singer/guitarist (d. 1979)
- 1964Davis Love III, Professional Golfer
- 1966Marc Ford, American musician
- 1970Ricardo Rincon, Mexican baseball player
- 1974David Schurmann, Brazilian film director
- 1980Quentin Richardson, American basketball player
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