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

  • 1435
    Sicut Dudum is promulgated by Pope Eugene IV about the enslaving of black natives in Canary Islands by Spanish natives.
  • 1607
    The Bank of Genoa fails after announcement of national bankruptcy in Spain.
  • 1733
    James Oglethorpe and 130 colonists arrive in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • 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.
  • 1815
    War of 1812: British troops capture Fort Peter in St. Marys, Georgia, the only battle of the war to take place in the state.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1898
    Emile Zola’s J'accuse exposes the Dreyfus affair.
  • 1908
    The Rhoads Opera House fire in Boyertown, Pennsylvania kills 171 people.
  • 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.
  • 1934
    The Candidate of Science degree is established in the USSR.
  • 1939
    The Black Friday bush fires burn 20,000 square kilometres of land in Australia, claiming the lives of 71 people.
  • 1951
    First Indochina War: The Battle of Vinh Yen begins, which will end in a major victory for France.
  • 1953
    Marshal Josip Broz Tito is chosen as President of Yugoslavia.
  • 1974
    Seraphim is elected Archbishop of Athens and All Greece.
  • 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.
  • 1985
    A passenger train plunges into a ravine in Ethiopia, killing 428 in the worst railroad disaster in Africa.
  • 1993
    Space Shuttle program: Endeavour heads for space for the third time as STS-54 launches from the Kennedy Space Center.
  • 2001
    An earthquake hits El Salvador, killing more than 800.

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