August 13 holidays in 2023

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
Left-Handers Day - Unofficial (Awareness & Cause)
Women's and Family Day Tunisia Observance
Independence Day Central African Republic Public Holiday
National Prosecco Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Filet Mignon Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Spirit of ’45 Day - Unofficial (Culture & History)
Obon - Buddhist
Father's Day Brazil Observance
Turkmen Melon Day Turkmenistan Observance
The Day of Cantabria Spain (Cantabria) Local Observance

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.

Tax Day

Arbor Day

Labor Day

Father’s Day

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