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)
- 1781William Herschel discovers Uranus.
- 1845Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto receives its première performance in Leipzig with Ferdinand David as soloist.
- 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.
- 1900Second Boer War: British forces occupy Bloemfontein, Orange Free State.
- 1920The Kapp Putsch briefly ousts the Weimar Republic government from Berlin.
- 1940The Russo-Finnish Winter War ends.
- 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.
- 1969Apollo program: Apollo 9 returns safely to Earth after testing the Lunar Module.
Who were born on March 13?
- 1719John Griffin Whitwell, 4th Baron Howard de Walden, British field marshal (d. 1797)
- 1883Enrico Toselli, Italian (Florentine) composer and pianist(d. 1926)
- 1900Giorgos Seferis, Greek poet, Nobel laureate (d. 1971)
- 1929Peter Breck, American actor
- 1972Common, American rapper
- 1975Chris Ashworth, American actor
- 1976Danny Masterson, American actor
- 1978Tom Danielson, American cyclist
- 1989Holger Badstuber, German footballer
- 1991Lê Quang Liêm, Vietnamese chess player.
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