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.
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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.
- 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.
- 1794The Battle of the Vosges is fought between French forces and those of Prussia and Austria.
- 1878Treaty of Berlin: the European powers redraw the map of the Balkans. Serbia, Montenegro and Romania become completely independent of the Ottoman empire.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 2011Mumbai is rocked by three bomb blasts during the evening rush hour, killing 26 and injuring 130.
Who were born on July 13?
- 1776Caroline of Baden, consort of Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria (d. 1841)
- 1821Nathan Bedford Forrest, American Confederate cavalry officer (d. 1877)
- 1933Patsy Byrne, English actress
- 1936Albert Ayler, American jazz saxophonist and singer (d. 1970)
- 1959Richard Leman, English field hockey player
- 1961Tim Watson, Australian rules footballer
- 1967Dean Barnett, American blogger (d. 2008)
- 1979Libuše Průšová, Czech tennis player
- 1983Marco Pomante, Italian footballer
- 1997Leo Howard, American actor
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