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
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.
Battle of Mišar during the Serbian revolution begins. The battle will end two days later, with a decisive Serbian victory over the Ottomans.
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.
Otto Witte, an acrobat, is purportedly crowned King of Albania.
Women enlist in the United States Marine Corps for the first time. Opha Mae Johnson is the first woman to enlist.
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.
The Central African Republic declares independence from France.
Alexandros Panagoulis attempts to assassinate the Greek dictator Colonel Georgios Papadopoulos in Varkiza, Athens.
150 Palestinians in Beirut are killed in a terrorist attack during the second phase of the Lebanese Civil War.
Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 storm, strikes Punta Gorda, Florida and devastates the surrounding area.
Who were born on August 13?
Anders Jonas Ångström, Swedish physicist (d. 1874)
Julius Freed, American inventor and banker (d. 1952)
Fred Davis, English snooker player (d. 1998)
Hideo Fukuyama, Japanese racing driver
Paul Greengrass, English film director
Stuart Maconie, English music writer and broadcaster
Amélie Nothomb, Belgian writer
Alan Shearer, English footballer
Ales Hemsky, Czech ice hockey player
Sebastian Stan, Romanian-born American actor
Who died on August 13?
King Zwentibold of Lotharingia (b. 870)
Eleanor of Aragon, Queen of Castile, consort of King John I of Castile (b. 1358)
Arthur Plunkett, Australian civil engineer (birth year unknown)
Ikeda Hayato, Japanese politician (b. 1899)
Larkin Smith, American politician (b. 1944)
Waneta Hoyt, American serial killer (b. 1946)
Nazia Hassan, Pakistani pop singer (b. 1965)
Payao Poontarat, Thai boxer (b. 1957)
Brooke Astor, American philanthropist (b. 1902)
Bill Gwatney, American political figure (b. 1959)
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