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 French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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)
- 1204Constantinople falls to the Crusaders of the Fourth Crusade, temporarily ending the Byzantine Empire.
- 1861American Civil War: Fort Sumter surrenders to Confederate forces.
- 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: Soviet and Bulgarian forces capture Vienna, Austria.
- 1948The 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.
- 1953CIA director Allen Dulles launches the mind-control program MKULTRA.
- 1964At the Academy Awards, Sidney Poitier becomes the first African-American male to win the Best Actor award for the 1963 film Lilies of the Field.
- 1974Western Union (in cooperation with NASA and Hughes Aircraft) launches the United States’ first commercial geosynchronous communications satellite, Westar 1.
- 1984India moves into Siachen Glacier thus annexing more territory from the Line of Control.
Who were born on April 13?
- 1850Arthur Matthew Weld Downing, British astronomer (d. 1917)
- 1866Butch Cassidy, American outlaw (d. 1908)
- 1917Robert O. Anderson, American businessman (d. 2007)
- 1931Robert Enrico, French film director and screenwriter (d. 2001)
- 1944Jack Casady, American musician
- 1956Peter ‘Possum’Bourne, New Zealand rally driver (d. 2003)
- 1964Caroline Rhea, Canadian actress
- 1964Davis Love III, Professional Golfer
- 1965Patricio Pouchulu, Argentine architect
- 1979Baron Davis, American basketball player
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