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August 13: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on August 13

August 13th is known as Filet Mignon Day & Left-Handers Day.

Today marks the 225th day of the year. We now have only 140 days left until the end of the year.

People who were born on August 13th all share the Leo zodiac sign.

August 13 in history was a great day for astronomers, but also a terrible one for natural disasters. Keep reading to find out more about what historical events happened on this day.

Did you know that on this day in 1985, a three-year-old boy from Dublin became the world’s youngest heart and lung transplant patient? Britain’s leading transplant specialist, Magdi Yacoub, performed the operation.

Keep reading for more facts about August 13th in history!

What Happened On August 13 In History?

2018

TikTok star Loren Gray released her first song under Capitol Records called “My Story.”

2014

Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani became the world’s first woman to win the Fields Medal, the most prestigious award in mathematics.

1985

A three-year-old boy from Dublin became the world’s youngest heart and lung transplant patient.

Jamie Gavin had the four-hour operation at Harefield Hospital in Middlesex, London.
Source BBC
1961

Berlin’s city became entirely divided in two, with all borders sealed between the east and west.

Source BBC
1906

Black soldiers were blamed for raiding a bar in Brownsville, Texas, US.

On this day in the evening a bartender was killed, and an officer injured. Although the blame was put on black soldiers, the all-white commanders confirmed all personnel were at their barracks.
1892

The Baltimore Afro-American newspaper was published for the first time.

1889

Inventor William Gray received a patent for his creation of the telephone that uses coins to operate it.

1868

The Arica earthquake occurred in Peru and Ecuador.

OTD in 1868: The Arica earthquake occurred in Peru and Ecuador.
On this day a 9.0 magnitude earthquake shook the two countries and claimed the lives of more than 25,000 people.
1608

English explorer John Smith who was responsible for setting up the first permanent English colony in the New World tells the first stories about Jamestown.

523

Saint John I became the Catholic Pope.

3114 BC

The Mayan calendar started being used.

OTD in 3114BC: The Mayan calendar started being used.

Did you know that on this day, August 13th 1985, a three-year-old boy from Dublin became the world's youngest heart and lung transplant patien