March 13: Day of the Week
March 13, 2021 was the 72nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 293 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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.
- 1845Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto receives its première performance in Leipzig with Ferdinand David as soloist.
- 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.)
- 1920The Kapp Putsch briefly ousts the Weimar Republic government from Berlin.
- 1933Great Depression: Banks in the U.S. begin to re-open after President Franklin D. Roosevelt mandates a “bank holiday”.
- 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.
- 1979The New Jewel Movement, headed by Maurice Bishop, ousts Prime Minister Eric Gairy in a nearly bloodless coup d'etat in Grenada.
- 2003Human evolution: The journal Nature reports that 350,000-year-old footprints of an upright-walking human have been found in Italy.
- 2008Gold prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange hit $1,000 per ounce for the first time.
Who were born on March 13?
- 1897Dan Gordon, American animator (d. 1969)
- 1914W.O. Mitchell, Canadian writer (d. 1998)
- 1930Jan Howard, American singer
- 1950Charles Krauthammer, American political commentator
- 1956Dana Delany, American actress
- 1957Steve Lake, American baseball player
- 1983Kaitlin Sandeno, American swimmer
- 1985Alcides, Brazilian football player
- 1987Rosela Gjylbegu, Albanian singer
- 1989Holger Badstuber, German footballer
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