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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 1605The controversial play Eastward Hoe by Ben Jonson, George Chapman, and John Marston is performed, landing two of the authors in prison.
- 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.
- 1822The design of the Greek flag is adopted by the First National Assembly at Epidaurus.
- 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.
- 1847The Treaty of Cahuenga ends the Mexican-American War in California.
- 1898Emile Zola’s J'accuse exposes the Dreyfus affair.
- 1934The Candidate of Science degree is established in the USSR.
- 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
Who were born on January 13?
- 1870Ross Granville Harrison, American biologist (d. 1959)
- 1878Lionel Groulx, Canadian nationalist (d. 1967)
- 1887Gabriel Gabrio, French actor (d. 1946)
- 1898Kai Munk, Danish playwright and Lutheran pastor, martyr (d. 1944)
- 1911Sir Johannes “Joh” Bjelke-Petersen, Premier of Queensland (d. 2005)
- 1921Dachine Rainer, British writer (d. 2000)
- 1947Carles Rexach, former Spanish-Catalan footballer and coach
- 1957Lorrie Moore, American writer
- 1977James Posey, American basketball player
- 1978Ashmit Patel, Indian actor
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