April 13

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Significant events that happened (or will happen) on April 13.


  • 1887 –The Jeffersonian-Republican announced that the town of Charlottesville "will have its own street railway." The first streetcars were pulled by horses or mules and many more people enjoyed this new means of access to downtown, to Fry’s Spring, or to the University. The Charlottesville and University Street Railway Company constructed the street railway with funding from private local capital. According to the City of Charlottesville's website: "The new technology revolutionized Charlottesville by appreciating the value of outlying property, spurring on urbanization, and altering approaches to city growth by making development more controlled and deliberate."[1]
  • 1905Edwin A. Alderman become the first president of the University of Virginia when he was formally inaugurated on Thomas Jefferson's birthday, celebrated as Founder's Day.[2]
  • 1971 – In an effort to sway public opinion, the city holds Mall Day to provide a glimpse of life with a pedestrian mall.[3]
  • 2021 – Charlottesville City Council adopts $192.2 million budget [4]
  • 2022 – A Jefferson Elm on the Lawn at the University of Virginia in honor of retired landscape architect Mary Hughes [5]



  1. Web. The Era of the Streetcar - 1887 to 1935, City of Charlottesville, April 28, 2023, retrieved April 28, 2023.
  2. Web. History of the University of Virginia, 1819-1919, Philip Alexander Bruce, 1922, retrieved June 1, 2019.
  3. Web. Timeline: Major Downtown Mall developments, Staff reports, News Article, The Daily Progress, retrieved September 19, 2020.
  4. Web. Charlottesville City Council passes FY 2022 budget, Steve Rappaport, News Article, April 13, 2021, retrieved April 14, 2021.
  5. Web. Retired Landscape Architect Mary Hughes honored with Jefferson Elm, Matt Kelly, News Article, University of Virginia
  6. Web. City council votes to remove Thomas Jefferson holiday, By Brianna Hamblin, CBS19NEWS.COM, July 02, 2019, Updated Tue 12:04 PM, Jul 02, 2019, retrieved October 15, 2019.