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
Tenochtitlán (present day Mexico City) falls to conquistador Hernán Cortés.
King Louis XVI of France is formally arrested by the National Tribunal, and declared an enemy of the people.
Battle of Mišar during the Serbian revolution begins. The battle will end two days later, with a decisive Serbian victory over the Ottomans.
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.
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.
Members of the British National Front (NF) clash with anti-NF demonstrators in Lewisham, London, resulting in 214 arrests and at least 111 injuries.
156 Congolese Tutsi refugees are massacred at the Gatumba refugee camp in Burundi.
South Ossetian War: Russian units occupy the Georgian city of Gori.
Who were born on August 13?
Heinrich, count von Brühl, German statesman (d. 1763)
William Wentworth, Australian explorer and politician (d. 1872)
Vladimir Odoevsky, Russian philosopher and writer (d. 1869)
Johnny Mullagh, Australian cricketer (d. 1891)
Alfred Hitchcock, English film director (d. 1980)
Margareta Winberg, Swedish politician
Sridevi, Indian actress
Jarrod Washburn, American baseball player
Taizō Sugimura, Japanese politician
Piper Reese, American child reporter
Who died on August 13?
Radegund, Frankish princess consort of King Chlothar I (b. c. 520)
King Zwentibold of Lotharingia (b. 870)
Irene of Hungary, consort of Byzantine Emperor John II Komnenos (b. 1088)
Jules Massenet, French composer (b. 1842)
Tim Richmond, American race car driver (b. 1955)
Jack Ryan, American designer (Barbie) (b. 1926)
Julien Green, American novelist (b. 1900)
Julia Child, American chef and television personality (b. 1912)
Brian Adams, American professional wrestler (b. 1964)
Phil Rizzuto, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1917)
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