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)
- 1643English Civil War: The Battle of Alton takes place in Hampshire.
- 1867Fenian bomb explodes in Clerkenwell, London, killing six.
- 1938The Holocaust: The Neuengamme concentration camp opens in the Bergedorf district of Hamburg, Germany.
- 1941World War II: Hungary and Romania declare war on the United States.
- 1949The Knesset votes to move the capital of Israel to Jerusalem.
- 1959Archbishop Makarios becomes the first President of Cyprus.
- 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
- 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?
- 1797Heinrich Heine, German poet (d. 1856)
- 1814Ana Néri, Brazilian nurse (d. 1880)
- 1860Lucien Guitry, French actor (d. 1925)
- 1915B. J. Vorster, Prime Minister of South Africa 1966-1978 (d. 1983)
- 1935Lindy McDaniel, American baseball player
- 1936His Highness Prince Shah Karim al-Husseini Aga Khan IV, Present Imam (leader) of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims
- 1947Dave Hamilton, American baseball player
- 1975Kostas Kiassos, Greek footballer
- 1976Josh Fogg, American baseball player
- 1981Amy Lee, American singer/songwriter (Evanescence)
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