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 French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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.
- 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.
- 1913First production in the UK of stainless steel by Harry Brearley.
- 1942Major General Eugene Reybold of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers authorizes the construction of facilities that would house the “Development of Substitute Materials” project, better known as the Manhattan Project.
- 1968Alexandros Panagoulis attempts to assassinate the Greek dictator Colonel Georgios Papadopoulos in Varkiza, Athens.
- 1977Members of the British National Front (NF) clash with anti-NF demonstrators in Lewisham, London, resulting in 214 arrests and at least 111 injuries.
- 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.
- 2011The main stage collapses at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis during a hurricane-force wind gust ahead of an approaching severe thunderstorm, killing 7 and injuring 45.
Who were born on August 13?
- 1819George Gabriel Stokes, Irish physicist (d. 1903)
- 1906Miklós Borsos, Hungarian sculptor (d. 1990)
- 1920Neville Brand, American actor (d. 1992)
- 1926Fidel Castro, Cuban revolutionary and politician
- 1945Lars Engqvist, Swedish politician
- 1961Neil Mallender, England cricketer
- 1971Rolando Molina, Salvadoran-born American actor
- 1973Molly Henneberg, American journalist
- 1980Panagiotis Markouizos, Greek figure skater
- 1984James Morrison, British singer
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