December 13: Day of the Week
December 13, 2019 is the 347th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 18 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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.
- 1642Abel Janszoon Tasman reaches New Zealand.
- 1809Dr. Ephraim McDowell performed the first ovariotomy, removing a 22 pound tumor.
- 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.
- 1943World War II: The Massacre of Kalavryta by German occupying forces in Greece.
- 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.
- 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
- 1977A DC-3 aircraft chartered from the Indianapolis-based National Jet crashes near Evansville Regional Airport, killing 29, including the University of Evansville basketball team, support staff and boosters of the team.
- 1981General Wojciech Jaruzelski declares martial law in Poland to prevent dismantling of the communist system by Solidarity.
Who were born on December 13?
- 1585William Drummond of Hawthornden, Scottish poet (d. 1649)
- 1887George Polya, Hungarian-born mathematician (d. 1985)
- 1906Sir Laurens van der Post, South African author (d. 1996)
- 1938Alvin Curran, American composer
- 1948Jeff Baxter, American guitarist (Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers)
- 1953Jim Davidson, British comedian
- 1959Johnny Whitaker, American actor
- 1969Sergei Fedorov, Russian ice hockey player
- 1975Matthew LeCroy, American baseball player
- 1978BJ Penn, American mixed martial artist
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