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Friday January 13, 2017

January 13: Day of the Week

January 13, 2017 was the 13th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 352 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

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

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Capricorn is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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January 13: This Day in History

It is still celebrated as New Year’s Eve (at least in the 20th & 21st centuries) by countries still using the thirteen-day-slower Julian calendar (Old New Year).

January 13 Historical Event(s)

  • 1328
    Edward III of England marries Philippa of Hainault, daughter of the Count of Hainault.
  • 1435
    Sicut Dudum is promulgated by Pope Eugene IV about the enslaving of black natives in Canary Islands by Spanish natives.
  • 1733
    James Oglethorpe and 130 colonists arrive in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • 1934
    The Candidate of Science degree is established in the USSR.
  • 1942
    World War II: First use of aircraft ejection seat by a German test pilot in a Heinkel He 280 jet fighter.
  • 1951
    First Indochina War: The Battle of Vinh Yen begins, which will end in a major victory for France.
  • 1953
    An article appears in Pravda accusing some of the most prestigious and prominent doctors, mostly Jews, in the Soviet Union of taking part in a vast plot to poison members of the top Soviet political and military leadership.
  • 1953
    Marshal Josip Broz Tito is chosen as President of Yugoslavia.
  • 1958
    The Moroccan Liberation Army ambushes a Spanish patrol in the Battle of Edchera.
  • 1964
    Anti-Muslim riots break out in Calcutta – resulting in 100 deaths.

Who were born on January 13?

  • 1787
    John Davis, 14th and 17th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1854)
  • 1869
    Emanuele Filiberto, 2nd Duke of Aosta, Italian aristocrat (d. 1931)
  • 1926
    Michael Bond, British writer
  • 1954
    Trevor Rabin, South African guitarist (Yes)
  • 1968
    Mike Whitlow, English footballer
  • 1980
    Nils-Eric Johansson, Swedish footballer
  • 1981
    Darrell Rasner, American baseball player
  • 1983
    Sebastian Kneißl, German footballer
  • 1987
    Sven Wetzel, German rugby player
  • 1995
    Qaasim Middleton, American musician and actor

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