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Historical Events In December - 13

Sunday, 07 March 2021

1978  Susan B Anthony dollar, first US coin to honor a woman, issued on December - 13.  

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  On December - 13 north Yemen earthquake in Yemen killing 2,800 people  

1983  On December - 13 martha Layne Collins inaugurated as Kentucky's first female governor  

1984  Artificial heart recipient William Schroeder suffers first stroke on this day in history.  

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

1989  Forced repatriation of Vietnamese in Hong Kong on this day in history.  

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  Both Koreas sign an accord calling for reconciliation on this day in history.  

1991  New York assembly speaker Mel Miller is convicted of federal mail fraud on December - 13.  

1993  On this day in history hubble Space Telescope repaired  

1998  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 on December - 13.  

2005  A 6.7 magnitude earthquake rocks South Asia on this day in history.  

2005  Birth of Prince Aymeric of Belgium, grandson of King Albert II of Belgium on December - 13.  

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

2005  On December - 13 mass race riots in Sydney, Australia, involving up to 5,00 youths.  

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 this day in history.  

2007  Entry into force of the revised version of the European Patent Convention (EPC), known as the EPC 2000 on December - 13.  

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 this day in history scientists begin checking interstellar asteroid Oumuamua for signs of alien technology through radio signals  

2017  On December - 13 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  On December - 13 salma Hayek accuses Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and threatening to kill her  

2017  Online dictionery Merriam-Webster's most searched word of the year is Feminism on this day in history.  

2018  Actress Eliza Dushku revealed received $9.5 million settlement from CBS after sexual harassment on set of "Bull" from actor Michael Weatherley on December - 13.  

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

2018  On December - 13 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  On December - 13 birth of erik XIV Wasa, king of Sweden (1560-69)  

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

1585  On December - 13 birth of william Drummond of Hawthornden, Scottish poet (d. 1649)  

1640  On December - 13 birth of robert Plot, English naturalist (d. 1696)  

1662  On this day in history 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  Carlo Gozzi, Italian dramatist (d. 1804) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 13

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0838  On December - 13 pippijn I, King of Aquitania, dies  

1048  On December - 13 al-Biruni, Arabic royal astrologer, dies at 74  

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

1126  On December - 13 hendrik IX, the Black, Duke of Bayern (1120-26), dies  

1204  On December - 13 maimonides, Jewish philosopher/talmudic scholar, dies in Cairo at 69  

1250  Frederick II, German Emperor (1212-1250), dies at 55 on this day in history.  

1404  Albrecht, duke of Bavaria, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

1466  On December - 13 death of donatello, Florentine artist and sculptor (b. 1386)  

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