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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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)
- 1867Fenian bomb explodes in Clerkenwell, London, killing six.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1979The Canadian Government of Prime Minister Joe Clark is defeated in the House of Commons, prompting the 1980 Canadian election.
- 2000Al Gore concedes the U.S. presidential election to George W. Bush.
- 2001The King of Perlis has has sweared and signed the proclamation of the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong,thus became the de jure 12th Yang Di-Pertuan Agong,the head of state of Malaysia.He replaced the Sultan of Selangor,whose died in office for five years.
Who were born on December 13?
- 1784Archduke Louis of Austria (d. 1864)
- 1883Belle da Costa Greene, American librarian, bibliographer and archivist (d. 1950)
- 1902Panagiotis Kanellopoulos, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1986)
- 1906Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent (d. 1968)
- 1954Emma Bull, American science fiction and fantasy author
- 1959Jim Barrell, American professional wrestler
- 1960Rusty Cundieff, American actor
- 1972Niki Evans, English singer
- 1978BJ Penn, American mixed martial artist
- 1983Matt Deis, American bassist
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