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 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 140 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 31, 2021 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,628,812,800 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 ‘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 172 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 3,157 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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August 13 Historical Events

  • 1521
    Tenochtitlán (present day Mexico City) falls to conquistador Hernán Cortés.
  • 1792
    King Louis XVI of France is formally arrested by the National Tribunal, and declared an enemy of the people.
  • 1806
    Battle of Mišar during the Serbian revolution begins. The battle will end two days later, with a decisive Serbian victory over the Ottomans.
  • 1906
    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.
  • 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.
  • 1977
    Members of the British National Front (NF) clash with anti-NF demonstrators in Lewisham, London, resulting in 214 arrests and at least 111 injuries.
  • 2004
    156 Congolese Tutsi refugees are massacred at the Gatumba refugee camp in Burundi.
  • 2008
    South Ossetian War: Russian units occupy the Georgian city of Gori.

Who were born on August 13?

  • 1700
    Heinrich, count von Brühl, German statesman (d. 1763)
  • 1790
    William Wentworth, Australian explorer and politician (d. 1872)
  • 1803
    Vladimir Odoevsky, Russian philosopher and writer (d. 1869)
  • 1841
    Johnny Mullagh, Australian cricketer (d. 1891)
  • 1899
    Alfred Hitchcock, English film director (d. 1980)
  • 1947
    Margareta Winberg, Swedish politician
  • 1963
    Sridevi, Indian actress
  • 1974
    Jarrod Washburn, American baseball player
  • 1979
    Taizō Sugimura, Japanese politician
  • 2000
    Piper Reese, American child reporter

Who died on August 13?

  • 586
    Radegund, Frankish princess consort of King Chlothar I (b. c. 520)
  • 900
    King Zwentibold of Lotharingia (b. 870)
  • 1134
    Irene of Hungary, consort of Byzantine Emperor John II Komnenos (b. 1088)
  • 1912
    Jules Massenet, French composer (b. 1842)
  • 1989
    Tim Richmond, American race car driver (b. 1955)
  • 1991
    Jack Ryan, American designer (Barbie) (b. 1926)
  • 1998
    Julien Green, American novelist (b. 1900)
  • 2004
    Julia Child, American chef and television personality (b. 1912)
  • 2007
    Brian Adams, American professional wrestler (b. 1964)
  • 2007
    Phil Rizzuto, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1917)

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