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 French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1949The Knesset votes to move the capital of Israel to Jerusalem.
- 1962NASA Relay 1 launch, first active repeater communications satellite in orbit.
- 1968Brazilian president Artur da Costa e Silva decrees the AI-5 (or the fifth Institutional Act), which lasts until 1978 and marks the beginning of the hard times of Brazilian military dictatorship.
- 1989Attack on Derryard checkpoint: The Provisional Irish Republican Army launch an attack on a British Army nonpermanent vehicle checkpoint near Rosslea, Northern Ireland. Two British soldiers are killed and one badly wounded.
- 2000Al Gore concedes the U.S. presidential election to George W. Bush.
Who were born on December 13?
- 1860Lucien Guitry, French actor (d. 1925)
- 1903Ella Baker, American civil rights activist (d. 1986)
- 1914Alan Bullock, British author of the first biography of Hitler written in any language. (d. 2004)
- 1944Hwang Jang Lee, Korean martial artist and film actor
- 1945Kathy Garver, American actress
- 1948Lester Bangs, Rock critic (d. 1982)
- 1960Daggubati Venkatesh, Indian actor
- 1966Mike Tirico, sports broadcaster
- 1970Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, Austrian mountaineer
- 1974Sara Cox, English TV and radio presenter
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