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 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

  • 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
  • 1558
    Battle of Gravelines: in France, Spanish forces led by Count Lamoral of Egmont defeat the French forces of Marshal Paul de Thermes at Gravelines.
  • 1573
    Eighty Years’ War: the Siege of Haarlem ends after seven months.
  • 1814
    The Carabinieri, the national gendarmerie of Italy, is established.
  • 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.
  • 1941
    World War II: Montenegrins begin a popular uprising against the Axis Powers (Trinaestojulski ustanak), the first in Axis-controlled countries.
  • 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).
  • 2003
    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?

  • 1776
    Caroline of Baden, consort of Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria (d. 1841)
  • 1924
    Carlo Bergonzi, Italian tenor
  • 1935
    Jack Kemp, American football player and politician (d. 2009)
  • 1954
    Rick Chartraw, American ice hockey player
  • 1966
    Gil Birmingham, American actor
  • 1976
    Al Santos, American model and actor
  • 1981
    Ineta Radēviča, Latvian athlete
  • 1982
    Shin-Soo Choo, South Korean baseball player
  • 1990
    Eduardo Salvio, Argentine footballer
  • 1992
    Elise Matthysen, Belgian swimmer

Who died on July 13?

  • 1399
    Peter Parler, German architect (b. 1330)
  • 1626
    Robert Sidney, 1st Earl of Leicester, English statesman (b. 1563)
  • 1645
    Tsar Michael of Russia (b. 1596)
  • 1760
    Conrad Weiser, Pennsylvania’s ambassador to the Native Americans (b. 1696)
  • 1882
    Johnny Ringo, American gunfighter (b. 1850)
  • 1954
    Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter (b. 1907)
  • 1965
    Photios Kontoglou, Greek writer, painter and iconographer (b. 1895)
  • 1976
    Joachim Peiper, German military leader (SS) (b. 1915)
  • 1996
    Pandro S. Berman, American film producer (b. 1905)
  • 2008
    Bronisław Geremek, Polish social historian and politician (b. 1932)

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