What happened this day in history July 13

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

  • 1174
    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.
  • 1573
    Eighty Years’ War: the Siege of Haarlem ends after seven months.
  • 1643
    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.
  • 1814
    The Carabinieri, the national gendarmerie of Italy, is established.
  • 1830
    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.
  • 1863
    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.
  • 1878
    Treaty of Berlin: the European powers redraw the map of the Balkans. Serbia, Montenegro and Romania become completely independent of the Ottoman empire.
  • 1977
    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.
  • 1985
    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.
  • 1990
    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?

  • 1858
    Stewart Culin, American ethnographer (d. 1929)
  • 1922
    Ken Mosdell, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2006)
  • 1960
    Robert Abraham, American football player
  • 1966
    Natalia Luis-Bassa, Venezuelan conductor
  • 1968
    Robert Gant, American actor
  • 1969
    Ken Jeong, American actor
  • 1982
    Joost van den Broek, Dutch keyboard player (After Forever)
  • 1983
    Marco Pomante, Italian footballer
  • 1988
    Marcos Paulo, Brazilian footballer
  • 1992
    Dylan Patton, American actor

Who died on July 13?

  • 1189
    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)
  • 1551
    John Wallop, English soldier and diplomat (b. 1490)
  • 1626
    Robert Sidney, 1st Earl of Leicester, English statesman (b. 1563)
  • 1629
    Caspar Bartholin the Elder, Swedish physician and theologian (b. 1585)
  • 1645
    Tsar Michael of Russia (b. 1596)
  • 1693
    Hendrik Trajectinus, Count of Solms, Dutch lieutenant-general (b. 1636)
  • 1755
    Edward Braddock, British general (b. 1695)
  • 1760
    Conrad Weiser, Pennsylvania’s ambassador to the Native Americans (b. 1696)
  • 1890
    John C. Frémont, American Army officer, explorer and presidential candidate (b. 1813)
  • 1980
    Seretse Khama, Botswana statesman, the first President of Botswana (b. 1921)

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