January 13: Day of the Week
January 13, 2021 was the 13th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 352 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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.
- 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.
- 1830The Great fire of New Orleans, Louisiana begins.
- 1898Emile Zola’s J'accuse exposes the Dreyfus affair.
- 1942Henry Ford patents a plastic automobile, which is 30% lighter than a regular car.
- 1990L. Douglas Wilder becomes the first elected African American governor as he takes office in Richmond, Virginia.
- 1991Soviet Union troops attack Lithuanian independence supporters in Vilnius, killing 14 people and wounding 1000.
- 2001An earthquake hits El Salvador, killing more than 800.
Who were born on January 13?
- 1804Paul Gavarni, French caricaturist (d. 1866)
- 1812Victor de Laprade, French poet and critic (d. 1883)
- 1887George Gurdjieff, Georgian-Armenian-Greek mystic (d. 1949)
- 1922Albert Lamorisse, French film director and producer (d. 1970)
- 1934Rip Taylor, American actor
- 1951Frank E. Peretti, author of Christian fiction
- 1959James Lomenzo, American musician (Megadeth)
- 1962Paul Higgins, Canadian hockey player
- 1981Darrell Rasner, American baseball player
- 1983William Hung, American Idol contestant
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