What happened this day in history December 13

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

  • 1545
    Council of Trent begins.
  • 1642
    Abel Janszoon Tasman reaches New Zealand.
  • 1643
    English Civil War: The Battle of Alton takes place in Hampshire.
  • 1943
    World War II: The Massacre of Kalavryta by German occupying forces in Greece.
  • 1962
    NASA Relay 1 launch, first active repeater communications satellite in orbit.
  • 1967
    Constantine II of Greece attempts an unsuccessful counter-coup against the Regime of the Colonels
  • 1968
    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.
  • 1972
    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.
  • 1977
    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.
  • 1979
    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?

  • 1915
    Curd Jürgens, German-born Austrian actor (d. 1982)
  • 1936
    His Highness Prince Shah Karim al-Husseini Aga Khan IV, Present Imam (leader) of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims
  • 1937
    Ron Taylor, Canadian baseball player
  • 1944
    Dick Dees, Dutch politician
  • 1948
    Lillian Board, British track and field athlete (d. 1970)
  • 1953
    Ben Bernanke, American economist and current United States Chairman of the Federal Reserve
  • 1957
    Steve Buscemi, American actor
  • 1958
    Lynn-Holly Johnson, American figure skater and actress
  • 1984
    Santi Cazorla, Spanish footballer
  • 1985
    Michael Bumpus, American football player

Who died on December 13?

  • 1893
    Georg August Rudolph, German politician (b. 1816)
  • 1930
    Fritz Pregl, Slovenian-born Austrian chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1869)
  • 1944
    Lupe Vélez, Mexican actress (b. 1908)
  • 1954
    John Raymond Hubbell, American writer (b. 1879)
  • 1986
    Ella Baker, American civil rights activist (b, 1903)
  • 1993
    Vanessa Duriès, French novelist (b. 1972)
  • 2003
    William V. Roth, Jr., American politician (b. 1921)
  • 2007
    Mark Partridge, Rhodesian politician (b. 1922)
  • 2008
    John Drake, New Zealand rugby union footballer (b. 1959)
  • 2010
    Woolly Wolstenholme, British Musician (b. 1947)

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