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Historical Events on 13th December, What Happened on December 13th This Day in History

2011:A murder-suicide in Liège, Belgium, kills six and wounds 125 people at a Christmas market.
2003:Iraq War: Operation Red Dawn
2002:European Union enlargement: The EU announces that Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia will become members from May 1, 2004.
2001:Sansad Bhavan, the building housing the Indian Parliament, is attacked by terrorists. Twelve people are killed, including the terrorists.
2000:The "Texas Seven" escape from the John B. Connally Unit near Kenedy, Texas, and go on a robbery spree, during which police officer Aubrey Hawkins is shot and killed.
1989:The Troubles: Attack on Derryard checkpoint
1988:PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat gives a speech at a UN General Assembly meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, after United States authorities refused to grant him a visa to visit UN headquarters in New York.
1985:Arrow Air Flight 1285 crashes in Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador, killing all 256 passengers and crew.
1981:General Wojciech Jaruzelski declares martial law in Poland to prevent dismantling of the communist system by Solidarity.
1979:The Canadian Government of Prime Minister Joe Clark is defeated in the House of Commons, prompting the 1980 Canadian election.
1977:A DC-3 aircraft chartered from the Indianapolis, Indiana-based National Jet crashes near Evansville Regional Airport, killing 29, including the University of Evansville basketball team, support staff and boosters of the team.
1974:Malta becomes a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations.
1972:Apollo 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.
1968:Brazilian President Artur da Costa e Silva issues AI-5 (Institutional Act No. 5), enabling government by decree and suspending habeas corpus.
1967:Constantine II of Greece attempts an unsuccessful counter-coup against the Regime of the Colonels.
1962:NASA launches Relay 1, the first active repeater communications satellite in orbit.
1960:While Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia visits Brazil, his Imperial Bodyguard seizes the capital and proclaims him deposed and his son, Crown Prince Asfa Wossen, Emperor.
1959:Archbishop Makarios III becomes the first President of Cyprus.
1949:The Knesset votes to move the capital of Israel to Jerusalem.
1943:World War II: The Massacre of Kalavryta by German occupying forces in Greece.
1941:World War II: The Kingdom of Hungary and Kingdom of Romania declare war on the United States.
1939:World War II: Battle of the River Plate
1938:The Holocaust: The Neuengamme concentration camp opens in the Bergedorf district of Hamburg, Germany.
1937:Second Sino-Japanese War: Battle of Nanking
1867:A Fenian bomb explodes in Clerkenwell, London, England, killing six.
1862:American Civil War: At the Battle of Fredericksburg, Confederate General Robert E. Lee defeats Union Major General Ambrose Burnside.
1769:Dartmouth College is founded by the Reverend Eleazar Wheelock, with a royal charter from King George III, on land donated by Royal governor John Wentworth.
1758:The English transport ship Duke William sinks in the North Atlantic, killing over 360 people.
1643:English Civil War: The Battle of Alton takes place in Hampshire.
1642:Abel Tasman reaches New Zealand.
1636:The 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 National Guard of the United States.
1577:Sir Francis Drake sets sail from Plymouth, England, on his round-the-world voyage.
1545:The Council of Trent begins.
1294:Saint Celestine V resigns the papacy after only five months; Celestine hoped to return to his previous life as an ascetic hermit.

December 13 Birthdays, Who born on December 13th


1991 Senah Mango (Togolese footballer)
1989 Dasha Kapustina (Russian model)
1989 Taylor Swift (American singer-songwriter)
1988 Rickie Fowler (American golfer)
1986 Dennis Bermudez (American mixed martial artist)
1986 Mathieu Gnanligo (Beninese sprinter)
1985 Michael Bumpus (American football player)
1985 Laurence Leboeuf (Canadian actress)
1985 Alby Mathewson (New Zealand rugby player)
1984 Santi Cazorla (Spanish footballer)
1984 Hanna-Maria Seppälä (Finnish swimmer)
1983 Matt Deis (American bass player and songwriter (CKY and All That Remains))
1983 Otylia Jędrzejczak (Polish swimmer)
1982 Anthony Callea (Australian singer-songwriter and actor)
1982 Dan Hamhuis (Canadian ice hockey player)
1982 Ricky Nolasco (American baseball player)
1982 Tuka Rocha (Brazilian race car driver)
1982 Dominik Werling (German footballer)
1981 Amy Lee (American singer-songwriter and pianist (Evanescence))
1980 Patrik Antonius (Finnish poker player)
1980 Ryan France (English footballer)
1980 Danil Haustov (Estonian swimmer)
1980 Swastika Mukherjee (Indian actress and singer)
1980 Satoshi Tsumabuki (Japanese actor and singer)
1980 Bosco Wong (Hong Kong singer and actor)
1979 Matjaž Smodiš (Slovenian basketball player)
1978 Olav Bjortomt (English quiz player)
1978 Kaspars Kambala (Latvian basketball player)
1978 Ryo Kawakita (Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist (Maximum the Hormone))
1978 B.J. Penn (American mixed martial artist)
1977 Sascha Kindred (German-English swimmer)
1977 Peter Stringer (Irish rugby player)
1976 Josh Fogg (American baseball player)
1976 Søren Friis (Danish footballer)
1976 Radosław Sobolewski (Polish footballer)
1975 Bates Battaglia (American ice hockey player)
1975 Tom DeLonge (American singer-songwriter)
1975 Kostas Kiassos (Greek footballer)
1975 Matthew LeCroy (American baseball player and coach)
1974 Sara Cox (English radio and television host)
1974 Debbie Matenopoulos (American actress and television host)
1974 Nicholas McCarthy (English singer and guitarist (Franz Ferdinand and Box Codax))
1973 Christie Clark (American actress)
1972 Niki Evans (English singer)
1972 Chris Grant (Australian footballer)
1971 Naomi Long (Irish engineer and politician)
1971 Leanne Wood (Welsh academic and politician)
1970 Eoin Jess (Scottish footballer)
1970 Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner (Austrian mountaineer)
1969 Tony Curran (Scottish-American actor)
1969 Sergei Fedorov (Russian ice hockey player and manager)
1969 Murat Nasyrov (Russian singer-songwriter (d. 2007))
1967 Jamie Foxx (American actor)
1967 NeNe Leakes (American actress)
1967 Bo Pelini (American football player and coach)
1966 Ross Burden (New Zealand-English chef and author)
1966 Toby Dammit (American drummer)
1966 Don Roff (American actor)
1966 Mike Tirico (American sportscaster)
1965 Jackie Clune (English actress and singer)
1965 Marko Mäetamm (Estonian illustrator)
1964 Hide (Japanese singer-songwriter)
1962 Roger Ilegems (Belgian cyclist)
1962 Jamie Raskin (American lawyer)
1962 Rex Ryan (American football player and coach)
1961 Harry Gregson-Williams (English composer)
1961 Irene Sáez (Venezuelan model and politician)
1961 Gary Zimmerman (American football player)
1960 Rusty Cundieff (American actor)
1960 Daggubati Venkatesh (Indian actor)
1959 Heino Enden (Estonian basketball player and coach)
1959 Johnny Whitaker (American actor and singer)
1959 Boris Zhukov (American wrestler)
1958 Lynn-Holly Johnson (American figure skater and actress)
1957 Steve Buscemi (American actor and director)
1957 Morris Day (American singer-songwriter and actor (The Time and Flyte Tyme))
1957 Eric Marienthal (American saxophonist (Chick Corea Elektric Band and Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band))
1957 Jean-Marie Messier (French businessman)
1956 Dale Berra (American baseball player)
1956 Majida El Roumi (Lebanese soprano and actress)
1956 Phil Hubbard (American basketball player and coach)
1954 John Anderson (American singer-songwriter and guitarist)
1954 Emma Bull (American author)
1953 Ben Bernanke (American economist and academic)
1953 Bill Castro (Dominican baseball player and coach)
1953 Jim Davidson (English comedian)
1953 Bob Gainey (Canadian ice hockey player)
1952 Junkyard Dog (American football player and wrestler (d. 1998))
1952 John Francome (English jockey and sportscaster)
1952 Larry Kenon (American basketball player)
1952 Jean Rouaud (French author)
1950 Linda Bellos (English businesswoman)
1950 Wendie Malick (American model and actress)
1950 Heather North (American actress)
1950 Julia Slingo (English meteorologist)
1950 Tom Vilsack (American lawyer and politician)
1949 Robert Lindsay (English actor and singer)
1949 R. A. MacAvoy (American author)
1949 Randy Owen (American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Alabama))
1949 Luc Sala (Dutch businessman)
1949 Tom Verlaine (American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Television and Neon Boys))
1949 Paula Wilcox (English actress)
1948 Lester Bangs (American journalist and author (d. 1982))
1948 Jeff Baxter (American guitarist)
1948 Lillian Board (South African-English sprinter (d. 1970))
1948 Ted Nugent (American singer-songwriter)
1948 Brian Wilson (Scottish politician)
1947 Darlene Cates (American actress)
1947 Rex Hagon (Canadian actor)
1947 Dave Hamilton (American baseball player and coach)
1945 Herman Cain (American businessman)
1945 Kathy Garver (American actress and producer)
1945 Brian McGuire (Australian race car driver (d. 1977))
1944 Dick Dees (Dutch politician)
1944 Hwang Jang Lee (Japanese-South Korean martial artist and actor)
1944 Marti Webb (English actress and singer)
1943 Ferguson Jenkins (Canadian baseball and basketball player)
1942 Howard Brenton (English playwright and screenwriter)
1942 Anna Eshoo (American politician)
1941 John Davidson (American actor and game show host)
1941 Anouska Hempel (New Zealand-English actress and fashion designer)
1941 Bessel Kok (Dutch chess player and businessman)
1939 Eric Flynn (Chinese-Welsh actor and singer (d. 2002))
1938 Heino (German singer)
1938 Alvin Curran (American horn player and composer (Musica Elettronica Viva))
1937 Toomas Frey (Estonian ecologist and politician)
1937 Rob Houwer (Dutch director)
1937 Ulf G. Lindén (Swedish businessman (d. 2009))
1937 Ron Taylor (Canadian baseball player and physician)
1936 Aga Khan IV (Swiss-English businessman)
1936 J. C. Martin (American baseball player and sportscaster)
1935 Joe Christopher (Virgin Islander baseball player)
1935 Kenneth Hall (American football player)
1935 Lindy McDaniel (American baseball player)
1934 Richard D. Zanuck (American film producer (d. 2012))
1930 Robert Prosky (American actor (d. 2008))
1929 Christopher Plummer (Canadian actor)
1928 Eve Meyer (American model)
1927 James Wright (American poet and academic (d. 1980))
1926 George Rhoden (Jamaican runner)
1925 Dick Van Dyke (American actor)
1924 Robert Coogan (American actor (d. 1978))
1923 Philip Warren Anderson (American physicist and academic)
1923 Terence Beckett (English businessman (d. 2013))
1923 Larry Doby (American baseball player and manager (d. 2003))
1920 George P. Shultz (American economist and politician)
1919 Hans-Joachim Marseille (German captain and pilot (d. 1942))
1918 Rosalia Lombardo (Italian pneumonia victim (d. 1920))
1917 John Hart (American actor and producer (d. 2009))
1916 Leonard Weisgard (American author and illustrator (d. 2000))
1915 Curd Jürgens (German-Austrian actor and director (d. 1982))
1915 Ross Macdonald (American-Canadian author (d. 1983))
1915 B. J. Vorster (South African politician)
1914 Alan Bullock (English historian and author (d. 2004))
1913 Arnold Brown (English-Canadian missionary)
1913 Archie Moore (American boxer and actor (d. 1998))
1911 Trygve Haavelmo (Norwegian economist and mathematician)
1911 Kenneth Patchen (American poet and painter (d. 1972))
1910 Van Heflin (American actor and singer (d. 1971))
1910 Sol Saks (American actor)
1906 Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark (d. 1968) ()
1906 Laurens van der Post (South African-English soldier and author (d. 1996))
1903 Ella Baker (American activist (d. 1986))
1903 Carlos Montoya (Spanish guitarist and composer (d. 1993))
1902 Panagiotis Kanellopoulos (Greek philosopher and politician)
1902 Talcott Parsons (American sociologist and academic (d. 1979))
1901 Olev Roomet (Estonian singer)
1900 Jonel Perlea (Romanian conductor (d. 1970))
1897 Albert Aalbers (Dutch architect)
1897 Drew Pearson (American journalist and author (d. 1969))
1887 George Pólya (Hungarian-American mathematician (d. 1985))
1887 Alvin C. York (American colonel)
1884 Aimilios Veakis (Greek actor (d. 1951))
1883 Belle da Costa Greene (American librarian (d. 1950))
1874 Josef Lhévinne (Russian pianist and educator (d. 1944))
1871 Emily Carr (Canadian painter and author (d. 1945))
1870 Edward LeSaint (American actor and director (d. 1940))
1867 Kristian Birkeland (Norwegian physicist and author (d. 1917))
1864 Emil Seidel (American politician)
1860 Lucien Guitry (French actor (d. 1925))
1856 Svetozar Boroević (Croatian-Austrian field marshal (d. 1920))
1854 Herman Bavinck (Dutch theologian and churchman (d. 1921))
1836 Franz von Lenbach (German painter and academic (d. 1904))
1818 Mary Todd Lincoln (American wife of Abraham Lincoln)
1816 Werner von Siemens (German engineer and inventor (d. 1892))
1814 Ana Néri (Brazilian nurse (d. 1880))
1804 Joseph Howe (Canadian journalist and politician)
1797 Heinrich Heine (German journalist)
1784 Archduke Louis of Austria (d. 1864) ()
1780 Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner (German chemist (d. 1849))
1724 Franz Aepinus (German astronomer and philosopher (d. 1802))
1720 Carlo Gozzi (Italian playwright (d. 1804))
1684 Ludvig Holberg (Norwegian historian)
1678 Yongzheng Emperor of China (d. 1735) ()
1662 Francesco Bianchini (Italian astronomer and philosopher (d. 1729))
1640 Robert Plot (English chemist and academic (d. 1696))
1585 William Drummond of Hawthornden (Scottish poet (d. 1649))
1553 Henry IV of France (d. 1610) ()
1533 Eric XIV of Sweden (d. 1577) ()
1521 Pope Sixtus V (d. 1590) ()

December 13 deaths, Who died on December 13th


2013 Marcel Cellier (Swiss organist and producer (b. 1925))
2013 Daniel Escobar (American actor (b. 1964))
2013 Vivian Kellogg (American baseball player and manager (b. 1922))
2013 Kim Kuk-tae (North Korean politician (b. 1924))
2013 Harvey Littleton (American glass artist and educator (b. 1922))
2013 Hugh Nissenson (American author (b. 1933))
2013 James Schroder (Canadian veterinarian and politician (b. 1918))
2012 Willie Ackerman (American drummer (b. 1939))
2012 Ian Black (Scottish footballer (b. 1924))
2012 Jack Hanlon (American actor (b. 1916))
2012 Maurice Herzog (French mountaineer and author (b. 1919))
2012 Natalya Kustinskaya (Russian actress (b. 1938))
2012 T. Shanmugham (Indian footballer and coach (b. 1920))
2012 Rob Talbot (New Zealand politician (b. 1923))
2012 Abdesslam Yassine (Moroccan educator)
2011 T. J. Bass (American physician and author (b. 1932))
2011 Kabir Chowdhury (Bangladeshi author and academic (b. 1923))
2011 Russell Hoban (American author and illustrator (b. 1925))
2010 James Dibble (Australian journalist (b. 1923))
2010 Richard Holbrooke (American journalist and diplomat)
2010 Enrique Morente (Spanish singer-songwriter (b. 1942))
2010 Woolly Wolstenholme (English singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Barclay James Harvest) (b. 1947))
2008 John Drake (New Zealand rugby player and journalist (b. 1959))
2008 Kathy Staff (English actress (b. 1928))
2007 Mark Partridge (Zimbabwean politician (b. 1922))
2007 Floyd Red Crow Westerman (American actor)
2006 Lamar Hunt (American businessman)
2005 Timothy Jordan II (American guitarist)
2005 Stanley Williams (American gang leader)
2004 Bernarda Bryson Shahn (American painter and illustrator (b. 1903))
2004 Andre Rodgers (Bahamian baseball player (b. 1934))
2004 David Wheeler (English computer scientist (b. 1927))
2003 William V. Roth (Jr.)
2002 Zal Yanovsky (Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Lovin' Spoonful) (b. 1944))
2001 Chuck Schuldiner (American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Death)
1997 Don E. Fehrenbacher (American historian)
1996 Edward Blishen (English author (b. 1920))
1995 Ann Nolan Clark (American author and educator (b. 1896))
1994 Norman Beaton (Guyanese-English actor (b. 1934))
1993 Vanessa Duriès (French author (b. 1972))
1992 K. C. Irving (Canadian businessman (b. 1899))
1992 Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney (American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1899))
1986 Heather Angel (English-American actress (b. 1909))
1986 Ella Baker (American activist (b)
1986 Smita Patil (Indian actress (b. 1955))
1983 Alexander Schmemann (Estonian-American priest and theologian (b. 1921))
1983 Nichita Stănescu (Romanian poet and critic (b. 1933))
1981 Pigmeat Markham (American actor)
1979 Jon Hall (American actor and director (b. 1915))
1973 Henry Green (English author (b. 1905))
1969 Raymond A. Spruance (American admiral and diplomat)
1969 Spencer Williams (American actor and director (b. 1893))
1962 Harry Barris (American singer-songwriter and pianist (The Rhythm Boys) (b. 1905))
1961 Grandma Moses (American painter (b. 1860))
1960 Dora Marsden (English author and activist (b. 1882))
1958 Tim Moore (American actor (b. 1887))
1955 Egas Moniz (Portuguese psychiatrist and neurosurgeon)
1954 John Raymond Hubbell (American director and composer (b. 1879))
1950 Abraham Wald (Hungarian mathematician and academic (b. 1902))
1947 Henry James (American lawyer and author (b. 1879))
1947 Nicholas Roerich (Russian archaeologist)
1945 Irma Grese (German concentration camp guard (b. 1923))
1945 Josef Kramer (German concentration camp commandant (b. 1906))
1945 Elisabeth Volkenrath (Polish-German concentration camp supervisor (b. 1919))
1944 Wassily Kandinsky (Russian-French painter and theorist (b. 1866))
1944 Lupe Vélez (Mexican-American actress and singer (b. 1908))
1942 Wlodimir Ledóchowski (Austrian-Polish religious leader)
1940 Manuel de Escandón (Mexican polo player (b. 1857))
1940 George Regas (Greek-American actor (b. 1890))
1935 Victor Grignard (French chemist)
1934 Thomas A. Watson (American assistant to Alexander Graham Bell (b. 1854))
1932 Georgios Jakobides (Greek painter and sculptor (b. 1853))
1931 Gustave Le Bon (French psychologist)
1930 Fritz Pregl (Slovenian-Austrian chemist and physician)
1924 Samuel Gompers (English-American labor leader)
1922 Hannes Hafstein (Icelandic poet and politician)
1919 Woldemar Voigt (German physicist and academic (b. 1850))
1908 Augustus Le Plongeon (French photographer and historian (b. 1825))
1895 Ányos Jedlik (Hungarian physicist and engineer (b. 1800))
1893 Georg August Rudolph (German politician)
1883 Victor de Laprade (French poet and critic (b. 1812))
1881 August Šenoa (Croatian author and poet (b. 1838))
1868 Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius (German botanist and explorer (b. 1794))
1863 Christian Friedrich Hebbel (German poet and playwright (b. 1813))
1837 Herman of Alaska (Russian missionary and saint (b. 1756))
1835 John Storm (American soldier (b. 1760))
1814 Charles-Joseph (7th Prince of Ligne)
1784 Samuel Johnson (English poet and lexicographer (b. 1709))
1783 Pehr Wilhelm Wargentin (Swedish astronomer and demographer (b. 1717))
1769 Christian Fürchtegott Gellert (German poet and hymn-writer (b. 1715))
1758 Noël Doiron (Canadian Acadia leader (b. 1684))
1754 Mahmud I (Ottoman sultan (b. 1696))
1729 Anthony Collins (English philosopher (b. 1676))
1721 Alexander Selkirk (Scottish sailor (b. 1676))
1716 Charles de La Fosse (French painter (b. 1640))
1621 Catherine Stenbock (Swedish wife of Gustav I of Sweden (b. 1535))
1565 Conrad Gessner (Swiss botanist and physician (b. 1516))
1557 Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia (Italian mathematician and engineer (b. 1499))
1521 Manuel I of Portugal (b. 1469) ()
1516 Johannes Trithemius (German cryptographer and historian (b. 1462))
1466 Donatello (Florentine painter and sculptor (b. 1386))
1404 Albert I (Duke of Bavaria (b. 1336))
1250 Frederick II (Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1194))
1204 Maimonides (Spanish rabbi and philosopher (b. 1135))
1126 Henry IX (Duke of Bavaria (b. 1075))
1124 Pope Callixtus II (b. 1065) ()
1048 Abū Rayḥān al-Bīrūnī (Persian scholar and polymath (b. 973))
558 Childebert I (Frankish king (b. 496))