April 13 holidays in 2017

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
Maundy (Holy) Thursday
- Christian
Thailand National Holiday
Maundy Thursday
Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Pesach III (Passover)
Israel Observance, Hebrew
India Restricted Holiday
Khmer New Year Day (Day 1)
Cambodia Public Holiday
Maha Thingyan (Water Festival)
Myanmar Public Holiday
Nepali New Year
Nepal Public Holiday
Sinhala and Tamil New Year's Day
Sri lanka Public Holiday
Unfairly Prosecuted Persons Day
Slovakia Observance
Thomas Jefferson's Birthday
United states Observance
Scrabble Day
- Weird
National Scrabble Day
- Weird
National Thomas Jefferson Day
- Weird
National Peach Cobbler Day
- Weird
National Make Lunch Count Day
- Weird

Historical Events on April 13

  • 1861: During the American Civil War, Fort Sumter surrenders to Confederate troops on this day.
  • 1865: Union troops occupy Raleigh, North Carolina during the American Civil War.
  • 1870: The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is established.
  • 1873: More than sixty African-Americans are murdered during the Colfax Massacre.
  • 1902: C. Penney opens his first store in Kemmerer, Wyoming.
  • 1919: During the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, almost 400 unarmed demonstrators are gunned down by British troops and another twelve hundred are wounded.
  • 1919: Eugene V. Debs is imprisoned at the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary in Atlanta on charges of sedition for speaking out against the President of the U.S and World War I.
  • 1941: The USSR and Japan sign a Pact of Neutrality.
  • 1943: The discovery of mass graves at the Katyn Forest Massacre is announced.
  • 1943: On the 200th anniversary of U.S President Thomas Jefferson’s birth, the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C is dedicated.
  • 1945: During WWII, more than a thousand military and political prisoners are killed by the Germans in Gardelegen, Germany.
  • 1945: Bulgarian and Soviet troops capture the city of Vienna in Austria.
  • 1972: The Battle of An Loc erupts during the Vietnam War.
  • 1974: In cooperation with Hughes Aircraft and NASA, Western Union launches the largest U.S commercial geosynchronous communication satellite. It’s called Westar 1.
  • 1976: The 2-dollar bill is reintroduced by the U.S Treasury Department on Thomas Jefferson’s 233rd
  • 1997: Tiger Woods becomes the youngest golfer to win the Masters Tournament.
  • 2017: The US drops the largest ever nonnuclear bomb on Nangarhar, Afghanistan.

Famous Birthdays on April 13

  • American lawyer, politician and 3rdS President, Thomas Jefferson is born in 1743.
  • American lawyer and politician, John Robertson is born in 1787.
  • Irish archbishop and poet, William Alexander is born in 1824.
  • Irish novelist, poet, playwright and Nobel Prize laureate, Samuel Beckett is born in 1906.
  • American novelist and short story writer, Eudora Welty is born in 1909.
  • American geneticist and Nobel Prize laureate, Michael Stuart Brown is born in 1941.
  • American actor Tony Dow is born in 1945.
  • Australian actress and author, Judy Nunn is born in 1945.
  • American poet Rae Armantrout is born in 1947.

Friday the 13th


Cyber Monday

Giving Tuesday

New Year’s Eve

Blue Monday

Mardi Gras

Tax Day