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Saturday August 13, 2022

August 13: Day of the Week

August 13, 2022 is the 225th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 140 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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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)

  • 3114 BC
    According to the Lounsbury correlation, the start of the Maya calendar.
  • 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.
  • 1553
    Michael Servetus is arrested by John Calvin in Geneva as a heretic.
  • 1906
    The all black infantrymen of the U.S. Army’s 25th Infantry Regiment are accused of killing a white bartender and wounding a white police officer in Brownsville, Texas, despite exculpatory evidence; all are later dishonorably discharged.
  • 1913
    First production in the UK of stainless steel by Harry Brearley.
  • 1920
    Polish-Soviet War: the Battle of Warsaw begins and will last till August 25. The Red Army is defeated.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1872
    Richard Willstätter, German chemist, Nobel Laureate (d. 1942)
  • 1907
    Sir Basil Spence, Scottish architect (d. 1976)
  • 1935
    Mudcat Grant, American baseball player
  • 1938
    Dave “Baby” Cortez, American pop keyboardist
  • 1951
    Dan Fogelberg, American singer-songwriter (d. 2007)
  • 1952
    Hughie Thomasson, American guitarist (Outlaws, Lynyrd Skynyrd) (d. 2007)
  • 1958
    Randall “Randy” Shughart, American Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1993)
  • 1965
    Hayato Matsuo, Japanese composer
  • 1970
    Matt Hyson, American professional wrestler
  • 1984
    James Morrison, British singer

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