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Tuesday March 13, 2018

March 13: Day of the Week

March 13, 2018 was the 72nd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 293 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.

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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.
  • 1845
    Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto receives its première performance in Leipzig with Ferdinand David as soloist.
  • 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.
  • 1943
    The Holocaust: German forces liquidate the Jewish ghetto in Kraków.
  • 1962
    Lyman 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.
  • 1964
    American Kitty Genovese is murdered, reportedly in view of neighbors who did nothing to help her, prompting research into the bystander effect.
  • 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.
  • 1997
    The Phoenix lights are seen over Phoenix, Arizona by hundreds of people, and by millions on television.
  • 2003
    Human 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?

  • 1770
    Daniel Lambert, Englishman famous for his obesity (d. 1809)
  • 1864
    Alexej von Jawlensky, Russian painter (d. 1941)
  • 1870
    Albert Meyer, member of the Swiss Federal Council in the 1930s (d. 1953)
  • 1913
    William Casey, American CIA director (d. 1987)
  • 1949
    Julia Migenes, American soprano
  • 1956
    Jamie Dimon, American Banking executive
  • 1959
    Kathy Hilton, socialite-Hilton Hotels, mother of Nicky Hilton and Paris Hilton
  • 1960
    Joe Ranft, American animator (d. 2005)
  • 1980
    Molly Stanton, American actress
  • 1984
    Noel Fisher, Canadian actor

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