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Thursday April 13, 2017

April 13: Day of the Week

April 13, 2017 is the 103rd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 262 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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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)

  • 1256
    The Grand Union of the Augustinian order formed when Pope Alexander IV issues a papal bull Licet ecclesiae catholicae.
  • 1613
    Samuel Argall kidnaps Chief Powhatan’s daughter, Pocahontas in Virginia along the Potomac River.
  • 1742
    George Frideric Handel’s oratorio Messiah makes its world-premiere in Dublin, Ireland.
  • 1870
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art founded.
  • 1944
    Diplomatic relations between New Zealand and the Soviet Union are established.
  • 1958
    During the Cold War, American Van Cliburn wins the inaugural International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.
  • 1972
    Vietnam War: The Battle of An Lộc begins.
  • 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.
  • 1984
    India moves into Siachen Glacier thus annexing more territory from the Line of Control.

Who were born on April 13?

  • 1648
    Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Motte Guyon, French mystic (d. 1717)
  • 1743
    Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States (d. 1826)
  • 1771
    Richard Trevithick, English engineer and inventor (d. 1833)
  • 1907
    Harold Stassen, American Presidential candidate (d. 2001)
  • 1911
    Jean-Louis Lévesque, Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist (d. 1994)
  • 1922
    John Braine, British novelist (d. 1986)
  • 1928
    Alan Clark, English politician (d. 1999)
  • 1962
    Dave Miley, former baseball player and manager
  • 1970
    Rick Schroder, American actor
  • 1975
    Bruce Dyer, English footballer

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