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Wednesday January 13, 2021

January 13: Day of the Week

January 13, 2021 was the 13th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 352 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

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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)

  • 1605
    The controversial play Eastward Hoe by Ben Jonson, George Chapman, and John Marston is performed, landing two of the authors in prison.
  • 1832
    President Andrew Jackson writes to Vice President Martin Van Buren expressing his opposition to South Carolina’s defiance of federal authority in the Nullification Crisis.
  • 1935
    A plebiscite in Saarland shows that 90.3% of those voting wish to join Nazi Germany.
  • 1939
    The Black Friday bush fires burn 20,000 square kilometres of land in Australia, claiming the lives of 71 people.
  • 1953
    An article appears in Pravda accusing some of the most prestigious and prominent doctors, mostly Jews, in the Soviet Union of taking part in a vast plot to poison members of the top Soviet political and military leadership.
  • 1953
    Marshal Josip Broz Tito is chosen as President of Yugoslavia.
  • 1964
    Anti-Muslim riots break out in Calcutta – resulting in 100 deaths.
  • 1974
    Seraphim is elected Archbishop of Athens and All Greece.
  • 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.
  • 1990
    L. Douglas Wilder becomes the first elected African American governor as he takes office in Richmond, Virginia.

Who were born on January 13?

  • 1901
    A. B. Guthrie, American novelist, historian (d. 1991)
  • 1947
    John Lees, English Musician
  • 1948
    Gaj Singh, Maharaja of Jodhpur
  • 1949
    Brandon Tartikoff, American television executive (d. 1997)
  • 1969
    Stefania Belmondo, Italian cross-country skier
  • 1970
    Shonda Rhimes, American screenwriter/creator (Grey’s Anatomy)
  • 1973
    Gloria Yip, Hong Kong actor
  • 1977
    William Ash (actor), British actor
  • 1981
    Jason James, Welsh bassist
  • 1988
    Josh Freeman, American football player

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