About August 13

August 13, 2022 is the 225th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 140 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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Leo is the sun 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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 162 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On August 13

  • 1521
    Tenochtitlán (present day Mexico City) falls to conquistador Hernán Cortés.
  • 1553
    Michael Servetus is arrested by John Calvin in Geneva as a heretic.
  • 1704
    War of the Spanish Succession: Battle of Blenheim – English and Austrian forces are victorious over French and Bavarian troops.
  • 1792
    King Louis XVI of France is formally arrested by the National Tribunal, and declared an enemy of the people.
  • 1806
    Battle of Mišar during the Serbian revolution begins. The battle will end two days later, with a decisive Serbian victory over the Ottomans.
  • 1814
    The Convention of London, a treaty between the United Kingdom and the United Provinces, is signed in London.
  • 1831
    Nat Turner sees a solar eclipse, which he believes is a sign from God. Eight days later he and 70 other slaves kill approximately 55 whites in Southampton County, Virginia.
  • 1868
    A massive earthquake near Arica, Peru, causes an estimated 25,000 casualties, and the subsequent tsunami causes considerable damage as far away as Hawaii and New Zealand.
  • 1898
    Spanish–American War: Spanish and American forces engaged in a mock battle for Manila, after which the Spanish commander surrendered in order to keep the city out of Filipino rebel hands.
  • 1913
    First production in the UK of stainless steel by Harry Brearley.
  • 1918
    Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) established as a public company in Germany.
  • 1918
    Women enlist in the United States Marine Corps for the first time. Opha Mae Johnson is the first woman to enlist.
  • 1920
    Polish-Soviet War: the Battle of Warsaw begins and will last till August 25. The Red Army is defeated.
  • 1937
    The Battle of Shanghai begins.
  • 1942
    Major 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.
  • 1954
    Radio Pakistan broadcasts the “Qaumī Tarāna”, the national anthem of Pakistan for the first time.
  • 1961
    The German Democratic Republic closes the border between the eastern and western sectors of Berlin to thwart its inhabitants’ attempts to escape to the West.
  • 1968
    Alexandros Panagoulis attempts to assassinate the Greek dictator Colonel Georgios Papadopoulos in Varkiza, Athens.
  • 1977
    Members of the British National Front (NF) clash with anti-NF demonstrators in Lewisham, London, resulting in 214 arrests and at least 111 injuries.
  • 2004
    156 Congolese Tutsi refugees are massacred at the Gatumba refugee camp in Burundi.

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