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January 13: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on January 13

January 13th is also known as Sticker Day and Skeptics Day.

It’s the thirteenth day of the month, and there are 352 days left of the year.

Learn many facts about January 13 through our historical events & need to know facts, including famous people born on this day and how this day changed history.

Did you know that on this day in 1930, Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse comic strip was first published? It’s creation was suggested in a letter from King Features Syndicate.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about January 13th in history!

What Happened On January 13 In History?

2020

A meteorite which landed in Australia in the 1960s revealed stardust up to 7 billion years old.

OTD in 2020: A meteorite which landed in Australia in the 1960s revealed stardust up to 7 billion years old.
That makes it the oldest known solid material on Earth.
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2013

Aaron Carpenter made his first ever Tweet on Twitter; it was about his trip to the dentist.

2007

Instruments used to observe Venus found two thirds of the planets southern hemisphere brightened after aerosols were triggered on an “astronomical” scale.

1998

Alfredo Ormando set himself on fire in St. Peter’s Square, protesting against the Roman Catholic Church’s teaching on homosexuality.

1958

A petition to ban nuclear testing was signed by 9,000 scientists from 43 nations.

1942

Industrialist, Henry Ford’s method to construct auto bodies from plastic was patented.

Auto bodies are the outside shell of vehicles.
1930

Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse comic strip was published for the first time.

OTD in 1930: Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse comic strip was published for the first time.
1915

Avezzano earthquake claimed 30,000 lives in Italy.

The 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck at 07:52:42 local time in the town of Avezzano and caused $60 million USD damage.
1893

Center left-wing Independent Labour Party was formed in Britain with Keir Hardie as leader.

1882

German composer Richard Wagner completed “Parsifal” – one of his most famous operas.

Wagner started working on this opera way back in April 1857, which means it took him almost 25 years to complete it!
1610

Galileo Galilei discovered Callisto, the fourth moon of Jupiter.

OTD in 1610: Galileo Galilei discovered Callisto
532

The most destructive riot in Constantinople’s history, the Nika Riots, began during a chariot race.

January 13 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

People who were born on this day all share the Capricorn zodiac sign.

Capricorn is the last earth sign of the zodiac. It’s represented by the sea goat – a mythological creature with the body of a goat and the tail of a fish.

Garnet is the birthstone given to people born in January. The garnet is thought to bring love and loyal friendships into their lives while also providing them health.

For people born on this day, your estimated date of conception falls on April 22 in the previous year.

If you were born on this day, did you know that you share the same birthday with Orlando Bloom? See who else was born on January 14th below!

Famous People Born On January 13

Natalia Dyer

Natalia Dyer

American Actress
Birthday: January 13, 1995
Age: 26 years old
Born In: Tennessee, USA
Liam Hemsworth

Liam Hemsworth

Australian Actor
Birthday: January 13, 1990
Age: 31 years old
Born In: Victoria, Australia
Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom

English Actor
Birthday: January 13, 1977
Age: 44 years old
Born In: England, United Kingdom
Bill Bailey

Bill Bailey

English Comedian
Birthday: January 13, 1964
Age: 57 years old
Born In: England, United Kingdom

Did you know that on this day, January 13th 1930, Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse comic strip was first published?