13 July

13 July

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about July 13th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about July 13th in history!

Global Celebrations

  • International Rock Day
  • National French Fries Day
  • Embrace Your Geekness Day

Historic Events

1923: The Hollywood sign officially unveiled: The Hollywood Sign is officially unveiled in the hills above Hollywood, Los Angeles. It originally read “Hollywoodland”.

1923: The Hollywood sign was officially unveiled:

1944: The crew of the USS Paul G. Baker lounges and performs maintenance during a peaceful day at sea, 1944. This image is rare among photos of US warships during WWII, as a sailor’s snapshot, it is far more candid than what would have generally been passed by the censors for publication.

The crew of the USS Paul G. Baker lounges and performs maintenance during a peaceful day at sea, 1944. This image is rare among photos of US warships during WWII, as a sailor’s snapshot, it is far more candid than what would have generally been passed by the censors for publication.
“Wizard of the Saddle” Gen. Nathan B. Forrest

Famous Birthdays

July 13th, 1821 “Wizard of the Saddle” Gen. Nathan B. Forrest was born in Tennessee. Forrest was known as a great tactician during the war but was marked for controversy when his men massacred U.S.C.T. men at Fort Pillow.

Heartbreaking Deaths


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