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 194th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 171 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 30, 2021 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 451,704 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 ‘hectaenneacontatetragon’ 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 203 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 3,126 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.
The Livonian Order suffers its greatest defeat in the 13th century in the Battle of Durbe against the Grand Duchy of Lithuania
Battle of Gravelines: in France, Spanish forces led by Count Lamoral of Egmont defeat the French forces of Marshal Paul de Thermes at Gravelines.
Eighty Years’ War: the Siege of Haarlem ends after seven months.
The Carabinieri, the national gendarmerie of Italy, is established.
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.
World War II: Montenegrins begin a popular uprising against the Axis Powers (Trinaestojulski ustanak), the first in Axis-controlled countries.
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).
French DGSE personnel abort an operation to rescue Ingrid Betancourt from FARC rebels in Colombia, causing a political scandal when details are leaked to the press.
Who were born on July 13?
Caroline of Baden, consort of Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria (d. 1841)
Carlo Bergonzi, Italian tenor
Jack Kemp, American football player and politician (d. 2009)
Rick Chartraw, American ice hockey player
Gil Birmingham, American actor
Al Santos, American model and actor
Ineta Radēviča, Latvian athlete
Shin-Soo Choo, South Korean baseball player
Eduardo Salvio, Argentine footballer
Elise Matthysen, Belgian swimmer
Who died on July 13?
Peter Parler, German architect (b. 1330)
Robert Sidney, 1st Earl of Leicester, English statesman (b. 1563)
Tsar Michael of Russia (b. 1596)
Conrad Weiser, Pennsylvania’s ambassador to the Native Americans (b. 1696)
Johnny Ringo, American gunfighter (b. 1850)
Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter (b. 1907)
Photios Kontoglou, Greek writer, painter and iconographer (b. 1895)
Joachim Peiper, German military leader (SS) (b. 1915)
Pandro S. Berman, American film producer (b. 1905)
Bronisław Geremek, Polish social historian and politician (b. 1932)
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