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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)

  • 1797
    French Revolutionary Wars: A naval battle between a French ship of the line and two British frigates off the coast of Brittany ends with the French vessel running ashore, resulting in the death of over 900.
  • 1832
    President Andrew Jackson writes to Vice President Martin Van Buren expressing his opposition to South Carolina’s defiance of federal authority in the Nullification Crisis.
  • 1934
    The Candidate of Science degree is established in the USSR.
  • 1935
    A plebiscite in Saarland shows that 90.3% of those voting wish to join Nazi Germany.
  • 1942
    World War II: First use of aircraft ejection seat by a German test pilot in a Heinkel He 280 jet fighter.
  • 1964
    Anti-Muslim riots break out in Calcutta – resulting in 100 deaths.
  • 1966
    Robert C. Weaver becomes the first African American Cabinet member by being appointed United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
  • 1974
    Seraphim is elected Archbishop of Athens and All Greece.
  • 1982
    Shortly after takeoff, Air Florida Flight 90, a Boeing 737 jet crashes into Washington, DC’s 14th Street Bridge and falls into the Potomac River, killing 78 including four motorists.
  • 1990
    L. Douglas Wilder becomes the first elected African American governor as he takes office in Richmond, Virginia.

Who were born on January 13?

  • 1505
    Joachim II Hector, Elector of Brandenburg (d. 1571)
  • 1562
    Mark Alexander Boyd, Scottish poet (d. 1601)
  • 1901
    A. B. Guthrie, American novelist, historian (d. 1991)
  • 1947
    Jacek Majchrowski, Mayor of Kraków
  • 1962
    Trace Adkins, American country music singer-songwriter
  • 1970
    Keith Coogan, American actor
  • 1970
    Marco Pantani, Italian cyclist (d. 2004)
  • 1978
    Ashmit Patel, Indian actor
  • 1985
    Qi Hui, Chinese swimmer
  • 1987
    Lee Seung Gi, South Korean singer

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