December 13th celebrates Violin Day and Pick A Pathologist Pal Day.
Welcome to day 347 of 365! We’re only 17 days away from celebrating the end of 2023!
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 fun & interesting facts about December 13th in history!
What memorable events happened on December 13 in history? Keep reading to find out!
New Zealand made history by passing the world’s first tobacco ban.
The controversial ban prohibits anyone born after 2009 from purchasing any tobacco products.
The online dictionary, Merriam-Webster, stated their most searched word of the year was “Feminism.”
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.
Beyoncé’s fifth studio album, “Beyoncé,” was released.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug was released in theaters in the US.
The third and last moonwalk of the Apollo 17 mission began.
Astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt stepped out of the Moon lander at 5:25 p.m. EST and took the rover for a ride to collect a range of samples, including a piece of rock that has furthered studies of what the Moon’s core is made from. The moonwalk took a total of seven hours and fifteen minutes.
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.
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!
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Dick Van Dyke
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New York, USA
Of all of the quotes said on this day, these are the most well-known ones spoken on Dec 13 throughout history.
If you can spare some time today, here are some unique holidays you could get involved with.
Pick A Pathologist Pal Day
Despite pathologists and coroners facing some of life’s toughest challenges, they somehow manage to keep a positive outlook on life! Making friends with a coroner or pathologist is the best way to remind yourself to enjoy every moment, as you never know what might happen!
National Violin Day
Without violins, orchestral music would sound almost dull and lifeless. So take a moment today on National Violin Day to listen to some music with violins in, and appreciate the joy and beauty that this marvelous instrument brings to our lives.
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Fun Fact Of The Day
Stan Lee and Jack Kirby intended the Hulk to be gray, but the printing press kept having trouble with the Hulk’s color, and he kept coming out green.
Birthday & Zodiac
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.
A baby that is conceived on this day will likely be due around September 5th, 2024.