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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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)
- 1776American Revolutionary War: American forces are surprised in the Battle of Bound Brook, New Jersey.
- 1796The first elephant ever seen in the United States arrives from India.
- 1870The Metropolitan Museum of Art founded.
- 1902James C. Penney opens his first store in Kemmerer, Wyoming.
- 1964At the Academy Awards, Sidney Poitier becomes the first African-American male to win the Best Actor award for the 1963 film Lilies of the Field.
- 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.
- 1974Western Union (in cooperation with NASA and Hughes Aircraft) launches the United States’ first commercial geosynchronous communications satellite, Westar 1.
- 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.
- 1987Portugal and the People’s Republic of China sign an agreement in which Macau would be returned to China in 1999.
- 1997Tiger Woods becomes the youngest golfer to win the Masters Tournament.
Who were born on April 13?
- 1732Frederick North, Lord North, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1792)
- 1851Robert Abbe, American surgeon (d. 1928)
- 1875Ray Lyman Wilbur, 31st United States Secretary of the Interior and 3rd President of Stanford University (d. 1949)
- 1891Maurice Vincent Buckley, Australian winner of the Victoria Cross (d. 1921)
- 1920Claude Cheysson, French politician
- 1933Ben Nighthorse Campbell, U.S. politician
- 1940Jim McNab, Scottish footballer (d. 2006)
- 1957Amy Goodman, American activist, host of Democracy Now
- 1970Monty Brown, American professional wrestler
- 1982Jill Vidal, Hong Kong singer
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