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Thursday August 13, 2020

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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

August 2020
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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)

  • 1792
    King Louis XVI of France is formally arrested by the National Tribunal, and declared an enemy of the people.
  • 1814
    The Convention of London, a treaty between the United Kingdom and the United Provinces, is signed in London.
  • 1831
    Nat Turner sees a solar eclipse, which he believes is a sign from God. Eight days later he and 70 other slaves kill approximately 55 whites in Southampton County, Virginia.
  • 1898
    Spanish–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.
  • 1918
    Women enlist in the United States Marine Corps for the first time. Opha Mae Johnson is the first woman to enlist.
  • 1920
    Polish-Soviet War: the Battle of Warsaw begins and will last till August 25. The Red Army is defeated.
  • 1960
    The Central African Republic declares independence from France.
  • 1968
    Alexandros Panagoulis attempts to assassinate the Greek dictator Colonel Georgios Papadopoulos in Varkiza, Athens.
  • 1978
    150 Palestinians in Beirut are killed in a terrorist attack during the second phase of the Lebanese Civil War.
  • 1979
    The roof of the uncompleted Rosemont Horizon near Chicago, Illinois collapses, killing 5 workers and injuring 16.

Who were born on August 13?

  • 1841
    Johnny Mullagh, Australian cricketer (d. 1891)
  • 1889
    Camillien Houde, Quebec politician, mayor of Montreal (d. 1958)
  • 1906
    Miklós Borsos, Hungarian sculptor (d. 1990)
  • 1930
    Wilfried Hilker, German football referee
  • 1938
    Dave “Baby” Cortez, American pop keyboardist
  • 1947
    Margareta Winberg, Swedish politician
  • 1951
    Dan Fogelberg, American singer-songwriter (d. 2007)
  • 1960
    Phil Taylor, English darts player
  • 1966
    Sean Hood, American screenwriter
  • 1990
    mohammed fahad faleh AL-Qahtani

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