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.
  • 1260
    The Livonian Order suffers its greatest defeat in the 13th century in the Battle of Durbe against the Grand Duchy of Lithuania
  • 1794
    The Battle of the Vosges is fought between French forces and those of Prussia and Austria.
  • 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.
  • 1919
    The British airship R34 lands in Norfolk, England, completing the first airship return journey across the Atlantic in 182 hours of flight.
  • 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.
  • 1962
    In an unprecedented action, British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan dismisses seven members of his Cabinet, marking the effective end of the National Liberals as a distinct force within British politics.
  • 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).
  • 2008
    War in Afghanistan: Taliban guerrillas attack NATO troops near the village of Wanat in the Waygal district in Afghanistan’s far eastern province of Nuristan.

Who were born on July 13?

  • 1608
    Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1657)
  • 1894
    Isaac Babel, Soviet writer (d. 1940)
  • 1898
    Julius Schreck, German Nazi party official (d. 1936)
  • 1920
    Bill Towers, English footballer (d. 2000)
  • 1931
    Frank Ramsey, American basketball player
  • 1954
    Rick Chartraw, American ice hockey player
  • 1978
    Ryan Ludwick, American baseball player
  • 1988
    Steven R. McQueen, American actor
  • 1990
    Matt Weinberg, American actor
  • 1992
    Elise Matthysen, Belgian swimmer

Who died on July 13?

  • 574
    Pope John III (birth year unknown)
  • 939
    Pope Leo VII (birth year unknown)
  • 1399
    Peter Parler, German architect (b. 1330)
  • 1807
    Henry Benedict Stuart, Italy-born Jacobite claimant to the throne of England (b. 1725)
  • 1960
    Joy Gresham, American writer (b. 1915)
  • 1974
    Patrick Blackett, Baron Blackett, English physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1897)
  • 1993
    Davey Allison, American race car driver (b. 1961)
  • 1996
    Pandro S. Berman, American film producer (b. 1905)
  • 1999
    Konstantinos Kollias, Greek Attorney General, Prime Minister of the military junta (b. 1901)
  • 2010
    Manohari Singh, Indian saxophonist and part of R.D. Burman’s band (b. 1931)

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