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)
- 1865American Civil War: The Confederate States of America agree to the use of African American troops.
- 1897San Diego State University is founded.
- 1933Great Depression: Banks in the U.S. begin to re-open after President Franklin D. Roosevelt mandates a “bank holiday”.
- 1943The Holocaust: German forces liquidate the Jewish ghetto in Kraków.
- 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.
- 1979The New Jewel Movement, headed by Maurice Bishop, ousts Prime Minister Eric Gairy in a nearly bloodless coup d'etat in Grenada.
- 1988The Seikan Tunnel, the longest undersea tunnel in the world, opens between Aomori and Hakodate, Japan.
- 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.
- 1997India’s Missionaries of Charity chooses Sister Nirmala to succeed Mother Teresa as its leader.
Who were born on March 13?
- 1798Abigail Fillmore, First Lady of the United States (d. 1853)
- 1900Giorgos Seferis, Greek poet, Nobel laureate (d. 1971)
- 1913William Casey, American CIA director (d. 1987)
- 1933Mike Stoller, American songwriter
- 1934Barry Hughart, American author
- 1935Leslie Parrish, American actress
- 1955Bruno Conti, Italian footballer
- 1963Fito Páez, Argentine musician and songwriter
- 1973David Draiman, American musician and songwriter (Disturbed)
- 1981April Matson, American actress and singer
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