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What happened on July 13? There are more than 230 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About July 13

July 13 In HistoryJuly 13 is the 194th day of the year 2018. There are 171 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday. This day falls under the 28th week of the year 2018.

On this day in Bay Village, Ohio 44140 sunrise occured at 11:06 AM and sunset occured at 02:01 AM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Cancer. The modern birthstone for this month is Ruby while the mystical birthstone is Ruby.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 207 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 5, 2019).

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Historical Events For July 13

  • 1174
    William I of Scotland, a key rebel in the Revolt of 1173–1174, is captured at Alnwick by forces loyal to Henry II of England.
  • 1260
    The Livonian Order suffers its greatest defeat in the 13th century in the Battle of Durbe against the Grand Duchy of Lithuania
  • 1558
    Battle of Gravelines: in France, Spanish forces led by Count Lamoral of Egmont defeat the French forces of Marshal Paul de Thermes at Gravelines.
  • 1573
    Eighty Years’ War: the Siege of Haarlem ends after seven months.
  • 1643
    English Civil War: Battle of Roundway Down – In England, Henry Wilmot, 1st Earl of Rochester, commanding the Royalist forces, heavily defeats the Parliamentarian forces led by Sir William Waller.
  • 1787
    The 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.
  • 1793
    Journalist and French revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat is assassinated in his bathtub by Charlotte Corday, a member of the opposing political faction.
  • 1794
    The Battle of the Vosges is fought between French forces and those of Prussia and Austria.
  • 1814
    The Carabinieri, the national gendarmerie of Italy, is established.
  • 1830
    The General Assembly’s Institution, now the Scottish Church College, one of the pioneering institutions that ushered the Bengal Renaissance, is founded by Alexander Duff and Raja Ram Mohan Roy, in Calcutta, India.
  • 1854
    In the Battle of Guaymas, Mexico, General Jose Maria Yanez stops the French invasion led by Count Gaston de Raousset-Boulbon.
  • 1863
    New 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.
  • 1878
    Treaty of Berlin: the European powers redraw the map of the Balkans. Serbia, Montenegro and Romania become completely independent of the Ottoman empire.
  • 1905
    The verdict in the six-month long Smarthavicharam trial of Kuriyedath Thathri is pronounced, leading to the excommunication of 65 men of various castes.
  • 1919
    The British airship R34 lands in Norfolk, England, completing the first airship return journey across the Atlantic in 182 hours of flight.
  • 1923
    The 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.
  • 1941
    World War II: Montenegrins begin a popular uprising against the Axis Powers (Trinaestojulski ustanak), the first in Axis-controlled countries.
  • 1962
    In an unprecedented action, British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan dismisses seven members of his Cabinet, marking the effective end of the National Liberals as a distinct force within British politics.
  • 1973
    Alexander Butterfield reveals the existence of the “Nixon tapes” to the special Senate committee investigating the Watergate break in.
  • 1977
    New York City, amidst a period of financial and social turmoil experiences a blackout lasting nearly 24 hours that leads to widespread fires and looting.
  • 1985
    The Live Aid benefit concert takes place in London and Philadelphia, as well as other venues such as Sydney and Moscow.
  • 1985
    Vice President George H.W. Bush becomes the Acting President for the day when President Ronald Reagan undergoes surgery to remove polyps from his colon.
  • 1990
    An earthquake with its epicentre in Afghanistan results in the greatest number of fatalities in a mountaineering accident in High Asian mountains when an avalanche kills 43 climbers in Camp I on Pik Lenina (Lenin Peak).
  • 2003
    French DGSE personnel abort an operation to rescue Ingrid Betancourt from FARC rebels in Colombia, causing a political scandal when details are leaked to the press.
  • 2008
    War in Afghanistan: Taliban guerrillas attack NATO troops near the village of Wanat in the Waygal district in Afghanistan’s far eastern province of Nuristan.
  • 2011
    Mumbai is rocked by three bomb blasts during the evening rush hour, killing 26 and injuring 130.

Who Were Born On July 13?

  • 1527
    John Dee, English scientist (d. 1609)
  • 1579
    Arthur Dee, English physician (d. 1651)
  • 1590
    Pope Clement X (d. 1676)
  • 1607
    Václav Hollar, Bohemian-born English etcher (d. 1677)
  • 1608
    Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1657)
  • 1745
    Robert Calder, Royal Navy admiral (d. 1818)
  • 1770
    Alexander Balashov, Russian general (d. 1837)
  • 1776
    Caroline of Baden, consort of Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria (d. 1841)
  • 1793
    John Clare, English poet (d. 1864)
  • 1798
    Alexandra Feodorovna (Charlotte of Prussia), German-born consort of Nicholas I of Russia (d. 1860)
  • 1821
    Nathan Bedford Forrest, American Confederate cavalry officer (d. 1877)
  • 1841
    Otto Wagner, Austrian architect (d. 1918)
  • 1858
    Stewart Culin, American ethnographer (d. 1929)
  • 1859
    Sidney Webb, British socialist (d. 1947)
  • 1864
    John Jacob Astor IV, American entrepreneur (d. 1912)
  • 1889
    Louise Mountbatten, German-born consort of Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden (d. 1965)
  • 1894
    Isaac Babel, Soviet writer (d. 1940)
  • 1895
    Sidney Blackmer, American actor (d. 1973)
  • 1896
    Mordecai Ardon, Israeli painter (d. 1992)
  • 1898
    Julius Schreck, German Nazi party official (d. 1936)
  • 1900
    George Lewis, American jazz clarinetist (d. 1969)
  • 1901
    Eric Portman, English stage and film actor (d. 1969)
  • 1903
    Kenneth Clark, English art historian (d. 1983)
  • 1905
    Alfredo M. Santos, Filipino military leader (d. 1990)
  • 1910
    Loren Pope, American writer (d. 2008)
  • 1913
    Dave Garroway, American television host (d. 1982)
  • 1913
    Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, Danish shipping magnate
  • 1918
    Alberto Ascari, Italian race car driver (d. 1955)
  • 1920
    Bill Towers, English footballer (d. 2000)
  • 1921
    Ernest Gold, Austrian composer (d. 1999)
  • 1921
    Friedrich Peter, Austrian politician (d. 2005)
  • 1921
    Git Gay, Swedish actress and singer (d. 2007)
  • 1922
    Anker Jørgensen, Danish politician, 16th Prime Minister of Denmark
  • 1922
    Ken Mosdell, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2006)
  • 1922
    Leslie Brooks, American actress (d. 2011)
  • 1924
    Carlo Bergonzi, Italian tenor
  • 1924
    Johnny Gilbert, American game show announcer
  • 1924
    Michel Constantin, French film actor (d. 2003)
  • 1927
    Simone Veil, French politician
  • 1928
    Bob Crane, American actor (d. 1978)
  • 1928
    Leroy Vinnegar, American jazz bassist (d. 1999)
  • 1928
    Tommaso Buscetta, Sicilian mafioso and pentito (d. 2000)
  • 1929
    Sofia Muratova, Soviet gymnast (d. 2006)
  • 1930
    Naomi Shemer, Israeli songwriter (d. 2004)
  • 1931
    Frank Ramsey, American basketball player
  • 1932
    Hubert Reeves, Canadian astrophysicist
  • 1933
    Patsy Byrne, English actress
  • 1934
    Aleksei Yeliseyev, Soviet cosmonaut
  • 1934
    Gordon Lee, English footballer and manager
  • 1934
    Wole Soyinka, Nigerian writer, Nobel laureate
  • 1935
    Jack Kemp, American football player and politician (d. 2009)
  • 1935
    Kurt Westergaard, Danish cartoonist
  • 1936
    Albert Ayler, American jazz saxophonist and singer (d. 1970)
  • 1940
    Patrick Stewart, English actor
  • 1941
    Ehud Manor, Israeli songwriter, translator, and radio and TV personality (d. 2005)
  • 1941
    Jacques Perrin, French actor and filmmaker
  • 1941
    Robert Forster, American actor
  • 1942
    Harrison Ford, American actor
  • 1942
    Roger McGuinn, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Byrds)
  • 1944
    Ernő Rubik, Hungarian inventor
  • 1946
    Cheech Marin, American actor
  • 1948
    Catherine Breillat, French director and screenwriter
  • 1948
    Daphne Maxwell Reid, American actress
  • 1948
    Tony Kornheiser, American sports journalist
  • 1950
    George Nelson, American astronaut
  • 1950
    Ma Ying-jeou, Taiwanese politician and statesman
  • 1951
    Didi Conn, American actress
  • 1951
    Rob Bishop, American politician
  • 1953
    Mila Mulroney, Yugoslavian-born former First Lady of Canada
  • 1954
    David Thompson, American basketball player
  • 1954
    Louise Mandrell, American country music singer
  • 1954
    Rick Chartraw, American ice hockey player
  • 1954
    Sezen Aksu, Turkish singer
  • 1956
    Claude Giroux, Canadian midget wrestler
  • 1956
    Frank Dux, American martial artist and fight choreographer
  • 1956
    Michael Spinks, American boxer
  • 1957
    Cameron Crowe, American film director
  • 1957
    Phil Margera, American TV personality
  • 1957
    Thierry Boutsen, Belgian racing driver
  • 1959
    Richard Leman, English field hockey player
  • 1960
    Ian Hislop, British writer and editor
  • 1960
    Robert Abraham, American football player
  • 1961
    Stelios Manolas, Greek footballer and manager
  • 1961
    Tim Watson, Australian rules footballer
  • 1962
    Rhonda Vincent, American singer
  • 1962
    Tom Kenny, American voice actor
  • 1963
    Neal Foulds, English snooker player
  • 1963
    Spud Webb, American basketball player
  • 1965
    Lesli Kay, American actress
  • 1966
    Gerald Levert, American R&B singer (d. 2006)
  • 1966
    Gil Birmingham, American actor
  • 1966
    Natalia Luis-Bassa, Venezuelan conductor
  • 1967
    Benny Benassi, Italian disc jockey
  • 1967
    Dean Barnett, American blogger (d. 2008)
  • 1968
    Christian Taylor, British screenwriter
  • 1968
    Robert Gant, American actor
  • 1969
    Barney Greenway, British vocalist (Napalm Death)
  • 1969
    Kakhi Kakhiashvili, Georgian-born Greek weightlifter
  • 1969
    Ken Jeong, American actor
  • 1969
    Oleg Serebrian, Moldovan politician and political scientist
  • 1970
    Barry Pinches, English snooker player
  • 1972
    Sean Waltman, American professional wrestler
  • 1973
    Ariel Silvio Zárate, Argentine footballer
  • 1974
    Deborah Cox, Canadian R&B singer
  • 1974
    Jarno Trulli, Italian race car driver
  • 1975
    Danni Boatwright, American model, sportscaster, and reality show contestant
  • 1975
    Mariada Pieridi, Greek pop singer
  • 1976
    Al Santos, American model and actor
  • 1976
    Sheldon Souray, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1977
    Ashley Scott, American actress
  • 1978
    Prodromos Nikolaidis, Greek basketball player
  • 1978
    Ryan Ludwick, American baseball player
  • 1979
    Craig Bellamy, Welsh footballer
  • 1979
    Libuše Průšová, Czech tennis player
  • 1979
    Lucinda Ruh, Swiss figure skater
  • 1981
    Ágnes Kovács, Hungarian swimmer
  • 1981
    Ineta Radēviča, Latvian athlete
  • 1981
    Mirco Lorenzetto, Italian cyclist
  • 1982
    Christopher Bauman, American professional wrestler (d. 2005)
  • 1982
    Dominic Isaacs, South African footballer
  • 1982
    Joost van den Broek, Dutch keyboard player (After Forever)
  • 1982
    Nick Kenny, Australian Rugby League player
  • 1982
    Shin-Soo Choo, South Korean baseball player
  • 1982
    Simon Clist, English footballer
  • 1982
    Yadier Molina, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1983
    Kristof Beyens, Belgian sprinter
  • 1983
    Liu Xiang, Chinese hurdler
  • 1983
    Marco Pomante, Italian footballer
  • 1984
    Ida Maria, Norwegian singer
  • 1985
    Guillermo Ochoa, Mexican footballer
  • 1987
    Tulisa Contostavlos, British singer (N-Dubz)
  • 1988
    Marcos Paulo, Brazilian footballer
  • 1988
    Steven R. McQueen, American actor
  • 1989
    Charalampos Giannopoulos, Greek basketball player
  • 1989
    Sayumi Michishige, Japanese singer (Morning Musume)
  • 1990
    Eduardo Salvio, Argentine footballer
  • 1990
    Matt Weinberg, American actor
  • 1992
    Dylan Patton, American actor
  • 1992
    Elise Matthysen, Belgian swimmer
  • 1994
    Hayley Erin, American actress
  • 1994
    Ridge Canipe, American actor
  • 1997
    Leo Howard, American actor

Who Died On July 13?

  • 574
    Pope John III (birth year unknown)
  • 678
    Aisha, wife of the Prophet Muhammad (birth year unknown)
  • 939
    Pope Leo VII (birth year unknown)
  • 1024
    Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 973)
  • 1189
    Matilda of England, Duchess of Saxony, English-born daughter of Henry II of England and wife of Henry the Lion Duke of Saxony and Bavaria (b. 1156)
  • 1205
    Hubert Walter, Archbishop of Canterbury and Justicier of England (b. c. 1160)
  • 1357
    Bartolus de Saxoferrato Italian jurist (b. 1313)
  • 1399
    Peter Parler, German architect (b. 1330)
  • 1402
    Jianwen Emperor of China (b. 1377)
  • 1551
    John Wallop, English soldier and diplomat (b. 1490)
  • 1621
    Archduke Albert of Austria, Governor of the Low Countries (b. 1559)
  • 1626
    Robert Sidney, 1st Earl of Leicester, English statesman (b. 1563)
  • 1628
    Robert Shirley, English adventurer (b. 1581)
  • 1629
    Caspar Bartholin the Elder, Swedish physician and theologian (b. 1585)
  • 1645
    Tsar Michael of Russia (b. 1596)
  • 1683
    Arthur Capell, 1st Earl of Essex, English statesman (b. 1631)
  • 1693
    Hendrik Trajectinus, Count of Solms, Dutch lieutenant-general (b. 1636)
  • 1705
    Titus Oates, English Protestant conspirator (b. 1649)
  • 1755
    Edward Braddock, British general (b. 1695)
  • 1760
    Conrad Weiser, Pennsylvania’s ambassador to the Native Americans (b. 1696)
  • 1761
    Tokugawa Ieshige, Japanese shogun (b. 1712)
  • 1762
    James Bradley, English Astronomer Royal (b. 1693)
  • 1789
    Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau, French economist (b. 1715)
  • 1793
    Jean-Paul Marat, French revolutionary (b. 1743)
  • 1807
    Henry Benedict Stuart, Italy-born Jacobite claimant to the throne of England (b. 1725)
  • 1882
    Johnny Ringo, American gunfighter (b. 1850)
  • 1889
    Robert Hamerling, Austrian poet (b. 1830)
  • 1890
    John C. Frémont, American Army officer, explorer and presidential candidate (b. 1813)
  • 1896
    Friedrich August Kekulé von Stradonitz, German chemist (b. 1829)
  • 1921
    Gabriel Lippmann, Luxembourg scientist (b. 1845)
  • 1922
    Martin Dies, Sr., American politician (b. 1870)
  • 1946
    Alfred Stieglitz, American photographer (b. 1864)
  • 1951
    Arnold Schoenberg, Austrian composer (b. 1874)
  • 1954
    Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter (b. 1907)
  • 1955
    Ruth Ellis, British murderer, last woman to be executed in the United Kingdom (b. 1926)
  • 1960
    Joy Gresham, American writer (b. 1915)
  • 1965
    Photios Kontoglou, Greek writer, painter and iconographer (b. 1895)
  • 1967
    Tom Simpson, British cyclist (b. 1937)
  • 1967
    Tommy Lucchese, Sicilian-American mobster (b. 1899)
  • 1973
    Willy Fritsch, German film actor (b. 1901)
  • 1974
    Patrick Blackett, Baron Blackett, English physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1897)
  • 1976
    Frederick Hawksworth, English GWR chief mechanical engineer (b. 1884)
  • 1976
    Joachim Peiper, German military leader (SS) (b. 1915)
  • 1979
    Ludwig Merwart, Austrian painter and graphic artist (b. 1913)
  • 1980
    Seretse Khama, Botswana statesman, the first President of Botswana (b. 1921)
  • 1983
    Gabrielle Roy, Canadian author (b. 1909)
  • 1993
    Davey Allison, American race car driver (b. 1961)
  • 1995
    Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, Danish toy manufacturer (Lego Group) (b. 1920)
  • 1996
    Pandro S. Berman, American film producer (b. 1905)
  • 1997
    Miguel Ángel Blanco, Spanish politician (b. 1968)
  • 1999
    Konstantinos Kollias, Greek Attorney General, Prime Minister of the military junta (b. 1901)
  • 2002
    Yousuf Karsh, Turkish-born Armenian photographer (b. 1908)
  • 2003
    Compay Segundo, Cuban trova guitarist and singer (b. 1907)
  • 2004
    Arthur Kane, American bassist (New York Dolls) (b. 1949)
  • 2004
    Carlos Kleiber, Austrian conductor (b. 1930)
  • 2006
    Michael Busselle, English photographer and writer (b. 1935)
  • 2006
    Red Buttons, American comedian (b. 1919)
  • 2007
    Michael Reardon, American free climber (b. 1965)
  • 2008
    Bronisław Geremek, Polish social historian and politician (b. 1932)
  • 2010
    George Steinbrenner, American businessman and owner of the New York Yankees (b. 1930)
  • 2010
    Manohari Singh, Indian saxophonist and part of R.D. Burman’s band (b. 1931)
  • 2011
    Allan Jeans, Australian football player and coach (b. 1933)


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