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 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 262 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 31, 2020 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,586,736,000 seconds 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.

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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 305 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 2,670 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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April 13 Historical Events

  • 1598
    Henry IV of France issues the Edict of Nantes, allowing freedom of religion to the Huguenots. (Edict repealed in 1685.)
  • 1613
    Samuel Argall kidnaps Chief Powhatan’s daughter, Pocahontas in Virginia along the Potomac River.
  • 1742
    George Frideric Handel’s oratorio Messiah makes its world-premiere in Dublin, Ireland.
  • 1829
    The British Parliament grants freedom of religion to Roman Catholics.
  • 1849
    Hungary becomes a republic.
  • 1868
    The Abyssinian War ends as British and Indian troops capture Magdala.
  • 1948
    The Hadassah medical convoy massacre: In an ambush, 79 Jewish doctors, nurses and medical students from Hadassah Hospital and a British soldier are massacred by Arabs in Sheikh Jarra near Jerusalem.
  • 1964
    At the Academy Awards, Sidney Poitier becomes the first African-American male to win the Best Actor award for the 1963 film Lilies of the Field.
  • 1972
    The Universal Postal Union decides to recognize the People’s Republic of China as the only legitimate Chinese representative, effectively expelling the Republic of China administering Taiwan.
  • 1997
    Tiger Woods becomes the youngest golfer to win the Masters Tournament.

Who were born on April 13?

  • 1875
    Ray Lyman Wilbur, 31st United States Secretary of the Interior and 3rd President of Stanford University (d. 1949)
  • 1891
    Robert Scholl, German politician, father of Hans and Sophie Scholl (d. 1973)
  • 1899
    Alfred Mosher Butts, American architect and Scrabble inventor (d. 1993)
  • 1940
    Max Mosley, British racing driver, engineer and former president of the FIA
  • 1941
    Michael Stuart Brown, American geneticist, Nobel laureate
  • 1946
    Al Green, American singer and pastor
  • 1949
    Frank Doran, Scottish politician
  • 1961
    Hiro Yamamoto, American rock bassist
  • 1970
    Gerry Creaney, Scottish footballer
  • 1984
    Anders Lindegaard, Danish footballer

Who died on April 13?

  • 1612
    Sasaki Kojirō, Japanese samurai
  • 1868
    Tewodros II, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1818)
  • 1910
    William Quiller Orchardson, British painter (b. 1835)
  • 1911
    George Washington Glick, American politician (b. 1827)
  • 1918
    Lavr Georgevich Kornilov, Russian general (b. 1870)
  • 1938
    Grey Owl, British-born First Nations conservationist (b. 1888)
  • 1975
    Larry Parks, American actor (b. 1914)
  • 1997
    Dorothy Frooks, American author and military figure (b. 1896)
  • 2006
    Bill Baker, American baseball player (b. 1911)
  • 2008
    John Wheeler, American physicist and educator (b. 1911)

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