Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/August 13

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This is a list of selected August 13 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled August 13, 2019 featured article or the August 13, 2019 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Blurb Reason
Independence Day in the Central African Republic (1960) single source section
582 – On his deathbed, the Roman emperor Tiberius II Constantine named Maurice as his successor. scheduled on DYK 2018-08-14
1913 – English inventor Harry Brearley developed stainless steel using an electric furnace. Brearly: refimprove section; Stainless steel: date not in article
1937 – The Battle of Shanghai broke out, eventually becoming one of the largest and bloodiest battles of the entire Second Sino-Japanese War. unreferenced section
1954 – The complete version of "Qaumi Taranah", the national anthem of Pakistan, was broadcast for the first time on Radio Pakistan. refimprove section
1960 – The Central African Republic gained its independence from France, with David Dacko as its first president. CAR: single source; Dacko: needs more footnotes
1961 – Construction began on the Berlin Wall, a long barrier separating West Berlin from East Berlin and the surrounding territory of East Germany. confusing section
1968 – Greek politician Alexandros Panagoulis attempted to assassinate Georgios Papadopoulos, dictator of the Greek military government. needs more footnotes
2004 – The Maldivian National Security Service cracked down on a peaceful protest in Malé, causing President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom to declare a state of emergency there and in nearby islands. refimprove, unreferenced section
2010 – After having been boarded by Canadian authorities, the MV Sun Sea docked and the 492 Sri Lankan Tamil refugee claimants on board were placed into detention. needs to be updated



August 13:

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Opha May Johnson

Al-Muktafi (d. 908) · George Grove (b. 1820) · Jules Massenet (d. 1912)

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