April 13th Holidays, Horoscope and History

All About April 13th

Holidays, Horoscope and History 

Happy April 13th everyone! Welcome to Time for the Holidays and thanks for stopping by! Today we will discuss the history behind today’s holidays and observances. We will also talk about horoscope sign Aries’ traits. Then we will list today’s important historical events, famous birthdays, popular songs and music and other random trivia.

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Who knew there were so many reasons to celebrate on April 13th?

April 13th Holidays

  • National Peach Cobbler Day
    Cobblers originated in the British American colonies. English settlers didn’t have the proper ingredients to make puddings so they developed this new recipe for cobbler by covering a layer of a pan with uncooked plain biscuits, scone batter or dumplings, and then topped with peaches or other fruit fillings then with the same biscuit topping. The origin of the name cobbler, recorded from 1859, is probably related to the topping having the visual appearance of a ‘cobbled’ stone pathway. Here is a Recipe for you to try out: Peach Cobbler from Scratch.
  • Scrabble Day
    Going through a couple name changes over the years such as Lexiko and Criss-Cross Words, Alfred Mosher Butts eventually settled on the name Scrabble for this wonderful word game. The amateur artist and unemployed architect developed the word game in the midst of the depression. Still, it wasn’t until 1948, with the final name change and a trademark that Butts finally began to produce the game of Scrabble. So today we celebrate Scrabble Day on Alfred Mosher Butts’ birthday which was April 13, 1899.
  • Thomas Jefferson Day
    National Thomas Jefferson Day each year on April 13th honors the birth of the third President of The United States, Thomas Jefferson, who was born April 13, 1743. Most known as the primary author of the Declaration of Independence. Many do not know that Thomas Jefferson was also a lawyer, = a scientist of agriculture, paleontology, and astronomy and was very interested in weather. he kept detailed records of the weather and eventually established weather observers across his home state of Virginia. He was an avid writer and reader and had a library that  contained 6,500 books.

April 13th Zodiac SignHoroscope Sign Aires Postcard

Zodiac Sign for April 13th is Aries

  • Time period: March 20 – April 20
  • Element: Fire
  • Ruling planet: Mars
  • Symbol: Ram
  • Zodiac quality: Cardinal
  • Birthstones: Topaz, Heliotrope, Sapphire, Jasper, Aquamarine, Diamond
  • Famous Aries: Lady Gaga, Hugh Hefner, Jackie Chan, Leonard Da Vinci
  • Personality traits: Loyal, honest, courageous, generous, spontaneous and daring, but also stubborn, egotistical and competitive to a fault.

If you were born on April 13th you share a birthday with:   

  • 1729 – Thomas Percy, Irish bishop and poet is born.
  • 1769 – Thomas Lawrence, English painter and educator is born.
  • 1824 – William Alexander, Irish archbishop, poet, and theologian s born.
  • 1866 – Butch Cassidy, American criminal is born in Beaver, UT.
  • 1950 – Ron Perlman, American actor is born in Washington Heights, New York City, NY.

April 13th Trivia

A list of today’s historical events, famous birthdays and other random trivia.

  • 1111 – Henry V is crowned Holy Roman Emperor.
  • 1849 – Lajos Kossuth presents the Hungarian Declaration of Independence in aButch Cassidy with bowler hat closed session of the National Assembly.
  • 1849 – Lajos Kossuth presents the Hungarian Declaration of Independence in a closed session of the National Assembly.
  • 1861 – American Civil War: Fort Sumter surrenders to Confederate forces.
  • 1953 – CIA director Allen Dulles launches the mind-control program Project MKUltra.
  • 1957 – The #1 movie was, “Funny Face,” starring Audrey Hepburn.
  • 1960 – The United States launches Transit 1-B, the world’s first satellite navigation system.
  • 1964 – The #1 song on the Adult Contemporary Billboard was, “Hello, Dolly!,” by  Louis Armstrong And The All Stars.
  • 1982 – The #1 movie was, “Porky’s.”
  • 1984 -The #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard was, “Footloose,” by Kenny Loggins.
  • 1998 – The #1 movie was, “City of Angels,” starring Nicolas Cage.
  • 2005 – The #1 song on the Top 40 Billboard was, “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams, by  Green Day.
  • 2020 – Trump gets upset at Fauci saying publicly he had a slow response to the Coronavirus. In the meanwhile thousands keep getting infected each day. [NYTimes]
  • 2021 – News Headlines are: More protests breaking out the second night of unrest after fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright. a 20 year old black man, in Minneapolis. The officer claims she thought she was shooting him with a taser. [CBS]
  • 2021 – The #1 song is Leave The Door Open by Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak and Silk Sonic.

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