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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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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)

  • 1598
    Henry IV of France issues the Edict of Nantes, allowing freedom of religion to the Huguenots. (Edict repealed in 1685.)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1729
    Thomas Percy, Bishop and magazine editor (d. 1811)
  • 1780
    Alexander Mitchell, Irish engineer (d. 1868)
  • 1784
    Friedrich Graf von Wrangel, Prussian field marshal (d. 1877)
  • 1787
    John Robertson, U.S. politician (d. 1873)
  • 1802
    Leopold Fitzinger, Austrian zoologist (d. 1884)
  • 1920
    John LaPorta, American musician (d. 2004)
  • 1954
    Barbara Roche, British politician
  • 1970
    Ricardo Rincon, Mexican baseball player
  • 1972
    Mariusz Czerkawski, Polish ice hockey player
  • 1987
    Brandon Hardesty, American internet entertainer

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