What are the important events that happened on December 13? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
December 13: Facts & Myths About This Day
December 13 is the 348th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 18 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 30, 2020 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 26,796,960 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectatetracontaoctagon’ day.
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Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 61 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,914 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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December 13 Historical Events
Council of Trent begins.
Abel Janszoon Tasman reaches New Zealand.
English Civil War: The Battle of Alton takes place in Hampshire.
World War II: The Massacre of Kalavryta by German occupying forces in Greece.
NASA Relay 1 launch, first active repeater communications satellite in orbit.
Constantine II of Greece attempts an unsuccessful counter-coup against the Regime of the Colonels
Brazilian president Artur da Costa e Silva decrees the AI-5 (or the fifth Institutional Act), which lasts until 1978 and marks the beginning of the hard times of Brazilian military dictatorship.
Apollo program: Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt begin the third and final Extra-vehicular activity (EVA) or “Moonwalk” of Apollo 17. To date they are the last humans to set foot on the Moon.
A DC-3 aircraft chartered from the Indianapolis-based National Jet crashes near Evansville Regional Airport, killing 29, including the University of Evansville basketball team, support staff and boosters of the team.
The Canadian Government of Prime Minister Joe Clark is defeated in the House of Commons, prompting the 1980 Canadian election.
Who were born on December 13?
Curd Jürgens, German-born Austrian actor (d. 1982)
His Highness Prince Shah Karim al-Husseini Aga Khan IV, Present Imam (leader) of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims
Ron Taylor, Canadian baseball player
Dick Dees, Dutch politician
Lillian Board, British track and field athlete (d. 1970)
Ben Bernanke, American economist and current United States Chairman of the Federal Reserve
Steve Buscemi, American actor
Lynn-Holly Johnson, American figure skater and actress
Santi Cazorla, Spanish footballer
Michael Bumpus, American football player
Who died on December 13?
Georg August Rudolph, German politician (b. 1816)
Fritz Pregl, Slovenian-born Austrian chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1869)
Lupe Vélez, Mexican actress (b. 1908)
John Raymond Hubbell, American writer (b. 1879)
Ella Baker, American civil rights activist (b, 1903)
Vanessa Duriès, French novelist (b. 1972)
William V. Roth, Jr., American politician (b. 1921)
Mark Partridge, Rhodesian politician (b. 1922)
John Drake, New Zealand rugby union footballer (b. 1959)
Woolly Wolstenholme, British Musician (b. 1947)
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