13th December

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The December 13 is the 347th day of the Gregorian calendar (the 348th in leap years ), thus remain 18 days by year end.

Historic anniversaries
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Politics and world events

1570: The Swedish coat of arms
1577: Francis Drake's flagship (replica)
1950: Battle of the Chosin Reservoir
1981: Martial law in Poland
2003: Saddam Hussein after his arrest


  • 1889: The German Reichstag passes a law according to which craftsmen have to provide evidence of relevant training in order to open a business.
  • 1903: The Italian immigrant Italo Marcioni in Hoboken , New Jersey, receives US patent number 746,971 for the machine he invented for making ice cream cones from waffle batter.
  • 1945: In Austria, on the occasion of the currency reform, the exchange of a maximum of 150 Reichsmarks per person into the currency Schilling begins .

science and technology

1971: Entrance to the cave shortly after the discovery


1732: First edition Then Swänska Argus
2004: Robert Gernhardt


  • 0872: John VIII is elected Pope to succeed Hadrian II .
  • 1294: The overwhelmed Pietro del Murrone thanks as Pope Celestine V from. As reasons he gives ignorance, illness and the desire to live as a hermit.
1545: Council of Trent


Minor accidents are listed in the sub-articles of Disaster .


Entries of track and field world records can be found under the respective discipline under track and field .


Before the 19th century

Erik XIV of Sweden (* 1533)
Heinrich Heine (* 1797)

19th century


Franz von Lenbach (* 1836)


20th century



Heino (* 1938)


Steve Buscemi (born 1957)


Taylor Swift (* 1989)


Before the 17th century

Friedrich II. († 1250)

17th and 18th centuries

Samuel Johnson († 1784)

19th century

Friedrich Hebbel († 1863)

20th century


Wassily Kandinsky († 1944)



21st century

Horst Tappert († 2008)

Holidays and memorial days

  • Church memorial days:
    • St. Lucia of Syracuse , Roman virgin and martyr (Protestant, Anglican, Catholic, Orthodox, Armenian)
    • St. Odilia , noblewoman, abbess and patron saint (Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox)
    • Christian Fürchtegott Gellert , German theologian and song poet (Protestant)
    • St. Jodok , French hermit, clergyman and founder of a monastery (Catholic)

Further entries can be found in the list of days of remembrance and action .

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