August 13 in History – What happened on 13 August in Past

13 August - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on August 13, the day number in a year is 225 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 226. August 13 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

August 13 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1521After an extended siege, forces led by Spanish conquistadorHernán Cortés captured Tlatoani Cuauhtémoc and conquered the Azteccapital of Tenochtitlan.
1598Henry IV, the ruler of France, issued the eminent order of Nant. On the basis of this order, Protestant Christians were given full religious freedom.
1624Cardinal Richelieu became the chief minister to King Louis XIII, and under his supervision, France's feudal politicalstructure transformed into one with a powerful central government.
1642Dutch astronomer Christian Huygens discovered the peak of Mars south pole.
1704War of the Spanish Succession-The Duke of Marlborough led Allied forces to a crucial victory in the Battle of Blenheim.
1751Academy and College Philadelphia, the predecessor of the Private University of Pennsylvania as Benjamin Franklin President, opened its doors.
1779American Revolutionary War-Off the coast of Maine, the United States suffered its worst naval defeat until the attack on Pearl Harborduring World War II.
1784Pitt 's India Bill was introduced in the British Parliament for administrative reforms in India.
1784The British Parliament accepted the East India Company Act 1784, which could bring the control of the East India Company into India by the British government.
1792French royals were imprisoned, including the revolutionary Marie Antoinette.
1868A major earthquake near Arica, Peru, caused an estimated 25,000casualties, and the subsequent tsunami caused considerable damage as faraway as Hawaii and New Zealand.
1868Earthquakes in Peru and Ecuador killed 25,000 people and caused $ 300 million in damage.
1898Spanish–American War-After a mock battle for Manila, theSpanish commander surrendered to the U.S. in order to keep the city outof Filipino rebel hands.
1906The all black infantrymen of the U.S. Army's 25th Infantry Regiment were accused of killing a white bartender and wounding a white police officer in Brownsville, Texas, despite exculpatory evidence; allwere later dishonorably discharged.
1913Harry Brearley of England, Sheffield invented stainless steel.
1913Harry Braarley discovered stainless steel in Sheffield.
1918BMW became a public company, producing cars worldwide.
1923Steel Corp of US approved 8 hours of work.
1935About 250 people died in the explosion of a dam in the city of Nevada, near Italy.
1940Canberra Air Accident: Ten people, including three ministers of the Australian cabinet, were killed.
1942Major General Eugene Reybold of the U.S. Army Corps ofEngineers authorized the construction of facilities that would house theManhattan Project.
1951Hindustan Trainer 2, the first aircraft manufactured in India, took its first flight.
1954The complete version of 'Qaumi Taranah', the national anthem ofPakistan, was broadcast for the first time on Radio Pakistan.
1956The bill was passed in the National Highways Lok Sabha.
1960The country called Central Africa became independent from the occupation of France. Earlier it was named Abankishari.
1966China has declared it's Cultural Revolution. By reorganizing the present minor farming collectives into great cooperatives workers would be allowed to work in industry..
1977The first glide of the space shuttle was tested.
1993114 people lost as the hotel collapsed in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.
1994North Korea closed its nuclear plant based on an agreement with the US.
1996Belgian man Marc Dutroux was arrested for the kidnapping of 14-year-old Laetitia Delhez, revealing a number of other victims and oneof Belgium's biggest child molestation cases.
2001International Aid Agencies in Congo including Save the Children, Oxfam and Christian Aid are asking for more assistance from the International Community for the war ruined Congo.
2004The Summer Olympic Games opening ceremony in Athens, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, was displayed around the world.
2004Hurricane Charley struck the U.S. state of Florida, just 22 hours after Tropical Storm Bonnie inflicted its own damage to the state.
2004The 28th Olympic Games began in Athens, Greece.
2004The 28th Olympic Games were played in Athens, Greece.
2006Tokyo encountered an inadvertent blackout that was a few hours long on this day. The power failure happened in the morning rush hour and obstructed the normal flow of business as workers were delayed and companies could not start their day.
2007Archaeologists using radar imagery display that Angkor, the former capital of the Khmer Empire, was the biggest preindustrial urban center covering a 3,000 square kilometer area and having a population of 5000000.
2009The French and German economies bounce back, helping push the Eurozone towards economic recovery in the second quarter, hence signaling that the global crisis might be coming to a stop in Europe.
2010Canadian authorities boarded the MV Sun Sea and placed the 492Sri Lankan Tamil refugees on board into detention, drawing criticismfrom international civil rights groups.
2010After having been boarded by Canadian authorities, the MV SunSea docked and the 492 Sri Lankan Tamil refugee claimants on board wereplaced into detention.
2011A broken oil pipeline is found near Gannet Alpha platform, run by Shell 113 miles from Aberdeen, Scotland.
2011Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, has its first gay pride march ever. The event was supervised by three hundred police, while thousands marched throughout the city.
2013Israeli-Palestinian peace talks begin surrounding the controversy over the Israeli settlement expansion and the freedom of 26 Palestinians accused of murdering Israelis.
2015In Baghdad, Iraq, a bomb explosion killed 76 people and injured 212 others.
201576 people were killed and 212 injured by ISIL truck bomb in Baghdad, Iraq.
2102Hundreds of thousands of Tunisians, mostly women, protest in Tunis in opposition to aims of the Islamist-led government to diminish women's rights.



Famous Birthdays of August 13:

YearName / Profession / Country
1919Rex Humbard / Evangelist / United States of America
1848Romesh Chunder Dutt / Historian / India
1953Thomas Pogge / Philosopher / Germany
1993Dominika Stará / Singer / Slovakia
1973Molly Henneberg / Journalist / United States of America
1982Sebastian Stan / Actor / United States of America
1947John Stocker / Actor / Canada
1959Tom Niedenfuer / Baseball Player / United States of America
1979Corey Patterson / Baseball Player / United States of America
1971Adam Housley / Baseball Player / United States of America
1949Jim Brunzell / Wrestler / United States of America
1913Fred Davis / Snooker Player / United Kingdom
1930Bob Wiesler / Baseball Player / United States of America
1884Harry Dean / Cricketer / United Kingdom
1972Kevin Plank / Business Man / United States of America
1952Hughie Thomasson / Writer / United States of America
1930Wilfried Hilker / Footballer / Germany
1980Murtz Jaffer / Journalist / Canada
1928John Tidmarsh / Journalist / United Kingdom
1984Alona Bondarenko / Tennis Player / Ukraine
1912Salvador Luria / Academic / United States of America
1958Randy Shughart / Sergeant / United States of America
1998Dalma Gálfi / Tennis Player / Hungary
1953Peter Wright / Author / United Kingdom
1951Dan Fogelberg / Writer / United States of America
1906Chuck Carroll / Footballer / United States of America
1907Basil Spence / Architect / Scotland
1970Will Clarke / Author / United States of America
1987Devin McCourty / Footballer / United States of America
1968Tony Jarrett / Sprinter / United Kingdom

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