December 13: Day of the Week
December 13, 2021 is the 347th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 18 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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)
- 1809Dr. Ephraim McDowell performed the first ovariotomy, removing a 22 pound tumor.
- 1862American Civil War: At the Battle of Fredericksburg, Confederate General Robert E. Lee defeats the Union Major General Ambrose E. Burnside.
- 1867Fenian bomb explodes in Clerkenwell, London, killing six.
- 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.
- 1941World War II: Hungary and Romania declare war on the United States.
- 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
- 1974Malta becomes a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations
- 1981General Wojciech Jaruzelski declares martial law in Poland to prevent dismantling of the communist system by Solidarity.
- 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?
- 1720Carlo Gozzi, Italian dramatist (d. 1804)
- 1906Sir Laurens van der Post, South African author (d. 1996)
- 1920George Shultz, American economist, statesman, and 60th United States Secretary of State
- 1935Joe Christopher, American baseball player
- 1941John Davidson, American actor and game show host
- 1954Emma Bull, American science fiction and fantasy author
- 1956Majida El Roumi, Lebanese soprano, singer
- 1967Jamie Foxx, American actor and singer
- 1982Ricky Nolasco, American baseball player
- 1989Taylor Swift, American singer
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