Date History - On this day in history

What happened today in history

Born on this day - December 13th

1974 - Sara Cox, TV and Radio presenter

1965 - Marko Mäetamm, Estonian artist

1958 - Lynn-Holly Johnson, American figure skater and actress

1953 - Bob Gainey, Canadian hockey player

1948 - Brian Wilson, British politician

1934 - Richard D. Zanuck, American film producer

1923 - Larry Doby, American baseball player (d. 2003)

1911 - Trygve Haavelmo, Norwegian economist and Bank of Sweden Prize winner (d. 1999)

1903 - Carlos Montoya, Spanish guitarist (d. 1993)

1874 - Josef Lhevinne, Russian-born pianist (d. 1944)

1836 - Franz von Lenbach, German painter (d. 1904)

1797 - Heinrich Heine, German poet (d. 1856)

1640 - Robert Plot, English naturalist (d. 1696)

Died on this day - December 13th

2002 - Zal Yanofsky, American guitarist and singer (The Lovin' Spoonful) (b. 1945)

1961 - Grandma Moses, American painter (b. 1860)

1935 - Victor Grignard, French chemist and Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1871)

1883 - Victor de Laprade, French poet and critic (b. 1812)

1814 - Charles Joseph, Prince de Ligne, Belgian-born Austrian field marshal (b. 1735)

1729 - Anthony Collins, English philosopher (b. 1676)

1565 - Conrad Gessner, Swiss naturalist (b. 1516)

1404 - Albert, Count of Holland (b. 1336)

Events on this day - December 13th

2001 - the Indian Parliament Sansad is attacked by Terrorists, killing 15 people, including all the terrorists. Tensions escalate in South Asia, with nuclear war likelihoods.

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

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.

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

1642 - Abel Janszoon Tasman reaches New Zealand.



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