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Friday March 13, 2020

March 13: Day of the Week

March 13, 2020 was the 73rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 293 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1781
    William Herschel discovers Uranus.
  • 1881
    Alexander 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.)
  • 1900
    Second Boer War: British forces occupy Bloemfontein, Orange Free State.
  • 1925
    Scopes Trial: A law in Tennessee prohibits the teaching of evolution.
  • 1933
    Great Depression: Banks in the U.S. begin to re-open after President Franklin D. Roosevelt mandates a “bank holiday”.
  • 1938
    Anschluss of Austria to the Third Reich.
  • 1954
    Battle of Điện Biên Phủ: Viet Minh forces attack the French.
  • 1957
    Cuban student revolutionaries storm the presidential palace in Havana in a failed attempt on the life of President Fulgencio Batista.
  • 1979
    The New Jewel Movement, headed by Maurice Bishop, ousts Prime Minister Eric Gairy in a nearly bloodless coup d'etat in Grenada.
  • 1996
    Dunblane massacre: in Dunblane, Scotland, 16 Primary School children and 1 teacher are shot dead by a spree killer, Thomas Watt Hamilton who then committed suicide.

Who were born on March 13?

  • 1855
    B. H. Roberts, Mormon leader, historian, and politician (d. 1933)
  • 1910
    Sammy Kaye, American musician (d. 1987)
  • 1911
    L. Ron Hubbard, American science fiction author and founder of Scientology (d. 1986)
  • 1929
    Joseph Mascolo, American actor
  • 1938
    Tochinoumi Teruyoshi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 49th Yokozuna
  • 1942
    Dave Cutler, American software engineer
  • 1942
    Geoffrey Hayes, English television presenter and actor
  • 1960
    Adam Clayton, Irish bassist (U2)
  • 1981
    Stephen Maguire, Scottish snooker player
  • 1982
    Nicole Ohlde, WNBA basketball player

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