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Famous Events For December 13

Famous Events For December 13 – Today In History

What Happened on December 13 in World History?

Early Centuries – December 13 Historic Events – Before 1700

1. December 13, 1294 – Saint Celestine V relinquishes as Pope after five months to lead the life of an ascetic hermit of his previous life
2. December 13, 1545 – the inauguration of the 19th ecumenical council by Pope Paul III
3. December 13, 1570 – agreement for peace between Sweden and Denmark – Peace of Stettin
4. December 13, 1572 – admiral Lumey commands the Spanish army to defeat Geuzen’s combined army of Calvinist Dutch nobles
5. December 13, 1577 – Sir Francis Drake, navigator, ventures to go around the world from England

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6. December 13, 1621 – delegation of 1st anti-Reformation decree by Emperor Ferdinand II
7. December 13, 1636 – three military companies were organized by The Massachusetts Bay Colony to protect the colony against the Pequot Indians. This is now accepted as the founding of the United States National Guard
8. December 13, 1642 – Discovery of the South Island by Dutch voyager Abel Tasman. This is recognized as present-day New Zealand; in the beginning, he calls it Staten Landt but changes it a year later to Nieuw Zeeland
9. December 13, 1643 – The war of Alton fought in Hampshire – The English Civil War
10. December 13, 1668 – debut show of “Britannicus” by Jean Racine in Paris

18th Century – What Happened on December 13 – The 1700s

11. December 13, 1734 – an agreement between Britain and Russia for business and commerce
12. December 13, 1742 – testing of his mother’s potatoes by Willem KH Friso
13. December 13, 1759 – inauguration of the first music store in America (Philadelphia)
14. December 13, 1769 – inauguration of the Dartmouth College in New Hampshire

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19th Century – December 13 This Day That Year – The 1800s

15. December 13, 1816 – copyright issued to John Adamson, Boston for his dry dock – a method by which the dock can be drained of water for inspection
16. December 13, 1823 – arrival of Gioacchino Rossini in London
17. December 13, 1861 – War of Alleghany Summit in West Virginia
18. December 13, 1862 – War of Fredericksburg in Virginia (Marye’s Heights
19. December 13, 1864 – War of Fort McAllister, Georgia
20. December 13, 1864 – formal declaration of war by Paraguay on Brizil and attacks the next day
21. December 13, 1879 – the inauguration of the first federal fish-hatching steamer in Wilmington, Delaware
22. December 13, 1889 – a law enacted in Belgium on women and child labor
23. December 13, 1895 –rendering of the full 2nd musical concert of Gustav Mahler

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20th Century – Important Events On This Day December 13 – The 1900s

24. December 13, 1900 – Boer army chief De La Reyand Smuts vanquishes a British company under the guidance of Major General R. Clements at the Battle of Nooitgedacht
25. December 13, 1901 – The first test play by English cricketer Sydney Barnes against Australia at SCGD and achieved 5-65 in the first innings
26. December 13, 1902 – President Castro rubbishes the claim for damages caused by his takeover of the government in 1899 resulting in the British and German warships bombing Venezuelan forts. Castro requested US President Theodore Roosevelt to negotiate
27. December 13, 1903 – copyright issued to Italo Marcioni for his ice cream cone mound
28. December 13, 1906 – dissolution of the Parliament by German chancellor Bernhard von Bulow
29. December 13, 1907 – In the first cricket test against Australia at SCG, George Gun achieves 119 runs
30. December 13, 1907 – visit of German King Wilhelm II to Amsterdam
31. December 13, 1913 – proposal by Sir Edward Grey, Britain’s foreign minister, to divide southern Albania between Greece and Albania; and reimbursement of financial help to Greece in the Aegean islands
32. December 13, 1916 – 10,000 Austrian and Italian soldiers were destroyed in 24 hrs by a snow slip in Tyrol
33. December 13, 1916 – first performance of Esme Stuart Lennox Robinsons in Dublin
34. December 13, 1916 – The French Army Commander Joffre was removed and Nivelle was appointed in his place
35. December 13, 1918 – The US Army sent to Germany through the Rhine to occupy Germany
36. December 13, 1919 – arrival in Australia of Ross & Smith from a flight from London
37. December 13, 1920 – The first measurement of the diameter of a star, the Betelgeuse, at the Mount Wilson Observatory by the use of an interferometer invented by Francis G. Pease

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38. December 13, 1920 – establishment of the International Court of Justice in The Hague by the League of Nations
39. December 13, 1920 – the Netherlands and the Kingdom of Serbia, Croatia, and Slavia break contact with each other
40. December 13, 1922 – proposal by Charles Ebbets to put numbers on the sleeves or caps of players
41. December 13, 1924 – commencement of transmissions of radio signals by KOA-AM in Denver Co
42. December 13, 1928 – a design for a Clip-on tie
43. December 13, 1928 – first performance of “An American in Paris” by George Gershwin in NYC
44. December 13, 1930 – The second failure of Andre’ Tardieu’s government in France
45. December 13, 1930 – the career of George Sisler ends with his discharge from the Boston Braves
46. December 13, 1930 – formation of French administration under Theodore Steeg
47. December 13, 1931 – third first past the post-championship victory for Green Bay Packers (12-2-0) at the National Football League Championship
48. December 13, 1934 – opening ceremony of Mark Hellinger Theater at 237 W 51st St NYC
49. December 13, 1936 – Packers defeat the Boston Redskin, 21-6, in the final NFL play and shift to Washington, DC
50. December 13, 1936 – Green Bay Packers defeat Boston Redskins, 21-6 to achieve their 4th championship at the National Football League Championship, Polo Grounds, NYC
51. December 13, 1937 – Nanjing seized by the Japanese army and looted – Nanjing Massacre
52. December 13, 1938 – lowest temperature of 28 F at Los Angeles
53. December 13, 1939 – Three British warships search for the German battleship Graf Spee on the River Plate
54. December 13, 1941 – prohibition of National Front and Netherland Union by the German occupiers

55. December 13, 1941 – 3000 lost their life when Haaraz in Peru was destroyed by Lawine fighters
56. December 13, 1941 – HMS Ark Royal British aircraft carrier was destroyed by German Submarine U-81
57. December 13, 1942 – The Chancellor of Austria permits Dutch Nazi Anton Mussert to call himself a Leader
58. December 13, 1942 – Washington Redskins defeat Chicago Bears, 14-6 at the National Football League Championship, Griffith Stadium, Washington DC
59. December 13, 1943 – 150 US Warriors (Marauders) destroy Schiphol by use of explosives
60. December 13, 1944 – Japanese Special Attack Units dashes against US battleship Nashville, killing 138
61. December 13, 1944 – first performance of “Dear Ruth” by Norman Krasna in NYC
62. December 13, 1946 – Leon Blum voted to power as Prime Minister of France
63. December 13, 1947 – last show of “Caribbean Carnival” at Internation NTC after 11 shows
64. December 13, 1947 – Interstate Maine Turnpike thrown open to public use
65. December 13, 1949 – A suggestion to restore spitball was not approved by AL
66. December 13, 1949 – The shifting of the capital of Israel to Jerusalem was approved by the Parliament of Israel – Knesset
67. December 13, 1950 – premiere show of “Let’s Make an Opera” at John Golden Theater NYC to give 5 presentations
68. December 13, 1950 – the career of James Dean, actor, commenced with his featuring in a Pepsi commercial
69. December 13, 1953 – TV transmission channel 7 Pittsburg-Joplin, KS commenced airing on CBS
70. December 13, 1954 – closure of House of Schiaparelli of Elsa Schiaparelli, Fashion Designer at Place Vendome in Paris
71. December 13, 1956 – Jackie Robinson wishes to retire, rather than be traded by Dodgers to Giants for pitcher Dick Littlefield for $35,000
72. December 13, 1956 – Release of “Anastasia” a comeback movie for Ingrid Bergman in the US. Bergman Academy Award for Best Actress for her role
73. December 13, 1957 – premiere of the film “Peyton Palace” based on the theme of the novel by Grace Metalious, guided by Mark Robson and featuring Lana Turner and Hope Lange
74. December 13, 1959 – Archbishop Makarios voted to power as the first President of Cyprus

75. December 13, 1960 -Italy defeats the US to achieve the Davis Cup (1st time in 24 years the US was not in finals)
76. December 13, 1960 – Vientiane captured by Loas Army chief Fumi Nosavang
77. December 13, 1960 – naming of Luis Suarez, midfielder of Barcelona as the best football player in Europe ahead of Ferenc Puskas, Hungarian forward of Real Madrid, and Humberg striker Uwe Seeleer
78. December 13, 1961 – Brian Epstein agrees to manage The Beatles by an official contract between them
79. December 13, 1961 – Journalist and politician Gideon Hausner, stresses capital punishment for Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi war criminal
80. December 13, 1961 – the collection of music Big Bad John by Jimmy Dean reaches 1st million-dollar sales
81. December 13, 1961 – the first show of “The Young Ones” guided by Sidney J. Furie, featuring Cliff Richard, Robert Morley, and Carole Gray in London
82. December 13, 1962 – the communication satellite, Relay 1 sent into orbit
83. December 13, 1963 – contract signed for the right of first rejection between Capital and The Beatles
84. December 13, 1964 – LBJ, US President, and Mexican President Gustavo Diaz order reshaping the River Rio Grande to define the US-Mexico boundary
85. December 13, 1965 –Algerian President Boumedienne arrives in Moscow for a visit
86. December 13, 1966 – 1st war to acquire Bijlner flats, Amsterdam
87. December 13, 1966 – Clive Lloyd played his first test cricket against India Bombay, scoring 82 and 78
88. December 13, 1966 – Atomic test by the US at Nevada Test Site
89. December 13, 1967 – amalgamation of United Soccer Association and National Pro Soccer League to form NASL
90. December 13, 1967 – An attempt by the military to take over Greek King Constantine II failed
91. December 13, 1967 – zero elevation level at San Diego, CA when the temperature drops to 19 F in eight hours
92. December 13, 1968 – The fifth military order, Ato Institucional Numero Cinco, issued by Brazilian President Da Costa e Silva
93. December 13, 1969 – musical recording “Alice’s Restaurant” by Arlo Guthrie announced
94. December 13, 1969 – dismissal of MLB manager Billy Martin by Minnesota Twins
95. December 13, 1970 – In his first cricket play at England at the WACA, Greg Chappell achieves 108 runs
96. December 13, 1970 – the first show of “Gingerbread Lady” by Neil Simon in NYC
97. December 13, 1971 – John Sinclair was set free after serving the jail sentence
98. December 13, 1973 – an agreement between MPLA/FNLA against Portuguese Libya
99. December 13, 1973 – first license sanctioned by World Football League to Detroit
100. December 13, 1974 – free agent right against A’s owner Finley granted to Jim “Catfish” Hunter

101. December 13, 1974 – Republic status for Malta
102. December 13, 1975 – use of time delay utilized for the first time in “Saturday Night Live” when Richard Pryor hosted
103. December 13, 1975 – Malcolm Fraser leads the Liberals with the coalition to victory in the Australian Federal Election
104. December 13, 1975 – Roy Fredericks scores 169 against Australia at WACA, scoring the 100 in 71 balls
105. December 13, 1975 – Atomic test by USSR at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
106. December 13, 1978 – commencement of boat service by Golden Gate Bridge District to Larkspur
107. December 13, 1976 – The time taken by flight from Sydney to San Francisco is 13 hr 14 mn, non-stop, the longest passenger service by air
108. December 13, 1977 – in an air accident, 14 basketball players from the University of Evansville lost their life
109. December 13, 1978 – The first show of “Lovey: A Circle of Children Part II” by CBS, a consequence of “A Circle of Children” also on the theme on Mary Mac Cracken
110. December 13, 1979 – premiere of “Oklahoma!” at Palace Theater NYC for 301 presentations
111. December 13, 1979 – demonstrations against increase in prices in Gdansk, Poland
112. December 13, 1979 – The price of marker crude oil was revised by Saudi Arabia to $24 per barrel
113. December 13, 1980 – last performance of “Perfectly Frank” at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 16 shows
114. December 13, 1981 – USA defeats Argentina in Cincinnati (3-1) at the 70th Davis Cup
115. December 13, 1981 – The dictatorial communist administration in Poland pronounces military rule and detains the Solidarity activists to overpower the opposition and the coup was a failure
116. December 13, 1982 – 2000 were killed in Yemen in the wake of an earthquake in Northern Yemen
117. December 13, 1982 – South African Johan Kriek achieves the 2nd straight Australian championship by defeating American Steve Denton, 6-3, 6-3, 6-2, a repeat of the previous year’s match

118. December 13, 1983 – 9655 fans witness the NBA play where Detroit scored 186, Denver scored 184 in three OT matches – a record scoring for the NBA
119. December 13, 1983 – Butch Goring of Islander’s achieves 4 goals against the Oilers
120. December 13, 1983 – The identifying letters of KYA-AM broadcasting station in San Francisco CA changed to KOIT
121. December 13, 1983 –appointment of first female governor, Martha Layne Collins, for Kentucky
122. December 13, 1984 – William Schroeder, artificial heart receiver, was ill with a first stroke
123. December 13, 1985 – In a test cricket match against India in Adelaide, Australian cricketer, David Boon, achieves his first century, 123
124. December 13, 1985 – first test cricket match for Merv Hughes, Geoff Marsh and Bruce Reid played against India
125. December 13, 1987 – Belgium Christian Democrats (CVP) were not able to achieve the majority at the polls
126. December 13, 1987 – Browns achieve a maximum of 28 points in a quarter, a club-best score
127. December 13, 1987 – Atomic test by USSR at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk, USSR
128. December 13, 1988 – Three men complete the 29-hr all-466-station travel in the subway in NYC
129. December 13, 1988 – Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat lectures to the members of the UN at Geneva
130. December 13, 1989 – Walter Davis (Denver) finishes NBA free throw streak of 53 plays
131. December 13, 1989 – publication of the last print of Gnistan (The Spark), the mouthpiece of the Solidaritetspartiet in Sweden
132. December 13, 1989 – premiere of “Driving Miss Daisy” guided by Bruce Beresford and featuring Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy (Best Picture 1990)
133. December 13, 1990 – premiere of “Peter Pan” at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 45 presentations
134. December 13, 1990 – 18 lost their life when a Heavy earthquake devastated Sicily
135. December 13, 1990 – discussion between South African President F.W de Klerk and Nelson Mandela to end the problem of apartheid
136. December 13, 1990 – The earnestness of Iraq about peace in the Middle East was questioned by the US Secretary of State Baker
137. December 13, 1991 – settlement efforts by both sides of Korea to be explored as per the agreement reached
138. December 13, 1991 – Mel Miller, NY assembly speaker was found guilty of federal mail deception

139. December 13, 1991 – Ricky Pierce (Seattle) completes the NBA free throw streak of 75 plays
140. December 13, 1992 – last performance of “Show Off” at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 presentations
141. December 13, 1992 – FCC imposes a penalty of $600,000 on Infinity Broadcasting
142. December 13, 1993 – The Israeli army refuses to withdraw from Gaza, and a time limit is set for them
143. December 13, 1993 – The stock value for Dow Jones reaches a high value of 3764.43
144. December 13, 1993 – inferno in a textile factory in Fuzjou China kills 60
145. December 13, 1993 – soft landing of Spacecraft STS-61 (Endeavour 5)
146. December 13, 1993 – release of the musical “I Swear” by John Michael Montgomery (Billboard Song of the Year 1994)
147. December 13, 1994 – 15 lost their life when the American Eagle commercial aircraft accident in NC
148. December 13, 1994 – The second collection of music “The Hits” by Garth Brooks announced (Billboard Album of the Year 1995)
149. December 13, 1995 – discharge of Christopher Reeve, from the physical rehabilitation center, who suffered from a fall from a horse in a horse-riding contest
150. December 13, 1995 – The Cable companies were ordered to carry local stations by the US Federal Court
151. December 13, 1996 – license as a free agent for Roger Clemens with Toronto Blue Jays
152. December 13, 1996 – election of Kofi Annan as Secretary-General of the United Nations
153. December 13, 1997 – Charles Woodson, Michigan (CB) awarded the 63rd Heisman Trophy Award
154. December 13, Ron Dayne, Wisconsin (RB) awarded the 65th Heisman Trophy Award

21st Century – December 13 This Day In History – The 2000s

155. December 13, 2000 – The “Texas 7” flee from the John Connally Unit in Kennedy; Texas later commits a series of crimes and kills police officer Aubrey Hawkins
156. December 13, 2000 – A speech by the American Vice President Al Gore in effect ends his desire to become the 43rd President of the United States
157. December 13, 2001 – Terrorists attack the Indian Parliament. 15 people including all terrorists were killed
158. December 13, 2001 – debut show of the movie, “A Beautiful Mind” on the theme of Sylvia Nasar, guided by Ron Howard and featuring Russel Crowe in Los Angeles (Best Picture 2002)
159. December 13, 2002 – Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia were admitted as members of the European Union with effect from May 1, 2004
160. December 13, 2003 – During Operation Red Dawn by the US defense, Saddam Hussein, Ex-Iraqi President, is taken prisoner near his hometown of Tikrit.
161. December 13, 2003 – Jason White, Oklahoma (QB) awarded the 69th Heisman Trophy Award
162. December 13, 2004 – General Augusto Pinochet, ex-dictator, Chile, was accused of 9 abductions and murders and was kept under house arrest but was released on the same day on appeal
163. December 13, 2004 – Andriy Shevchenko, Milan’s Ukrainian striker was declared the best football player in Europe earlier to Deco (Porto/FC Barcelona) and Barcelona midfielder Ronaldinho

164. December 13, 2006 – The Chinese River Dolphin, or The Baiji is declared non-existent
165. December 13, 2007 – 89 Major League Baseball players are suspected to have used anabolic steroids and human growth hormones, notable among them are Roger Clemens and Miguel Tejada – as per the Mitchel report made public
166. December 13, 2010 – Cam Newton, Auburn (QB) was awarded the 76th Heisman Trophy Award
167. December 13, 2012 – In a car bomb explosion in Qatana, outside Damascus, 16 people lost their life and 12 suffered wounds
168. December 13, 2012 – Japan rushes fighter jets in reply to a Chinese aircraft in the Senkaku Islands challenge
169. December 13, 2013 – the 5th collection of musical “Beyoncé” by Beyoncé announced
170. December 13, 2014 – During the climate change discussions at the UN in Peru, differences appear between the rich and the poor countries
171. December 13, 2014 – The killing of defenseless black men by police, causes a Civil rights group to demonstrate in Washington DC
172. December 13, 2014 – The British Administration proclaims that they will arrange an army to Iraq, to train Iraqi and Kurdish defense fighting against Islamic State
173. December 13, 2014 – Taliban bombs a NATO group in Kabul killing two US soldiers
174. December 13, 2014 – The Chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, accuses the UN Security Council of not taking any action over war offenses in the Darfur section of Sudan
175. December 13, 2014 – Marcus Mariota, Oregon (QB) awarded the 80th Heisman Trophy Award
176. December 13, 2015 – in a featherweight championship in Las Vegas, Irishman Conor McGregor defeats Brazilian Jose Aldo in 13 seconds to achieve his 1st featherweight championship
177. December 13, 2015 – Derrick Henry, Alabama (RB) awarded the 81st Heisman Trophy Award
178. December 13, 2016 – The UN asserts that 82 civilians have been murdered in Aleppo by the forces supporting the government
179. December 13, 2017 – scientists commence study for signs of extra-terrestrial technology through radio signals in the interstellar asteroid Oumuamua
180. December 13, 2017 – The discovery of the primeval bones of a penguin as high as a human (1.77m) in Otago seashore, New Zealand, was reported in “Nature Communications”
181. December 13, 2017 – The key vote in the UK Parliament by Prime Minister Theresa May, for an amendment to allow MPs to vote on Brexit was lost
182. December 13, 2017 – an MP and 11 militiamen were sentenced to a life sentence by the Democratic Republic of Congo on charges of raping 40 children
183. December 13, 2017 – Salma Hayek blames Harvey Weinstein for sexual misconduct and intimidating them to murder her
184. December 13, 2017 – “Feminism” is the word of the year most searched online dictionary Merriam-Webster
185. December 13, 2018 – Actress Eliza Dushku discloses that she received $9.5 million from CBS for sexual misconduct on the set of “Bull” from actor Michael Weatherley
186. December 13, 1918 – The Houthi rebels and the Saudi-led alliance declare the suspension of fighting in the post-city of Hudaydah, Yemen as declared by the UN
187. December 13, 2018 – In an accident involving passenger and maintenance trains in Ankara, Turkey, nine lost their life and 47 wounded
188. December 13, 2018 – US Senate approves non-binding “war powers resolution” against long-standing friendly nation Saudi Arabia
189. December 13, 2018 – Apple allocates, for a campus in Austin, Texas, $ 1 billion and development in other US towns

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