July 13: Day of the Week
July 13, 2019 is the 194th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 171 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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July 13 Historical Event(s)
- 1260The Livonian Order suffers its greatest defeat in the 13th century in the Battle of Durbe against the Grand Duchy of Lithuania
- 1794The Battle of the Vosges is fought between French forces and those of Prussia and Austria.
- 1814The Carabinieri, the national gendarmerie of Italy, is established.
- 1830The General Assembly’s Institution, now the Scottish Church College, one of the pioneering institutions that ushered the Bengal Renaissance, is founded by Alexander Duff and Raja Ram Mohan Roy, in Calcutta, India.
- 1878Treaty of Berlin: the European powers redraw the map of the Balkans. Serbia, Montenegro and Romania become completely independent of the Ottoman empire.
- 1919The British airship R34 lands in Norfolk, England, completing the first airship return journey across the Atlantic in 182 hours of flight.
- 1923The Hollywood Sign is officially dedicated in the hills above Hollywood, Los Angeles. It originally reads “Hollywoodland ” but the four last letters are dropped after renovation in 1949.
- 1962In an unprecedented action, British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan dismisses seven members of his Cabinet, marking the effective end of the National Liberals as a distinct force within British politics.
- 1977New York City, amidst a period of financial and social turmoil experiences a blackout lasting nearly 24 hours that leads to widespread fires and looting.
- 1985Vice President George H.W. Bush becomes the Acting President for the day when President Ronald Reagan undergoes surgery to remove polyps from his colon.
Who were born on July 13?
- 1864John Jacob Astor IV, American entrepreneur (d. 1912)
- 1924Michel Constantin, French film actor (d. 2003)
- 1928Tommaso Buscetta, Sicilian mafioso and pentito (d. 2000)
- 1935Kurt Westergaard, Danish cartoonist
- 1941Robert Forster, American actor
- 1960Ian Hislop, British writer and editor
- 1965Lesli Kay, American actress
- 1968Christian Taylor, British screenwriter
- 1973Ariel Silvio Zárate, Argentine footballer
- 1974Deborah Cox, Canadian R&B singer
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