May 13: Day of the Week
May 13, 2020 is the 134th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 232 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1779War of Bavarian Succession: Russian and French mediators at the Congress of Teschen negotiate an end to the war. In the agreement Austria receives the part of its territory that was taken from it (the Innviertel).
- 1861The Great Comet of 1861 is discovered by John Tebbutt of Windsor, New South Wales, Australia.
- 1917Three children report the first apparition of Our Lady of Fátima in Fátima, Portugal.
- 1941World War II: Yugoslav royal colonel Dragoljub Mihailović starts fighting with German occupation troops, beginning the Serbian resistance.
- 1958May 1958 crisis: a group of French military officers lead a coup in Algiers demanding that a government of national unity be formed with Charles de Gaulle at its head in order to defend French control of Algeria.
- 1969Race riots, later known as the May 13 Incident, take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
- 1989Large groups of students occupy Tiananmen Square and begin a hunger strike.
- 20062006 São Paulo violence: a major rebellion occurs in several prisons in Brazil.
- 2008The Jaipur bombings in Rajasthan, India results in dozens of deaths.
- 2011the 2011 Charsadda bombing in the Charsadda District of Pakistan two bombs exploded killing 98 and wounding 140.
Who were born on May 13?
- 1928Enrique Bolaños, Nicaraguan politician
- 1940Bruce Chatwin, British writer (d. 1989)
- 1945Sam Anderson, American actor
- 1956Steve Blackwood, American actor and musician
- 1964Tom Verica, American actor
- 1965José Antonio Delgado, Venezuelan mountaineer (d. 2006)
- 1975Jamie Allison, Canadian professional ice hockey player
- 1978Steve Mildenhall, English footballer
- 1981Jimmy Wang Yang, American professional wrestler
- 1988Casey Donovan, Australian singer
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