August 13: Day of the Week
August 13, 2021 was the 225th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 140 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1516The 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.
- 1553Michael Servetus is arrested by John Calvin in Geneva as a heretic.
- 1704War of the Spanish Succession: Battle of Blenheim – English and Austrian forces are victorious over French and Bavarian troops.
- 1868A 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.
- 1906The 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.
- 1918Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) established as a public company in Germany.
- 1942Major 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.
- 1954Radio Pakistan broadcasts the “Qaumī Tarāna”, the national anthem of Pakistan for the first time.
- 1977Members of the British National Front (NF) clash with anti-NF demonstrators in Lewisham, London, resulting in 214 arrests and at least 111 injuries.
- 2004156 Congolese Tutsi refugees are massacred at the Gatumba refugee camp in Burundi.
Who were born on August 13?
- 1790William Wentworth, Australian explorer and politician (d. 1872)
- 1803Vladimir Odoevsky, Russian philosopher and writer (d. 1869)
- 1879John Ireland, English composer (d. 1962)
- 1884Harry Dean, English cricketer (d. 1957)
- 1930Don Ho, American vocalist and pianist (d. 2007)
- 1965Hayato Matsuo, Japanese composer
- 1979Román Colón, Dominican baseball player
- 1982Kalenna Harper, American singer-songwriter (Dirty Money)
- 1982Shani Davis, American speed skater
- 1990Shila, Malaysian pop singer-songwriter
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