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 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 353 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 31, 2019 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 26,314,560 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 12 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 2,579 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
The Bank of Genoa fails after announcement of national bankruptcy in Spain.
John Walter publishes the first issue of the Daily Universal Register (later renamed The Times).
The Great fire of New Orleans, Louisiana begins.
President Andrew Jackson writes to Vice President Martin Van Buren expressing his opposition to South Carolina’s defiance of federal authority in the Nullification Crisis.
Henry Ford patents a plastic automobile, which is 30% lighter than a regular car.
Marshal Josip Broz Tito is chosen as President of Yugoslavia.
Robert C. Weaver becomes the first African American Cabinet member by being appointed United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
Johnny Cash performs live at Folsom Prison
Seraphim is elected Archbishop of Athens and All Greece.
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.
Who were born on January 13?
Christoph Graupner, German composer (d. 1760)
Prince Arthur of Connaught (d. 1938)
Marinus van der Lubbe, Dutch communist (d. 1934)
Jeff Morrow, American actor (d. 1993)
Tord Grip, Swedish football manager
Lorrie Moore, American writer
Akira Kaji, Japanese footballer
Krzysztof Czerwinski, Polish conductor and organist
Shad Gaspard, American professional wrestler, bodyguard, and actor
Alexandre Pliuschin, Moldovan cyclist
Who died on January 13?
Yuan Chonghuan, Chinese military commander (b. 1584)
King Frederick V of Denmark (b. 1723)
H. B. Higgins, Australian politician and judge (b. 1851)
Ernie Kovacs, American actor and comedian (b. 1919)
Anatole de Grunwald, British producer and screenwriter (b. 1910)
Raoul Jobin, Canadian tenor (b. 1906)
Marcel Camus, French director (b. 1912)
Chiang Ching-kuo, President of the Republic of China (b. 1910)
Harold Shipman, British serial killer (b. 1946)
Michael Brecker, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1949)
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