December 13 in History

December 13 in Pop Culture History

December 13th is…
Hot Cocoa Day
Cream Cheese Frosting Day
Day of the Horse
Ice Cream Day
Pick a Pathologist Pal Day
US National Guard Birthday
National Violin Day

115 (Earthquake) Antioch, Byzantine Empire (Turkey)

1545 – The Council of Trent began; it was planning to respond to the Protestant Movement by the Catholic Church.

1962 – Relay I, the first U.S. communications satellite, was launched.

1968 – Science magazine published the essay ‘Tragedy of the Commons’, by Garrett Hardin.

1985 – The Jewel of the Nile, A Chorus Line, and Clue debuted in theaters.

1986 – #1 Hit December 13, 1986 – December 19, 1986: Bruce Hornsby & the Range – The Way It Is

1996 – Jerry Maguire, Mars Attacks! and The Preacher’s Wife were released in theaters.

2000 – Al Gore conceded the presidential election to George W. Bush. A later investigation, counting the pivotal Florida votes, indicated that Bush did win the election by a few hundred votes.

2002 – Star Trek: Nemesis debuted in theaters.

2003 – #1 Hit December 13, 2003 – February 13, 2004: Outkast – Hey Ya!

2003 – Saddam Hussein was captured near his hometown of Tikrit, Iraq.

2009 – #1 Hit December 13, 2008 – January 16, 2009: Beyonce – Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)

2013 – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, American Hustle, Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas, and Saving Mr. Banks were released in theaters.

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