August 13: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On August 13, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts that occurred throughout history. The 225th day of the Gregorian calendar is August 13th. Hernando Cortez seized present-day Mexico City on this day in 1517. The whole French Royal Family was imprisoned by French revolutionaries in 1972. ‘Bambi,’ a Walt Disney film, premiered at Radio City Music Hall in 1942.

Leo is the zodiac sign for August 13th. On August 13th, Annie Oakley, Alfred Hitchcock, and Fidel Castro were born. On August 13th, National Prosecco Day, National Filet Mignon Day, and National Left Handers Day are all observed.


Happy Birthday! (August 13, 1899)
Alfred Hitchcock, English-American director and produce. photo source:


(August 13, 1913)
Harry Brearley begins manufacture of stainless steel in the United Kingdom.

(August 13, 1918)
In Germany, Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) was incorporated as a public business.

(August 13, 1918)
Women enlist for the first time in the United States Marine Corps. Opha May Johnson is the first female recruit.

(August 13, 1960)
Central African Republic Independence Day. photo source:

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

Our team at World Amazing Facts is committed to verifying the accuracy of our content. It's possible that we'll get something wrong, or that our knowledge may become obsolete. Please let us know if you see any errors in the information provided.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

GIPHY App Key not set. Please check settings

August 01: Fun Facts about Today in History

August 17: Fun Facts about Today in History