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.
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)
- 1613Samuel Argall kidnaps Chief Powhatan’s daughter, Pocahontas in Virginia along the Potomac River.
- 1776American Revolutionary War: American forces are surprised in the Battle of Bound Brook, New Jersey.
- 1868The Abyssinian War ends as British and Indian troops capture Magdala.
- 1919The Establishment of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea.
- 1943World 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.
- 1944Diplomatic relations between New Zealand and the Soviet Union are established.
- 1948The 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.
- 1970An 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.
- 1972The 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.
- 1972Vietnam War: The Battle of An Lộc begins.
Who were born on April 13?
- 1729Thomas Percy, Bishop and magazine editor (d. 1811)
- 1735Isaac Low, delegate to the Continental Congress (d. 1791)
- 1860James Ensor, Belgian painter (d. 1949)
- 1906Samuel Beckett, Irish writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1989)
- 1909Eudora Welty, American writer (d. 2001)
- 1937Lanford Wilson, American playwright (d. 2011)
- 1948Drago Jančar, Slovenian writer
- 1954Niels Olsen, Danish singer
- 1967Olga Tañón, Puerto Rican singer
- 1976Patrik Eliáš, Czech ice hockey player
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