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, 27,367,200 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 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

  • 1435
    Sicut Dudum is promulgated by Pope Eugene IV about the enslaving of black natives in Canary Islands by Spanish natives.
  • 1797
    French Revolutionary Wars: A naval battle between a French ship of the line and two British frigates off the coast of Brittany ends with the French vessel running ashore, resulting in the death of over 900.
  • 1830
    The Great fire of New Orleans, Louisiana begins.
  • 1893
    U.S. Marines land in Honolulu from the USS Boston to prevent the queen from abrogating the Bayonet Constitution.
  • 1915
    An earthquake in Avezzano, Italy kills 29,800.
  • 1935
    A plebiscite in Saarland shows that 90.3% of those voting wish to join Nazi Germany.
  • 1939
    The Black Friday bush fires burn 20,000 square kilometres of land in Australia, claiming the lives of 71 people.
  • 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.
  • 1974
    Seraphim is elected Archbishop of Athens and All Greece.
  • 1991
    Soviet Union troops attack Lithuanian independence supporters in Vilnius, killing 14 people and wounding 1000.

Who were born on January 13?

  • 1434
    King Henry II of Castile (d. 1379)
  • 1804
    Paul Gavarni, French caricaturist (d. 1866)
  • 1881
    Essington Lewis, Australian industrialist (d. 1961)
  • 1924
    Roland Petit, French choreographer (d. 2011)
  • 1927
    Brock Adams, American politician (d. 2004)
  • 1931
    Chris Wiggins, British actor
  • 1947
    Carles Rexach, former Spanish-Catalan footballer and coach
  • 1966
    Patrick Dempsey, American actor
  • 1972
    Mark Bosnich, Australian footballer
  • 1982
    Kamran Akmal, Pakistan cricketer

Who died on January 13?

  • 1138
    Simon I, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1076)
  • 1630
    Yuan Chonghuan, Chinese military commander (b. 1584)
  • 1717
    Maria Sibylla Merian, naturalist and scientific illustrator (b. 1647)
  • 1797
    Elisabeth Christine von Braunschweig-Bevern, wife of Frederick II of Prussia (b. 1715)
  • 1928
    Mara Buneva, Bulgarian revolutionary (b. 1902}
  • 1929
    Wyatt Earp, American Western lawman (b. 1848)
  • 1943
    Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Swiss artist (b. 1889)
  • 1962
    Ernie Kovacs, American actor and comedian (b. 1919)
  • 2005
    Earl Cameron, Canadian broadcaster (b. 1915)
  • 2009
    Doña Mary Ejercito, Filipino supercentarian, mother of Joseph Ejercito Estrada (b. 1905)

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