August 13: Day of the Week
August 13, 2020 is the 226th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 140 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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)
- 1553Michael Servetus is arrested by John Calvin in Geneva as a heretic.
- 1704War of the Spanish Succession: Battle of Blenheim – English and Austrian forces are victorious over French and Bavarian troops.
- 1918Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) established as a public company in Germany.
- 1960The Central African Republic declares independence from France.
- 1962Representatives from the Russian Orthodox Church and the Holy See meet in Metz, France, and come to an agreement wherein the Russian church would send observers to the Second Vatican Council and in exchange, the Roman Catholic Church would refuse to condemn Communism.
- 1977Members of the British National Front (NF) clash with anti-NF demonstrators in Lewisham, London, resulting in 214 arrests and at least 111 injuries.
- 1978150 Palestinians in Beirut are killed in a terrorist attack during the second phase of the Lebanese Civil War.
- 2004156 Congolese Tutsi refugees are massacred at the Gatumba refugee camp in Burundi.
- 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?
- 1764Louis Baraguey d'Hilliers, French general (d. 1816)
- 1918Frederick Sanger, English chemist, two-time Nobel Laureate
- 1947John Stocker, Canadian voice actor
- 1949Philippe Petit, French high wire artist
- 1961Dawnn Lewis, American actress
- 1961Sunil Shetty, Indian actor and producer
- 1963Sridevi, Indian actress
- 1973Eric Medlen, American drag racer and rodeo star (d. 2007)
- 1984James Morrison, British singer
- 1984Niko Kranjčar, Croatian footballer
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