What happened this day in history April 13

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

April 13: Facts & Myths About This Day

April 13 is the 104th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 262 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 31, 2024 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 28,549,440 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 ‘hectatetragon’ day.

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

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 291 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 4,131 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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April 13 Historical Events

  • 1861
    American Civil War: Fort Sumter surrenders to Confederate forces.
  • 1919
    Eugene V. Debs enters prison at the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary in Atlanta, Georgia, for speaking out against the draft during World War I.
  • 1919
    Jallianwala Bagh massacre: British troops massacre at least 379 unarmed demonstrators in Amritsar, India. At least 1200 wounded.
  • 1919
    The Establishment of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea.
  • 1943
    World War II: The discovery of a mass grave of Polish prisoners of war executed by Soviet forces in the Katyń Forest Massacre is announced, causing a diplomatic rift between the Polish government in exile in London from the Soviet Union, which denies responsibility.
  • 1972
    Vietnam War: The Battle of An Lộc begins.
  • 1974
    Western Union (in cooperation with NASA and Hughes Aircraft) launches the United States’ first commercial geosynchronous communications satellite, Westar 1.
  • 1976
    The United States Treasury Department reintroduced the two-dollar bill as a Federal Reserve Note on Thomas Jefferson’s 233rd birthday as part of the United States Bicentennial celebration.
  • 1984
    India moves into Siachen Glacier thus annexing more territory from the Line of Control.
  • 1987
    Portugal and the People’s Republic of China sign an agreement in which Macau would be returned to China in 1999.

Who were born on April 13?

  • 1825
    Thomas D'Arcy McGee, Canadian journalist and politician (d. 1868)
  • 1892
    Arthur Travers ‘Bomber’Harris, British Air Force commander (d. 1984)
  • 1907
    Harold Stassen, American Presidential candidate (d. 2001)
  • 1924
    Jack Chick, American evangelist
  • 1942
    Bill Conti, American composer
  • 1945
    Bob Kalsu, American football player (d. 1970)
  • 1949
    Christopher Hitchens, English-born journalist, critic, and author (d. 2011)
  • 1970
    Gerry Creaney, Scottish footballer
  • 1980
    Quentin Richardson, American basketball player
  • 1987
    Massimiliano Pesenti, Italian footballer

Who died on April 13?

  • 1853
    James Iredell, Jr., American politician (b. 1788)
  • 1880
    Robert Fortune, Scottish botanist (b. 1813)
  • 1909
    Whitley Stokes, British lawyer (b. 1830)
  • 1936
    Milton Brown, American swing bandleader (b. 1903)
  • 1941
    Annie Jump Cannon, American astronomer (b. 1863)
  • 1980
    Markus Höttinger, Austrian racing driver (b. 1956)
  • 1993
    Wallace Stegner, American writer (b. 1909)
  • 1997
    Voldemar Väli, Estonian wrestler (b. 1903)
  • 2004
    Lou Berberet, American baseball player (b. 1929)
  • 2009
    Bruce Snyder, American football coach (b. 1940)

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