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 194th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 171 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 30, 2019 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,562,976,000 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 ‘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 196 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 2,395 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.
  • 1260
    The Livonian Order suffers its greatest defeat in the 13th century in the Battle of Durbe against the Grand Duchy of Lithuania
  • 1573
    Eighty Years’ War: the Siege of Haarlem ends after seven months.
  • 1787
    The Continental Congress enacts the Northwest Ordinance establishing governing rules for the Northwest Territory. It also establishes procedures for the admission of new states and limits the expansion of slavery.
  • 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.
  • 1923
    The Hollywood Sign is officially dedicated in the hills above Hollywood, Los Angeles. It originally reads “Hollywoodland ” but the four last letters are dropped after renovation in 1949.
  • 1985
    The Live Aid benefit concert takes place in London and Philadelphia, as well as other venues such as Sydney and Moscow.
  • 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?

  • 1921
    Ernest Gold, Austrian composer (d. 1999)
  • 1922
    Ken Mosdell, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2006)
  • 1950
    Ma Ying-jeou, Taiwanese politician and statesman
  • 1951
    Rob Bishop, American politician
  • 1954
    Sezen Aksu, Turkish singer
  • 1956
    Frank Dux, American martial artist and fight choreographer
  • 1956
    Michael Spinks, American boxer
  • 1957
    Thierry Boutsen, Belgian racing driver
  • 1966
    Natalia Luis-Bassa, Venezuelan conductor
  • 1982
    Dominic Isaacs, South African footballer

Who died on July 13?

  • 1357
    Bartolus de Saxoferrato Italian jurist (b. 1313)
  • 1399
    Peter Parler, German architect (b. 1330)
  • 1645
    Tsar Michael of Russia (b. 1596)
  • 1807
    Henry Benedict Stuart, Italy-born Jacobite claimant to the throne of England (b. 1725)
  • 1896
    Friedrich August Kekulé von Stradonitz, German chemist (b. 1829)
  • 1922
    Martin Dies, Sr., American politician (b. 1870)
  • 1955
    Ruth Ellis, British murderer, last woman to be executed in the United Kingdom (b. 1926)
  • 2004
    Carlos Kleiber, Austrian conductor (b. 1930)
  • 2008
    Bronisław Geremek, Polish social historian and politician (b. 1932)
  • 2010
    George Steinbrenner, American businessman and owner of the New York Yankees (b. 1930)

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