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Saturday April 13, 2019

April 13: Day of the Week

April 13, 2019 is the 103rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 262 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

April 2019
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Zodiac & Birthstone

Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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April 13 Historical Event(s)

  • 1613
    Samuel Argall kidnaps Chief Powhatan’s daughter, Pocahontas in Virginia along the Potomac River.
  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: American forces are surprised in the Battle of Bound Brook, New Jersey.
  • 1868
    The Abyssinian War ends as British and Indian troops capture Magdala.
  • 1919
    The Establishment of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea.
  • 1943
    World War II: The discovery of a mass grave of Polish prisoners of war executed by Soviet forces in the Katyń Forest Massacre is announced, causing a diplomatic rift between the Polish government in exile in London from the Soviet Union, which denies responsibility.
  • 1944
    Diplomatic relations between New Zealand and the Soviet Union are established.
  • 1948
    The Hadassah medical convoy massacre: In an ambush, 79 Jewish doctors, nurses and medical students from Hadassah Hospital and a British soldier are massacred by Arabs in Sheikh Jarra near Jerusalem.
  • 1970
    An oxygen tank aboard Apollo 13 explodes, putting the crew in great danger and causing major damage to the spacecraft while en route to the Moon.
  • 1972
    The Universal Postal Union decides to recognize the People’s Republic of China as the only legitimate Chinese representative, effectively expelling the Republic of China administering Taiwan.
  • 1972
    Vietnam War: The Battle of An Lộc begins.

Who were born on April 13?

  • 1729
    Thomas Percy, Bishop and magazine editor (d. 1811)
  • 1735
    Isaac Low, delegate to the Continental Congress (d. 1791)
  • 1860
    James Ensor, Belgian painter (d. 1949)
  • 1906
    Samuel Beckett, Irish writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1989)
  • 1909
    Eudora Welty, American writer (d. 2001)
  • 1937
    Lanford Wilson, American playwright (d. 2011)
  • 1948
    Drago Jančar, Slovenian writer
  • 1954
    Niels Olsen, Danish singer
  • 1967
    Olga Tañón, Puerto Rican singer
  • 1976
    Patrik Eliáš, Czech ice hockey player

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