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Wednesday April 13, 2016

April 13: Day of the Week

April 13, 2016 is the 104th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 262 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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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.
  • 1204
    Constantinople falls to the Crusaders of the Fourth Crusade, temporarily ending the Byzantine Empire.
  • 1598
    Henry IV of France issues the Edict of Nantes, allowing freedom of religion to the Huguenots. (Edict repealed in 1685.)
  • 1612
    Miyamoto Musashi defeats Sasaki Kojiro at Funajima island.
  • 1849
    Hungary becomes a republic.
  • 1868
    The Abyssinian War ends as British and Indian troops capture Magdala.
  • 1919
    Eugene V. Debs enters prison at the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary in Atlanta, Georgia, for speaking out against the draft during World War I.
  • 1941
    Pact of neutrality between the USSR and Japan is signed.
  • 1945
    World War II: Soviet and Bulgarian forces capture Vienna, Austria.
  • 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.

Who were born on April 13?

  • 1885
    Georg Lukács, Hungarian-born philosopher and literary critic (d. 1971)
  • 1909
    Eudora Welty, American writer (d. 2001)
  • 1922
    Julius Nyerere, Tanzanian First President and Father of the Nation (d. 1999)
  • 1942
    Ataol Behramoglu Turkish poet and writer
  • 1946
    Al Green, American singer and pastor
  • 1952
    Ron Dittemore, American space administrator
  • 1962
    Hillel Slovak, Israeli-born guitarist (d. 1988)
  • 1966
    Mando, Greek singer
  • 1974
    Darren Turner, British racing driver
  • 1981
    Nat Borchers, American soccer player

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