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 226th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 140 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 31, 2020 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,597,276,800 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 ‘dihectaicosahexagon’ 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 183 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 2,792 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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August 13 Historical Events
3114 BC –
According to the Lounsbury correlation, the start of the Maya calendar.
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.
Buddhist monks from Kyōto’s Enryaku-ji temple set fire to 21 Nichiren temples throughout in what will be known as the Tenbun Hokke Disturbance. (Traditional Japanese date: July 27, 1536).
The Convention of London, a treaty between the United Kingdom and the United Provinces, is signed in London.
Nat Turner sees a solar eclipse, which he believes is a sign from God. Eight days later he and 70 other slaves kill approximately 55 whites in Southampton County, Virginia.
The all black infantrymen of the U.S. Army’s 25th Infantry Regiment are accused of killing a white bartender and wounding a white police officer in Brownsville, Texas, despite exculpatory evidence; all are later dishonorably discharged.
Radio Pakistan broadcasts the “Qaumī Tarāna”, the national anthem of Pakistan for the first time.
Representatives from the Russian Orthodox Church and the Holy See meet in Metz, France, and come to an agreement wherein the Russian church would send observers to the Second Vatican Council and in exchange, the Roman Catholic Church would refuse to condemn Communism.
The Apollo 11 astronauts are released from a three-week quarantine to enjoy a ticker-tape parade in New York. That evening, at a state dinner in Los Angeles, they are awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by U.S. President Richard Nixon.
Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 storm, strikes Punta Gorda, Florida and devastates the surrounding area.
Who were born on August 13?
Makarios III, Archbishop and first President of Cyprus (d. 1977)
Frederick Sanger, English chemist, two-time Nobel Laureate
Bernard Manning, English comedian (d. 2007)
Margareta Winberg, Swedish politician
Bruce French, England cricketer
Will Clarke, American novelist
Kevin Plank, American entrepreneur (Under Armour)
Marty Turco, Canadian ice hockey player
Shoaib Akhtar, Pakistani cricketer
Panagiotis Markouizos, Greek figure skater
Who died on August 13?
King Zwentibold of Lotharingia (b. 870)
Francesco Durante, Italian composer (b. 1684)
Tigran Petrosian, Soviet-Armenian chess player (b. 1929)
Jan Křesadlo, Czech writer (b. 1926)
Julia Child, American chef and television personality (b. 1912)
David Lange, 32nd Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1942)
Brooke Astor, American philanthropist (b. 1902)
Les Paul, American guitarist, songwriter and inventor (b. 1915)
Edwin Newman, American broadcast journalist (b. 1919)
Lance Cade, American professional wrestler (b. 1981)
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