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Thursday April 13, 2017

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.

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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)

  • 1742
    George Frideric Handel’s oratorio Messiah makes its world-premiere in Dublin, Ireland.
  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: American forces are surprised in the Battle of Bound Brook, New Jersey.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Fort Sumter surrenders to Confederate forces.
  • 1873
    The Colfax Massacre takes place.
  • 1902
    James C. Penney opens his first store in Kemmerer, Wyoming.
  • 1909
    The Turkish military reverses the Ottoman countercoup of 1909 to force the deposal of Sultan Abdul Hamid II.
  • 1943
    The Jefferson Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C., on the 200th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson’s birth.
  • 1945
    World War II: German troops kill more than 1,000 political and military prisoners in Gardelegen Germany.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Who were born on April 13?

  • 1735
    Isaac Low, delegate to the Continental Congress (d. 1791)
  • 1832
    Juan Montalvo, Ecuadoran author (d. 1889)
  • 1924
    Jack Chick, American evangelist
  • 1941
    Jean-Marc Reiser, French comics creator (d. 1983)
  • 1945
    Lowell George, American singer/guitarist (d. 1979)
  • 1964
    Davis Love III, Professional Golfer
  • 1966
    Marc Ford, American musician
  • 1970
    Ricardo Rincon, Mexican baseball player
  • 1974
    David Schurmann, Brazilian film director
  • 1980
    Quentin Richardson, American basketball player

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