August 13th Events

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August 13th, 3114 (August 13 3114)EventAccording to the Lounsbury correlation, the Maya calendar starts.
August 13th, 2004 (August 13 2004)EventHurricane Charley, a Category 4 storm, strikes Punta Gorda, Florida and devastates the surrounding area.
August 13th, 2004 (August 13 2004)EventBlack Friday crackdown by NSS on a peaceful protest in the capital city of Maldives, Male.
August 13th, 2004 (August 13 2004)Event156 Congolese Tutsi refugees massacred at the Gatumba refugee camp in Burundi.
August 13th, 1996 (August 13 1996)EventMarc Dutroux, his wife Michelle Martin, and Michel Lelievre are arrested on suspicion of kidnapping. All are found guilty on June 22, 2004, with sentences of life, 30, and 25 years, respectively.
August 13th, 1979 (August 13 1979)EventThe roof of the uncompleted Rosemont Horizon near Chicago, Illinois collapses, killing 5 workers and injuring 16.
August 13th, 1968 (August 13 1968)EventAlexandros Panagoulis attempts to assassinate the Greek dictator Colonel G. Papadopoulos in Varkiza, Athens.
August 13th, 1961 (August 13 1961)EventThe German Democratic Republic closes the border between the eastern and western sectors of Berlin, to thwart its inhabitants attempts to escape to the West.
August 13th, 1960 (August 13 1960)EventThe Central African Republic declares independence from France.
August 13th, 1954 (August 13 1954)EventRadio Pakistan broadcasts National Anthem of Pakistan for the first time.
August 13th, 1940 (August 13 1940)EventWorld War II: Battle of Britain beginsThe Luftwaffe launches a series of attacks on British fighter bases and radar installations.
August 13th, 1937 (August 13 1937)EventBattle of Shanghai begins.
August 13th, 1920 (August 13 1920)EventPolish-Soviet War: Battle of Warsaw begins, lasts till August 25. The Red Army is defeated.
August 13th, 1918 (August 13 1918)EventWomen enlist in the United States Marine Corps for the first time. Opha Mae Johnson is the first woman to enlist.
August 13th, 1918 (August 13 1918)EventBayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) established as a public company in Germany.
August 13th, 1913 (August 13 1913)EventOtto Witte, an acrobat, is crowned King of Albania.
August 13th, 1913 (August 13 1913)EventInvention of stainless steel by Harry Brearley.
August 13th, 1814 (August 13 1814)EventThe Convention of London, a treaty between the United Kingdom and the United Provinces, is signed in London.
August 13th, 1704 (August 13 1704)EventWar of the Spanish Succession: Battle of BlenheimEnglish and Austrians victorious over French and Bavarians.
August 13th, 1553 (August 13 1553)EventMichael Servetus arrested by John Calvin in Geneva as a heretic.John Calvin Quotes
August 13th, 1536 (August 13 1536)EventBuddhist monks from Kyoto s Enryaku Temple set fire to 21 Nichiren temples throughout Kyoto in the Tenbun Hokke Disturbance. (Traditional Japanese date: July 27, 1536).
August 13th, 1521 (August 13 1521)EventTenochtitlan (present day Mexico City) falls to conquistador Hernan Cortes.
August 13th, 1516 (August 13 1516)EventTreaty of Noyon between France and Spain signedied in In it, Francis recognises Charles s claim to Naples, and Charles recognises Francis s claim to Milan.
August 13th, 1415 (August 13 1415)EventHundred Years War: Henry V of England lands at Chef-en-Caux, France with 8000 men.
August 13th, 1326 (August 13 1326)EventAradia de Toscano, according to legend/folklore, is initiated into a Dianic witchcraft cult, subsequently founds the tradition of Stregheria later known as the Malandanti.
August 13th, 1315 (August 13 1315)EventLouis X of France marries Clemence d Anjou.

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