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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 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.

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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)

  • 1521
    Tenochtitlán (present day Mexico City) falls to conquistador Hernán Cortés.
  • 1704
    War of the Spanish Succession: Battle of Blenheim – English and Austrian forces are victorious over French and Bavarian troops.
  • 1792
    King Louis XVI of France is formally arrested by the National Tribunal, and declared an enemy of the people.
  • 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.
  • 1918
    Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) established as a public company in Germany.
  • 1942
    Major 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.
  • 1968
    Alexandros Panagoulis attempts to assassinate the Greek dictator Colonel Georgios Papadopoulos in Varkiza, Athens.
  • 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.
  • 2008
    South Ossetian War: Russian units occupy the Georgian city of Gori.
  • 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?

  • 1311
    King Alfonso XI of Castile and Leon (d. 1350)
  • 1662
    Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset, English politician (d. 1748)
  • 1764
    Louis Baraguey d'Hilliers, French general (d. 1816)
  • 1949
    Jim Brunzell, American professional wrestler
  • 1954
    Nico Assumpção, Brazilian bass player (d. 2001)
  • 1961
    Christos Christodoulou, Greek basketball player
  • 1963
    Sridevi, Indian actress
  • 1964
    Hank Cheyne, American actor
  • 1969
    Midori Ito, Japanese figure skater
  • 1970
    Elvis Grbac, American football player

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