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.
  • 1547
    Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey is sentenced to death.
  • 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.
  • 1822
    The design of the Greek flag is adopted by the First National Assembly at Epidaurus.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1898
    Emile Zola’s J'accuse exposes the Dreyfus affair.
  • 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.
  • 1935
    A plebiscite in Saarland shows that 90.3% of those voting wish to join Nazi Germany.
  • 1942
    Henry Ford patents a plastic automobile, which is 30% lighter than a regular car.
  • 1951
    First Indochina War: The Battle of Vinh Yen begins, which will end in a major victory for France.
  • 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.
  • 1964
    Anti-Muslim riots break out in Calcutta – resulting in 100 deaths.
  • 1964
    Karol Wojtyla, the future Pope John Paul II, is appointed archbishop of Krakow, Poland.
  • 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.

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