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

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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.
  • 1613
    Samuel Argall kidnaps Chief Powhatan’s daughter, Pocahontas in Virginia along the Potomac River.
  • 1796
    The first elephant ever seen in the United States arrives from India.
  • 1829
    The British Parliament grants freedom of religion to Roman Catholics.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Who were born on April 13?

  • 1506
    Peter Faber, French Jesuit theologian (d. 1546)
  • 1715
    John Hanson, President of the United States in Congress Assembled (d. 1783)
  • 1920
    Liam Cosgrave, fifth Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland
  • 1937
    Lanford Wilson, American playwright (d. 2011)
  • 1950
    Ron Perlman, American actor
  • 1953
    Stephen Byers, British politician
  • 1966
    Mando, Greek singer
  • 1983
    Hunter Pence, American baseball player
  • 1987
    Brandon Hardesty, American internet entertainer
  • 1987
    Massimiliano Pesenti, Italian footballer

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