March 13: Day of the Week
March 13, 2020 is the 73rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 293 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)
- 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.
- 1925Scopes Trial: A law in Tennessee prohibits the teaching of evolution.
- 1930The news of the discovery of Pluto is telegraphed to the Harvard College Observatory.
- 1938Anschluss of Austria to the Third Reich.
- 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.
- 1969Apollo program: Apollo 9 returns safely to Earth after testing the Lunar Module.
- 1979The New Jewel Movement, headed by Maurice Bishop, ousts Prime Minister Eric Gairy in a nearly bloodless coup d'etat in Grenada.
- 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.
Who were born on March 13?
- 1900Béla Guttman, Hungarian footballer (d. 1981)
- 1935Michael Walzer, American philosopher
- 1953Ridley Pearson, American writer
- 1960Yuri Andrukhovych, Ukrainian writer, poet and political essayist
- 1965Gigi Rice, American actress
- 1977Momo Sylla, Guinean footballer
- 1980Caron Butler, American basketballer
- 1982Nicole Ohlde, WNBA basketball player
- 1984Steve Darcis, Belgian tennis player
- 1985Emile Hirsch, American actor
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