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December 13th, 2007 (December 13 2007)EventThe Mitchell Report is publicly released listing the names of 89 Major League Baseball players that have presumably used anabolic steroids and human growth hormones. Notable players to be named include Roger Clemens and Miguel Tejada.
December 13th, 2007 (December 13 2007)DeathFloyd Red Crow Westerman, American actor (born in 1936)
December 13th, 2007 (December 13 2007)DeathMark Partridge, Rhodesian politician
December 13th, 2006 (December 13 2006)EventThe Baiji, or Chinese River Dolphin, announced as extinct.
December 13th, 2006 (December 13 2006)DeathLamar Hunt, American sports executive (born in 1932)
December 13th, 2005 (December 13 2005)BirthPrince Aymeric of Belgium
December 13th, 2005 (December 13 2005)BirthPrince Nicolas of Belgium
December 13th, 2005 (December 13 2005)DeathTimothy Jordan II, American musician (The All American Rejects, Jonezetta) (born in 1981)
December 13th, 2005 (December 13 2005)DeathStanley Tookie Williams, co-founder of the Crips and children s author (born in 1953)
December 13th, 2004 (December 13 2004)EventFormer Chilean dictator, General Augusto Pinochet is put under house arrest, after being sued under accusations over 9 kidnapping actions and manslaughter. The house arrest is lifted the same day on appeal.
December 13th, 2004 (December 13 2004)DeathAndre Rodgers, Bahamian baseball player (born in 1934)
December 13th, 2004 (December 13 2004)DeathDavid Wheeler, English computer scientist (born in 1927)
December 13th, 2003 (December 13 2003)EventFormer Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is captured near his home town of Tikrit (see Operation Red Dawn).Saddam Hussein Quotes
December 13th, 2003 (December 13 2003)DeathWilliam V. Roth, Jr., U.S. Senator (born in 1921)
December 13th, 2002 (December 13 2002)EventEnlargement of the European Union: The European Union announces that Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia will become members from May 1, 2004.
December 13th, 2002 (December 13 2002)DeathZal Yanovsky, Canadian musician (The Lovin Spoonful) (born in 1945)
December 13th, 2001 (December 13 2001)Eventthe Indian Parliament Sansad is attacked by terrorists. 15 people are killed, including all the terrorists.
December 13th, 2001 (December 13 2001)DeathChuck Schuldiner, American musician (Death) (born in 1967)Chuck D Quotes
December 13th, 2000 (December 13 2000)EventThe "Texas 7" escape from the John Connally Unit near Kenedy, Texas and go on a robbery spree, during which police officer Aubrey Hawkins is shot and killed.John Aubrey Quotes
December 13th, 2000 (December 13 2000)EventAmerican Vice President Al Gore delivers his concession speech effectively ending his hopes of becoming the 43rd President of the United States.
December 13th, 1996 (December 13 1996)EventKofi Annan is elected as Secretary-General of the United Nations.
December 13th, 1994 (December 13 1994)DeathNorman Beaton, Guyanese actor (born in 1934)
December 13th, 1993 (December 13 1993)DeathVanessa Duries, French novelist (born in 1972)
December 13th, 1992 (December 13 1992)DeathK.C. Irving, Canadian industrialist (born in 1899)
December 13th, 1992 (December 13 1992)DeathCornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, American businessman and heir (born in 1899)
December 13th, 1991 (December 13 1991)BirthJay Greenberg, American composer
December 13th, 1989 (December 13 1989)EventThe last issue of Gnistan (The Spark), the organ of the Solidaritetspartiet, is published in Sweden.
December 13th, 1989 (December 13 1989)BirthTaylor Swift, American singer/songwriter
December 13th, 1988 (December 13 1988)BirthDarcy Blake, Welsh footballer
December 13th, 1983 (December 13 1983)BirthMatt Deis, American bassist
December 13th, 1983 (December 13 1983)BirthOtylia Jedrzejczak, Polish swimmer
December 13th, 1983 (December 13 1983)DeathAlexander Schmemann, Orthodox Christian priest and theologian (born in 1921)
December 13th, 1983 (December 13 1983)DeathNichita Stanescu, Romanian poet (born in 1933
December 13th, 1982 (December 13 1982)BirthAnthony Callea, Australian singer/songwriter
December 13th, 1982 (December 13 1982)BirthRicky Nolasco, American baseball player
December 13th, 1982 (December 13 1982)BirthTuka Rocha, Brazilian racing driver
December 13th, 1982 (December 13 1982)BirthFreddie Weinke, American football player
December 13th, 1982 (December 13 1982)BirthDominik Werling, German footballer
December 13th, 1981 (December 13 1981)EventGeneral Wojciech Jaruzelski declares martial law in Poland to prevent dismantling of the communist system by Solidarity. Martial Quotes
December 13th, 1981 (December 13 1981)BirthAmy Lee, American singer/songwriter (Evanescence)
December 13th, 1981 (December 13 1981)DeathPigmeat Markham, American entertainer (born in 1904)
December 13th, 1979 (December 13 1979)EventThe Canadian Government of Prime Minister Joe Clark is defeated in the House of Commons, prompting the 1980 Canadian election.
December 13th, 1979 (December 13 1979)DeathJon Hall, American actor (born in 1915)
December 13th, 1978 (December 13 1978)BirthRyo Kawakita, Japanese guitarist (Maximum the Hormone)
December 13th, 1978 (December 13 1978)BirthBJ Penn, American mixed martial artist Martial Quotes
December 13th, 1977 (December 13 1977)EventA 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. Evans Quotes
December 13th, 1977 (December 13 1977)BirthPeter Stringer, Irish rugby union footballer
December 13th, 1976 (December 13 1976)BirthJosh Fogg, American baseball player
December 13th, 1976 (December 13 1976)BirthRadoslaw Sobolewski, Polish footballer
December 13th, 1976 (December 13 1976)BirthSoren Friis, Danish footballer
December 13th, 1975 (December 13 1975)BirthBates Battaglia, National Hockey League player
December 13th, 1975 (December 13 1975)BirthTom DeLonge, American guitarist,(blink-182, Angels & Airwaves)
December 13th, 1975 (December 13 1975)BirthMatthew LeCroy, American baseball player
December 13th, 1974 (December 13 1974)EventMalta becomes a republic.
December 13th, 1974 (December 13 1974)BirthSara Cox, English TV and radio presenter
December 13th, 1974 (December 13 1974)BirthNicholas McCarthy, English guitarist (Franz Ferdinand)
December 13th, 1973 (December 13 1973)BirthChristie Clark, American actress
December 13th, 1973 (December 13 1973)DeathHenry Green, English author (born in 1905)
December 13th, 1972 (December 13 1972)EventApollo program: Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt begin the third and final Extra-vehicular activity (EVA) or "Moonwalk" of Apollo 17. This was the last manned mission to the moon of the 20th century.
December 13th, 1969 (December 13 1969)BirthSergei Fedorov, Russian ice hockey player
December 13th, 1969 (December 13 1969)BirthMurat Nasyrov, Russian singer (died in 2007)
December 13th, 1969 (December 13 1969)DeathRaymond A. Spruance, American admiral (born in 1886)
December 13th, 1969 (December 13 1969)DeathSpencer Williams, Jr., American actor (born in 1893)
December 13th, 1968 (December 13 1968)EventBrazilian president Artur da Costa e Silva decrees the AI-5 (or the fifth Institutional Act), which lasts until 1978 and marks the beginning of the hard times of Brazilian military dictatorship.
December 13th, 1968 (December 13 1968)BirthTony Curran, Scottish actor
December 13th, 1967 (December 13 1967)EventConstantine II of Greece attempts an unsuccessful counter-coup against the Regime of the Colonels
December 13th, 1967 (December 13 1967)EventSan Diego, CA records snow at a zero elevation after temperatures plunge 19 degrees (F) in eight hours.
December 13th, 1967 (December 13 1967)BirthJamie Foxx, American actor
December 13th, 1967 (December 13 1967)BirthBo Pelini, American football coach
December 13th, 1966 (December 13 1966)BirthRoss Burden, New Zealand celebrity chef
December 13th, 1966 (December 13 1966)BirthDon Roff, American writer and filmmaker
December 13th, 1965 (December 13 1965)BirthMarko Maetamm, Estonian artist
December 13th, 1964 (December 13 1964)Birthhide, Japanese musician (X Japan) (died in 1998)
December 13th, 1962 (December 13 1962)EventNASA "Relay 1" launch, first active repeater communications satellite in orbit.
December 13th, 1962 (December 13 1962)BirthRoger Ilegems, Belgian track cyclist and road bicycle racer
December 13th, 1962 (December 13 1962)BirthKendra Slewenski, English netballer
December 13th, 1962 (December 13 1962)DeathHarry Barris, American popular singer (born in 1905)
December 13th, 1961 (December 13 1961)BirthHarry Gregson-Williams, English composer
December 13th, 1961 (December 13 1961)BirthIrene Saez, Miss Universe 1981 and Venezuelan politician
December 13th, 1961 (December 13 1961)BirthGary Zimmerman, former NFL offensive lineman
December 13th, 1961 (December 13 1961)DeathGrandma Moses, American painter (born in 1860)
December 13th, 1960 (December 13 1960)BirthDaggubati Venkatesh, Indian actor
December 13th, 1959 (December 13 1959)EventArchbishop Makarios becomes the first President of Cyprus.
December 13th, 1959 (December 13 1959)BirthJim Barrell, American professional wrestler
December 13th, 1959 (December 13 1959)BirthJohnny Whitaker, American actor
December 13th, 1958 (December 13 1958)BirthLynn-Holly Johnson, American figure skater and actress
December 13th, 1958 (December 13 1958)DeathTim Moore, American actor (born in 1887)Tim Moore Quotes
December 13th, 1957 (December 13 1957)BirthSteve Buscemi, American actor
December 13th, 1957 (December 13 1957)BirthMorris Day, American singer (The Time)
December 13th, 1957 (December 13 1957)BirthJean-Marie Messier, French businessman
December 13th, 1956 (December 13 1956)BirthDale Berra, American baseball player
December 13th, 1956 (December 13 1956)BirthMajida El Roumi, Lebanese singer
December 13th, 1955 (December 13 1955)DeathEgas Moniz, Portuguese psychiatrist and neurosurgeon, Nobel laureate (born in 1874)
December 13th, 1954 (December 13 1954)BirthJohn Anderson, American country music singer-songwriter
December 13th, 1954 (December 13 1954)BirthTamora Pierce, American author
December 13th, 1954 (December 13 1954)DeathJohn Raymond Hubbell, American writer (born in 1879)
December 13th, 1953 (December 13 1953)BirthBen Bernanke, American economist and current United States Chairman of the Federal Reserve
December 13th, 1953 (December 13 1953)BirthBill Castro, Dominican baseball player
December 13th, 1953 (December 13 1953)BirthBob Gainey, Canadian ice hockey player
December 13th, 1952 (December 13 1952)BirthSylvester Ritter (Junkyard Dog), American professional wrestler (died in 1998)
December 13th, 1951 (December 13 1951)EventMargaret Thatcher (Roberts) marries Denis Thatcher at City Methodist in London.Margaret Thatcher Quotes
December 13th, 1950 (December 13 1950)BirthWendie Malick, American actress
December 13th, 1950 (December 13 1950)BirthTom Vilsack, Governor of Iowa
December 13th, 1950 (December 13 1950)DeathAbraham Wald, Hungarian mathematician (born in 1902) Abraham Quotes
December 13th, 1949 (December 13 1949)EventThe Knesset votes to move the capital of Israel to Jerusalem.
December 13th, 1949 (December 13 1949)BirthTom Verlaine, American singer/guitarist of Television
December 13th, 1949 (December 13 1949)BirthRandy Owen, lead vocals, rhythm guitar for Alabama
December 13th, 1949 (December 13 1949)BirthPaula Wilcox, English actress
December 13th, 1948 (December 13 1948)BirthJeff Baxter, American guitarist (Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers)
December 13th, 1948 (December 13 1948)BirthTed Nugent, American guitaristTed Nugent Quotes
December 13th, 1948 (December 13 1948)BirthBrian Wilson, Scottish politicianBrian Wilson Quotes
December 13th, 1947 (December 13 1947)BirthDarlene Cates, American actress
December 13th, 1947 (December 13 1947)BirthDave Hamilton, American baseball player
December 13th, 1947 (December 13 1947)DeathNicholas Roerich, Russian-born painter (born in 1874)
December 13th, 1945 (December 13 1945)BirthKathy Garver, American actress
December 13th, 1945 (December 13 1945)BirthBrian McGuire, Australian racing driver (died in 1977)Al McGuire Quotes
December 13th, 1945 (December 13 1945)DeathIrma Grese, Nazi war criminal (born in 1923)
December 13th, 1945 (December 13 1945)DeathJosef Kramer, commandant of Bergen Belsen concentration camp (born in 1906)
December 13th, 1945 (December 13 1945)DeathElisabeth Volkenrath, supervisor at concentration camps (born in 1919)
December 13th, 1944 (December 13 1944)BirthHwang Jang Lee, Korean martial artist and film actorAng Lee Quotes
December 13th, 1944 (December 13 1944)DeathWassily Kandinsky, Russian-born French artist (born in 1866)Wassily Kandinsky Quotes
December 13th, 1944 (December 13 1944)DeathLupe Velez, Mexican actress (born in 1908)
December 13th, 1943 (December 13 1943)EventWorld War II: 710 Bombers of U.S. 8th Air Force attack Kiel, Germany.
December 13th, 1943 (December 13 1943)BirthFerguson Jenkins, Canadian baseball player
December 13th, 1943 (December 13 1943)BirthGosta Winbergh, Swedish tenor (died in 2002)
December 13th, 1942 (December 13 1942)BirthAnna Eshoo, American politician
December 13th, 1942 (December 13 1942)DeathWlodimir Ledochowski, Polish-Austrian director of the Society of Jesus (born in 1866)
December 13th, 1941 (December 13 1941)EventWorld War II: Hungary and Romania declare war on the United States.
December 13th, 1941 (December 13 1941)BirthJohn Davidson, American actor and game show hostJohn Davidson Quotes
December 13th, 1940 (December 13 1940)DeathJacques-Arsene d Arsonval, French physicist (born in 1851)
December 13th, 1940 (December 13 1940)DeathGeorge Regas, Greek actor (born in 1890)
December 13th, 1939 (December 13 1939)EventWorld War II: Battle of the River PlateCaptain Hans Langsdorff of the German Deutschland class cruiser (pocket battleship) Admiral Graf Spee engages with Royal Navy cruisers HMS Exeter, HMS Ajax and HMNZS Achilles.
December 13th, 1939 (December 13 1939)BirthEric Flynn, British actor and singer (died in 2002)
December 13th, 1938 (December 13 1938)EventThe Holocaust: 100 deportees from Sachsenhausen build the Neuengamme concentration camp near Hamburg.
December 13th, 1938 (December 13 1938)BirthAlvin Curran, American composer
December 13th, 1938 (December 13 1938)BirthHeino, German folk singer.
December 13th, 1937 (December 13 1937)EventSecond Sino-Japanese War: Battle of NanjingNanjing, defended by the National Revolutionary Army under the command of General Tang Shengzhi, falls to the Japanese.
December 13th, 1937 (December 13 1937)EventNanjing Massacre. Japanese troops begin carrying out several weeks of raping and killing of civilians and suspected Chinese resistance after the fall of Nanjing.
December 13th, 1937 (December 13 1937)BirthRon Taylor, Canadian baseball player
December 13th, 1936 (December 13 1936)BirthHis Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan (Aga Khan IV), Imam (leader) of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims
December 13th, 1936 (December 13 1936)BirthJ. C. Martin, American baseball player
December 13th, 1935 (December 13 1935)BirthJoe Christopher, American baseball player
December 13th, 1935 (December 13 1935)BirthKen Hall, American football player
December 13th, 1935 (December 13 1935)BirthLindy McDaniel, American baseball player
December 13th, 1935 (December 13 1935)DeathVictor Grignard, French chemist, Nobel laureate (born in 1871)
December 13th, 1934 (December 13 1934)BirthRichard D. Zanuck, American film producer
December 13th, 1934 (December 13 1934)DeathThomas A. Watson, American assistant to Alexander Graham Bell (born in 1854)Alexander Graham Bell Quotes
December 13th, 1932 (December 13 1932)DeathGeorgios Jakobides, Greek painter (born in 1853)
December 13th, 1931 (December 13 1931)DeathGustave le Bon, French psychologist (born in 1840)
December 13th, 1930 (December 13 1930)BirthRobert Prosky, American actor
December 13th, 1930 (December 13 1930)DeathFritz Pregl, Slovenian/Austrian chemist, Nobel laureate (born in 1869)
December 13th, 1929 (December 13 1929)BirthChristopher Plummer, Canadian actor
December 13th, 1926 (December 13 1926)BirthGeorge Rhoden, Jamaican athlete
December 13th, 1925 (December 13 1925)BirthDick Van Dyke, American actor and comedian
December 13th, 1924 (December 13 1924)DeathSamuel Gompers, American labor and political leader, founder of AFL (born in 1850)
December 13th, 1923 (December 13 1923)BirthPhilip Warren Anderson, American physicist, Nobel laureate
December 13th, 1923 (December 13 1923)BirthLarry Doby, American baseball player (died in 2003)
December 13th, 1922 (December 13 1922)DeathHannes Hafstein, Icelandic politician and poet (born in 1861)
December 13th, 1920 (December 13 1920)BirthGeorge Shultz, United States Secretary of State 1982-1989
December 13th, 1919 (December 13 1919)BirthHans-Joachim Marseille, German flying ace of World War II (died in 1942)
December 13th, 1919 (December 13 1919)DeathWoldemar Voigt, German physicist (born in 1850)
December 13th, 1917 (December 13 1917)BirthJohn Hart, American actorJohn Hart Quotes
December 13th, 1915 (December 13 1915)BirthCurd Jurgens, German-born Austrian actor (died in 1982)
December 13th, 1915 (December 13 1915)BirthRoss Macdonald, American-born author (died in 1983)
December 13th, 1915 (December 13 1915)BirthB. J. Vorster, Prime Minister of South Africa 1966-1978 (died in 1983)
December 13th, 1913 (December 13 1913)BirthArnold Brown, the 11th General of The Salvation Army (died in 2002)
December 13th, 1913 (December 13 1913)BirthArchie Moore, American boxer (died in 1998)
December 13th, 1911 (December 13 1911)BirthTrygve Haavelmo, Norwegian economist and Bank of Sweden Prize winner (died in 1999)
December 13th, 1911 (December 13 1911)BirthKenneth Patchen, American poet and painter (died in 1972)Kenneth Patchen Quotes
December 13th, 1910 (December 13 1910)BirthVan Heflin, American actor (died in 1971)
December 13th, 1906 (December 13 1906)BirthPrincess Marina, Duchess of Kent (died in 1968)
December 13th, 1906 (December 13 1906)BirthSir Laurens van der Post, South African author (died in 1996)
December 13th, 1903 (December 13 1903)BirthCarlos Montoya, Spanish guitarist (died in 1993)
December 13th, 1902 (December 13 1902)BirthTalcott Parsons, American sociologist, (d.1979)
December 13th, 1897 (December 13 1897)BirthDrew Pearson, American journalist (died in 1969)
December 13th, 1895 (December 13 1895)DeathAnyos Jedlik, Hungarian physicist (born in 1800)
December 13th, 1887 (December 13 1887)BirthGeorge Polya, Hungarian-born mathematician (died in 1985)
December 13th, 1887 (December 13 1887)BirthAlvin York, American soldier & Medal of Honor recipient (died in 1964)
December 13th, 1883 (December 13 1883)BirthBelle da Costa Greene, American librarian, bibliographer and archivist (died in 1950)
December 13th, 1883 (December 13 1883)DeathVictor de Laprade, French poet and critic (born in 1812)
December 13th, 1881 (December 13 1881)DeathAugust Senoa, Croatian writer (born in 1838)
December 13th, 1874 (December 13 1874)BirthJosef Lhevinne, Russian-born pianist (died in 1944)
December 13th, 1871 (December 13 1871)BirthEmily Carr, Canadian artist (died in 1945)
December 13th, 1870 (December 13 1870)BirthEdward LeSaint, American actor and director (died in 1940)
December 13th, 1868 (December 13 1868)DeathCarl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, German botanist (born in 1794)
December 13th, 1867 (December 13 1867)BirthKristian Birkeland, Norwegian explorer and scientist (died in 1917)
December 13th, 1864 (December 13 1864)BirthEmil Seidel, Mayor of Milwaukee (died in 1947)
December 13th, 1863 (December 13 1863)DeathChristian Friedrich Hebbel, German writer (born in 1813)
December 13th, 1862 (December 13 1862)EventAmerican Civil War: At the Battle of Fredericksburg, Confederate General Robert E. Lee defeats the Union Major General Ambrose E. Burnside.Robert Burns Quotes
December 13th, 1860 (December 13 1860)BirthLucien Guitry, French actor (died in 1925)
December 13th, 1856 (December 13 1856)BirthSvetozar Boroevic, Austro-Hungarian field marshal (died in 1920)
December 13th, 1837 (December 13 1837)DeathHerman of Alaska, Russian Orthodox hermit (born in 1756)
December 13th, 1836 (December 13 1836)BirthFranz von Lenbach, German painter (died in 1904)
December 13th, 1835 (December 13 1835)DeathJohn Storm, American Revolutionary soldier (born in 1760)
December 13th, 1818 (December 13 1818)BirthMary Todd Lincoln, First Lady of the United States (died in 1882)
December 13th, 1816 (December 13 1816)BirthErnst Werner von Siemens, German engineer, inventor, and industrialist (died in 1892)
December 13th, 1814 (December 13 1814)DeathCharles Joseph, Prince de Ligne, Belgian-born Austrian field marshal (born in 1735)
December 13th, 1804 (December 13 1804)BirthJoseph Howe, Canadian politician (died in 1873)
December 13th, 1797 (December 13 1797)BirthHeinrich Heine, German poet (died in 1856)Heinrich Heine Quotes
December 13th, 1784 (December 13 1784)BirthArchduke Louis of Austria (died in 1864)
December 13th, 1784 (December 13 1784)DeathSamuel Johnson, English writer and lexicographer (born in 1709)Samuel Johnson Quotes
December 13th, 1783 (December 13 1783)DeathPehr Wilhelm Wargentin, Swedish astronomer (born in 1717)
December 13th, 1769 (December 13 1769)EventDartmouth College is founded by the Rev. Eleazar Wheelock, with a Royal Charter from King George III, on land donated by Royal Governor John Wentworth.John Hart Quotes
December 13th, 1769 (December 13 1769)DeathChristian Furchtegott Gellert, German poet (born in 1715)
December 13th, 1754 (December 13 1754)DeathMahmud I, Ottoman Sultan (born in 1696)
December 13th, 1729 (December 13 1729)DeathAnthony Collins, English philosopher (born in 1676) Philo Quotes
December 13th, 1724 (December 13 1724)BirthFranz Aepinus, German scientist (died in 1802)
December 13th, 1721 (December 13 1721)DeathAlexander Selkirk, Scottish sailor and castaway (born in 1676)
December 13th, 1720 (December 13 1720)BirthCarlo Gozzi, Italian dramatist (died in 1804)
December 13th, 1716 (December 13 1716)DeathCharles de La Fosse, French painter (born in 1640)
December 13th, 1678 (December 13 1678)BirthYongzheng Emperor of China (died in 1735)
December 13th, 1662 (December 13 1662)BirthFrancesco Bianchini, Italian philosopher and scientist (died in 1729) Philo Quotes
December 13th, 1643 (December 13 1643)EventEnglish Civil War: The Battle of Alton takes place in Hampshire.
December 13th, 1642 (December 13 1642)EventAbel Janszoon Tasman reaches New Zealand.
December 13th, 1640 (December 13 1640)BirthRobert Plot, English naturalist (died in 1696)
December 13th, 1636 (December 13 1636)EventThe 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 United States National Guard.
December 13th, 1621 (December 13 1621)DeathKatarina Stenbock, Queen of Gustav I of Sweden (born in 1535)
December 13th, 1603 (December 13 1603)DeathFrancois Viete, French mathematician (born in 1540)
December 13th, 1585 (December 13 1585)BirthWilliam Drummond of Hawthornden, Scottish poet (died in 1649)
December 13th, 1577 (December 13 1577)EventSir Francis Drake sets out from Plymouth, England, on his round-the-world voyage.
December 13th, 1565 (December 13 1565)DeathConrad Gessner, Swiss naturalist (born in 1516)
December 13th, 1557 (December 13 1557)DeathNiccolo Fontana Tartaglia, Italian mathematician
December 13th, 1553 (December 13 1553)BirthKing Henry IV of France (died in 1610)
December 13th, 1545 (December 13 1545)EventCouncil of Trent begins.
December 13th, 1533 (December 13 1533)BirthKing Eric XIV of Sweden (died in 1577)
December 13th, 1521 (December 13 1521)BirthPope Sixtus V (died in 1590)
December 13th, 1521 (December 13 1521)DeathManuel I of Portugal (born in 1469)
December 13th, 1516 (December 13 1516)DeathJohannes Trithemius, German cryptographer (born in 1462)
December 13th, 1466 (December 13 1466)DeathDonatello, Florentine artist and sculptor (born in 1386)
December 13th, 1404 (December 13 1404)DeathAlbert, Count of Holland (born in 1336)
December 13th, 1294 (December 13 1294)EventSaint Celestine V abdicates the papacy after only five months; Celestine hoped to return to his previous life as an ascetic hermit.
December 13th, 1250 (December 13 1250)DeathFrederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (born in 1194)
December 13th, 1204 (December 13 1204)EventMaimonides dies
December 13th, 1204 (December 13 1204)DeathMaimonides, Spanish rabbi and philosopher (born in 1135) Philo Quotes
December 13th, 1126 (December 13 1126)DeathHenry IX, Duke of Bavaria
December 13th, 1124 (December 13 1124)DeathPope Callixtus II
December 13th, 1048 (December 13 1048)DeathAl-Biruni, Persian mathematician (born in 973)

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