On This Day: What happened on 13 December?

We look back on this day in history and remember the people and events that shaped the world we live in today. Every day is worth remembering.

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 13 December, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.


1918 | United States President Woodrow Wilson landed in France. Wilson became the first President to visit a European country while holding office.

1991 |  North Korea and South Korea signed a nonaggression agreement to end bitter hostility.

1816 | On this day  a patent for a dry dock was presented to John Adamson.

1981 | Poland authorities enact martial law in an effort to crack down on the Solidarity labor movement.  Military law officially ended in 1983.

1995 | China’s most influential democracy activist, Wei Jingsheng, who was already sentenced to 16 years, was sentenced to 14 years more in prison.

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2018 | United States classical Jazz singer, Nancy Wilson, 81.

2016 | Egyptian movie actress, appeared in El- Moznbon, Zubaida Tharwat, 76.

2003 | Azerbajain politician and third President of Azerbaijan, Heydar Aloyev, 80. 

1852 | Scotland activist and founder of the Nashoba Commune in Tennessee, a utopian community to prepare slaves for libaration, Fanny Wright,  57.


1996 | Youbute star, Rage Elixir

1929 | Canadian movie actor, He appeared in different films such as “The Man Who Would Be King”, “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country”, Christopher Plummer.

1955 | Tanzanian politician and Chama Cha Mapinduzi Member, Fenella Mukangara.

1989 | United States writer and oldest child of Anorld Schwarzenegger, Katharine Eunice Shwarzenegger.

1952 | Indian movie actress, Yaragudipati Venkata Mahalakshmi, professionally known as Lakshmi.


2009 | Persipura defeated PSPS 2-1 and started the journey to set Indonesia’s record of 37 games unbeaten on this day.


2019 | “Jumanji: The Next Level” was released on this day, directed by Jake Kasdan.

2013 | “A Madea Christmas” was released,  the film was directed by Tyler Perry.


Djibouti has no continuing rivers, only salt lakes in the desert and 90% of Djibouti’s land is desert.

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