July 13: Day of the Week
July 13, 2021 is the 194th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 171 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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)
- 1174William I of Scotland, a key rebel in the Revolt of 1173–1174, is captured at Alnwick by forces loyal to Henry II of England.
- 1260The Livonian Order suffers its greatest defeat in the 13th century in the Battle of Durbe against the Grand Duchy of Lithuania
- 1573Eighty Years’ War: the Siege of Haarlem ends after seven months.
- 1793Journalist and French revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat is assassinated in his bathtub by Charlotte Corday, a member of the opposing political faction.
- 1941World War II: Montenegrins begin a popular uprising against the Axis Powers (Trinaestojulski ustanak), the first in Axis-controlled countries.
- 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.
- 2003French DGSE personnel abort an operation to rescue Ingrid Betancourt from FARC rebels in Colombia, causing a political scandal when details are leaked to the press.
- 2008War in Afghanistan: Taliban guerrillas attack NATO troops near the village of Wanat in the Waygal district in Afghanistan’s far eastern province of Nuristan.
- 2011Mumbai is rocked by three bomb blasts during the evening rush hour, killing 26 and injuring 130.
Who were born on July 13?
- 1607Václav Hollar, Bohemian-born English etcher (d. 1677)
- 1900George Lewis, American jazz clarinetist (d. 1969)
- 1922Leslie Brooks, American actress (d. 2011)
- 1954Rick Chartraw, American ice hockey player
- 1956Claude Giroux, Canadian midget wrestler
- 1966Gil Birmingham, American actor
- 1969Oleg Serebrian, Moldovan politician and political scientist
- 1976Sheldon Souray, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1981Ineta Radēviča, Latvian athlete
- 1982Yadier Molina, Puerto Rican baseball player
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