What happened this day in history August 13

What are the important events that happened on August 13? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 13: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 13 is the 225th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 140 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 31, 2019 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,565,654,400 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaicosapentagon’ day.

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Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 165 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,426 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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August 13 Historical Events

  • 1516
    The Treaty of Noyon between France and Spain is signed. Francis I of France recognises Charles’s claim to Naples, and Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, recognises Francis’s claim to Milan.
  • 1806
    Battle of Mišar during the Serbian revolution begins. The battle will end two days later, with a decisive Serbian victory over the Ottomans.
  • 1898
    Spanish–American War: Spanish and American forces engaged in a mock battle for Manila, after which the Spanish commander surrendered in order to keep the city out of Filipino rebel hands.
  • 1913
    Otto Witte, an acrobat, is purportedly crowned King of Albania.
  • 1918
    Women enlist in the United States Marine Corps for the first time. Opha Mae Johnson is the first woman to enlist.
  • 1942
    Major General Eugene Reybold of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers authorizes the construction of facilities that would house the “Development of Substitute Materials” project, better known as the Manhattan Project.
  • 1960
    The Central African Republic declares independence from France.
  • 1968
    Alexandros Panagoulis attempts to assassinate the Greek dictator Colonel Georgios Papadopoulos in Varkiza, Athens.
  • 1978
    150 Palestinians in Beirut are killed in a terrorist attack during the second phase of the Lebanese Civil War.
  • 2004
    Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 storm, strikes Punta Gorda, Florida and devastates the surrounding area.

Who were born on August 13?

  • 1814
    Anders Jonas Ångström, Swedish physicist (d. 1874)
  • 1887
    Julius Freed, American inventor and banker (d. 1952)
  • 1913
    Fred Davis, English snooker player (d. 1998)
  • 1955
    Hideo Fukuyama, Japanese racing driver
  • 1955
    Paul Greengrass, English film director
  • 1961
    Stuart Maconie, English music writer and broadcaster
  • 1967
    Amélie Nothomb, Belgian writer
  • 1970
    Alan Shearer, English footballer
  • 1983
    Ales Hemsky, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1983
    Sebastian Stan, Romanian-born American actor

Who died on August 13?

  • 900
    King Zwentibold of Lotharingia (b. 870)
  • 1382
    Eleanor of Aragon, Queen of Castile, consort of King John I of Castile (b. 1358)
  • 1937
    Arthur Plunkett, Australian civil engineer (birth year unknown)
  • 1965
    Ikeda Hayato, Japanese politician (b. 1899)
  • 1989
    Larkin Smith, American politician (b. 1944)
  • 1998
    Waneta Hoyt, American serial killer (b. 1946)
  • 2000
    Nazia Hassan, Pakistani pop singer (b. 1965)
  • 2006
    Payao Poontarat, Thai boxer (b. 1957)
  • 2007
    Brooke Astor, American philanthropist (b. 1902)
  • 2008
    Bill Gwatney, American political figure (b. 1959)

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