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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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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.

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)

  • 1435
    Sicut Dudum is promulgated by Pope Eugene IV about the enslaving of black natives in Canary Islands by Spanish natives.
  • 1605
    The controversial play Eastward Hoe by Ben Jonson, George Chapman, and John Marston is performed, landing two of the authors in prison.
  • 1815
    War of 1812: British troops capture Fort Peter in St. Marys, Georgia, the only battle of the war to take place in the state.
  • 1840
    The steamship Lexington burns and sinks four miles off the coast of Long Island with the loss of 139 lives.
  • 1893
    The Independent Labour Party of the United Kingdom holds its first meeting.
  • 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.
  • 1990
    L. Douglas Wilder becomes the first elected African American governor as he takes office in Richmond, Virginia.
  • 1993
    Space Shuttle program: Endeavour heads for space for the third time as STS-54 launches from the Kennedy Space Center.
  • 2001
    An earthquake hits El Salvador, killing more than 800.

Who were born on January 13?

  • 1861
    Max Nonne, German neurologist (d. 1959)
  • 1901
    Mieczysław Żywczyński, Polish historian and priest (d. 1978)
  • 1921
    Dachine Rainer, British writer (d. 2000)
  • 1922
    Albert Lamorisse, French film director and producer (d. 1970)
  • 1954
    Trevor Rabin, South African guitarist (Yes)
  • 1959
    James Lomenzo, American musician (Megadeth)
  • 1962
    Paul Higgins, Canadian hockey player
  • 1964
    Bill Bailey, British comedian
  • 1966
    Shelagh Fogarty, British radio presenter
  • 1970
    Keith Coogan, American actor

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