December 13: Day of the Week
December 13, 2020 is the 348th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 18 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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)
- 1577Sir Francis Drake sets out from Plymouth, England, on his round-the-world voyage.
- 1642Abel Janszoon Tasman reaches New Zealand.
- 1937Second Sino-Japanese War: Battle of Nanjing – Nanjing, defended by the National Revolutionary Army under the command of General Tang Shengzhi, falls to the Japanese.
- 1943World War II: The Massacre of Kalavryta by German occupying forces in Greece.
- 1959Archbishop Makarios becomes the first President of Cyprus.
- 1967Constantine II of Greece attempts an unsuccessful counter-coup against the Regime of the Colonels
- 1968Brazilian 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.
- 1974Malta becomes a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations
- 2000Al Gore concedes the U.S. presidential election to George W. Bush.
- 2003Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is captured near his home town of Tikrit (see Operation Red Dawn).
Who were born on December 13?
- 1521Pope Sixtus V (d. 1590)
- 1864Emil Seidel, Mayor of Milwaukee (d. 1947)
- 1897Drew Pearson, American journalist (d. 1969)
- 1903Ella Baker, American civil rights activist (d. 1986)
- 1910Van Heflin, American actor (d. 1971)
- 1917John Hart, American actor (d. 2009)
- 1941John Davidson, American actor and game show host
- 1956Dale Berra, American baseball player
- 1974Debbie Matenopoulos, American television personality and actress
- 1980Satoshi Tsumabuki, Japanese actor
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