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 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 140 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 31, 2022 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,660,348,800 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 162 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 3,522 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.
  • 1553
    Michael Servetus is arrested by John Calvin in Geneva as a heretic.
  • 1831
    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.
  • 1898
    Carl Gustav Witt discovers 433 Eros, the first near-Earth asteroid to be found.
  • 1913
    First production in the UK of stainless steel by Harry Brearley.
  • 1937
    The Battle of Shanghai begins.
  • 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.
  • 1954
    Radio Pakistan broadcasts the “Qaumī Tarāna”, the national anthem of Pakistan for the first time.
  • 1960
    The Central African Republic declares independence from France.
  • 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.

Who were born on August 13?

  • 1700
    Heinrich, count von Brühl, German statesman (d. 1763)
  • 1790
    William Wentworth, Australian explorer and politician (d. 1872)
  • 1895
    István Barta, Hungarian water polo player (d. 1948)
  • 1904
    Charles ‘Buddy’Rogers, American actor (d. 1999)
  • 1913
    Makarios III, Archbishop and first President of Cyprus (d. 1977)
  • 1919
    Rex Humbard, American television evangelist (d. 2007)
  • 1920
    Neville Brand, American actor (d. 1992)
  • 1944
    Kevin Tighe, American actor
  • 1947
    Margareta Winberg, Swedish politician
  • 1954
    Nico Assumpção, Brazilian bass player (d. 2001)

Who died on August 13?

  • 586
    Radegund, Frankish princess consort of King Chlothar I (b. c. 520)
  • 1826
    René Laënnec, French physician (b. 1781)
  • 1912
    Jules Massenet, French composer (b. 1842)
  • 1946
    H. G. Wells, English writer (b. 1866)
  • 2001
    Otto Stuppacher, Austrian race car driver (b. 1947)
  • 2006
    Jon Nödtveidt, Swedish vocalist (b. 1975)
  • 2006
    Tony Jay, English actor (b. 1933)
  • 2007
    Brooke Astor, American philanthropist (b. 1902)
  • 2008
    Sandy Allen, American tallest woman in the world (b. 1955)
  • 2010
    Panagiotis Bahramis, Greek footballer (b. 1976)

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