January 13: Day of the Week
January 13, 2020 was the 13th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 353 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 January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Capricorn is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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January 13: This Day in History
It is still celebrated as New Year’s Eve (at least in the 20th & 21st centuries) by countries still using the thirteen-day-slower Julian calendar (Old New Year).
January 13 Historical Event(s)
- 888Odo, Count of Paris becomes King of the Franks.
- 1822The design of the Greek flag is adopted by the First National Assembly at Epidaurus.
- 1832President Andrew Jackson writes to Vice President Martin Van Buren expressing his opposition to South Carolina’s defiance of federal authority in the Nullification Crisis.
- 1869National convention of black leaders meets in Washington D.C.
- 1898Emile Zola’s J'accuse exposes the Dreyfus affair.
- 1934The Candidate of Science degree is established in the USSR.
- 1953Marshal Josip Broz Tito is chosen as President of Yugoslavia.
- 1958The Moroccan Liberation Army ambushes a Spanish patrol in the Battle of Edchera.
- 1990L. Douglas Wilder becomes the first elected African American governor as he takes office in Richmond, Virginia.
- 2001An earthquake hits El Salvador, killing more than 800.
Who were born on January 13?
- 1930Liz Anderson, American singer
- 1931Chris Wiggins, British actor
- 1949Rakesh Sharma, first Indian and 138th person to visit space
- 1950Bob Forsch, American baseball player
- 1960Takis Lemonis, Greek footballer and coach
- 1964Penelope Ann Miller, American actress
- 1964Ronan Rafferty, Northern Irish golfer
- 1972Nicole Eggert, American actress
- 1983Ronny Turiaf, French basketball player
- 1987Lee Seung Gi, South Korean singer
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