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 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 352 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 31, 2021 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,642,032,000 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 ‘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 19 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 3,310 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

  • 1847
    The Treaty of Cahuenga ends the Mexican-American War in California.
  • 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.
  • 1915
    An earthquake in Avezzano, Italy kills 29,800.
  • 1951
    First Indochina War: The Battle of Vinh Yen begins, which will end in a major victory for France.
  • 1953
    An article appears in Pravda accusing some of the most prestigious and prominent doctors, mostly Jews, in the Soviet Union of taking part in a vast plot to poison members of the top Soviet political and military leadership.
  • 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.
  • 1968
    Johnny Cash performs live at Folsom Prison
  • 1990
    L. Douglas Wilder becomes the first elected African American governor as he takes office in Richmond, Virginia.
  • 2001
    An earthquake hits El Salvador, killing more than 800.

Who were born on January 13?

  • 1610
    Maria Anna of Austria, Electress of Bavaria (d. 1665)
  • 1925
    Gwen Verdon, American actress and dancer (d. 2000)
  • 1934
    Rip Taylor, American actor
  • 1947
    Jacek Majchrowski, Mayor of Kraków
  • 1954
    Trevor Rabin, South African guitarist (Yes)
  • 1957
    Lorrie Moore, American writer
  • 1966
    Shelagh Fogarty, British radio presenter
  • 1972
    Atoosa Rubenstein, Iranian-born American magazine editor
  • 1977
    William Ash (actor), British actor
  • 1984
    Nathaniel Motte, American musician (3OH!3)

Who died on January 13?

  • 86 BC
    Gaius Marius, Roman general and politician (b. 157 BC)
  • 858
    King Ethelwulf of Wessex (b. 795)
  • 888
    Charles the Fat, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 839)
  • 1929
    Wyatt Earp, American Western lawman (b. 1848)
  • 1941
    James Joyce, Irish writer (b. 1882)
  • 1980
    André Kostelanetz, Russian-born music conductor and arranger (b. 1901)
  • 2002
    Frank Shuster, Canadian comedian (b. 1916)
  • 2004
    Zeno Vendler, American philosopher of language (b. 1921)
  • 2009
    Mansour Rahbani, Lebanese composer and lyricist (b. 1925)
  • 2010
    Teddy Pendergrass, American R&B singer (b. 1950)

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