January 13: Day of the Week
January 13, 2019 was the 13th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 352 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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.
- 1435Sicut Dudum is promulgated by Pope Eugene IV about the enslaving of black natives in Canary Islands by Spanish natives.
- 1547Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey is sentenced to death.
- 1605The controversial play Eastward Hoe by Ben Jonson, George Chapman, and John Marston is performed, landing two of the authors in prison.
- 1869National convention of black leaders meets in Washington D.C.
- 1934The Candidate of Science degree is established in the USSR.
- 1942World War II: First use of aircraft ejection seat by a German test pilot in a Heinkel He 280 jet fighter.
- 1968Johnny Cash performs live at Folsom Prison
- 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.
- 1986A month-long violent struggle begins in Aden, South Yemen between supporters of Ali Nasir Muhammad and Abdul Fattah Ismail, resulting in thousands of casualties.
Who were born on January 13?
- 1804Paul Gavarni, French caricaturist (d. 1866)
- 1881Essington Lewis, Australian industrialist (d. 1961)
- 1898Carlo Tagliabue, Italian baritone (d. 1978)
- 1911Sir Johannes “Joh” Bjelke-Petersen, Premier of Queensland (d. 2005)
- 1924Paul Feyerabend, Austrian-born philosopher (d. 1994)
- 1938Shivkumar Sharma, santoor player, music composer
- 1962Kevin Mitchell, American baseball player
- 1970Shonda Rhimes, American screenwriter/creator (Grey’s Anatomy)
- 1971John Mallory Asher, American film actor/director
- 1989Bryan Arguez, American footballer
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