January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 352 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about January 13th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about January 13th in history!
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- National Rubber Ducky Day
- International Skeptics Day
- National Sticker Day
- National Peach Melba Day
- Public Radio Broadcasting Day
- Make Your Dreams Come True Day
What Happened On This Day – January 13
2012: The cruise ship Costa Concordia sinks, killing 32
The ship’s captain was later accused of imprudence, negligence, and incompetence.
2001: An earthquake devastates El Salvador
This quake killed nearly 1000 people; at least 315 people feel victim to a second quake on February 13, 2001.
2000: Bill Gates steps down as CEO of Microsoft
Gates co-founded Microsoft in 1975 together with Paul Allen.
1968: Johnny Cash performs live at Folsom State Prison
The album “Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison” became a huge success.
1915: The worst earthquake in Italian history kills 30,000
The quake hit the town of Avezzano, about 100 km (60 m) east of Rome.
Births On This Day, January 13
1978: Nate Silver, American journalist, statistician, developed PECOTA
1970: Marco Pantani, Italian cyclist
1969: Stephen Hendry, Scottish snooker player
1964: Bill Bailey, English comedian, actor, singer, guitarist
1887: George Gurdjieff, Armenian mystic
Deaths On This Day, January 13
2007: Michael Brecker, American saxophonist, composer
1978: Hubert Humphrey, American politician, 38th Vice President of the United States
1962: Ernie Kovacs, American comedian, actor
1941: James Joyce, Irish author
1929: Wyatt Earp, American police officer