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Monday March 13, 2017

March 13: Day of the Week

March 13, 2017 was the 72nd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 293 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.

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

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Zodiac & Birthstone

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

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March 13 Historical Event(s)

  • 1862
    American Civil War: The U.S. federal government forbids all Union army officers to return fugitive slaves, thus effectively annulling the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 and setting the stage for the Emancipation Proclamation.
  • 1897
    San Diego State University is founded.
  • 1925
    Scopes Trial: A law in Tennessee prohibits the teaching of evolution.
  • 1933
    Great Depression: Banks in the U.S. begin to re-open after President Franklin D. Roosevelt mandates a “bank holiday”.
  • 1943
    The Holocaust: German forces liquidate the Jewish ghetto in Kraków.
  • 1943
    World War II: In Bougainville, Japanese troops end their assault on American forces at Hill 700.
  • 1957
    Cuban student revolutionaries storm the presidential palace in Havana in a failed attempt on the life of President Fulgencio Batista.
  • 1964
    American Kitty Genovese is murdered, reportedly in view of neighbors who did nothing to help her, prompting research into the bystander effect.
  • 1979
    The New Jewel Movement, headed by Maurice Bishop, ousts Prime Minister Eric Gairy in a nearly bloodless coup d'etat in Grenada.
  • 1996
    Dunblane massacre: in Dunblane, Scotland, 16 Primary School children and 1 teacher are shot dead by a spree killer, Thomas Watt Hamilton who then committed suicide.

Who were born on March 13?

  • 1720
    Charles Bonnet, Swiss naturalist and writer (d. 1793)
  • 1782
    Sir Robert Bateson, 1st Baronet, Irish nobility (d.1863)
  • 1897
    Yeghishe Charents, Armenian poet, writer and public activist (d. 1937)
  • 1900
    Béla Guttman, Hungarian footballer (d. 1981)
  • 1925
    Roy Haynes, American jazz drummer
  • 1933
    Mike Stoller, American songwriter
  • 1948
    Robert S. Woods, American actor
  • 1964
    Will Clark, American baseball player
  • 1965
    Gigi Rice, American actress
  • 1977
    Kay Tse, Hong Kong singer

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