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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.

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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.

March 13 Historical Event(s)

  • 624
    Battle of Badr: a key battle between Muhammad’s army – the new followers of Islam and the Quraish of Mecca. The Muslims won this battle, known as the turning point of Islam, which took place in the Hejaz region of western Arabia.
  • 1639
    Harvard College is named for clergyman John Harvard.
  • 1845
    Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto receives its première performance in Leipzig with Ferdinand David as soloist.
  • 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.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: The Confederate States of America agree to the use of African American troops.
  • 1920
    The Kapp Putsch briefly ousts the Weimar Republic government from Berlin.
  • 1954
    Battle of Điện Biên Phủ: Viet Minh forces attack the French.
  • 1979
    The New Jewel Movement, headed by Maurice Bishop, ousts Prime Minister Eric Gairy in a nearly bloodless coup d'etat in Grenada.
  • 1997
    India’s Missionaries of Charity chooses Sister Nirmala to succeed Mother Teresa as its leader.
  • 2008
    Gold prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange hit $1,000 per ounce for the first time.

Who were born on March 13?

  • 1781
    Karl Friedrich Schinkel, German architect (d. 1841)
  • 1926
    Carlos Roberto Reina, President of Honduras (d. 2003)
  • 1929
    Peter Breck, American actor
  • 1938
    Erma Franklin, American singer (d. 2002)
  • 1942
    Geoffrey Hayes, English television presenter and actor
  • 1967
    Andrés Escobar, Colombian footballer (d. 1994)
  • 1971
    Annabeth Gish, American actress
  • 1973
    David Draiman, American musician and songwriter (Disturbed)
  • 1984
    Yuuka Nanri, Japanese seiyū
  • 1987
    Marco Andretti, American racecar driver

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