August 13: Day of the Week
August 13, 2021 is the 225th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 140 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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August 13 Historical Event(s)
- 1704War of the Spanish Succession: Battle of Blenheim – English and Austrian forces are victorious over French and Bavarian troops.
- 1868A massive earthquake near Arica, Peru, causes an estimated 25,000 casualties, and the subsequent tsunami causes considerable damage as far away as Hawaii and New Zealand.
- 1898Carl Gustav Witt discovers 433 Eros, the first near-Earth asteroid to be found.
- 1898Spanish–American War: Spanish and American forces engaged in a mock battle for Manila, after which the Spanish commander surrendered in order to keep the city out of Filipino rebel hands.
- 1906The all black infantrymen of the U.S. Army’s 25th Infantry Regiment are accused of killing a white bartender and wounding a white police officer in Brownsville, Texas, despite exculpatory evidence; all are later dishonorably discharged.
- 1913First production in the UK of stainless steel by Harry Brearley.
- 1968Alexandros Panagoulis attempts to assassinate the Greek dictator Colonel Georgios Papadopoulos in Varkiza, Athens.
- 1969The Apollo 11 astronauts are released from a three-week quarantine to enjoy a ticker-tape parade in New York. That evening, at a state dinner in Los Angeles, they are awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by U.S. President Richard Nixon.
- 2004Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 storm, strikes Punta Gorda, Florida and devastates the surrounding area.
- 2008South Ossetian War: Russian units occupy the Georgian city of Gori.
Who were born on August 13?
- 1666William Wotton, English scholar (d. 1727)
- 1792Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, queen consort of the United Kingdom, wife of King William IV of the United Kingdom (d. 1849)
- 1925Benny Bailey, American bebop and hard-bop jazz trumpeter
- 1952Hughie Thomasson, American guitarist (Outlaws, Lynyrd Skynyrd) (d. 2007)
- 1959Bruce French, England cricketer
- 1959Michael Bradley, bassist and radio producer
- 1966Shayne Corson, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1970Elvis Grbac, American football player
- 1973Brittany Andrews, American pornographic actress
- 1984Niko Kranjčar, Croatian footballer
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