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Friday January 13, 2017

January 13: Day of the Week

January 13, 2017 was the 13th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 352 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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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)

  • 532
    Nika riots in Constantinople.
  • 1815
    War of 1812: British troops capture Fort Peter in St. Marys, Georgia, the only battle of the war to take place in the state.
  • 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.
  • 1840
    The steamship Lexington burns and sinks four miles off the coast of Long Island with the loss of 139 lives.
  • 1934
    The Candidate of Science degree is established in the USSR.
  • 1942
    Henry Ford patents a plastic automobile, which is 30% lighter than a regular car.
  • 1942
    World War II: First use of aircraft ejection seat by a German test pilot in a Heinkel He 280 jet fighter.
  • 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.
  • 1966
    Robert C. Weaver becomes the first African American Cabinet member by being appointed United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
  • 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.

Who were born on January 13?

  • 1651
    Henry Booth, 1st Earl of Warrington, English politician (d. 1694)
  • 1887
    George Gurdjieff, Georgian-Armenian-Greek mystic (d. 1949)
  • 1922
    Albert Lamorisse, French film director and producer (d. 1970)
  • 1946
    Eero Koivistoinen, Finnish musician
  • 1959
    James Lomenzo, American musician (Megadeth)
  • 1972
    Nicole Eggert, American actress
  • 1981
    Jason James, Welsh bassist
  • 1984
    Nathaniel Motte, American musician (3OH!3)
  • 1987
    Daniel Oss, Italian cyclist
  • 1989
    Bryan Arguez, American footballer

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