On This Day: May 13th
This is 133rd day of the year and 232 days remain in the year.
- Hebrew calendar—8 Iyyar 5779
- Chinese calendar—the 9th day of the 4th month of 4717 (Ji Hai)
- Islamic calendar—(note)
The United States formally declared war on Mexico after several days of fighting.
Henry William Stiegeliron and glass manufacturer
Maria Theresaqueen of Bohemia and Hungary
Sir Arthur Sullivancomposer
Stevie Wondersinger, composer, producer
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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.