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

  • 1815
    War of 1812: British troops capture Fort Peter in St. Marys, Georgia, the only battle of the war to take place in the state.
  • 1910
    The first public radio broadcast takes place; a live performance of the opera Cavalleria rusticana is sent out over the airwaves from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.
  • 1913
    Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated was founded on the campus of Howard University.
  • 1934
    The Candidate of Science degree is established in the USSR.
  • 1939
    The Black Friday bush fires burn 20,000 square kilometres of land in Australia, claiming the lives of 71 people.
  • 1942
    World War II: First use of aircraft ejection seat by a German test pilot in a Heinkel He 280 jet fighter.
  • 1966
    Robert C. Weaver becomes the first African American Cabinet member by being appointed United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
  • 1986
    A month-long violent struggle begins in Aden, South Yemen between supporters of Ali Nasir Muhammad and Abdul Fattah Ismail, resulting in thousands of casualties.
  • 1991
    Soviet Union troops attack Lithuanian independence supporters in Vilnius, killing 14 people and wounding 1000.
  • 2001
    An earthquake hits El Salvador, killing more than 800.

Who were born on January 13?

  • 1865
    Princess Marie of Orléans (d. 1908)
  • 1931
    Charles Nelson Reilly, American actor (d. 2007)
  • 1936
    Renato Bruson, Italian operatic baritone
  • 1938
    Tord Grip, Swedish football manager
  • 1960
    Takis Lemonis, Greek footballer and coach
  • 1961
    Suggs, English singer (Madness)
  • 1963
    Kevin McClatchy, American businessman
  • 1972
    Vitaly Scherbo, Belarusian gymnast
  • 1980
    Akira Kaji, Japanese footballer
  • 1984
    Nathaniel Motte, American musician (3OH!3)

Who died on January 13?

  • 1599
    Edmund Spenser, English poet (b. 1552)
  • 1790
    Luc Urbain de Bouexic, comte de Guichen, French admiral (b. 1712)
  • 1797
    Elisabeth Christine von Braunschweig-Bevern, wife of Frederick II of Prussia (b. 1715)
  • 1882
    Wilhelm Mauser, German weapon designer and manufacturer (b. 1834)
  • 1885
    Schuyler Colfax, American politician (b. 1823)
  • 1894
    Nadezhda von Meck, Russian patroness of Pyotr Tchaikovsky (b. 1831)
  • 1962
    Ernie Kovacs, American actor and comedian (b. 1919)
  • 1980
    André Kostelanetz, Russian-born music conductor and arranger (b. 1901)
  • 2004
    Harold Shipman, British serial killer (b. 1946)
  • 2008
    Johnny Podres, American baseball player (b. 1932)

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