About April 13

April 13, 2022 is the 103rd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 262 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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Aries is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 284 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On April 13

  • 1829
    The British Parliament grants freedom of religion to Roman Catholics.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Fort Sumter surrenders to Confederate forces.
  • 1868
    The Abyssinian War ends as British and Indian troops capture Magdala.
  • 1870
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art founded.
  • 1873
    The Colfax Massacre takes place.
  • 1902
    James C. Penney opens his first store in Kemmerer, Wyoming.
  • 1919
    Eugene V. Debs enters prison at the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary in Atlanta, Georgia, for speaking out against the draft during World War I.
  • 1943
    The Jefferson Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C., on the 200th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson’s birth.
  • 1943
    World War II: The discovery of a mass grave of Polish prisoners of war executed by Soviet forces in the Katyń Forest Massacre is announced, causing a diplomatic rift between the Polish government in exile in London from the Soviet Union, which denies responsibility.
  • 1945
    World War II: German troops kill more than 1,000 political and military prisoners in Gardelegen Germany.
  • 1945
    World War II: Soviet and Bulgarian forces capture Vienna, Austria.
  • 1948
    The Hadassah medical convoy massacre: In an ambush, 79 Jewish doctors, nurses and medical students from Hadassah Hospital and a British soldier are massacred by Arabs in Sheikh Jarra near Jerusalem.
  • 1953
    CIA director Allen Dulles launches the mind-control program MKULTRA.
  • 1958
    During the Cold War, American Van Cliburn wins the inaugural International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.
  • 1970
    An oxygen tank aboard Apollo 13 explodes, putting the crew in great danger and causing major damage to the spacecraft while en route to the Moon.
  • 1972
    The Universal Postal Union decides to recognize the People’s Republic of China as the only legitimate Chinese representative, effectively expelling the Republic of China administering Taiwan.
  • 1972
    Vietnam War: The Battle of An Lộc begins.
  • 1975
    Bus massacre in Lebanon: Attack by the Phalangist resistance kill 26 militia members of the P.F.L. of Palestine, marking the start of the 15-year Lebanese Civil War.
  • 1976
    The United States Treasury Department reintroduced the two-dollar bill as a Federal Reserve Note on Thomas Jefferson’s 233rd birthday as part of the United States Bicentennial celebration.
  • 1987
    Portugal and the People’s Republic of China sign an agreement in which Macau would be returned to China in 1999.

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