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 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.
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.
- 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.
- 1913First production in the UK of stainless steel by Harry Brearley.
- 1920Polish-Soviet War: the Battle of Warsaw begins and will last till August 25. The Red Army is defeated.
- 1960The Central African Republic declares independence from France.
- 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.
- 1962Representatives 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.
- 2011The 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?
- 1803Vladimir Odoevsky, Russian philosopher and writer (d. 1869)
- 1888John Logie Baird, Scottish television pioneer (d. 1946)
- 1948Scott Powell, founding member of Sha Na Na
- 1949Bobby Clarke, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1961Sunil Shetty, Indian actor and producer
- 1966Shayne Corson, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1970Alan Shearer, English footballer
- 1972John Safran, Australian television presenter
- 1984James Morrison, British singer
- 1990Shila, Malaysian pop singer-songwriter
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