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13th of August 1516 EVENT The Treaty of Noyon between France and Spain is signed. Francis I of France recognises Charles's claim to Naples, and Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor recognises Francis's claim to Milan.
13th of August 1521 EVENT Tenochtitlan (present day Mexico City) falls to conquistador Hernan Cortes.
13th of August 1536 EVENT Buddhist monks from Kyoto's Enryaku-ji temple set fire to 21 Nichiren temples throughout in what will be known as the Tenbun Hokke Disturbance. (Traditional Japanese date: July 27, 1536).
13th of August 1553 EVENT Michael Servetus is arrested by John Calvin in Geneva as a heretic.
13th of August 1704 EVENT War of the Spanish Succession: Battle of Blenheim : English and Austrian forces are victorious over French and Bavarian troops.
13th of August 1792 EVENT King Louis XVI of France is formally arrested by the National Tribunal, and declared an enemy of the people.
13th of August 1806 EVENT Battle of Misar during the Serbian revolution begins. The battle will end two days later, with a decisive Serbian victory over the Ottomans.
13th of August 1814 EVENT The Convention of London, a treaty between the United Kingdom and the United Provinces, is signed in London.
13th of August 1831 EVENT Nat Turner sees a solar eclipse, which he believes is a sign from God. Eight days later he and 70 other slaves kill approximately 55 whites in Southampton County, Virginia.
13th of August 1889 EVENT German Ferdinand von Zeppelin patents his Navigable Balloon.
13th of August 1913 EVENT Otto Witte, an acrobat, is purportedly crowned King of Albania.
13th of August 1913 EVENT First production in the UK of stainless steel by Harry Brearley.
13th of August 1918 EVENT Women enlist in the United States Marine Corps for the first time. Opha Mae Johnson is the first woman to enlist.
13th of August 1918 EVENT Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) established as a public company in Germany.
13th of August 1920 EVENT Polish-Soviet War: the Battle of Warsaw begins and will last till August 25. The Red Army is defeated.
13th of August 1937 EVENT The Battle of Shanghai begins.
13th of August 1942 EVENT World War II: in Washington, DC, six German would-be saboteurs (Operation Pastorius) are executed.
13th of August 0582 BIRTHDAY Arnulf of Metz, French bishop and saint (d. 640)
13th of August 1311 BIRTHDAY King Alfonso XI of Castile and Leon (d. 1350)
13th of August 1584 BIRTHDAY Theophilus Howard, 2nd Earl of Suffolk, English politician (d. 1640)
13th of August 1625 BIRTHDAY Rasmus Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician and physicist (d. 1698)
13th of August 1662 BIRTHDAY Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset, English politician (d. 1748)
13th of August 1666 BIRTHDAY William Wotton, English scholar (d. 1727)
13th of August 1700 BIRTHDAY Heinrich, count von Bruhl, German statesman (d. 1763)
13th of August 1717 BIRTHDAY Louis Francois I, Prince of Conti, French military leader (d. 1776)
13th of August 1752 BIRTHDAY Maria Carolina of Austria, Austrian-born queen consort of Naples and of the Two Sicilies, wife of King Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies (d. 1814)
13th of August 1764 BIRTHDAY Louis Baraguey d'Hilliers, French general (d. 1816)
13th of August 1790 BIRTHDAY William Wentworth, Australian explorer and politician (d. 1872)
13th of August 1792 BIRTHDAY Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, German-born queen consort of the United Kingdom, wife of King William IV of the United Kingdom (d. 1849)
13th of August 1803 BIRTHDAY Vladimir Odoevsky, Russian philosopher and writer (d. 1869)
13th of August 1814 BIRTHDAY Anders Jonas Angstrom, Swedish physicist (d. 1874)
13th of August 1818 BIRTHDAY Lucy Stone, American suffragette (d. 1893)
13th of August 1819 BIRTHDAY George Gabriel Stokes, Irish physicist (d. 1903)
13th of August 1820 BIRTHDAY Sir George Grove, English music historian (d. 1900)
13th of August 1823 BIRTHDAY Goldwin Smith, English-born Canadian historian and journalist (d. 1910)
13th of August 1841 BIRTHDAY Johnny Mullagh, Australian cricketer (d. 1891)
13th of August 1851 BIRTHDAY Felix Adler, German-born American educator (d. 1933)
13th of August 1860 BIRTHDAY Annie Oakley, American sharpshooter (d. 1926)
13th of August 1866 BIRTHDAY Giovanni Agnelli, Italian industrialist, founder of Fiat (d. 1945)
13th of August 1872 BIRTHDAY Richard Willstatter, German chemist, Nobel Laureate (d. 1942)
13th of August 1879 BIRTHDAY John Ireland, English composer (d. 1962)
13th of August 1884 BIRTHDAY Harry Dean, English cricketer (d. 1957)
13th of August 1887 BIRTHDAY Julius Freed, American inventor and banker (d. 1952)
13th of August 1888 BIRTHDAY John Logie Baird, Scottish television pioneer (d. 1946)
13th of August 1888 BIRTHDAY Gleb W. Derujinsky, Russian sculptor (d. 1975)
13th of August 1889 BIRTHDAY Camillien Houde, Quebec politician, mayor of Montreal (d. 1958)
13th of August 1890 BIRTHDAY Ellen Osiier, Danish fencer (d. 1962)
13th of August 1895 BIRTHDAY Bert Lahr, American actor (d. 1967)
13th of August 1899 BIRTHDAY Alfred Hitchcock, English film director (d. 1980)
13th of August 1902 BIRTHDAY Felix Wankel, German engineer and inventor (d. 1988)
13th of August 1904 BIRTHDAY Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, American actor (d. 1999)
13th of August 1907 BIRTHDAY Sir Basil Spence, Scottish architect (d. 1976)
13th of August 1908 BIRTHDAY Gene Raymond, American actor (d. 1998)
13th of August 1911 BIRTHDAY William Bernbach, American advertiser, co-founder of Dyle, Dane, and Bernbach (now DDB) (d. 1982)
13th of August 1912 BIRTHDAY Ben Hogan, American golfer (d. 1997)
13th of August 1912 BIRTHDAY Salvador Luria, Italian-born American microbiologist, Nobel Laureate (d. 1991)
13th of August 1913 BIRTHDAY Fred Davis, English snooker player (d. 1998)
13th of August 1913 BIRTHDAY Makarios III, Archbishop and first President of Cyprus (d. 1977)
13th of August 1914 BIRTHDAY Luis Mariano, Basque operetta singer (d. 1970)
13th of August 1917 BIRTHDAY Sid Gordon, American baseball player (d. 1975)
13th of August 1918 BIRTHDAY Frederick Sanger, English chemist, Nobel Laureate
13th of August 1919 BIRTHDAY Rex Humbard, American television evangelist (d. 2007)
13th of August 1919 BIRTHDAY Sir George Shearing, British jazz pianist
13th of August 1920 BIRTHDAY Neville Brand, American actor (d. 1992)
13th of August 1926 BIRTHDAY Fidel Castro, Cuban revolutionary and politician
13th of August 1929 BIRTHDAY Pat Harrington, Jr., American actor
13th of August 1930 BIRTHDAY Wilfried Hilker, German football referee
13th of August 1930 BIRTHDAY Don Ho, American vocalist and pianist (d. 2007)
13th of August 1930 BIRTHDAY Bernard Manning, English comedian (d. 2007)
13th of August 1930 BIRTHDAY Wilmer David Mizell, American baseball player (d. 1999)
13th of August 1933 BIRTHDAY Joycelyn Elders, American physician, 15th Surgeon General of the United States
13th of August 1935 BIRTHDAY Mudcat Grant, American baseball player
13th of August 1935 BIRTHDAY Rod Hull, British television entertainer (d. 1999)
13th of August 1938 BIRTHDAY Dave "Baby" Cortez, American pop keyboardist
13th of August 1940 BIRTHDAY Bill Musselman, American basketball head coach (d. 2000)
13th of August 1941 BIRTHDAY Erin Fleming, Canadian actress (d. 2003)
13th of August 1943 BIRTHDAY Michael Willetts, English George Cross recipient (d. 1971)
13th of August 1944 BIRTHDAY Divina Galica, British athlete and racing driver
13th of August 1944 BIRTHDAY Kevin Tighe, American actor
13th of August 1945 BIRTHDAY Lars Engqvist, Swedish politician
13th of August 1945 BIRTHDAY Robin Jackman, England cricketer
13th of August 1947 BIRTHDAY Fred Stanley, American baseball player
13th of August 1947 BIRTHDAY John Stocker, Canadian voice actor
13th of August 1947 BIRTHDAY Margareta Winberg, Swedish politician
13th of August 1948 BIRTHDAY Kathleen Battle, American soprano
13th of August 1949 BIRTHDAY Philippe Petit, French high wire artist
13th of August 1949 BIRTHDAY Jim Brunzell, American professional wrestler
13th of August 1949 BIRTHDAY Bobby Clarke, Canadian ice hockey player
13th of August 1951 BIRTHDAY Dan Fogelberg, American singer-songwriter (d. 2007)
13th of August 1952 BIRTHDAY Herb Ritts, American photographer (d. 2002)
13th of August 1952 BIRTHDAY Dave Carter, American folksinger (d. 2002)
13th of August 1952 BIRTHDAY Hughie Thomasson, American guitarist (Outlaws, Lynyrd Skynyrd) (d. 2007)
13th of August 1954 BIRTHDAY Nico Assumpcao, Brazilian bass player (d. 2001)
13th of August 1955 BIRTHDAY Keith Ahlers, British racing driver
13th of August 1955 BIRTHDAY Hideo Fukuyama, Japanese racing driver
13th of August 1955 BIRTHDAY Paul Greengrass, English film director
13th of August 1958 BIRTHDAY David Feherty, Northern Irish golfer
13th of August 1958 BIRTHDAY Feargal Sharkey, Northern Irish vocalist (The Undertones)
13th of August 1958 BIRTHDAY Randall Shughart, American Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1993)
13th of August 1959 BIRTHDAY Danny Bonaduce, American actor
13th of August 1959 BIRTHDAY Tom Niedenfuer, American baseball player
13th of August 1959 BIRTHDAY Bruce French, England cricketer
13th of August 1960 BIRTHDAY Phil Taylor, English darts player
13th of August 1960 BIRTHDAY Koji Kondo, Japanese composer
13th of August 1961 BIRTHDAY Christos Christodoulou, Greek basketball player
13th of August 1961 BIRTHDAY Neil Mallender, England cricketer
13th of August 1961 BIRTHDAY Stuart Maconie, English music writer and broadcaster
13th of August 1961 BIRTHDAY Dawnn Lewis, American actress
13th of August 1961 BIRTHDAY Tom Perrotta, American novelist
13th of August 1961 BIRTHDAY Sunil Shetty, Indian actor and producer
13th of August 1962 BIRTHDAY Thanos Kalliris, Greek singer
13th of August 1962 BIRTHDAY John Slattery, American actor
13th of August 1963 BIRTHDAY Sridevi, Indian actress
13th of August 1964 BIRTHDAY Jay Buhner, American baseball player
13th of August 1964 BIRTHDAY Hank Cheyne, American actor
13th of August 1964 BIRTHDAY Debi Mazar, American actress
13th of August 1965 BIRTHDAY Mark Lemke, American baseball player
13th of August 1965 BIRTHDAY Hayato Matsuo, Japanese composer
13th of August 1966 BIRTHDAY Shayne Corson, Canadian ice hockey player
13th of August 1966 BIRTHDAY Sean Hood, American screenwriter
13th of August 1967 BIRTHDAY Amelie Nothomb, Belgian writer
13th of August 1967 BIRTHDAY Quinn Cummings, American actress
13th of August 1969 BIRTHDAY Midori Ito, Japanese figure skater
13th of August 1970 BIRTHDAY Will Clarke, American novelist
13th of August 1970 BIRTHDAY Matt Hyson, American professional wrestler
13th of August 1970 BIRTHDAY Elvis Grbac, American football player
13th of August 1970 BIRTHDAY Alan Shearer, English footballer
13th of August 1971 BIRTHDAY Patrick Carpentier, Quebec racing driver
13th of August 1971 BIRTHDAY Moritz Bleibtreu, German actor
13th of August 1971 BIRTHDAY Heike Makatsch, German actress
13th of August 1971 BIRTHDAY Rolando Molina, Salvadoran-born American actor
13th of August 1972 BIRTHDAY Kevin Plank, American entrepreneur (Under Armour)
13th of August 1972 BIRTHDAY John Safran, Australian television presenter
13th of August 1973 BIRTHDAY Molly Henneberg, American journalist
13th of August 1973 BIRTHDAY Brittany Andrews, American pornographic actress
13th of August 1973 BIRTHDAY Eric Medlen, American drag racer and rodeo star (d. 2007)
13th of August 1974 BIRTHDAY Jarrod Washburn, American baseball player
13th of August 1974 BIRTHDAY Sam Endicott, American singer (The Bravery)
13th of August 1975 BIRTHDAY Shoaib Akhtar, Pakistani cricketer
13th of August 1975 BIRTHDAY Joe Perry, English snooker player
13th of August 1975 BIRTHDAY Marty Turco, Canadian ice hockey player
13th of August 1975 BIRTHDAY James Carpinello, American actor
13th of August 1976 BIRTHDAY Jody Thompson, Canadian actress
13th of August 1977 BIRTHDAY Michael Klim, Australian swimmer
13th of August 1979 BIRTHDAY Taizo Sugimura, Japanese politician
13th of August 1979 BIRTHDAY Roman Colon, Dominican baseball player
13th of August 1979 BIRTHDAY Corey Patterson, American baseball player
13th of August 1980 BIRTHDAY Panagiotis Markouizos, Greek figure skater
13th of August 1982 BIRTHDAY Shani Davis, American speed skater
13th of August 1982 BIRTHDAY Kalenna Harper, American singer-songwriter (Dirty Money)
13th of August 1983 BIRTHDAY Sebastian Stan, Romanian-born American actor
13th of August 1983 BIRTHDAY Ales Hemsky, Czech ice hockey player
13th of August 1984 BIRTHDAY Niko Kranjcar, Croatian footballer
13th of August 1984 BIRTHDAY Boone Logan, American baseball player
13th of August 1984 BIRTHDAY James Morrison, British singer
13th of August 1985 BIRTHDAY Gerrit van Look, German rugby player and coach
13th of August 1985 BIRTHDAY Grega Bole, Slovenian cyclist
13th of August 2000 BIRTHDAY Piper Reese, American child reporter
13th of August 0586 DEATH Radegund, Frankish princess consort of King Chlothar I (Born c. 520)
13th of August 0900 DEATH King Zwentibold of Lotharingia (Born 870)
13th of August 1134 DEATH Irene of Hungary, consort of Byzantine Emperor John II Komnenos (Born 1088)
13th of August 1382 DEATH Eleanor of Aragon, Queen of Castile, consort of King John I of Castile (Born 1358)
13th of August 1523 DEATH Gerard David, Flemish painter (Born c. 1460)
13th of August 1617 DEATH Johann Jakob Grynaeus, Swiss Protestant clergyman (Born 1540)
13th of August 1667 DEATH Jeremy Taylor, Irish prose writer and bishop (Born 1613)
13th of August 1686 DEATH Louis Maimbourg, French historian (Born 1610)
13th of August 1721 DEATH Jacques Lelong, French bibliographer (Born 1665)
13th of August 1744 DEATH John Cruger, Dutch-born American politician and 39th Mayor of New York City (Born 1678)
13th of August 1749 DEATH Johann Elias Schlegel, German critic and poet (Born 1719)
13th of August 1755 DEATH Francesco Durante, Italian composer (Born 1684)
13th of August 1826 DEATH Rene Laennec, French physician (Born 1781)
13th of August 1863 DEATH Eugene Delacroix, French painter (Born 1798)
13th of August 1865 DEATH Ignaz Semmelweis, Austro-Hungarian physician (Born 1818)
13th of August 1910 DEATH Florence Nightingale, English nurse (Born 1820)
13th of August 1912 DEATH Jules Massenet, French composer (Born 1842)
13th of August 1917 DEATH Eduard Buchner, German chemist, Nobel Laureate (Born 1860)
13th of August 1937 DEATH Arthur Plunkett, Australian civil engineer (birth year unknown)
13th of August 1946 DEATH H. G. Wells, English writer (Born 1866)
13th of August 1948 DEATH Elaine Hammerstein, American actress (Born 1897)
13th of August 1958 DEATH Otto Witte, German acrobat and claimant to the Albanian throne (Born 1868)
13th of August 1965 DEATH Ikeda Hayato, Japanese politician (Born 1899)
13th of August 1982 DEATH Joe Tex, American singer and songwriter (Born 1933)
13th of August 1984 DEATH Tigran Petrosian, Soviet-Armenian chess player (Born 1929)
13th of August 1986 DEATH Way Bandy, American make-up artist (Born 1941)
13th of August 1989 DEATH Tim Richmond, American race car driver (Born 1955)
13th of August 1989 DEATH Larkin Smith, American politician (Born 1944)
13th of August 1991 DEATH Jack Ryan, American designer (Barbie) (Born 1926)
13th of August 1995 DEATH Jan Kresadlo, Czech writer (Born 1926)
13th of August 1995 DEATH Alison Hargreaves, British mountaineer (Born 1963)
13th of August 1995 DEATH Mickey Mantle, American baseball player (Born 1931)
13th of August 1995 DEATH Rob Slater, American mountaineer (Born 1960)
13th of August 1996 DEATH David Tudor, American pianist and composer (Born 1926)
13th of August 1996 DEATH Antonio de Spinola, Portuguese general and politician (Born 1910)
13th of August 1998 DEATH Waneta Hoyt, American serial killer (Born 1946)
13th of August 1998 DEATH Nino Ferrer, Italian-born French singer and composer (Born 1934)
13th of August 1998 DEATH Julien Green, American novelist (Born 1900)
13th of August 1999 DEATH Jaime Garzon, Colombian journalist and comedian (Born 1960)
13th of August 2000 DEATH Nazia Hassan, Pakistani pop singer (Born 1965)
13th of August 2001 DEATH Otto Stuppacher, Austrian race car driver (Born 1947)
13th of August 2003 DEATH Ed Townsend, American songwriter and producer (Born 1929)
13th of August 2004 DEATH Julia Child, American chef and television personality (Born 1912)
13th of August 2005 DEATH David Lange, 32nd Prime Minister of New Zealand (Born 1942)
13th of August 2006 DEATH Jon Nodtveidt, Swedish vocalist (Born 1975)
13th of August 2006 DEATH Payao Poontarat, Thai boxer (Born 1957)
13th of August 2006 DEATH Tony Jay, English actor (Born 1933)
13th of August 2007 DEATH Yone Minagawa, Japanese supercentenarian (Born 1893)
13th of August 2007 DEATH Brian Adams, American professional wrestler (Born 1964)
13th of August 2007 DEATH Phil Rizzuto, American baseball player and sportscaster (Born 1917)
13th of August 2007 DEATH Brooke Astor, American philanthropist (Born 1902)
13th of August 2008 DEATH Bill Gwatney, American political figure (Born 1959)
13th of August 2008 DEATH Dino Toso, American Formula 1 engineer (Born 1969)
13th of August 2008 DEATH Jack Weil, American businessman (Born 1901)
13th of August 2008 DEATH Sandy Allen, American tallest woman in the world (Born 1955)
13th of August 2008 DEATH Henri Cartan, French mathematician (Born 1904)
13th of August 2010 DEATH Lance Cade, American professional wrestler (Born 1981)
13th of August 2010 DEATH Edwin Newman, American broadcast journalist (Born 1919)