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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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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.

March 13 Historical Event(s)

  • 1881
    Alexander II of Russia is killed near his palace when a bomb is thrown at him. (Gregorian date: it was March 1 in the Julian calendar then in use in Russia.)
  • 1884
    The Siege of Khartoum, Sudan begins, ending on January 26, 1885.
  • 1920
    The Kapp Putsch briefly ousts the Weimar Republic government from Berlin.
  • 1930
    The news of the discovery of Pluto is telegraphed to the Harvard College Observatory.
  • 1940
    The Russo-Finnish Winter War ends.
  • 1962
    Lyman 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.
  • 1979
    The New Jewel Movement, headed by Maurice Bishop, ousts Prime Minister Eric Gairy in a nearly bloodless coup d'etat in Grenada.
  • 1988
    The Seikan Tunnel, the longest undersea tunnel in the world, opens between Aomori and Hakodate, Japan.
  • 1997
    India’s Missionaries of Charity chooses Sister Nirmala to succeed Mother Teresa as its leader.
  • 2005
    Terry 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?

  • 1720
    Charles Bonnet, Swiss naturalist and writer (d. 1793)
  • 1942
    Scatman John, American singer (real name John Larkin) (d. 1999)
  • 1956
    Dana Delany, American actress
  • 1957
    John Hoeven, American politician, 31st governor and junior senator from North Dakota
  • 1973
    David Draiman, American musician and songwriter (Disturbed)
  • 1982
    Jeremy Curl, British explorer
  • 1982
    Nicole Ohlde, WNBA basketball player
  • 1984
    Marc Zwiebler, German badminton player
  • 1985
    Emile Hirsch, American actor
  • 1991
    Lê Quang Liêm, Vietnamese chess player.

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