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Friday May 13, 2022

May 13: Day of the Week

May 13, 2022 was the 133rd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 232 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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May 13 Historical Event(s)

  • 1497
    Pope Alexander VI excommunicates Girolamo Savonarola.
  • 1804
    Forces sent by Yusuf Karamanli of Tripoli to retake Derna from the Americans attack the city.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: Battle of Palmito Ranch – in far south Texas, more than a month after Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s surrender, the last land battle of the Civil War ends with a Confederate victory.
  • 1948
    1948 Arab-Israeli War: the Kfar Etzion massacre is committed by Arab irregulars, the day before the declaration of independence of the state of Israel on May 14.
  • 1951
    The 400th anniversary of the founding of the National University of San Marcos is commemorated by the opening of the first large-capacity stadium in Peru.
  • 1969
    Race riots, later known as the May 13 Incident, take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • 1981
    Mehmet Ali Ağca attempts to assassinate Pope John Paul II in St. Peter’s Square in Rome. The Pope is rushed to the Agostino Gemelli University Polyclinic to undergo emergency surgery and survives.
  • 1998
    India carries out two nuclear tests at Pokhran, following the three conducted on May 11. The United States and Japan impose economic sanctions on India.
  • 2000
    In Enschede, Netherlands, a fireworks factory explodes, killing 22 people, wounding 950, and resulting in approximately €450 million in damage.
  • 2005
    The Andijan Massacre occurs in Uzbekistan.

Who were born on May 13?

  • 1857
    Ronald Ross, English physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1932)
  • 1930
    José Jiménez Lozano, Spanish writer
  • 1934
    Ehud Netzer, Israeli archaeologist (d. 2010)
  • 1935
    Dominic Cossa, American baritone
  • 1950
    Stevie Wonder, American singer and musician
  • 1957
    Koji Suzuki, Japanese writer
  • 1962
    Paul McDermott, Australian comedian
  • 1976
    Trajan Langdon, American basketball player
  • 1978
    Mike Bibby, American basketball player
  • 1980
    Waka Inoue, Japanese gravure idol and actress

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