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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)

  • 1111
    Henry V is crowned Holy Roman Emperor.
  • 1598
    Henry IV of France issues the Edict of Nantes, allowing freedom of religion to the Huguenots. (Edict repealed in 1685.)
  • 1613
    Samuel Argall kidnaps Chief Powhatan’s daughter, Pocahontas in Virginia along the Potomac River.
  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: American forces are surprised in the Battle of Bound Brook, New Jersey.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Fort Sumter surrenders to Confederate forces.
  • 1868
    The Abyssinian War ends as British and Indian troops capture Magdala.
  • 1943
    The Jefferson Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C., on the 200th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson’s birth.
  • 1948
    The 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.
  • 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.
  • 1984
    India moves into Siachen Glacier thus annexing more territory from the Line of Control.

Who were born on April 13?

  • 1879
    Edward Bruce, Director art projects (d. 1943)
  • 1892
    Sir Robert Alexander Watson-Watt, Scottish inventor (d. 1973)
  • 1894
    Arthur Fadden, 13th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1973)
  • 1916
    Phyllis Fraser Cerf Wagner, American actress, journalist, and publisher (d. 2006)
  • 1939
    Seamus Heaney, Irish writer, Nobel laureate
  • 1944
    Susan Davis, American politician
  • 1945
    Charles Robinson, American actor
  • 1948
    Sue Doughty, British politician
  • 1953
    Stephen Byers, British politician
  • 1976
    Jonathan Brandis, American actor (d. 2003)

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