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Monday August 13, 2018

August 13: Day of the Week

August 13, 2018 was the 225th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 140 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.

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

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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)

  • 1516
    The 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.
  • 1521
    Tenochtitlán (present day Mexico City) falls to conquistador Hernán Cortés.
  • 1913
    First production in the UK of stainless steel by Harry Brearley.
  • 1918
    Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) established as a public company in Germany.
  • 1918
    Women enlist in the United States Marine Corps for the first time. Opha Mae Johnson is the first woman to enlist.
  • 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.
  • 1961
    The German Democratic Republic closes the border between the eastern and western sectors of Berlin to thwart its inhabitants’ attempts to escape to the West.
  • 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.
  • 1979
    The roof of the uncompleted Rosemont Horizon near Chicago, Illinois collapses, killing 5 workers and injuring 16.

Who were born on August 13?

  • 1823
    Goldwin Smith, English-born Canadian historian and journalist (d. 1910)
  • 1904
    Charles ‘Buddy’Rogers, American actor (d. 1999)
  • 1917
    Sid Gordon, American baseball player (d. 1975)
  • 1944
    Divina Galica, British athlete and racing driver
  • 1955
    Hideo Fukuyama, Japanese racing driver
  • 1961
    Dawnn Lewis, American actress
  • 1970
    Elvis Grbac, American football player
  • 1970
    Matt Hyson, American professional wrestler
  • 1974
    Jarrod Washburn, American baseball player
  • 1984
    Niko Kranjčar, Croatian footballer

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