What happened this day in history January 13

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

  • 1822
    The design of the Greek flag is adopted by the First National Assembly at Epidaurus.
  • 1830
    The Great fire of New Orleans, Louisiana begins.
  • 1842
    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.
  • 1847
    The Treaty of Cahuenga ends the Mexican-American War in California.
  • 1893
    U.S. Marines land in Honolulu from the USS Boston to prevent the queen from abrogating the Bayonet Constitution.
  • 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.
  • 1953
    Marshal Josip Broz Tito is chosen as President of Yugoslavia.
  • 1958
    The Moroccan Liberation Army ambushes a Spanish patrol in the Battle of Edchera.
  • 1982
    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?

  • 1610
    Maria Anna of Austria, Electress of Bavaria (d. 1665)
  • 1927
    Brock Adams, American politician (d. 2004)
  • 1929
    Joe Pass, U.S. jazz guitarist (d. 1994)
  • 1941
    Pasqual Maragall, Spanish politician
  • 1948
    Gaj Singh, Maharaja of Jodhpur
  • 1966
    Shelagh Fogarty, British radio presenter
  • 1980
    Michael Rupp, American ice hockey player
  • 1987
    Marc Staal, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1987
    Stefano Del Sante, Italian footballer
  • 1989
    Triinu Kivilaan, Estonian singer

Who died on January 13?

  • 614
    Saint Kentigern (Saint Mungo), patron saint of Glasgow
  • 888
    Charles the Fat, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 839)
  • 1151
    Abbot Suger, French statesman and historian (b. 1081)
  • 1630
    Yuan Chonghuan, Chinese military commander (b. 1584)
  • 1775
    Johann Georg Walch, German theologian (b. 1693)
  • 1885
    Schuyler Colfax, American politician (b. 1823)
  • 1958
    Jesse L. Lasky, American film producer (b. 1880)
  • 1971
    Robert Still, English composer (b. 1910)
  • 1982
    Marcel Camus, French director (b. 1912)
  • 2008
    Johnny Podres, American baseball player (b. 1932)

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