December 13: Day of the Week
December 13, 2022 is the 347th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 18 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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)
- 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.
- 1643English Civil War: The Battle of Alton takes place in Hampshire.
- 1769Dartmouth College is founded by the Rev. Eleazar Wheelock, with a Royal Charter from King George III, on land donated by Royal Governor John Wentworth.
- 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
- 1979The Canadian Government of Prime Minister Joe Clark is defeated in the House of Commons, prompting the 1980 Canadian election.
- 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?
- 1816Ernst Werner von Siemens, German engineer, inventor, and industrialist (d. 1892)
- 1913Archie Moore, American boxer (d. 1998)
- 1923Larry Doby, American baseball player (d. 2003)
- 1956Dale Berra, American baseball player
- 1957Jean-Marie Messier, French businessman
- 1959Johnny Whitaker, American actor
- 1966Don Roff, American writer and filmmaker
- 1966Mike Tirico, sports broadcaster
- 1967Bo Pelini, American football coach
- 1967Jamie Foxx, American actor and singer
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