March 13: Day of the Week
March 13, 2021 is the 72nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 293 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Pisces is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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March 13 Historical Event(s)
- 1865American Civil War: The Confederate States of America agree to the use of African American troops.
- 1881Alexander II of Russia is killed near his palace when a bomb is thrown at him. (Gregorian date: it was March 1 in the Julian calendar then in use in Russia.)
- 1900Second Boer War: British forces occupy Bloemfontein, Orange Free State.
- 1921Mongolia, under Baron Roman Ungern von Sternberg, declares its independence from China.
- 1925Scopes Trial: A law in Tennessee prohibits the teaching of evolution.
- 1938World News Roundup is broadcast for the first time on CBS Radio in the United States.
- 1940The Russo-Finnish Winter War ends.
- 1957Cuban student revolutionaries storm the presidential palace in Havana in a failed attempt on the life of President Fulgencio Batista.
- 2005Terry Ratzmann shoots and kills six members of the Living Church of God and the minister at Sheraton Inn in Brookfield, Wisconsin before killing himself.
- 2008Gold prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange hit $1,000 per ounce for the first time.
Who were born on March 13?
- 1763Guillaume Marie Anne Brune, French marshal (d. 1815)
- 1855B. H. Roberts, Mormon leader, historian, and politician (d. 1933)
- 1860Hugo Wolf, Austrian composer (d. 1903)
- 1864Alexej von Jawlensky, Russian painter (d. 1941)
- 1870Albert Meyer, member of the Swiss Federal Council in the 1930s (d. 1953)
- 1923Dimitrios Ioannidis, Greek military officer who was involved in the Greek military junta
- 1929Joseph Mascolo, American actor
- 1948Robert S. Woods, American actor
- 1975Chris Ashworth, American actor
- 1981April Matson, American actress and singer
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