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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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.
- 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.
- 1974Malta becomes a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations
- 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.
- 2000The “Texas 7” escape from the John Connally Unit near Kenedy, Texas and go on a robbery spree, during which police officer Aubrey Hawkins is shot and killed.
- 2001The Indian Parliament Sansad is attacked by terrorists. 15 people are killed, including all the terrorists.
- 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?
- 1724Franz Aepinus, German scientist (d. 1802)
- 1818Mary Todd Lincoln, First Lady of the United States (d. 1882)
- 1911Trygve Haavelmo, Norwegian economist and Bank of Sweden Prize winner (d. 1999)
- 1915Curd Jürgens, German-born Austrian actor (d. 1982)
- 1941Bessel Kok, Dutch businessman and chess organiser
- 1944Hwang Jang Lee, Korean martial artist and film actor
- 1947Dave Hamilton, American baseball player
- 1948Lillian Board, British track and field athlete (d. 1970)
- 1959Jim Barrell, American professional wrestler
- 1967Bo Pelini, American football coach
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