March 13: Day of the Week
March 13, 2017 is the 72nd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 293 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.
March 13 Historical Event(s)
- 1900Second Boer War: British forces occupy Bloemfontein, Orange Free State.
- 1920The Kapp Putsch briefly ousts the Weimar Republic government from Berlin.
- 1930The news of the discovery of Pluto is telegraphed to the Harvard College Observatory.
- 1933Great Depression: Banks in the U.S. begin to re-open after President Franklin D. Roosevelt mandates a “bank holiday”.
- 1940The Russo-Finnish Winter War ends.
- 1969Apollo program: Apollo 9 returns safely to Earth after testing the Lunar Module.
- 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.
- 2003Human evolution: The journal Nature reports that 350,000-year-old footprints of an upright-walking human have been found in Italy.
- 2005Terry Ratzmann shoots and kills six members of the Living Church of God and the minister at Sheraton Inn in Brookfield, Wisconsin before killing himself.
Who were born on March 13?
- 1763Guillaume Marie Anne Brune, French marshal (d. 1815)
- 1864Alexej von Jawlensky, Russian painter (d. 1941)
- 1908Walter Annenberg, American publisher and philanthropist (d. 2002)
- 1921Al Jaffee, American cartoonist
- 1926Carlos Roberto Reina, President of Honduras (d. 2003)
- 1942Dave Cutler, American software engineer
- 1957Steve Lake, American baseball player
- 1965Gigi Rice, American actress
- 1976James Dewees, American musician
- 1983Kaitlin Sandeno, American swimmer
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