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what have happened in history today?

decemeber 13?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    1294 - Saint Celestine V abdicates the papacy after only five months; Celestine hoped to return to his previous life as an ascetic hermit.

    1545 - Council of Trent begins.

    1577 - Sir Francis Drake sets out from Plymouth, England, on his round-the-world voyage.

    1636 - The 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.

    1642 - Abel Janszoon Tasman reaches New Zealand.

    1643 - English Civil War: The Battle of Alton takes place in Hampshire.

    1769 - Dartmouth College is founded by the Rev. Eleazar Wheelock, with a Royal Charter from King George III, on land donated by Royal Governor John Wentworth.

    1862 - American Civil War: At the Battle of Fredericksburg, Confederate General Robert E. Lee defeats the Union Major General Ambrose E. Burnside.

    1884 - first performance of any of Richard Strauss's compositions in the United States (Symphony in F, New York Philharmonic)

    1895 - Premiere of Gustav Mahler's Resurrection Symphony in Berlin.

    1937 - Second Sino-Japanese War: Battle of Nanjing - Nanjing, defended by the National Revolutionary Army under the command of General Tang Shengzhi, falls to the Japanese.

    1937 - Nanjing Massacre. Japanese troops begin carrying out several weeks of raping and killing of civilians and suspected Chinese resistance after the fall of Nanjing.

    1938 - The Holocaust: 100 deportees from Sachsenhausen build the Neuengamme concentration camp near Hamburg.

    1939 - World War II: Battle of the River Plate - Captain 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.

    1941 - World War II: Hungary and Romania declare war on the United States.

    1943 - World War II: 710 Bombers of U.S. 8th Air Force attack Kiel, Germany. *1942 - Robert Volpe : Artist, Art Crime Detective d. 2006

    1949 - The Knesset votes to move the capital of Israel to Jerusalem.

    1959 - Archbishop Makarios becomes the first President of Cyprus.

    1951 - Margaret Thatcher (Roberts) marries Denis Thatcher at City Methodist in London.

    1967 - Constantine II of Greece attempts an unsuccessful counter-coup against the Regime of the Colonels

    1967 - San Diego, CA records snow at a zero elevation after tempratures plunge 19 degrees (F) in eight hours.

    1972 - Apollo 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.

    1973 - Rael, leader of the Raelian Movement claims to meet an ET he says is named Yahweh, during an alleged UFO encounter in Puy de Lassolas, France.

    1974 - Malta becomes a republic.

    1977 - A 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.

    1978 - The first Susan B. Anthony dollar enters circulation.

    1979 - The Canadian Government of Prime Minister Joe Clark is defeated in the House of Commons, prompting the 1980 Canadian election.

    1981 - General Wojciech Jaruzelski declares martial law in Poland to prevent dismantling of the communist system by Solidarity.

    1983 - The Denver Nuggets and the Detroit Pistons play in the highest scoring NBA game in history, with the Pistons winning 186-184 in triple overtime. In addition to most points in a game, this game also set the record for most field goals made (136), and most assists (93).

    1989 - The last issue of Gnistan (The Spark), the organ of the Solidaritetspartiet, is published in Sweden.

    1996 - Kofi Annan is elected as Secretary-General of the United Nations.

    2000 - The "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.

    2000 - American Vice President Al Gore delivers his concession speech effectively ending his hopes of becoming the 43rd President of the United States.

    2001 - the Indian Parliament Sansad is attacked by terrorists. 15 people are killed, including all the terrorists.

    2002 - Enlargement 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.

    2003 - Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is captured near his home town of Tikrit (see Operation Red Dawn).

    2003 - In the most-attended basketball game in history, 78,129 watch Michigan State University lose 79-74 to the University of Kentucky at Ford Field.

    2004 - Former 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.

    2006 - The Baiji, or Chinese River Dolphin, announced as extinct.

    2007 - Major League Baseball: Alex Rodriguez announces signing a contract with the New York Yankees reportadly for 10-years and worth $275 million with another $30 million in incentives for reaching the all-time home run record. Also, the Mitchell Report (baseball) is made public. Mitchell Report released

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  • 4 years ago

    your question is fairly vague - the importation of foreign slaves into the united states was banned with effect from 1st january 1808 (i think), but obviously slavery, as the institution it had become, continued for another almost 60 years (it was 1865 that the last slaves were forcibly freed from their reluctant masters, not 1863, as some have mistakenly asserted. The signing of the emancipation proclamation was little more than a gesture in terms of the effect it had on the slave owners in the deep south - and it took another 2 years before the last slaves were freed in kentucky, i believe it was.) Also, during this time (1808-1865), it is interesting to note that the whilst the US never imported slaves again after this time, they continued to deal in slaves externally. So i suppose that the answer to your question would be 1808, even though the US continued to deal in slaves both internally AND externally for another half century.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 18 days remaining until the end of the year.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/December_13

    -even more if you click the link

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  • 1 decade ago

    Cold destroys Florida's citrus crop in 1962

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  • 1 decade ago

    My Mother-in-Law was born

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  • 1 decade ago

    sudam hussain is captured

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  • 1 decade ago

    i GOT New Phone.

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