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August 13 Historical Events

The following events took place on August 13. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 46 events. Showing 1 - 20.

  • 29 BC
    Octavian holds the first of three consecutive triumphs in Rome to celebrate the victory over the Dalmatian tribes.
  • 523
    John I becomes the new Pope after the death of Pope Hormisdas.
  • 554
    Emperor Justinian I rewards Liberius for his long and distinguished service in the Pragmatic Sanction, granting him extensive estates in Italy.
  • 582
    Maurice becomes Emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire.
  • 900
    Count Reginar I of Hainault rises against Zwentibold of Lotharingia and slays him near present-day Susteren.
  • 1099
    Pope Paschal II succeeds Pope Urban II as the 160th pope.
  • 1516
    The Treaty of Noyon between France and Spain is signed. Francis I of France recognizes Charles’s claim to Naples, and Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, recognizes Francis’s claim to Milan.
  • 1521
    After an extended siege, forces led by Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés capture Tlatoani Cuauhtémoc and conquer the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan.
  • 1532
    Union of Brittany and France: The Duchy of Brittany is absorbed into the Kingdom of France.
  • 1536
    Buddhist monks from Kyoto, Japan’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).
  • 1553
    Michael Servetus is arrested by John Calvin in Geneva, Switzerland as a heretic.
  • 1624
    The French king Louis XIII appoints Cardinal Richelieu as prime minister
  • 1704
    War of the Spanish Succession: Battle of Blenheim – English and Imperial forces are victorious over French and Bavarian troops.
  • 1779
    American Revolutionary War: The Royal Navy defeats the Penobscot Expedition with the most significant loss of United States naval forces prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor.
  • 1792
    King Louis XVI of France is formally arrested by the National Tribunal, and declared an enemy of the people.
  • 1806
    Battle of Mišar during the Serbian Revolution begins. The battle will end two days later, with a decisive Serbian victory over the Ottomans.
  • 1814
    The Convention of London, a treaty between the United Kingdom and the United Provinces, is signed in London, England.
  • 1831
    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.
  • 1868
    A massive earthquake near Arica, Peru, causes an estimated 25,000 casualties, and the subsequent tsunami causes considerable damage as far away as Hawaii and New Zealand.
  • 1876
    The premiere of Wagner’s Ring Cycle, at the recently completed Bayreuth Festspielhaus, was performed over the next several days.

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