April 13: Day of the Week
April 13, 2023 is the 103rd day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 262 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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)
- 1612Miyamoto Musashi defeats Sasaki Kojiro at Funajima island.
- 1776American Revolutionary War: American forces are surprised in the Battle of Bound Brook, New Jersey.
- 1849Hungary becomes a republic.
- 1861American Civil War: Fort Sumter surrenders to Confederate forces.
- 1873The Colfax Massacre takes place.
- 1943The Jefferson Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C., on the 200th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson’s birth.
- 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.
- 1945World War II: Soviet and Bulgarian forces capture Vienna, Austria.
- 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.
- 1975Bus massacre in Lebanon: Attack by the Phalangist resistance kill 26 militia members of the P.F.L. of Palestine, marking the start of the 15-year Lebanese Civil War.
Who were born on April 13?
- 1519Catherine de' Medici, wife of Henry II of France (d. 1589)
- 1872Alexander Roda Roda, Austrian writer (d. 1945)
- 1875Ray Lyman Wilbur, 31st United States Secretary of the Interior and 3rd President of Stanford University (d. 1949)
- 1939Paul Sorvino, American actor
- 1949Christopher Hitchens, English-born journalist, critic, and author (d. 2011)
- 1951Max Weinberg, American drummer
- 1953Stephen Byers, British politician
- 1971Valensia, Dutch singer
- 1975Lou Bega, German-born musician and artist
- 1976Valentina Cervi, Italian actress
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