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Wednesday April 13, 2016

April 13: Day of the Week

April 13, 2016 was the 104th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 262 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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April 2016

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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)

  • 1111
    Henry V is crowned Holy Roman Emperor.
  • 1204
    Constantinople falls to the Crusaders of the Fourth Crusade, temporarily ending the Byzantine Empire.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Fort Sumter surrenders to Confederate forces.
  • 1868
    The Abyssinian War ends as British and Indian troops capture Magdala.
  • 1919
    Jallianwala Bagh massacre: British troops massacre at least 379 unarmed demonstrators in Amritsar, India. At least 1200 wounded.
  • 1960
    The United States launches Transit 1-B, the world’s first satellite navigation system.
  • 1970
    An 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.
  • 1972
    Vietnam War: The Battle of An Lộc begins.
  • 1975
    Bus massacre in Lebanon: Attack by the Phalangist resistance kill 26 militia members of the P.F.L. of Palestine, marking the start of the 15-year Lebanese Civil War.
  • 1976
    The United States Treasury Department reintroduced the two-dollar bill as a Federal Reserve Note on Thomas Jefferson’s 233rd birthday as part of the United States Bicentennial celebration.

Who were born on April 13?

  • 1832
    Juan Montalvo, Ecuadoran author (d. 1889)
  • 1891
    Nella Larsen, African-American novelist (d. 1964)
  • 1942
    Ataol Behramoglu Turkish poet and writer
  • 1945
    Charles Robinson, American actor
  • 1950
    William Sadler, American actor
  • 1961
    Hiro Yamamoto, American rock bassist
  • 1966
    Mando, Greek singer
  • 1972
    Mariusz Czerkawski, Polish ice hockey player
  • 1976
    Patrik Eliáš, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1978
    Arron Asham, Canadian ice hockey player

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