About January 13

January 13, 2022 is the 13th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 352 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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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 19 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

  • 532
    Nika riots in Constantinople.
  • 1605
    The controversial play Eastward Hoe by Ben Jonson, George Chapman, and John Marston is performed, landing two of the authors in prison.
  • 1733
    James Oglethorpe and 130 colonists arrive in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • 1822
    The design of the Greek flag is adopted by the First National Assembly at Epidaurus.
  • 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.
  • 1915
    An earthquake in Avezzano, Italy kills 29,800.
  • 1934
    The Candidate of Science degree is established in the USSR.
  • 1935
    A plebiscite in Saarland shows that 90.3% of those voting wish to join Nazi Germany.
  • 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.
  • 1964
    Karol Wojtyla, the future Pope John Paul II, is appointed archbishop of Krakow, Poland.
  • 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.
  • 1985
    A passenger train plunges into a ravine in Ethiopia, killing 428 in the worst railroad disaster in Africa.
  • 1991
    Soviet Union troops attack Lithuanian independence supporters in Vilnius, killing 14 people and wounding 1000.
  • 1993
    Space Shuttle program: Endeavour heads for space for the third time as STS-54 launches from the Kennedy Space Center.

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