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Historical Events In December - 13

Thursday, 02 July 2020

1978  On December - 13 susan B Anthony dollar, first US coin to honor a woman, issued  

1979  Jon Hall, actor (Ramor of the Jungle), dies at 66 on December - 13.  

1981  On December - 13 polish government declares martial law, arrests Solidarity activists  

1982  North Yemen earthquake in Yemen killing 2,800 people on December - 13.  

1983  Martha Layne Collins inaugurated as Kentucky's first female governor on this day in history.  

1984  On this day in history artificial heart recipient William Schroeder suffers first stroke  

1988  Arafat addresses UN in Geneva on this day in history.  

1989  On this day in history forced repatriation of Vietnamese in Hong Kong  

1990  On this day in history president De Klerk of S Africa meets with Mandela to talk of end of apartheid  

1990  On December - 13 the United Nations launch an aid appeal, when new famine threatens Ethiopia  

1991  On this day in history both Koreas sign an accord calling for reconciliation  

1991  On December - 13 new York assembly speaker Mel Miller is convicted of federal mail fraud  

1993  On December - 13 hubble Space Telescope repaired  

1998  On December - 13 ottawa Central Railway, a subsidiary of RailLink's Quebec Railway Corporation, commences operation over the CN Beachburg subdivision between Ottawa and Pembroke, ON as well as the Walkley line in Ottawa. The Ottawa Central also received running rights over the Alexandria subdivision between Ottawa and Coteau.  

2005  A 6.7 magnitude earthquake rocks South Asia on December - 13.  

2005  On December - 13 birth of Prince Aymeric of Belgium, grandson of King Albert II of Belgium  

2005  On December - 13 birth of Prince Nicolas of Belgium, grandson of King Albert II of Belgium  

2005  Mass race riots in Sydney, Australia, involving up to 5,00 youths on this day in history.  

2006  On this day in history the Chinese River Dolphin or Baiji becomes extinct.  

2006  U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) suffers a stroke during a radio interview on December - 13.  

2007  On this day in history entry into force of the revised version of the European Patent Convention (EPC), known as the EPC 2000.  

2007  On this day in history european leaders sign the Treaty of Lisbon in Lisbon.  

2007  On December - 13 former US Senator George J. Mitchell publicly releases a report accusing 88 retired and active Major League Baseball players of anabolic steroid use.  

2012  On December - 13 a car bombing in Qatana, outside Damascus, kills 16 people and injures 12  

2014  Divisions emerge between rich and poor nations at the UN climate change talks in Peru on this day in history.  

2017  On December - 13 scientists begin checking interstellar asteroid Oumuamua for signs of alien technology through radio signals  

2017  On this day in history prehistoric bones of a penguin as tall as a human (1.77m) found on Otago beach, New Zealand, reported in "Nature Communications"  

2017  On this day in history prime Minister Theresa May 's UK Conservative government loses key vote in Parliament for an amendment to allow MPs to vote on Brexit  

2017  Democratic Republic of Congo jails for life 11 militiamen for raping 40 children, including a local MP on this day in history.  

2017  Salma Hayek accuses Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and threatening to kill her on this day in history.  

2017  Online dictionery Merriam-Webster's most searched word of the year is Feminism on December - 13.  

2018  Actress Eliza Dushku revealed received $9.5 million settlement from CBS after sexual harassment on set of "Bull" from actor Michael Weatherley on this day in history.  

2018  On December - 13 cease-fire in port city of Hudaydah, Yemen, by Houthi rebels and Saudi-led coalition announced by the UN  

2018  On this day in history passenger train collides with maintenance locomotive in Ankara, Turkey, killing at least 9 and injuring 47  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 13

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1521  On December - 13 birth of sixtus V, [Felice Peretti/"Montalto"], bishop of Fermo/Pope (1585-90)  

1533  Erik XIV Wasa, king of Sweden (1560-69) was born on December - 13.  

1553  Henry IV, 1st Bourbon-king of Navarre/France (1572/89-1610) was born on this day in history.  

1585  William Drummond of Hawthornden, Scottish poet (d. 1649) was born on this day in history.  

1640  On this day in history birth of robert Plot, English naturalist (d. 1696)  

1662  On December - 13 birth of francesco Bianchini, Italian philosopher and scientist (d. 1729)  

1678  Yongzheng Emperor of China (d. 1735) was born on this day in history.  

1720  On this day in history birth of carlo Gozzi, Italian dramatist (d. 1804)  

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Famous Deaths In December - 13

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0838  Pippijn I, King of Aquitania, dies on December - 13.  

1048  Al-Biruni, Arabic royal astrologer, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

1124  On this day in history callistus II, [Guido di Borgogna], Italian Pope (1119-24), dies  

1126  On this day in history hendrik IX, the Black, Duke of Bayern (1120-26), dies  

1204  On this day in history maimonides, Jewish philosopher/talmudic scholar, dies in Cairo at 69  

1250  On this day in history frederick II, German Emperor (1212-1250), dies at 55  

1404  On December - 13 albrecht, duke of Bavaria, dies at 74  

1466  Death of Donatello, Florentine artist and sculptor (b. 1386) on December - 13.  

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