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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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1639Harvard College is named for clergyman John Harvard.
- 1884The Siege of Khartoum, Sudan begins, ending on January 26, 1885.
- 1920The Kapp Putsch briefly ousts the Weimar Republic government from Berlin.
- 1962Lyman Lemnitzer, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivers a proposal, called Operation Northwoods, regarding performing terrorist attacks upon Guantánamo Bay Naval Base, to Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. The proposal is scrapped and President John F. Kennedy removes Lemnitzer from his position.
- 1964American Kitty Genovese is murdered, reportedly in view of neighbors who did nothing to help her, prompting research into the bystander effect.
- 1969Apollo program: Apollo 9 returns safely to Earth after testing the Lunar Module.
- 1979The New Jewel Movement, headed by Maurice Bishop, ousts Prime Minister Eric Gairy in a nearly bloodless coup d'etat in Grenada.
- 1988The Seikan Tunnel, the longest undersea tunnel in the world, opens between Aomori and Hakodate, Japan.
- 1996Dunblane 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.
- 1997The Phoenix lights are seen over Phoenix, Arizona by hundreds of people, and by millions on television.
Who were born on March 13?
- 1782Sir Robert Bateson, 1st Baronet, Irish nobility (d.1863)
- 1855Percival Lowell, American astronomer (d. 1916)
- 1900Giorgos Seferis, Greek poet, Nobel laureate (d. 1971)
- 1923Dimitrios Ioannidis, Greek military officer who was involved in the Greek military junta
- 1926Carlos Roberto Reina, President of Honduras (d. 2003)
- 1938Erma Franklin, American singer (d. 2002)
- 1951Fred Berry, American actor and dancer (d. 2003)
- 1957John Hoeven, American politician, 31st governor and junior senator from North Dakota
- 1971Robert Lanham, American author and satirist
- 1972Common, American rapper
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