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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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.
- 1704War of the Spanish Succession: Battle of Blenheim – English and Austrian forces are victorious over French and Bavarian troops.
- 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.
- 1954Radio Pakistan broadcasts the “Qaumī Tarāna”, the national anthem of Pakistan for the first time.
- 1960The Central African Republic declares independence from France.
- 1968Alexandros Panagoulis attempts to assassinate the Greek dictator Colonel Georgios Papadopoulos in Varkiza, Athens.
- 1979The roof of the uncompleted Rosemont Horizon near Chicago, Illinois collapses, killing 5 workers and injuring 16.
- 2004156 Congolese Tutsi refugees are massacred at the Gatumba refugee camp in Burundi.
- 2004Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 storm, strikes Punta Gorda, Florida and devastates the surrounding area.
Who were born on August 13?
- 1814Anders Jonas Ångström, Swedish physicist (d. 1874)
- 1884Harry Dean, English cricketer (d. 1957)
- 1890Ellen Osiier, Danish fencer (d. 1962)
- 1902Felix Wankel, German engineer and inventor (d. 1988)
- 1935Mudcat Grant, American baseball player
- 1941Erin Fleming, Canadian actress (d. 2003)
- 1955Paul Greengrass, English film director
- 1961Cary Stayner, American serial killer
- 1970Elvis Grbac, American football player
- 1974Jarrod Washburn, American baseball player
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