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)
- 888Odo, Count of Paris becomes King of the Franks.
- 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.
- 1869National convention of black leaders meets in Washington D.C.
- 1893The Independent Labour Party of the United Kingdom holds its first meeting.
- 1898Emile Zola’s J'accuse exposes the Dreyfus affair.
- 1910The first public radio broadcast takes place; a live performance of the opera Cavalleria rusticana is sent out over the airwaves from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.
- 1942Henry Ford patents a plastic automobile, which is 30% lighter than a regular car.
- 1968Johnny Cash performs live at Folsom Prison
- 1993Space Shuttle program: Endeavour heads for space for the third time as STS-54 launches from the Kennedy Space Center.
Who were born on January 13?
- 1878Lionel Groulx, Canadian nationalist (d. 1967)
- 1926Michael Bond, British writer
- 1939Cesare Maniago, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1956Janet Hubert-Whitten, American actress
- 1967Annie Jones, Australian actress
- 1972Nicole Eggert, American actress
- 1973Nikolai Khabibulin, Russian ice hockey player
- 1982Guillermo Coria, Argentine tennis player
- 1984Nathaniel Motte, American musician (3OH!3)
- 1988Josh Freeman, American football player
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