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.
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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.
- 1867Fenian bomb explodes in Clerkenwell, London, killing six.
- 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.
- 1949The Knesset votes to move the capital of Israel to Jerusalem.
- 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.
- 2000Al Gore concedes the U.S. presidential election to George W. Bush.
- 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.
- 2002Enlargement of the European Union: The European Union announces that Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia will become members from May 1, 2004.
- 2003Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is captured near his home town of Tikrit (see Operation Red Dawn).
Who were born on December 13?
- 1533King Eric XIV of Sweden (d. 1577)
- 1883Belle da Costa Greene, American librarian, bibliographer and archivist (d. 1950)
- 1915Ross Macdonald, American-born author (d. 1983)
- 1943Gösta Winbergh, Swedish tenor (d. 2002)
- 1948Jeff Baxter, American guitarist (Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers)
- 1953Ben Bernanke, American economist and current United States Chairman of the Federal Reserve
- 1978Olav Bjortomt, British quiz champion
- 1981Amy Lee, American singer/songwriter (Evanescence)
- 1982Tuka Rocha, Brazilian racing driver
- 1985Michael Bumpus, American football player
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