May 13: Day of the Week
May 13, 2021 is the 133rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 232 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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)
- 1830Ecuador gains its independence from Gran Colombia.
- 1846Mexican-American War: The United States declares war on Mexico.
- 1848First performance of Finland’s national anthem.
- 1888With the passage of the Lei Áurea (“Golden Law”), Brazil abolishes slavery.
- 1917Three children report the first apparition of Our Lady of Fátima in Fátima, Portugal.
- 1940World War II: Germany’s conquest of France begins as the German army crosses the Meuse. Winston Churchill makes his “blood, toil, tears, and sweat” speech to the House of Commons.
- 1960Hundreds of University of California, Berkeley students congregate for the first day of protest against a visit by the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Thirty-one students are arrested, and the Free Speech Movement is born.
- 1969Race riots, later known as the May 13 Incident, take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
- 1972Faulty electrical wiring ignites a fire underneath the Playtown Cabaret in Osaka, Japan. Blocked exits and non-functional elevators lead to 118 fatalities, with many victims leaping to their deaths.
- 1980An F3 tornado hits Kalamazoo County, Michigan. President Jimmy Carter declares it a federal disaster area.
Who were born on May 13?
- 1024Hugh of Cluny, French saint (d. 1109)
- 1928Édouard Molinaro, French film actor, director and screenwriter
- 1931Jim Jones, American businessman and cult leader of the Peoples Temple (d. 1978)
- 1944Armistead Maupin, American author
- 1950Bobby Valentine, American baseball player and manager
- 1962Eduardo Palomo, Mexican actor (d. 2003)
- 1968PMD, American rapper
- 1977Neil Hopkins, American actor
- 1979Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland of Sweden
- 1987Hunter Parrish, American actor
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