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)
- 532Nika riots in Constantinople.
- 1328Edward III of England marries Philippa of Hainault, daughter of the Count of Hainault.
- 1797French 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.
- 1815War of 1812: British troops capture Fort Peter in St. Marys, Georgia, the only battle of the war to take place in the state.
- 1847The Treaty of Cahuenga ends the Mexican-American War in California.
- 1942Henry Ford patents a plastic automobile, which is 30% lighter than a regular car.
- 1951First Indochina War: The Battle of Vinh Yen begins, which will end in a major victory for France.
- 1968Johnny Cash performs live at Folsom Prison
- 1972Prime Minister Kofi Busia and President Edward Akufo-Addo of Ghana are ousted in a bloodless military coup by Colonel Ignatius Kutu Acheamphong.
- 1990L. Douglas Wilder becomes the first elected African American governor as he takes office in Richmond, Virginia.
Who were born on January 13?
- 1861Max Nonne, German neurologist (d. 1959)
- 1878Lionel Groulx, Canadian nationalist (d. 1967)
- 1919Robert Stack, American actor (d. 2003)
- 1923Daniil Shafran, Russian cellist (d. 1997)
- 1931Ian Hendry, English actor (d. 1984)
- 1949Klaus Brandner, German politician
- 1955Paul Kelly, Australian singer-songwriter
- 1962Trace Adkins, American country music singer-songwriter
- 1977James Posey, American basketball player
- 1986Joannie Rochette, Canadian figure skater
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