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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.

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)

  • 1733
    James Oglethorpe and 130 colonists arrive in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • 1785
    John Walter publishes the first issue of the Daily Universal Register (later renamed The Times).
  • 1842
    Dr. William Brydon, an assistant surgeon in the British East India Company Army during the First Anglo-Afghan War, becomes famous for being the sole survivor of an army of 4,500 men and 12,000 camp followers when he reaches the safety of a garrison in Jalalabad.
  • 1847
    The Treaty of Cahuenga ends the Mexican-American War in California.
  • 1869
    National convention of black leaders meets in Washington D.C.
  • 1893
    U.S. Marines land in Honolulu from the USS Boston to prevent the queen from abrogating the Bayonet Constitution.
  • 1934
    The Candidate of Science degree is established in the USSR.
  • 1951
    First Indochina War: The Battle of Vinh Yen begins, which will end in a major victory for France.
  • 1964
    Anti-Muslim riots break out in Calcutta – resulting in 100 deaths.
  • 1986
    A month-long violent struggle begins in Aden, South Yemen between supporters of Ali Nasir Muhammad and Abdul Fattah Ismail, resulting in thousands of casualties.

Who were born on January 13?

  • 1777
    Elisa Bonaparte, Grand Duchess of Tuscany, sister of Napoleon Bonaparte (d. 1820)
  • 1805
    Thomas Dyer, Mayor of Chicago (d. 1862)
  • 1913
    Jeff Morrow, American actor (d. 1993)
  • 1943
    Richard Moll, American actor
  • 1955
    Jay McInerney, American writer
  • 1957
    Mark O'Meara, Major winning American Golfer
  • 1962
    Trace Adkins, American country music singer-songwriter
  • 1971
    Phil Whyman, English paranormal researcher, television personality, writer and musician
  • 1980
    Michael Rupp, American ice hockey player
  • 1995
    Qaasim Middleton, American musician and actor

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