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
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
The Battle of the Vosges is fought between French forces and those of Prussia and Austria.
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.
The British airship R34 lands in Norfolk, England, completing the first airship return journey across the Atlantic in 182 hours of flight.
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.
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.
The Live Aid benefit concert takes place in London and Philadelphia, as well as other venues such as Sydney and Moscow.
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).
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?
Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1657)
Isaac Babel, Soviet writer (d. 1940)
Julius Schreck, German Nazi party official (d. 1936)
Bill Towers, English footballer (d. 2000)
Frank Ramsey, American basketball player
Rick Chartraw, American ice hockey player
Ryan Ludwick, American baseball player
Steven R. McQueen, American actor
Matt Weinberg, American actor
Elise Matthysen, Belgian swimmer
Who died on July 13?
Pope John III (birth year unknown)
Pope Leo VII (birth year unknown)
Peter Parler, German architect (b. 1330)
Henry Benedict Stuart, Italy-born Jacobite claimant to the throne of England (b. 1725)
Joy Gresham, American writer (b. 1915)
Patrick Blackett, Baron Blackett, English physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1897)
Davey Allison, American race car driver (b. 1961)
Pandro S. Berman, American film producer (b. 1905)
Konstantinos Kollias, Greek Attorney General, Prime Minister of the military junta (b. 1901)
Manohari Singh, Indian saxophonist and part of R.D. Burman’s band (b. 1931)
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