December 13: Day of the Week
December 13, 2020 is the 348th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 18 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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)
- 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.
- 1937Nanjing Massacre. Japanese troops begin carrying out several weeks of raping and killing of civilians and suspected Chinese resistance after the fall of Nanjing.
- 1937Second Sino-Japanese War: Battle of Nanjing – Nanjing, defended by the National Revolutionary Army under the command of General Tang Shengzhi, falls to the Japanese.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1967Constantine II of Greece attempts an unsuccessful counter-coup against the Regime of the Colonels
- 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.
Who were born on December 13?
- 1864Emil Seidel, Mayor of Milwaukee (d. 1947)
- 1902Panagiotis Kanellopoulos, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1986)
- 1957Steve Buscemi, American actor
- 1962Jamie Raskin, American law professor and politician
- 1973Christie Clark, American actress
- 1975Matthew LeCroy, American baseball player
- 1980Satoshi Tsumabuki, Japanese actor
- 1981Amy Lee, American singer/songwriter (Evanescence)
- 1982Ricky Nolasco, American baseball player
- 1989Taylor Swift, American singer
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