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Tuesday August 13, 2019

August 13: Day of the Week

August 13, 2019 was the 225th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 140 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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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)

  • 1806
    Battle of Mišar during the Serbian revolution begins. The battle will end two days later, with a decisive Serbian victory over the Ottomans.
  • 1814
    The Convention of London, a treaty between the United Kingdom and the United Provinces, is signed in London.
  • 1918
    Women enlist in the United States Marine Corps for the first time. Opha Mae Johnson is the first woman to enlist.
  • 1954
    Radio Pakistan broadcasts the “Qaumī Tarāna”, the national anthem of Pakistan for the first time.
  • 1961
    The German Democratic Republic closes the border between the eastern and western sectors of Berlin to thwart its inhabitants’ attempts to escape to the West.
  • 1962
    Representatives from the Russian Orthodox Church and the Holy See meet in Metz, France, and come to an agreement wherein the Russian church would send observers to the Second Vatican Council and in exchange, the Roman Catholic Church would refuse to condemn Communism.
  • 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.
  • 1977
    Members of the British National Front (NF) clash with anti-NF demonstrators in Lewisham, London, resulting in 214 arrests and at least 111 injuries.
  • 2004
    Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 storm, strikes Punta Gorda, Florida and devastates the surrounding area.
  • 2011
    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?

  • 1888
    John Logie Baird, Scottish television pioneer (d. 1946)
  • 1933
    Joycelyn Elders, American physician, 15th Surgeon General of the United States
  • 1940
    Bill Musselman, American basketball head coach (d. 2000)
  • 1952
    Hughie Thomasson, American guitarist (Outlaws, Lynyrd Skynyrd) (d. 2007)
  • 1954
    Nico Assumpção, Brazilian bass player (d. 2001)
  • 1958
    Feargal Sharkey, Northern Irish vocalist (The Undertones)
  • 1964
    Hank Cheyne, American actor
  • 1970
    Alan Shearer, English footballer
  • 1973
    Brittany Andrews, American pornographic actress
  • 1979
    Taizō Sugimura, Japanese politician

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