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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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)
- 1781William Herschel discovers Uranus.
- 1845Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto receives its première performance in Leipzig with Ferdinand David as soloist.
- 1884The Siege of Khartoum, Sudan begins, ending on January 26, 1885.
- 1900Second Boer War: British forces occupy Bloemfontein, Orange Free State.
- 1925Scopes Trial: A law in Tennessee prohibits the teaching of evolution.
- 1943World War II: In Bougainville, Japanese troops end their assault on American forces at Hill 700.
- 1954Battle of Điện Biên Phủ: Viet Minh forces attack the French.
- 1962Lyman Lemnitzer, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivers a proposal, called Operation Northwoods, regarding performing terrorist attacks upon Guantánamo Bay Naval Base, to Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. The proposal is scrapped and President John F. Kennedy removes Lemnitzer from his position.
- 1964American Kitty Genovese is murdered, reportedly in view of neighbors who did nothing to help her, prompting research into the bystander effect.
- 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.
Who were born on March 13?
- 1733Joseph Priestley, English scientist and minister (d. 1804)
- 1899Jan Lechoń, Polish poet (d. 1956)
- 1910Karl Gustav Ahlefeldt, Danish actor (d. 1985)
- 1914W.O. Mitchell, Canadian writer (d. 1998)
- 1936Nana Meskhidze, Georgian artist-painter (d. 1997)
- 1946Yonatan Netanyahu, Israeli soldier (d. 1976)
- 1957Steve Lake, American baseball player
- 1960Joe Ranft, American animator (d. 2005)
- 1967Andrés Escobar, Colombian footballer (d. 1994)
- 1975Chris Ashworth, American actor
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