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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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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.
  • 1742
    George Frideric Handel’s oratorio Messiah makes its world-premiere in Dublin, Ireland.
  • 1796
    The first elephant ever seen in the United States arrives from India.
  • 1849
    Hungary becomes a republic.
  • 1873
    The Colfax Massacre takes place.
  • 1919
    Eugene V. Debs enters prison at the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary in Atlanta, Georgia, for speaking out against the draft during World War I.
  • 1953
    CIA director Allen Dulles launches the mind-control program MKULTRA.
  • 1964
    At 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.
  • 1972
    The Universal Postal Union decides to recognize the People’s Republic of China as the only legitimate Chinese representative, effectively expelling the Republic of China administering Taiwan.
  • 1997
    Tiger Woods becomes the youngest golfer to win the Masters Tournament.

Who were born on April 13?

  • 1506
    Peter Faber, French Jesuit theologian (d. 1546)
  • 1780
    Alexander Mitchell, Irish engineer (d. 1868)
  • 1787
    John Robertson, U.S. politician (d. 1873)
  • 1891
    Maurice Vincent Buckley, Australian winner of the Victoria Cross (d. 1921)
  • 1891
    Robert Scholl, German politician, father of Hans and Sophie Scholl (d. 1973)
  • 1920
    John LaPorta, American musician (d. 2004)
  • 1946
    Al Green, American singer and pastor
  • 1966
    Mando, Greek singer
  • 1974
    Darren Turner, British racing driver
  • 1983
    Schalk Burger, South African rugby player

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