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.
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)
- 1862American 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.
- 1897San Diego State University is founded.
- 1925Scopes Trial: A law in Tennessee prohibits the teaching of evolution.
- 1933Great Depression: Banks in the U.S. begin to re-open after President Franklin D. Roosevelt mandates a “bank holiday”.
- 1943The Holocaust: German forces liquidate the Jewish ghetto in Kraków.
- 1943World War II: In Bougainville, Japanese troops end their assault on American forces at Hill 700.
- 1957Cuban student revolutionaries storm the presidential palace in Havana in a failed attempt on the life of President Fulgencio Batista.
- 1964American Kitty Genovese is murdered, reportedly in view of neighbors who did nothing to help her, prompting research into the bystander effect.
- 1979The New Jewel Movement, headed by Maurice Bishop, ousts Prime Minister Eric Gairy in a nearly bloodless coup d'etat in Grenada.
- 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.
Who were born on March 13?
- 1720Charles Bonnet, Swiss naturalist and writer (d. 1793)
- 1782Sir Robert Bateson, 1st Baronet, Irish nobility (d.1863)
- 1897Yeghishe Charents, Armenian poet, writer and public activist (d. 1937)
- 1900Béla Guttman, Hungarian footballer (d. 1981)
- 1925Roy Haynes, American jazz drummer
- 1933Mike Stoller, American songwriter
- 1948Robert S. Woods, American actor
- 1964Will Clark, American baseball player
- 1965Gigi Rice, American actress
- 1977Kay Tse, Hong Kong singer
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