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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 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.

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)

  • 1553
    Michael Servetus is arrested by John Calvin in Geneva as a heretic.
  • 1868
    A 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.
  • 1898
    Carl Gustav Witt discovers 433 Eros, the first near-Earth asteroid to be found.
  • 1913
    First production in the UK of stainless steel by Harry Brearley.
  • 1942
    Major 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.
  • 1968
    Alexandros Panagoulis attempts to assassinate the Greek dictator Colonel Georgios Papadopoulos in Varkiza, Athens.
  • 1977
    Members of the British National Front (NF) clash with anti-NF demonstrators in Lewisham, London, resulting in 214 arrests and at least 111 injuries.
  • 2004
    156 Congolese Tutsi refugees are massacred at the Gatumba refugee camp in Burundi.
  • 2004
    Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 storm, strikes Punta Gorda, Florida and devastates the surrounding area.
  • 2011
    The 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?

  • 1819
    George Gabriel Stokes, Irish physicist (d. 1903)
  • 1906
    Miklós Borsos, Hungarian sculptor (d. 1990)
  • 1920
    Neville Brand, American actor (d. 1992)
  • 1926
    Fidel Castro, Cuban revolutionary and politician
  • 1945
    Lars Engqvist, Swedish politician
  • 1961
    Neil Mallender, England cricketer
  • 1971
    Rolando Molina, Salvadoran-born American actor
  • 1973
    Molly Henneberg, American journalist
  • 1980
    Panagiotis Markouizos, Greek figure skater
  • 1984
    James Morrison, British singer

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