July 13: Day of the Week
July 13, 2020 was the 195th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 171 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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)
- 1573Eighty Years’ War: the Siege of Haarlem ends after seven months.
- 1787The Continental Congress enacts the Northwest Ordinance establishing governing rules for the Northwest Territory. It also establishes procedures for the admission of new states and limits the expansion of slavery.
- 1793Journalist and French revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat is assassinated in his bathtub by Charlotte Corday, a member of the opposing political faction.
- 1854In the Battle of Guaymas, Mexico, General Jose Maria Yanez stops the French invasion led by Count Gaston de Raousset-Boulbon.
- 1863New York Draft Riots: in New York City, opponents of conscription begin three days of rioting which will be later regarded as the worst in United States history.
- 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.
- 1941World War II: Montenegrins begin a popular uprising against the Axis Powers (Trinaestojulski ustanak), the first in Axis-controlled countries.
- 1973Alexander Butterfield reveals the existence of the “Nixon tapes” to the special Senate committee investigating the Watergate break in.
- 1985The Live Aid benefit concert takes place in London and Philadelphia, as well as other venues such as Sydney and Moscow.
- 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?
- 1590Pope Clement X (d. 1676)
- 1841Otto Wagner, Austrian architect (d. 1918)
- 1905Alfredo M. Santos, Filipino military leader (d. 1990)
- 1921Ernest Gold, Austrian composer (d. 1999)
- 1935Jack Kemp, American football player and politician (d. 2009)
- 1936Albert Ayler, American jazz saxophonist and singer (d. 1970)
- 1948Tony Kornheiser, American sports journalist
- 1975Danni Boatwright, American model, sportscaster, and reality show contestant
- 1982Dominic Isaacs, South African footballer
- 1983Liu Xiang, Chinese hurdler
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