Tuesday August 13, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

August 13: Day of the Week

August 13, 2024 is the 226th day of the year 2024 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 French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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

August 2024

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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.

August 13 Historical Event(s)

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.
Michael Servetus is arrested by John Calvin in Geneva as a heretic.
War of the Spanish Succession: Battle of Blenheim – English and Austrian forces are victorious over French and Bavarian troops.
The Convention of London, a treaty between the United Kingdom and the United Provinces, is signed in London.
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.
Carl Gustav Witt discovers 433 Eros, the first near-Earth asteroid to be found.
First production in the UK of stainless steel by Harry Brearley.
Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 storm, strikes Punta Gorda, Florida and devastates the surrounding area.
South Ossetian War: Russian units occupy the Georgian city of Gori.
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?

Louis François I, Prince of Conti, French military leader (d. 1776)
Gleb W. Derujinsky, Russian sculptor (d. 1975)
John Logie Baird, Scottish television pioneer (d. 1946)
Miklós Borsos, Hungarian sculptor (d. 1990)
William Bernbach, American advertiser, co-founder of Dyle, Dane, and Bernbach (now DDB) (d. 1982)
Sir George Shearing, British jazz pianist (d. 2011)
Herb Ritts, American photographer (d. 2002)
Paul Greengrass, English film director
Bruce French, England cricketer
Michael Bradley, bassist and radio producer

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