August 13: Day of the Week
August 13, 2019 is the 225th day of the year 2019 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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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)
- 1521Tenochtitlán (present day Mexico City) falls to conquistador Hernán Cortés.
- 1792King Louis XVI of France is formally arrested by the National Tribunal, and declared an enemy of the people.
- 1814The Convention of London, a treaty between the United Kingdom and the United Provinces, is signed in London.
- 1831Nat Turner sees a solar eclipse, which he believes is a sign from God. Eight days later he and 70 other slaves kill approximately 55 whites in Southampton County, Virginia.
- 1898Spanish–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.
- 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.
- 1937The Battle of Shanghai begins.
- 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.
- 2004Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 storm, strikes Punta Gorda, Florida and devastates the surrounding area.
- 2008South Ossetian War: Russian units occupy the Georgian city of Gori.
Who were born on August 13?
- 1717Louis François I, Prince of Conti, French military leader (d. 1776)
- 1841Johnny Mullagh, Australian cricketer (d. 1891)
- 1907Sir Basil Spence, Scottish architect (d. 1976)
- 1917Sid Gordon, American baseball player (d. 1975)
- 1926Fidel Castro, Cuban revolutionary and politician
- 1959Michael Bradley, bassist and radio producer
- 1966Sean Hood, American screenwriter
- 1970Elvis Grbac, American football player
- 1970Will Clarke, American novelist
- 1975Marty Turco, Canadian ice hockey player
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