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.
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)
- 1613Samuel Argall kidnaps Chief Powhatan’s daughter, Pocahontas in Virginia along the Potomac River.
- 1909The Turkish military reverses the Ottoman countercoup of 1909 to force the deposal of Sultan Abdul Hamid II.
- 1919Eugene V. Debs enters prison at the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary in Atlanta, Georgia, for speaking out against the draft during World War I.
- 1941Pact of neutrality between the USSR and Japan is signed.
- 1943The Jefferson Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C., on the 200th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson’s birth.
- 1944Diplomatic relations between New Zealand and the Soviet Union are established.
- 1945World War II: German troops kill more than 1,000 political and military prisoners in Gardelegen Germany.
- 1974Western Union (in cooperation with NASA and Hughes Aircraft) launches the United States’ first commercial geosynchronous communications satellite, Westar 1.
- 1992The Great Chicago Flood.
- 1997Tiger Woods becomes the youngest golfer to win the Masters Tournament.
Who were born on April 13?
- 1729Thomas Percy, Bishop and magazine editor (d. 1811)
- 1850Arthur Matthew Weld Downing, British astronomer (d. 1917)
- 1866Butch Cassidy, American outlaw (d. 1908)
- 1897Werner Voss, German World War I pilot (d. 1917)
- 1906Samuel Beckett, Irish writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1989)
- 1920John LaPorta, American musician (d. 2004)
- 1927Maurice Ronet, French film actor (d. 1983)
- 1964Caroline Rhea, Canadian actress
- 1981Nat Borchers, American soccer player
- 1987Brandon Hardesty, American internet entertainer
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