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.
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)
- 1545Council of Trent begins.
- 1809Dr. Ephraim McDowell performed the first ovariotomy, removing a 22 pound tumor.
- 1941World War II: Hungary and Romania declare war on the United States.
- 1943World War II: The Massacre of Kalavryta by German occupying forces in Greece.
- 1962NASA Relay 1 launch, first active repeater communications satellite in orbit.
- 1967Constantine II of Greece attempts an unsuccessful counter-coup against the Regime of the Colonels
- 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.
- 1979The Canadian Government of Prime Minister Joe Clark is defeated in the House of Commons, prompting the 1980 Canadian election.
- 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.
- 2003Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is captured near his home town of Tikrit (see Operation Red Dawn).
Who were born on December 13?
- 1640Robert Plot, English naturalist (d. 1696)
- 1864Emil Seidel, Mayor of Milwaukee (d. 1947)
- 1887Alvin York, American soldier & Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1964)
- 1897Drew Pearson, American journalist (d. 1969)
- 1935Ken Hall, American football player
- 1945Herman Cain, American businessman, radio host, and politician
- 1947Rex Hagon, Canadian actor and host
- 1954Tamora Pierce, American author
- 1961Gary Zimmerman, American football player
- 1983Otylia Jędrzejczak, Polish swimmer
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