March 13: Day of the Week
March 13, 2019 is the 72nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 293 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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)
- 624Battle of Badr: a key battle between Muhammad’s army – the new followers of Islam and the Quraish of Mecca. The Muslims won this battle, known as the turning point of Islam, which took place in the Hejaz region of western Arabia.
- 1781William Herschel discovers Uranus.
- 1809Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden is deposed in a coup d'état.
- 1897San Diego State University is founded.
- 1943The Holocaust: German forces liquidate the Jewish ghetto in Kraków.
- 1964American Kitty Genovese is murdered, reportedly in view of neighbors who did nothing to help her, prompting research into the bystander effect.
- 1988The Seikan Tunnel, the longest undersea tunnel in the world, opens between Aomori and Hakodate, Japan.
- 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)
- 1782Sir Robert Bateson, 1st Baronet, Irish nobility (d.1863)
- 1935Leslie Parrish, American actress
- 1948Robert S. Woods, American actor
- 1953Deborah Raffin, American actress
- 1953Ridley Pearson, American writer
- 1968Akira Nogami, Japanese professional wrestler
- 1977Momo Sylla, Guinean footballer
- 1978Tom Danielson, American cyclist
- 1984Noel Fisher, Canadian actor
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