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, 434,904 hours 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.
  • 1913
    First production in the UK of stainless steel by Harry Brearley.
  • 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.
  • 1960
    The Central African Republic declares independence from France.
  • 1962
    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.
  • 1969
    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.
  • 1979
    The roof of the uncompleted Rosemont Horizon near Chicago, Illinois collapses, killing 5 workers and injuring 16.
  • 2004
    Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 storm, strikes Punta Gorda, Florida and devastates the surrounding area.
  • 2008
    South Ossetian War: Russian units occupy the Georgian city of Gori.

Who were born on August 13?

  • 1818
    Lucy Stone, American suffragette (d. 1893)
  • 1819
    George Gabriel Stokes, Irish physicist (d. 1903)
  • 1884
    Harry Dean, English cricketer (d. 1957)
  • 1941
    Erin Fleming, Canadian actress (d. 2003)
  • 1947
    John Stocker, Canadian voice actor
  • 1974
    Jarrod Washburn, American baseball player
  • 1974
    Sam Endicott, American singer (The Bravery)
  • 1975
    Shoaib Akhtar, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1976
    Jody Thompson, Canadian actress
  • 1984
    Boone Logan, American baseball player

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)
  • 1749
    Johann Elias Schlegel, German critic and poet (b. 1719)
  • 1755
    Francesco Durante, Italian composer (b. 1684)
  • 1989
    Larkin Smith, American politician (b. 1944)
  • 1998
    Julien Green, American novelist (b. 1900)
  • 2008
    Bill Gwatney, American political figure (b. 1959)
  • 2008
    Henri Cartan, French mathematician (b. 1904)
  • 2010
    Edwin Newman, American broadcast journalist (b. 1919)
  • 2010
    Lance Cade, American professional wrestler (b. 1981)

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