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.
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.
- 1521Tenochtitlán (present day Mexico City) falls to conquistador Hernán Cortés.
- 1913First production in the UK of stainless steel by Harry Brearley.
- 1918Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) established as a public company in Germany.
- 1918Women enlist in the United States Marine Corps for the first time. Opha Mae Johnson is the first woman to enlist.
- 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.
- 1961The German Democratic Republic closes the border between the eastern and western sectors of Berlin to thwart its inhabitants’ attempts to escape to the West.
- 1968Alexandros Panagoulis attempts to assassinate the Greek dictator Colonel Georgios Papadopoulos in Varkiza, Athens.
- 1977Members of the British National Front (NF) clash with anti-NF demonstrators in Lewisham, London, resulting in 214 arrests and at least 111 injuries.
- 1979The roof of the uncompleted Rosemont Horizon near Chicago, Illinois collapses, killing 5 workers and injuring 16.
Who were born on August 13?
- 1823Goldwin Smith, English-born Canadian historian and journalist (d. 1910)
- 1904Charles ‘Buddy’Rogers, American actor (d. 1999)
- 1917Sid Gordon, American baseball player (d. 1975)
- 1944Divina Galica, British athlete and racing driver
- 1955Hideo Fukuyama, Japanese racing driver
- 1961Dawnn Lewis, American actress
- 1970Elvis Grbac, American football player
- 1970Matt Hyson, American professional wrestler
- 1974Jarrod Washburn, American baseball player
- 1984Niko Kranjčar, Croatian footballer
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