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Friday December 13, 2019

December 13: Day of the Week

December 13, 2019 is the 347th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 18 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1545
    Council of Trent begins.
  • 1642
    Abel Janszoon Tasman reaches New Zealand.
  • 1809
    Dr. Ephraim McDowell performed the first ovariotomy, removing a 22 pound tumor.
  • 1937
    Second Sino-Japanese War: Battle of Nanjing – Nanjing, defended by the National Revolutionary Army under the command of General Tang Shengzhi, falls to the Japanese.
  • 1943
    World War II: The Massacre of Kalavryta by German occupying forces in Greece.
  • 1960
    While 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 1981
    General Wojciech Jaruzelski declares martial law in Poland to prevent dismantling of the communist system by Solidarity.

Who were born on December 13?

  • 1585
    William Drummond of Hawthornden, Scottish poet (d. 1649)
  • 1887
    George Polya, Hungarian-born mathematician (d. 1985)
  • 1906
    Sir Laurens van der Post, South African author (d. 1996)
  • 1938
    Alvin Curran, American composer
  • 1948
    Jeff Baxter, American guitarist (Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers)
  • 1953
    Jim Davidson, British comedian
  • 1959
    Johnny Whitaker, American actor
  • 1969
    Sergei Fedorov, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1975
    Matthew LeCroy, American baseball player
  • 1978
    BJ Penn, American mixed martial artist

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