13 August (TODAY IN HISTORY) Collected facts include the people born today, the death of famous persons, war conflicts, freedom of any country, the invention of new technology, change of power, important national and international day etc.
Important events of 13 August
- French ruler Henry IV issued the famous order of Nant in 1598. Based on this order, full religious freedom was given to Protestant Christians.
- Dutch astronomer Christian Huygens traced the peak of the southern pole of Mars in 1642.
- Sweden and Denmark signed the Brahmsbarrow Peace Accord in 1645.
- Pitts India Bill was introduced to the British Parliament in 1784 for administrative reforms in India.
- The agreement between Britain and the Netherlands was signed in 1814 to end the slave trade.
- American newspaper “Afro-American” began publication in Baltimore in 1892.
- Under the leadership of George Dewey, the American Army captured Manila capital of Philippines in 1898.
- England beat Australia by one wicket in 1902 and won the famous Oval title.
- England’s Harry Breily, Sheffield invented stainless steel in 1913.
- The first major sea ship came in 1923 on the newly built Polish port, Zidaniya.
- Gustav Straussman appointed the Chancellor of Germany in 1923 and formed a coalition government in the Verma republic.
- The first aircraft manufactured in India, Hindustan Trainer 2 filled the first flight in 1951.
- The bill was passed in the National Highway Lok Sabha in 1956.
- Africa became independent in 1960 by France.
- Glide was first tested in the space shuttle in 1977.
- The peace agreement between Israel and Palestine concluded in 1993 in Washington.
- In 1993, 114 people went missing after the hotel collapsed in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.
- S.No. Historical consensus regarding nuclear disarmament in Geneva in 1994 between the US and North Korea
- The Bangladesh government banned 1999, on the novel Taslima Nasreen’s new book ‘Amar Marbella’ (My Childhood), the Steffi Graf retired from tennis.
- Ronald Vanessa appointed a new president of Suriname in 2000.
- Interpol issued a ‘red corner notice’ for the search of 8 Maoist terrorists in Nepal in 2002.
- Olympics 2004 began with the exhibition of Greek civilization.
- The 28th Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, started in 2004.
- The execution of Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Laxman Kadirgammar and its subsequent Emergency 2005.
- Tata Steel, the world’s leading steel company, entered into an agreement with two major companies in Vietnam in 2008 to jointly construct the steel complex.
- India successfully tested the Multi-Barrel Rocket Launcher (MBRL) Weapon System Pinak in 2008.
- Chakravarti Sangrajan, former Governor of the famous Artha Shastra and the Reserve Bank, was nominated for the Rajya Sabha in 2008.
- In the forests of Central Russia, Siberia and Western Canada, the 2010 gas fired by the fierce fires caused by poisonous gas clouds gathered on the North Pole with 7 million tonnes of poisonous carbon monoxide emissions.
- The 30th Olympic Games were concluded in London in 2012.
- In Baghdad, Iraq, a bomb blast in 2015 killed 76 people and injured 212 others.
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Born on 13 August
- Ramesh Chandra Dutt, the great writer of English and Bangla language and great educationist, was born in 1848.
- The famous politician Gangaprasad Verma was born on 1863.
- India’s famous Kantikari Narendra Mohan Sen was born in 1887.
- Famous filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock was born in 1899.
- The famous actress of Indian cinema, Vaijayanthi Mala, was born on August 13, 1936.
- Yogita Bali was one of the prominent actresses of Hindi cinema, born in 1952.
- Indian actor Sunil Shetty was born in 1961.
- Indian actress Sridevi was born in 1963.
Died on 13 August
- Ahirabai Holkar of India died on 1795.
- Florence Nightingale, the creator of the modern nursing movement, died in 1910.
- Famous Indian woman revolutionary Bhikaji Kama passed away on 13 August 1936.
National/International Holidays and Observations List
- International Lefthanders Day
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