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)
- 1328Edward III of England marries Philippa of Hainault, daughter of the Count of Hainault.
- 1607The Bank of Genoa fails after announcement of national bankruptcy in Spain.
- 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.
- 1893U.S. Marines land in Honolulu from the USS Boston to prevent the queen from abrogating the Bayonet Constitution.
- 1939The Black Friday bush fires burn 20,000 square kilometres of land in Australia, claiming the lives of 71 people.
- 1964Anti-Muslim riots break out in Calcutta – resulting in 100 deaths.
- 1974Seraphim is elected Archbishop of Athens and All Greece.
- 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.
- 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?
- 1635Philipp Jakob Spener, German theologian (d. 1705)
- 1861Max Nonne, German neurologist (d. 1959)
- 1926Carolyn Gold Heilbrun, American feminist author (d. 2003)
- 1938William B. Davis, Canadian actor
- 1941Pasqual Maragall, Spanish politician
- 1942Carol Cleveland, English actress
- 1955Paul Kelly, Australian singer-songwriter
- 1962Trace Adkins, American country music singer-songwriter
- 1980Krzysztof Czerwinski, Polish conductor and organist
- 1980Nils-Eric Johansson, Swedish footballer
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