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, 26,314,560 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 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

  • 1607
    The Bank of Genoa fails after announcement of national bankruptcy in Spain.
  • 1785
    John Walter publishes the first issue of the Daily Universal Register (later renamed The Times).
  • 1830
    The Great fire of New Orleans, Louisiana begins.
  • 1832
    President Andrew Jackson writes to Vice President Martin Van Buren expressing his opposition to South Carolina’s defiance of federal authority in the Nullification Crisis.
  • 1942
    Henry Ford patents a plastic automobile, which is 30% lighter than a regular car.
  • 1953
    Marshal Josip Broz Tito is chosen as President of Yugoslavia.
  • 1966
    Robert C. Weaver becomes the first African American Cabinet member by being appointed United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
  • 1968
    Johnny Cash performs live at Folsom Prison
  • 1974
    Seraphim is elected Archbishop of Athens and All Greece.
  • 1986
    A month-long violent struggle begins in Aden, South Yemen between supporters of Ali Nasir Muhammad and Abdul Fattah Ismail, resulting in thousands of casualties.

Who were born on January 13?

  • 1683
    Christoph Graupner, German composer (d. 1760)
  • 1883
    Prince Arthur of Connaught (d. 1938)
  • 1909
    Marinus van der Lubbe, Dutch communist (d. 1934)
  • 1913
    Jeff Morrow, American actor (d. 1993)
  • 1938
    Tord Grip, Swedish football manager
  • 1957
    Lorrie Moore, American writer
  • 1980
    Akira Kaji, Japanese footballer
  • 1980
    Krzysztof Czerwinski, Polish conductor and organist
  • 1981
    Shad Gaspard, American professional wrestler, bodyguard, and actor
  • 1987
    Alexandre Pliuschin, Moldovan cyclist

Who died on January 13?

  • 1630
    Yuan Chonghuan, Chinese military commander (b. 1584)
  • 1766
    King Frederick V of Denmark (b. 1723)
  • 1929
    H. B. Higgins, Australian politician and judge (b. 1851)
  • 1962
    Ernie Kovacs, American actor and comedian (b. 1919)
  • 1967
    Anatole de Grunwald, British producer and screenwriter (b. 1910)
  • 1974
    Raoul Jobin, Canadian tenor (b. 1906)
  • 1982
    Marcel Camus, French director (b. 1912)
  • 1988
    Chiang Ching-kuo, President of the Republic of China (b. 1910)
  • 2004
    Harold Shipman, British serial killer (b. 1946)
  • 2007
    Michael Brecker, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1949)

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