March 13: Day of the Week
March 13, 2017 was the 72nd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 293 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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)
- 1639Harvard College is named for clergyman John Harvard.
- 1845Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto receives its première performance in Leipzig with Ferdinand David as soloist.
- 1862American Civil War: The U.S. federal government forbids all Union army officers to return fugitive slaves, thus effectively annulling the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 and setting the stage for the Emancipation Proclamation.
- 1884The Siege of Khartoum, Sudan begins, ending on January 26, 1885.
- 1938Anschluss of Austria to the Third Reich.
- 1938World News Roundup is broadcast for the first time on CBS Radio in the United States.
- 1940The Russo-Finnish Winter War ends.
- 1943The Holocaust: German forces liquidate the Jewish ghetto in Kraków.
- 1954Battle of Điện Biên Phủ: Viet Minh forces attack the French.
- 1997India’s Missionaries of Charity chooses Sister Nirmala to succeed Mother Teresa as its leader.
Who were born on March 13?
- 1777Charles Lot Church, Nova Scotia politician (d. 1864)
- 1815James Curtis Hepburn, American missionary and linguist (d. 1911)
- 1898Henry Hathaway, American film director and producer (d. 1985)
- 1911L. Ron Hubbard, American science fiction author and founder of Scientology (d. 1986)
- 1925Roy Haynes, American jazz drummer
- 1939Neil Sedaka, American singer and songwriter
- 1946Yonatan Netanyahu, Israeli soldier (d. 1976)
- 1981Toccara Jones, American fashion model
- 1986Chiaki Kyan, Japanese gravure idol
- 1999Wiktoria Gąsiewska, Polish actress
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