August 13 holidays in 2017

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Left-Handers Day
- Weird
Father's Day
Brazil Observance
Turkmen Melon Day
Turkmenistan Observance
Independence Day
Central african republic Public Holiday
The Day of Cantabria
Spain (Cantabria) Local Holiday
Women's and Family Day
Tunisia Observance
National Prosecco Day
- Weird
National Filet Mignon Day
- Weird

Historical Events on August 13

  • 1532: The Duchy of Brittany is absorbed by the Kingdom of France.
  • 1553: John Calvin arrests Michael Servetus in Geneva, Switzerland and charges him with being a heretic.
  • 1624: Louis XIII appoints Cardinal Richelieu as Prime Minister.
  • 1704: English and Imperial forces defeat French and Bavarian troops during the Battle of Blenheim – a battle which took place during the War of Spanish Succession.
  • 1779: The Royal Navy defeats the Penobscot Expedition during the American Revolutionary War.
  • 1792: King Louis XVI is arrested by the French National Tribunal and declared the people’s enemy.
  • 1806: The Battle of Misar during the Serbian Revolution started on this day.
  • 1898: American and Spanish forces engage in a mock battle for Manila.
  • 1898: The first near-Earth asteroid, 433 Eros, is discovered by Carl Gustav Witt.
  • 1905: Norwegians vote to dissolve the union between them and Sweden.
  • 1906: The all-black soldiers of the United States Army’s 25th Infantry Regiment are accused of killing a white bartender and wounding a white police officer in Brownsville, Texas.
  • 1913: It’s the first production of stainless steel by Harry Brearley in the UK.
  • 1918: Opha May Johnson becomes the first female U.S marine as women are admitted into the United States Marine Corps for the first time.
  • 1969: The Apollo 11 astronauts are awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by United States President Richard Nixon.
  • 1978: 150 Palestinians in Beirut are killed during a terrorist attack
  • 2004: A Category 4 hurricane, Hurricane Charley, hits Punta Gorda, Florida causing widespread devastation.

Famous Birthdays on August 13

  • American singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg is born in 1951.
  • American singer-songwriter Dave Carter is born in 1952.
  • German philosopher and academic Thomas Pogge is born in 1953.
  • American baseball player Tom Niedenfuer is born in 1959.
  • Canadian race car driver Patrick Carpentier is born in 1971.
  • American actor David Monahan is born in 1971.
  • American baseball player Adam Housley is born in 1971.


Guy Fawkes Day

Friday the 13th


Boxing Day

New Year’s Eve