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December 13: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on December 13

December 13th celebrates Violin Day and Pick A Pathologist Pal Day.

Welcome to day 347 of 365! We’re only 18 days away from celebrating the end of 2021!

If you were born on this day, your zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Today in history has helped to shape the world that we live in today. You’re about to find out exactly why with these facts and historical events that all fell on this day.

Did you know that on this day in 1928, the clip-on tie was designed? The original creator’s name has since been lost to time, and the only information that remains is that the creator was Iowa.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about December 13th in history!

What Happened On December 13 In History?

2017

The online dictionary, Merriam-Webster, stated their most searched word of the year was “Feminism.”

2014

A civil rights protest march in Washington D.C. took place.

As a call to attention to unarmed black citizens being wrongfully killed by police, thousands protested for the Black Lives Matter civil rights movement in D.C.
2013

Beyoncé’s fifth studio album, “Beyoncé” was released.

2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug was released in theaters in the US.

2001

A Beautiful Mind based on the biography by Sylvia Nasar, directed by Ron Howard, premiered in Los Angeles.

1989

Driving Miss Daisy directed by Bruce Beresford was released.

It went on to win Best Picture.
1928

The clip-on tie was designed.

1759

The first music store in America was opened in Philadelphia by Michael Hillegas.

1758

The English transport ship Duke William sank in the North Atlantic, killing over 360 people.

1642

The first European explorer discovered New Zealand.

OTD in 1642: The first European explorer discovered New Zealand.
Abel Tasman from the Netherlands sighted the South Island which he initially called Staten Landt thinking that it was part of South America. A year later, he changed the name to Nieuw Zeeland.
1577

Sir Francis Drake set sail from England on a circumnavigation of the world.

OTD in 1577: Sir Francis Drake set sail from England on a circumnavigation of the world.

Did you know that on this day, December 13th 1928, the clip-on tie was designed?