What are the important events that happened on January 13? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 13: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 13 is the 13th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 352 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 31, 2016 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 24,737,760 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘tridecagon’ day.

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

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 15 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,484 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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January 13: This Day In History

It is still celebrated as New Year’s Eve (at least in the 20th & 21st centuries) by countries still using the thirteen-day-slower Julian calendar (Old New Year).

January 13 Historical Events

  • 1435
    Sicut Dudum is promulgated by Pope Eugene IV about the enslaving of black natives in Canary Islands by Spanish natives.
  • 1547
    Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey is sentenced to death.
  • 1605
    The controversial play Eastward Hoe by Ben Jonson, George Chapman, and John Marston is performed, landing two of the authors in prison.
  • 1840
    The steamship Lexington burns and sinks four miles off the coast of Long Island with the loss of 139 lives.
  • 1869
    National convention of black leaders meets in Washington D.C.
  • 1908
    The Rhoads Opera House fire in Boyertown, Pennsylvania kills 171 people.
  • 1951
    First Indochina War: The Battle of Vinh Yen begins, which will end in a major victory for France.
  • 1958
    The Moroccan Liberation Army ambushes a Spanish patrol in the Battle of Edchera.
  • 1972
    Prime Minister Kofi Busia and President Edward Akufo-Addo of Ghana are ousted in a bloodless military coup by Colonel Ignatius Kutu Acheamphong.
  • 1991
    Soviet Union troops attack Lithuanian independence supporters in Vilnius, killing 14 people and wounding 1000.

Who were born on January 13?

  • 1635
    Philipp Jakob Spener, German theologian (d. 1705)
  • 1859
    Kostis Palamas, Greek poet (d. 1943)
  • 1923
    Daniil Shafran, Russian cellist (d. 1997)
  • 1924
    Paul Feyerabend, Austrian-born philosopher (d. 1994)
  • 1927
    Sydney Brenner, British Nobel Laureate
  • 1934
    Rip Taylor, American actor
  • 1936
    Renato Bruson, Italian operatic baritone
  • 1972
    Atoosa Rubenstein, Iranian-born American magazine editor
  • 1972
    Vitaly Scherbo, Belarusian gymnast
  • 1987
    Marc Staal, Canadian ice hockey player

Who died on January 13?

  • 703
    Empress Jitō of Japan (b. 645)
  • 1177
    Henry II of Austria (b. 1107)
  • 1599
    Edmund Spenser, English poet (b. 1552)
  • 1691
    George Fox, English founder of Quakerism (b. 1624)
  • 1838
    Ferdinand Ries, German composer (b. 1784)
  • 1906
    Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Russian physicist (b. 1859)
  • 1979
    Donny Hathaway, American musician (b. 1945)
  • 1979
    Marjorie Lawrence, Australian soprano (b. 1907)
  • 2004
    Harold Shipman, British serial killer (b. 1946)
  • 2005
    Nell Rankin, American mezzo-soprano (b. 1924)

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