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Thursday April 13, 2017

April 13: Day of the Week

April 13, 2017 is the 103rd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 262 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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

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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

April 2017
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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)

  • 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.
  • 1943
    The Jefferson Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C., on the 200th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson’s birth.
  • 1944
    Diplomatic relations between New Zealand and the Soviet Union are established.
  • 1945
    World War II: Soviet and Bulgarian forces capture Vienna, Austria.
  • 1948
    The Hadassah medical convoy massacre: In an ambush, 79 Jewish doctors, nurses and medical students from Hadassah Hospital and a British soldier are massacred by Arabs in Sheikh Jarra near Jerusalem.
  • 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.
  • 1974
    Western Union (in cooperation with NASA and Hughes Aircraft) launches the United States’ first commercial geosynchronous communications satellite, Westar 1.
  • 1984
    India moves into Siachen Glacier thus annexing more territory from the Line of Control.

Who were born on April 13?

  • 1850
    Arthur Matthew Weld Downing, British astronomer (d. 1917)
  • 1866
    Butch Cassidy, American outlaw (d. 1908)
  • 1917
    Robert O. Anderson, American businessman (d. 2007)
  • 1931
    Robert Enrico, French film director and screenwriter (d. 2001)
  • 1944
    Jack Casady, American musician
  • 1956
    Peter ‘Possum’Bourne, New Zealand rally driver (d. 2003)
  • 1964
    Caroline Rhea, Canadian actress
  • 1964
    Davis Love III, Professional Golfer
  • 1965
    Patricio Pouchulu, Argentine architect
  • 1979
    Baron Davis, American basketball player

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