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Events of August 13th:

August 13th is the 225th day of the year (226th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 140 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about August 13th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on August 13th:

12 Caligula (Roman Emperor 37 AD - 41 AD)

1860 Annie Oakley (exhibition shooter)

Annie Oakley


1888 John Logie Baird (television pioneer)

1899 Sir Alfred Hitchcock (film director)

Alfred Hitchcock


1907 Basil Spence (architect - designed Coventry Cathedral)

1918 Frederick Sanger (biochemist)

1926 Fidel Castro (Cuban leader)

Fidel Castro


1930 Bernard Manning (comedian)

1935 Rod Hull (comedian, actor)

1958 Feargal Sharkey (singer - The Undertones)

1961 Stuart Maconie (journalist, author, broadcaster)

1961 Sunil Shetty (actor, film producer)

1963 Sridevi (actress)

1970 Alan Shearer (soccer player)

2000 Piper Reese (video blogger)



August 13th in History:

1521 Conquistador Hernán Cortés conquers the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan (Mexico City).

1704 English and Holy Roman Empire troops defeat French and Bavarian tropps at the Battle of Blenheim.

1831 Nat Turner saw a solar eclipse and believed it to be a sign from God. Eight days later, he led a slave rebellion in Southampton, Virginia.

1898 Carl Gustav Witt discovers 433 Eros, the first near-Earth asteroid to be discovered.

1913 First production of stainless steel by Harry Brearley.

1954 Radio Pakistan broadcasts ""Qaumi Tarana", the country's national anthem, for the first time.

1960 Central African Republic declares independence from France.

1961 Sealing of East German border and building of Berlin Wall.

1964 Peter Allen and Gwynne Evans are hanged. They are the last people executed in Britain.

1997 South Park's TV debut on Comedy Central.


August 13th is also:

International Lefthanders Day


Astrology

People born on August 13th are Leo

Leo

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