August 13

Women’s rights pioneer Lucy Stone is born

August 13, 1818

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Aztec capital falls to Cortez

August 13, 1521

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  • The Aztecs — Mighty Warriors of Mexico
    Lesson Plan / Art & Culture
    The Aztecs — Mighty Warriors of Mexico

    The Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan was the hub of a rich civilization that dominated the region of modern-day Mexico at the time the Spanish forces arrived. In this lesson, students will learn about the history and culture of the Aztecs and discover why their civilization came to an abrupt end.

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Building of Berlin Wall

August 13, 1961

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  • Lesson 1: Sources of Discord, 1945–1946
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    Lesson 1: Sources of Discord, 1945–1946

    The fact that the United States and the Soviet Union successfully cooperated in defeating the Axis Powers did not necessarily mean that the two countries would continue to get along in the postwar world. This lesson will examine the U.S.–Soviet disagreements regarding Germany and Eastern Europe.

Legendary sharpshooter Anne Oakley born

August 13, 1860