April 13: Day of the Week
April 13, 2021 was the 103rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 262 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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)
- 1204Constantinople falls to the Crusaders of the Fourth Crusade, temporarily ending the Byzantine Empire.
- 1868The Abyssinian War ends as British and Indian troops capture Magdala.
- 1870The Metropolitan Museum of Art founded.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1976The United States Treasury Department reintroduced the two-dollar bill as a Federal Reserve Note on Thomas Jefferson’s 233rd birthday as part of the United States Bicentennial celebration.
- 1984India moves into Siachen Glacier thus annexing more territory from the Line of Control.
- 1987Portugal and the People’s Republic of China sign an agreement in which Macau would be returned to China in 1999.
Who were born on April 13?
- 1715John Hanson, President of the United States in Congress Assembled (d. 1783)
- 1892Sir Robert Alexander Watson-Watt, Scottish inventor (d. 1973)
- 1900Pierre Molinier, French painter and photographer (d. 1976)
- 1901Jacques Lacan, French psychoanalyst and semanticist (d. 1981)
- 1924Jack Chick, American evangelist
- 1932Orlando Letelier, Chilean politician (d. 1976)
- 1946Al Green, American singer and pastor
- 1960Rudi Völler, German football coach
- 1964Davis Love III, Professional Golfer
- 1970Ricardo Rincon, Mexican baseball player
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