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 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 352 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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

When this day started, 447,360 hours 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 30 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 2,945 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

  • 532
    Nika riots in Constantinople.
  • 888
    Odo, Count of Paris becomes King of the Franks.
  • 1785
    John Walter publishes the first issue of the Daily Universal Register (later renamed The Times).
  • 1840
    The steamship Lexington burns and sinks four miles off the coast of Long Island with the loss of 139 lives.
  • 1898
    Emile Zola’s J'accuse exposes the Dreyfus affair.
  • 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.
  • 1964
    Anti-Muslim riots break out in Calcutta – resulting in 100 deaths.
  • 1974
    Seraphim is elected Archbishop of Athens and All Greece.
  • 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?

  • 1866
    Vasily Kalinnikov, Russian composer (d. 1901)
  • 1924
    Paul Feyerabend, Austrian-born philosopher (d. 1994)
  • 1930
    Frances Sternhagen, American actress
  • 1949
    Brandon Tartikoff, American television executive (d. 1997)
  • 1962
    Trace Adkins, American country music singer-songwriter
  • 1964
    Penelope Ann Miller, American actress
  • 1972
    Mark Bosnich, Australian footballer
  • 1972
    Vitaly Scherbo, Belarusian gymnast
  • 1974
    Sergei Brylin, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1987
    Alexandre Pliuschin, Moldovan cyclist

Who died on January 13?

  • 86 BC
    Gaius Marius, Roman general and politician (b. 157 BC)
  • 703
    Empress Jitō of Japan (b. 645)
  • 1796
    John H. D. Anderson, Scottish scientist and inventor (b. 1726)
  • 1853
    Theophilos Kairis, Greek priest, humanist and revolutionary (b. 1783)
  • 1889
    Solomon Bundy, American politician (b. 1823)
  • 1967
    Anatole de Grunwald, British producer and screenwriter (b. 1910)
  • 1974
    Raoul Jobin, Canadian tenor (b. 1906)
  • 1993
    Camargo Guarnieri, Brazilian composer (b. 1907)
  • 2004
    Harold Shipman, British serial killer (b. 1946)
  • 2010
    Kalifa Tillisi, Libyan writer and linguist (b. 1930)

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