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.
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.
- 1881Alexander 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.)
- 1900Second Boer War: British forces occupy Bloemfontein, Orange Free State.
- 1925Scopes Trial: A law in Tennessee prohibits the teaching of evolution.
- 1933Great Depression: Banks in the U.S. begin to re-open after President Franklin D. Roosevelt mandates a “bank holiday”.
- 1938Anschluss of Austria to the Third Reich.
- 1954Battle of Điện Biên Phủ: Viet Minh forces attack the French.
- 1957Cuban student revolutionaries storm the presidential palace in Havana in a failed attempt on the life of President Fulgencio Batista.
- 1979The New Jewel Movement, headed by Maurice Bishop, ousts Prime Minister Eric Gairy in a nearly bloodless coup d'etat in Grenada.
- 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.
Who were born on March 13?
- 1855B. H. Roberts, Mormon leader, historian, and politician (d. 1933)
- 1910Sammy Kaye, American musician (d. 1987)
- 1911L. Ron Hubbard, American science fiction author and founder of Scientology (d. 1986)
- 1929Joseph Mascolo, American actor
- 1938Tochinoumi Teruyoshi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 49th Yokozuna
- 1942Dave Cutler, American software engineer
- 1942Geoffrey Hayes, English television presenter and actor
- 1960Adam Clayton, Irish bassist (U2)
- 1981Stephen Maguire, Scottish snooker player
- 1982Nicole Ohlde, WNBA basketball player
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