April 13

April 13 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2015 Daily Holidays that fall on April 13, include:

  • Global Day of Action on Military Spending - April 13, 2015
  • International Creativity and Innovation Day 
  • International Special Librarian's Day 
  • National Peach Cobbler Day
  • Plant Appreciation Day 
  • Scrabble Day 
  • Thomas Jefferson Day 

2015 Weekly Holidays that include April 13, are:

  • Holocaust Remembrance Week - April 12-19, 2015 (Starts the Sunday before Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, and continues through the following Sunday)
  • International Dark Sky Week - April 13-18, 2015
  • National Animal Control Appreciation Week - April 12-18, 2015 (Second Full Week of April)
  • National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week - April 12-18, 2015
  • National Garden Week - April 13-19, 2015
  • National Library Week - April 12-18, 2015 (Second Full Week of April)
  • National Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week - April 12-18, 2015
  • National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week - April 12-18, 2015 (Second Week of April)
  • National Volunteer Week - April 12-18, 2015
  • Undergraduate Research Week - April 13-17, 2015
  • Week of the Young Child - April 12-18, 2015 

2015 Monthly Holidays that include April 13, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our April Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of April.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for April 13 is Aries.

Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for April are:

  • Daisy - signifies innocence, loyal love, and purity
  • Sweet Pea - signify blissful pleasure, but are also used to say good-bye.


The Birthstone(s) for April is the diamond, a symbol of enduring love.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1735 - Isaac Low, American businessman who founded the New York Chamber of Commerce (d. 1791)
  • 1743 - Thomas Jefferson, American politician and 3rd President of the United States (d. 1826)
  • 1852 - Frank W. Woolworth, American businessman who founded the F.W. Woolworth Company (d. 1919)
  • 1866 - Butch Cassidy, American train robber, bank robber, and leader of the Wild Bunch Gang
  • 1946 - Al Green, American singer-songwriter, producer, and pastor
  • 1950 - Ron Perlman, American actor  (Vincent - Beauty and the Beast)
  • 1951 - Peabo Bryson, American R&B soul singer-songwriter
  • 1970 - Ricky Schroder, American actor and director
  • 1972 - Aaron Lewis, American singer-songwriter (Staind)

Famous Deaths

  • 2001 - Robert Moon, an American postal inspector who created the ZIP code system (b. 1917)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 2002 - Actor Benjamin Bratt, weds actress-model Talisa Soto in San Francisco, CA

Quote of the Day

Today, April 13, is Thomas Jefferson Day 

Thomas Jefferson had lots of great rules to live by:

  1. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today
  2. Never trouble another for what you can do yourself
  3. Never spend money before you have it
  4. Never buy anything you do not want, because it is cheap
  5. Pride costs us more than thirst, hunger, and cold
  6. We seldom repent for having eaten too little
  7. Nothing is troublesome that one does by his own volition
  8. How much pain never occurred evils cost us
  9. Take things all the time by their smooth handle
  10. Think as you please, and let others as well, to prevent any disputes
  11. When annoyed count 10 before you speak; if very annoyed count 100

Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for April 13 is a Lightened Strawberry Bread

Today, is the final day of the 2014 National Bake Week (April 7-13, 2014), so our Recipe of the Day is a Lightened Strawberry Bread made by Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits!

This Day in History

  • 1204 - Crusaders occupy Constantinople and temporarily end the Byzantine Empire
  • 1598 - The Edict of Nantes, is issued by Henry IV of France and allows freedom of religion to French Huguenots
  • 1796 - First elephant in the United States arrives from India
  • 1849 - Hungary becomes a republic
  • 1860 - 1st Pony Express reaches Sacramento, CA
  • 1861 - Fort Sumter surrenders to Confederate forces during the American Civil War
  • 1870 - The New York City Metropolitan Museum of Arts is founded
  • 1902 - The first JC Penney is opened by James C. Penney in Kemmerer, Wyoming
  • 1934 - 4.7 million US families report receiving welfare payments
  • 1941 - A Pact of Neutrality between the U.S.S.R. and Japan is signed
  • 1945 - During World War II, Vienna, Austria is captured by the Soviet and Bulgarian forces
  • 1953 - CIA Director Allen Dulles launches the mind-control program MKULTRA
  • 1960 - France becomes the 4th nuclear weapon Nation
  • 1960 - The US launches Transit 1-B, the world's first satellite navigation system
  • 1976 - The $2 bill is re-introduced as a Federal Reserve Note as part of the US Bicentennial celebration
  • 1992 - The Great Chicago flood devastates central Chicago, including the underground tunnels
  • 2012 - North Korea has a long range rocket test which fails

The history of the Jefferson Memorial which was dedicated in Washington D.C. in 1943, on the 200th anniversary of President Thomas Jefferson's birth.

This Day in Music

  • 1742 - Handel's "Messiah" is performed for the 1st time at New Music Hall in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1965 - The Beatles record "Help"

Aaron Lewis, of Staind was born this day on 1972 - Above is his song, "It's Been Awhile"

This Day in Sports

  • 1926 - Walter Johnson pitches his 7th opening day shutout at age 41
  • 1940 - The first man to pole vault 15 feet is Cornelious Warmerdam
  • 1954 - Hank Aaron's 1st game for the Milwaukee Braves
  • 1975 - Jack Nicklaus wins the 39th Golf Masters Championship by shooting a 276
  • 1986 - The Spanish Grand Prix winner is decided by 0.014 of a second
  • 1997 - Tiger Woods wins the 61st Golf Masters Championship at age 21(youngest winner) by shooting a 270

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Pink Slime

1. (paper manufacture) An undesirable pink-colored microbial mass occurring in the slurry used in making paper.(informal)
2. A meat byproduct produced from otherwise unusable material such as skin and connective tissue, spinal bones, and digestive tissue by heating and then mixing with ammonia in a centrifuge to produce a food additive.

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