About January 13

January 13, 2021 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.

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Capricorn is the sun 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.

January 13: More About This Day

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).

What Happened On January 13

  • 888
    Odo, Count of Paris becomes King of the Franks.
  • 1328
    Edward III of England marries Philippa of Hainault, daughter of the Count of Hainault.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 1840
    The steamship Lexington burns and sinks four miles off the coast of Long Island with the loss of 139 lives.
  • 1842
    Dr. William Brydon, an assistant surgeon in the British East India Company Army during the First Anglo-Afghan War, becomes famous for being the sole survivor of an army of 4,500 men and 12,000 camp followers when he reaches the safety of a garrison in Jalalabad.
  • 1847
    The Treaty of Cahuenga ends the Mexican-American War in California.
  • 1869
    National convention of black leaders meets in Washington D.C.
  • 1893
    The Independent Labour Party of the United Kingdom holds its first meeting.
  • 1893
    U.S. Marines land in Honolulu from the USS Boston to prevent the queen from abrogating the Bayonet Constitution.
  • 1908
    The Rhoads Opera House fire in Boyertown, Pennsylvania kills 171 people.
  • 1939
    The Black Friday bush fires burn 20,000 square kilometres of land in Australia, claiming the lives of 71 people.
  • 1942
    Henry Ford patents a plastic automobile, which is 30% lighter than a regular car.
  • 1958
    The Moroccan Liberation Army ambushes a Spanish patrol in the Battle of Edchera.
  • 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
  • 1972
    Prime Minister Kofi Busia and President Edward Akufo-Addo of Ghana are ousted in a bloodless military coup by Colonel Ignatius Kutu Acheamphong.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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