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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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.
- 1547Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey is sentenced to death.
- 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.
- 1934The Candidate of Science degree is established in the USSR.
- 1964Anti-Muslim riots break out in Calcutta – resulting in 100 deaths.
- 1964Karol Wojtyla, the future Pope John Paul II, is appointed archbishop of Krakow, Poland.
- 1966Robert C. Weaver becomes the first African American Cabinet member by being appointed United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
- 1982Shortly 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.
- 1985A passenger train plunges into a ravine in Ethiopia, killing 428 in the worst railroad disaster in Africa.
- 2001An earthquake hits El Salvador, killing more than 800.
Who were born on January 13?
- 1562Mark Alexander Boyd, Scottish poet (d. 1601)
- 1683Christoph Graupner, German composer (d. 1760)
- 1832Horatio Alger, Jr., American minister and author (d. 1899)
- 1913Jeff Morrow, American actor (d. 1993)
- 1938Shivkumar Sharma, santoor player, music composer
- 1942Carol Cleveland, English actress
- 1957Lorrie Moore, American writer
- 1967Annie Jones, Australian actress
- 1970Marco Pantani, Italian cyclist (d. 2004)
- 1988Josh Freeman, American football player
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