August 13: Day of the Week
August 13, 2019 is the 225th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 140 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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)
- 3114 BCAccording to the Lounsbury correlation, the start of the Maya calendar.
- 1516The Treaty of Noyon between France and Spain is signed. Francis I of France recognises Charles’s claim to Naples, and Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, recognises Francis’s claim to Milan.
- 1806Battle of Mišar during the Serbian revolution begins. The battle will end two days later, with a decisive Serbian victory over the Ottomans.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1937The Battle of Shanghai begins.
- 1954Radio Pakistan broadcasts the “Qaumī Tarāna”, the national anthem of Pakistan for the first time.
- 1960The Central African Republic declares independence from France.
- 1961The German Democratic Republic closes the border between the eastern and western sectors of Berlin to thwart its inhabitants’ attempts to escape to the West.
- 1978150 Palestinians in Beirut are killed in a terrorist attack during the second phase of the Lebanese Civil War.
Who were born on August 13?
- 1792Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, queen consort of the United Kingdom, wife of King William IV of the United Kingdom (d. 1849)
- 1866Giovanni Agnelli, Italian industrialist, founder of Fiat (d. 1945)
- 1906Miklós Borsos, Hungarian sculptor (d. 1990)
- 1907Sir Basil Spence, Scottish architect (d. 1976)
- 1914Luis Mariano, Basque operetta singer (d. 1970)
- 1930Don Ho, American vocalist and pianist (d. 2007)
- 1938Dave “Baby” Cortez, American pop keyboardist
- 1949Philippe Petit, French high wire artist
- 1973Brittany Andrews, American pornographic actress
- 1984Boone Logan, American baseball player
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