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December 13: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

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

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 2022!

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 Events 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.

OTD in 2014: A civil rights protest march in Washington
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.

1961 The Beatles signed on with their first formal manager, Brian Epstein.

Epstein ran a record shop in Liverpool and wrote for a column when he first heard of The Beatles and rushed to meet them. After badgering them for a few months, he finally convinced them to take him on as their manager. He was sometimes called "the fifth Beatle" due to his significant role in raising the band to stardom.

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 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.

1294 Pope Celestine V resigned after just five months in the job to return to his life as an ascetic hermit.

Famous People Born On December 13

If you were born on this day, did you know that you share the same birthday with Taylor Swift? See who else was born on December 13th below!

1989 Taylor Swift

American Pop Singer

Taylor Swift
Age:
32 years old
Born In:
Pennsylvania, USA
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1967 Jamie Foxx

American Actor

Jamie Foxx
Age:
54 years old
Born In:
Texas, USA

1925 Dick Van Dyke

American Actor

Dick Van Dyke
Age:
96 years old
Born In:
Missouri, USA

1957 Steve Buscemi

American Actor

Steve Buscemi
Age:
64 years old
Born In:
New York, USA

Special Holidays On December 13

If you can spare some time today, here are some unique holidays you could get involved with.

December 13: National Violin Day

National Violin Day

December 13: Pick A Pathologist Pal Day

Pick A Pathologist Pal Day

December 13 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

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

Sagittarians are incredibly spontaneous and will jump at almost any chance for an adventure.

People born in December share the Blue Topaz birthstone. The blue topaz promotes harmony, serenity, tranquility and helps the wearer to overcome pain and hurt.

People born on December 13 were likely conceived the same year on March 22.

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