March 13: Day of the Week
March 13, 2019 was the 72nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 293 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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)
- 1639Harvard College is named for clergyman John Harvard.
- 1781William Herschel discovers Uranus.
- 1938Anschluss of Austria to the Third Reich.
- 1938World News Roundup is broadcast for the first time on CBS Radio in the United States.
- 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.
- 1991The United States Department of Justice announces that Exxon has agreed to pay $1 billion for the clean-up of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska.
- 1992An earthquake registering 6.8 on the Richter scale kills over 500 in Erzincan, eastern Turkey.
- 1996Dunblane 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.
- 2003Human evolution: The journal Nature reports that 350,000-year-old footprints of an upright-walking human have been found in Italy.
Who were born on March 13?
- 1720Charles Bonnet, Swiss naturalist and writer (d. 1793)
- 1898Henry Hathaway, American film director and producer (d. 1985)
- 1911L. Ron Hubbard, American science fiction author and founder of Scientology (d. 1986)
- 1936Nana Meskhidze, Georgian artist-painter (d. 1997)
- 1943André Téchiné, French film director and screenwriter
- 1949Hiroshi Kazato, Japanese racing driver (d. 1974)
- 1955Bruno Conti, Italian footballer
- 1970Tim Story, American film director
- 1971Annabeth Gish, American actress
- 1982Jeremy Curl, British explorer
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