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Wednesday May 13, 2020

May 13: Day of the Week

May 13, 2020 was the 134th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 232 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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.

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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)

  • 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.
  • 1917
    Three children report the first apparition of Our Lady of Fátima in Fátima, Portugal.
  • 1939
    The first commercial FM radio station in the United States is launched in Bloomfield, Connecticut. The station later becomes WDRC-FM.
  • 1940
    World 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.
  • 1941
    World War II: Yugoslav royal colonel Dragoljub Mihailović starts fighting with German occupation troops, beginning the Serbian resistance.
  • 1950
    The first round of the Formula One World Championship is held at Silverstone.
  • 1958
    May 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.
  • 1985
    Police storm MOVE headquarters in Philadelphia to end a stand-off, killing 11 MOVE members and destroying the homes of 250 city residents.
  • 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.
  • 2005
    The Binh Bridge opens to traffic in Hai Phong, Vietnam.

Who were born on May 13?

  • 1588
    Ole Worm, Danish physician (d. 1654)
  • 1922
    Michael Ainsworth, British cricketer (d. 1978)
  • 1941
    Jody Conradt, American basketball coach
  • 1943
    Kurt Trampedach, Danish artist
  • 1951
    James Whale, English radio personality
  • 1962
    Paul McDermott, Australian comedian
  • 1976
    Mark Delaney, Welsh footballer
  • 1976
    Trajan Langdon, American basketball player
  • 1983
    Grégory Lemarchal, French singer (d. 2007)
  • 1987
    Hunter Parrish, American actor

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