What are the important events that happened on July 13? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
July 13: Facts & Myths About This Day
July 13 is the 195th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 171 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 30, 2020 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,594,598,400 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 ‘hectaenneacontapentagon’ day.
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Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 214 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 2,761 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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July 13 Historical Events
William I of Scotland, a key rebel in the Revolt of 1173–1174, is captured at Alnwick by forces loyal to Henry II of England.
Eighty Years’ War: the Siege of Haarlem ends after seven months.
English Civil War: Battle of Roundway Down – In England, Henry Wilmot, 1st Earl of Rochester, commanding the Royalist forces, heavily defeats the Parliamentarian forces led by Sir William Waller.
The Carabinieri, the national gendarmerie of Italy, is established.
The General Assembly’s Institution, now the Scottish Church College, one of the pioneering institutions that ushered the Bengal Renaissance, is founded by Alexander Duff and Raja Ram Mohan Roy, in Calcutta, India.
New York Draft Riots: in New York City, opponents of conscription begin three days of rioting which will be later regarded as the worst in United States history.
Treaty of Berlin: the European powers redraw the map of the Balkans. Serbia, Montenegro and Romania become completely independent of the Ottoman empire.
New York City, amidst a period of financial and social turmoil experiences a blackout lasting nearly 24 hours that leads to widespread fires and looting.
Vice President George H.W. Bush becomes the Acting President for the day when President Ronald Reagan undergoes surgery to remove polyps from his colon.
An earthquake with its epicentre in Afghanistan results in the greatest number of fatalities in a mountaineering accident in High Asian mountains when an avalanche kills 43 climbers in Camp I on Pik Lenina (Lenin Peak).
Who were born on July 13?
Stewart Culin, American ethnographer (d. 1929)
Ken Mosdell, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2006)
Robert Abraham, American football player
Natalia Luis-Bassa, Venezuelan conductor
Robert Gant, American actor
Ken Jeong, American actor
Joost van den Broek, Dutch keyboard player (After Forever)
Marco Pomante, Italian footballer
Marcos Paulo, Brazilian footballer
Dylan Patton, American actor
Who died on July 13?
Matilda of England, Duchess of Saxony, English-born daughter of Henry II of England and wife of Henry the Lion Duke of Saxony and Bavaria (b. 1156)
John Wallop, English soldier and diplomat (b. 1490)
Robert Sidney, 1st Earl of Leicester, English statesman (b. 1563)
Caspar Bartholin the Elder, Swedish physician and theologian (b. 1585)
Tsar Michael of Russia (b. 1596)
Hendrik Trajectinus, Count of Solms, Dutch lieutenant-general (b. 1636)
Edward Braddock, British general (b. 1695)
Conrad Weiser, Pennsylvania’s ambassador to the Native Americans (b. 1696)
John C. Frémont, American Army officer, explorer and presidential candidate (b. 1813)
Seretse Khama, Botswana statesman, the first President of Botswana (b. 1921)
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