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Saturday January 13, 2018

January 13: Day of the Week

January 13, 2018 was the 13th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 352 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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

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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)

  • 888
    Odo, Count of Paris becomes King of the Franks.
  • 1435
    Sicut Dudum is promulgated by Pope Eugene IV about the enslaving of black natives in Canary Islands by Spanish natives.
  • 1605
    The controversial play Eastward Hoe by Ben Jonson, George Chapman, and John Marston is performed, landing two of the authors in prison.
  • 1785
    John Walter publishes the first issue of the Daily Universal Register (later renamed The Times).
  • 1797
    French Revolutionary Wars: A naval battle between a French ship of the line and two British frigates off the coast of Brittany ends with the French vessel running ashore, resulting in the death of over 900.
  • 1915
    An earthquake in Avezzano, Italy kills 29,800.
  • 1974
    Seraphim is elected Archbishop of Athens and All Greece.
  • 1982
    Shortly after takeoff, Air Florida Flight 90, a Boeing 737 jet crashes into Washington, DC’s 14th Street Bridge and falls into the Potomac River, killing 78 including four motorists.
  • 1986
    A month-long violent struggle begins in Aden, South Yemen between supporters of Ali Nasir Muhammad and Abdul Fattah Ismail, resulting in thousands of casualties.
  • 2001
    An earthquake hits El Salvador, killing more than 800.

Who were born on January 13?

  • 1884
    Sophie Tucker, Russian-born singer and performer (d. 1966)
  • 1904
    Richard Addinsell, British composer (Warsaw Concerto) (d. 1977)
  • 1924
    Paul Feyerabend, Austrian-born philosopher (d. 1994)
  • 1925
    Georgi Kaloyanchev, Bulgarian actor
  • 1962
    Kevin Mitchell, American baseball player
  • 1968
    Mike Whitlow, English footballer
  • 1972
    Vitaly Scherbo, Belarusian gymnast
  • 1973
    Nikolai Khabibulin, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1976
    Michael Peña, American actor
  • 1983
    William Hung, American Idol contestant

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