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 French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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)
- 1785John Walter publishes the first issue of the Daily Universal Register (later renamed The Times).
- 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.
- 1840The steamship Lexington burns and sinks four miles off the coast of Long Island with the loss of 139 lives.
- 1898Emile Zola’s J'accuse exposes the Dreyfus affair.
- 1915An earthquake in Avezzano, Italy kills 29,800.
- 1958The Moroccan Liberation Army ambushes a Spanish patrol in the Battle of Edchera.
- 1964Karol Wojtyla, the future Pope John Paul II, is appointed archbishop of Krakow, Poland.
- 1972Prime Minister Kofi Busia and President Edward Akufo-Addo of Ghana are ousted in a bloodless military coup by Colonel Ignatius Kutu Acheamphong.
- 1985A passenger train plunges into a ravine in Ethiopia, killing 428 in the worst railroad disaster in Africa.
- 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?
- 1812Victor de Laprade, French poet and critic (d. 1883)
- 1859Kostis Palamas, Greek poet (d. 1943)
- 1881Essington Lewis, Australian industrialist (d. 1961)
- 1885Alfred Fuller, Canadian businessman, The “Fuller Brush Man” (d. 1973)
- 1942Carol Cleveland, English actress
- 1964Bill Bailey, British comedian
- 1972Atoosa Rubenstein, Iranian-born American magazine editor
- 1977Orlando Bloom, English actor
- 1983Sebastian Kneißl, German footballer
- 1987Alexandre Pliuschin, Moldovan cyclist
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