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Friday August 13, 2021

August 13: Day of the Week

August 13, 2021 is the 225th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 140 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

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

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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)

  • 1704
    War of the Spanish Succession: Battle of Blenheim – English and Austrian forces are victorious over French and Bavarian troops.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1968
    Alexandros Panagoulis attempts to assassinate the Greek dictator Colonel Georgios Papadopoulos in Varkiza, Athens.
  • 1969
    The Apollo 11 astronauts are released from a three-week quarantine to enjoy a ticker-tape parade in New York. That evening, at a state dinner in Los Angeles, they are awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by U.S. President Richard Nixon.
  • 2004
    Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 storm, strikes Punta Gorda, Florida and devastates the surrounding area.
  • 2008
    South Ossetian War: Russian units occupy the Georgian city of Gori.

Who were born on August 13?

  • 1666
    William Wotton, English scholar (d. 1727)
  • 1792
    Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, queen consort of the United Kingdom, wife of King William IV of the United Kingdom (d. 1849)
  • 1925
    Benny Bailey, American bebop and hard-bop jazz trumpeter
  • 1952
    Hughie Thomasson, American guitarist (Outlaws, Lynyrd Skynyrd) (d. 2007)
  • 1959
    Bruce French, England cricketer
  • 1959
    Michael Bradley, bassist and radio producer
  • 1966
    Shayne Corson, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1970
    Elvis Grbac, American football player
  • 1973
    Brittany Andrews, American pornographic actress
  • 1984
    Niko Kranjčar, Croatian footballer

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