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Thursday April 13, 2017

April 13: Day of the Week

April 13, 2017 was the 103rd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 262 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

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

April 2017
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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)

  • 1111
    Henry V is crowned Holy Roman Emperor.
  • 1796
    The first elephant ever seen in the United States arrives from India.
  • 1829
    The British Parliament grants freedom of religion to Roman Catholics.
  • 1849
    Hungary becomes a republic.
  • 1868
    The Abyssinian War ends as British and Indian troops capture Magdala.
  • 1919
    Eugene V. Debs enters prison at the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary in Atlanta, Georgia, for speaking out against the draft during World War I.
  • 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.
  • 1964
    At 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.
  • 1972
    Vietnam War: The Battle of An Lộc begins.
  • 1974
    Western Union (in cooperation with NASA and Hughes Aircraft) launches the United States’ first commercial geosynchronous communications satellite, Westar 1.

Who were born on April 13?

  • 1573
    Christina of Holstein-Gottorp, queen consort of Sweden (d. 1625)
  • 1732
    Frederick North, Lord North, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1792)
  • 1922
    Julius Nyerere, Tanzanian First President and Father of the Nation (d. 1999)
  • 1940
    Mike Beuttler, British racing driver (d. 1988)
  • 1942
    Bill Conti, American composer
  • 1952
    David Drew, British politician
  • 1957
    Saundra Santiago, American actress
  • 1964
    Davis Love III, Professional Golfer
  • 1976
    Glenn Howerton, American actor
  • 1976
    Valentina Cervi, Italian actress

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