April 13: Day of the Week
April 13, 2020 was the 104th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 262 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 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)
- 1256The Grand Union of the Augustinian order formed when Pope Alexander IV issues a papal bull Licet ecclesiae catholicae.
- 1598Henry IV of France issues the Edict of Nantes, allowing freedom of religion to the Huguenots. (Edict repealed in 1685.)
- 1613Samuel Argall kidnaps Chief Powhatan’s daughter, Pocahontas in Virginia along the Potomac River.
- 1796The first elephant ever seen in the United States arrives from India.
- 1829The British Parliament grants freedom of religion to Roman Catholics.
- 1919The Establishment of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea.
- 1943The Jefferson Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C., on the 200th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson’s birth.
- 1958During the Cold War, American Van Cliburn wins the inaugural International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.
- 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.
- 1972Vietnam War: The Battle of An Lộc begins.
Who were born on April 13?
- 1715John Hanson, President of the United States in Congress Assembled (d. 1783)
- 1732Frederick North, Lord North, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1792)
- 1850Arthur Matthew Weld Downing, British astronomer (d. 1917)
- 1875Ray Lyman Wilbur, 31st United States Secretary of the Interior and 3rd President of Stanford University (d. 1949)
- 1939Seamus Heaney, Irish writer, Nobel laureate
- 1954Niels Olsen, Danish singer
- 1960Olaf Ludwig, German cyclist
- 1974Sergei Gonchar, Russian ice hockey player
- 1980Jana Cova, Czech pornographic actress
- 1982Nellie McKay, American singer
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