December 13: Day of the Week
December 13, 2021 is the 347th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 18 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
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.
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December 13 Historical Event(s)
- 1294Saint Celestine V resigns the papacy after only five months; Celestine hoped to return to his previous life as an ascetic hermit.
- 1642Abel Janszoon Tasman reaches New Zealand.
- 1769Dartmouth College is founded by the Rev. Eleazar Wheelock, with a Royal Charter from King George III, on land donated by Royal Governor John Wentworth.
- 1862American Civil War: At the Battle of Fredericksburg, Confederate General Robert E. Lee defeats the Union Major General Ambrose E. Burnside.
- 1937Nanjing Massacre. Japanese troops begin carrying out several weeks of raping and killing of civilians and suspected Chinese resistance after the fall of Nanjing.
- 1941World War II: Hungary and Romania declare war on the United States.
- 1949The Knesset votes to move the capital of Israel to Jerusalem.
- 1960While Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia visits Brazil, his Imperial Bodyguard seizes the capital and proclaim him deposed and his son, Crown Prince Asfa Wossen, Emperor.
- 1972Apollo 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.
- 1977A 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.
Who were born on December 13?
- 1553King Henry IV of France (d. 1610)
- 1903Carlos Montoya, Spanish guitarist (d. 1993)
- 1920George Shultz, American economist, statesman, and 60th United States Secretary of State
- 1947Dave Hamilton, American baseball player
- 1953Ben Bernanke, American economist and current United States Chairman of the Federal Reserve
- 1966Mike Tirico, sports broadcaster
- 1975Bates Battaglia, American ice hockey player
- 1980Satoshi Tsumabuki, Japanese actor
- 1982Dominik Werling, German footballer
- 1983Matt Deis, American bassist
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