December 13: Day of the Week
December 13, 2023 is the 347th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 18 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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.
- 1636The Massachusetts Bay Colony organizes three militia regiments to defend the colony against the Pequot Indians. This organization is recognized today as the founding of the United States National Guard.
- 1642Abel Janszoon Tasman reaches New Zealand.
- 1938The Holocaust: The Neuengamme concentration camp opens in the Bergedorf district of Hamburg, Germany.
- 1941World War II: Hungary and Romania declare war on the United States.
- 1959Archbishop Makarios becomes the first President of Cyprus.
- 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.
- 1967Constantine II of Greece attempts an unsuccessful counter-coup against the Regime of the Colonels
- 1979The Canadian Government of Prime Minister Joe Clark is defeated in the House of Commons, prompting the 1980 Canadian election.
- 2002Enlargement of the European Union: The European Union announces that Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia will become members from May 1, 2004.
Who were born on December 13?
- 1720Carlo Gozzi, Italian dramatist (d. 1804)
- 1919Hans-Joachim Marseille, German flying ace of World War II (d. 1942)
- 1938Heino, German folk singer
- 1948Jeff Baxter, American guitarist (Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers)
- 1953Ben Bernanke, American economist and current United States Chairman of the Federal Reserve
- 1953Bob Gainey, Canadian ice hockey player and General Manager
- 1962Kendra Slewenski, English netballer
- 1969Tony Curran, Scottish actor
- 1976Søren Friis, Danish footballer
- 1982Ricky Nolasco, American baseball player
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