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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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.
December 13 Historical Event(s)
- 1545Council of Trent begins.
- 1577Sir Francis Drake sets out from Plymouth, England, on his round-the-world voyage.
- 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.
- 1862American Civil War: At the Battle of Fredericksburg, Confederate General Robert E. Lee defeats the Union Major General Ambrose E. Burnside.
- 1939World War II: Battle of the River Plate – Captain Hans Langsdorff of the German Deutschland class cruiser (pocket battleship) Admiral Graf Spee engages with Royal Navy cruisers HMS Exeter, HMS Ajax and HMNZS Achilles.
- 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
- 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.
- 1981General Wojciech Jaruzelski declares martial law in Poland to prevent dismantling of the communist system by Solidarity.
- 1989Attack on Derryard checkpoint: The Provisional Irish Republican Army launch an attack on a British Army nonpermanent vehicle checkpoint near Rosslea, Northern Ireland. Two British soldiers are killed and one badly wounded.
Who were born on December 13?
- 1903Carlos Montoya, Spanish guitarist (d. 1993)
- 1911Trygve Haavelmo, Norwegian economist and Bank of Sweden Prize winner (d. 1999)
- 1930Robert Prosky, American actor (d. 2008)
- 1939Eric Flynn, British actor and singer (d. 2002)
- 1954John Anderson, American country music singer-songwriter
- 1960Daggubati Venkatesh, Indian actor
- 1962Jamie Raskin, American law professor and politician
- 1962Rob Ryan, American football coach
- 1966Don Roff, American writer and filmmaker
- 1972Niki Evans, English singer
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