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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)

  • 1204
    Constantinople falls to the Crusaders of the Fourth Crusade, temporarily ending the Byzantine Empire.
  • 1742
    George Frideric Handel’s oratorio Messiah makes its world-premiere in Dublin, Ireland.
  • 1870
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art founded.
  • 1873
    The Colfax Massacre takes place.
  • 1919
    Jallianwala Bagh massacre: British troops massacre at least 379 unarmed demonstrators in Amritsar, India. At least 1200 wounded.
  • 1919
    The Establishment of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea.
  • 1943
    World War II: The discovery of a mass grave of Polish prisoners of war executed by Soviet forces in the Katyń Forest Massacre is announced, causing a diplomatic rift between the Polish government in exile in London from the Soviet Union, which denies responsibility.
  • 1945
    World War II: Soviet and Bulgarian forces capture Vienna, Austria.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1570
    Guy Fawkes, English Catholic conspirator (d. 1606)
  • 1584
    Albert VI of Bavaria (d. 1666)
  • 1851
    Robert Abbe, American surgeon (d. 1928)
  • 1919
    Roland Gaucher, French journalist (d. 2007)
  • 1941
    Michael Stuart Brown, American geneticist, Nobel laureate
  • 1944
    Charles Burnett, American film director
  • 1944
    Jack Casady, American musician
  • 1945
    Lowell George, American singer/guitarist (d. 1979)
  • 1951
    Peter Davison, English actor
  • 1987
    Antwone Taulton, Homeless Advocate

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