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, 1,578,873,600 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 ‘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 design of the Greek flag is adopted by the First National Assembly at Epidaurus.
The Great fire of New Orleans, Louisiana begins.
Dr. William Brydon, an assistant surgeon in the British East India Company Army during the First Anglo-Afghan War, becomes famous for being the sole survivor of an army of 4,500 men and 12,000 camp followers when he reaches the safety of a garrison in Jalalabad.
The Treaty of Cahuenga ends the Mexican-American War in California.
U.S. Marines land in Honolulu from the USS Boston to prevent the queen from abrogating the Bayonet Constitution.
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.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated was founded on the campus of Howard University.
Marshal Josip Broz Tito is chosen as President of Yugoslavia.
The Moroccan Liberation Army ambushes a Spanish patrol in the Battle of Edchera.
Shortly after takeoff, Air Florida Flight 90, a Boeing 737 jet crashes into Washington, DC’s 14th Street Bridge and falls into the Potomac River, killing 78 including four motorists.
Who were born on January 13?
Maria Anna of Austria, Electress of Bavaria (d. 1665)
Brock Adams, American politician (d. 2004)
Joe Pass, U.S. jazz guitarist (d. 1994)
Pasqual Maragall, Spanish politician
Gaj Singh, Maharaja of Jodhpur
Shelagh Fogarty, British radio presenter
Michael Rupp, American ice hockey player
Marc Staal, Canadian ice hockey player
Stefano Del Sante, Italian footballer
Triinu Kivilaan, Estonian singer
Who died on January 13?
Saint Kentigern (Saint Mungo), patron saint of Glasgow
Charles the Fat, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 839)
Abbot Suger, French statesman and historian (b. 1081)
Yuan Chonghuan, Chinese military commander (b. 1584)
Johann Georg Walch, German theologian (b. 1693)
Schuyler Colfax, American politician (b. 1823)
Jesse L. Lasky, American film producer (b. 1880)
Robert Still, English composer (b. 1910)
Marcel Camus, French director (b. 1912)
Johnny Podres, American baseball player (b. 1932)
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