December 13 in History – What happened on 13 December in Past

13 December - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on December 13, the day number in a year is 347 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 348. December 13 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

December 13 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1232Iltutmish, the ruler of the slave dynasty, captured Gwalior.
1545The Council of Trent, an ecumenical council convoked by PopePaul III in response to the growth of Protestantism, opened in Trent,Bishopric of Trent (now in modern Italy).
1577Sir Francis Drake left Plymouth, England, with five ships and164 men on his round-the-world voyage.
1636The Massachusetts Bay Colony organized three militia units, anact considered to be the founding of the National Guard of the UnitedStates.
1643First English Civil War-Parliamentary forces serving under Sir William Waller led a successful surprise attack on a winter garrison of Royalist infantry and cavalry.
1734Britain and Russia signed trade agreements.
1754Osman III made Mahmud I the Ottoman Empire king (1754–1757).
1758While transporting Acadians from Prince Edward Island to France, the Duke William sank in the North Atlantic with the loss of over 360 lives, one of the greatest marine disasters in Canadian history.
1759First music store opened in the US (Philadelphia).
1769Dartmouth College in present-day Hanover, New Hampshire, US,was established by a Royal Charter and became the last universityfounded in the Thirteen Colonies before the American Revolution.
1774The first incident of the American Revolution occurred.
1774The first incident of the American Revolution - 400 attacks on FT William and Mary in New Hampshire.
1779Alexander, Vicomte de Beauharnais, married Josephine Taser.
1795Wold Newton Ulkami: A meteorite struck Wold Newton, a village in Yorkshire, England.
1843Basutoland was made a British protector.
1884Percy Everitt patented the weighing machine by inserting the coin.
1916An avalanche in Tyrol, Austria killed 10,000 Austrian and Italian soldiers in 24 hours.
1920The League of Nations international court was established in The Hague, Netherlands.
1937Second Sino-Japanese War-Japanese forces captured Nanjing inChina and then began to commit numerous atrocities over the next severalweeks.
1955The present Defense Minister of India and former Chief Minister of Goa Manohar Parrikar was born.
1959Arch Vish Vakarios was elected the first President of Cyprus.
1960With Emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie out of the country,four conspirators staged a coup attempt and installed Crown Prince Asfaw Wossen as the new Emperor.
1967King Konstantine II of Greece left the country when his coup attempt failed.
1981Polish Prime Minister Wojciech Jaruzelski declared martial law,suspended Solidarity and imprisoned many union leaders.
1989The Troubles-The Provisional Irish Republican Army engaged ina fierce fir efight with the King's Own Scottish Borderers at a vehiclecheckpoint complex in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
1989Five Kashmiri militants were released from jail in exchange for the release of the daughter of Home Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed from the clutches of the terrorists.
1996Kofi Annan was elected Secretary General of the United Nations.
2000Former captain of the Indian cricket team, Vijay Samuel Hazare became the first person to receive the Castrol Lifetime Achievement Award.
2001The Parliament of India was attacked by five gunmen, resultingin 12 deaths, including those of the perpetrators.
2001The world's largest democracy Indian Parliament was attacked by terrorists at 11.20 am. The terrorists attack on the Indian Parliament killed 15 people, including all terrorists.
2002The European Union was expanded. Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Slovakia were included.
2005The collapse of a residential building in New Jersey kills three people and sends plumes of smoke into the air.
2006According to a survey conducted by the Social Opinion Center of Uzbekistan, 93.7% of respondents’ opposed religious fanaticism and 3.9% said religious freedom is limited, however only 39.4% said they had conditions that "satisfied their religious needs."
2007A bomb explosion on the Rajdhani Express in Assam, India near Chungajan led to the death of 5 passengers.
2008A meeting between the leaders of China, Japan, and South Korea took place on the island of Kyūshū to deliberate a comeback to the financial crisis.
2008For the fifth phase of Jammu and Kashmir, 57% polling was held in 11 assembly constituencies.
20092OO demonstrators have been detained by the Danish police arrest 200 protesters heading for Copenhagen harbor, on the second day of demonstrations at the United Nations Climate Change Conference.
2010Europe has confirmed its willingness to acknowledge a Palestinian state at an "appropriate" time, stopping short of complete recognition despite increasing pressure to break the Middle East standoff.
2011According to researchers, in two separate experiments carried out at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, indications of the Higgs boson may have been detected.
2011A man threw grenades and fired an automatic rifle at crowds inthe Place Saint-Lambert, Liège, Belgium, killing 15 people and injuring125 others, before committing suicide.
2012The European Central Bank will be given more powers to administer eurozone banks. The finance minister of the European Union passed this decision.
2013In spite of protests from groups such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation Google removes a privacy feature from its Android mobile software.
2014A deal regarding infrastructure, nuclear energy, and defense has been signed between India and Russia.
2014Two US soldiers were killed in a Taliban bombing of a NATO convoy in Kabul.

Famous Birthdays of December 13:

YearName / Profession / Country
1952Jean Rouaud / Author / France
1988James Tamou / Rugby Player / Australia
1982Dan Hamhuis / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
1954Harsh Vardhan / Politician / India
1948Lester Bangs / Author / United States of America
1957Jean-Marie Messier / Business Man / France
1985Michael Bumpus / Footballer / United States of America
1970Tonja Buford-Bailey / Hurdler / United States of America
1915B. J. Vorster / Politician / South Africa
1887George Pólya / Academic / United States of America
1955Manohar Parrikar / Politician / India
1949Tom Verlaine / Writer / United States of America
1954Steve Forbert / Writer / United States of America
1982Koutaro Tanaka / Actor / Japan
1983Janeth Jepkosgei / Runner / Kenya
1949Robert Lindsay / Actor / United Kingdom
1948Ted Nugent / Writer / United States of America
1930Robert Prosky / Actor / United States of America
1935Türkan Saylan / Academic / Turkey
1856Svetozar Boroević / Field Marshal / Croatia
1914Alan Bullock / Author / United Kingdom
1949Randy Owen / Writer / United States of America
1923Terence Beckett / Business Man / United Kingdom
1916Leonard Weisgard / Author / United States of America
1830Mathilde Fibiger / Novelist / Denmark
1978B.J. Penn / Wrestler / United States of America
1953Jim Davidson / Actor / United Kingdom
1870Edward LeSaint / Actor / United States of America
1964hide / Singer / Japan
1911Trygve Haavelmo / Mathematician / Norway

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