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  • Roman Empire (now Turkey)
    Friday Dec 13, 115

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    115 Antioch Earthquake

    Roman Empire (now Turkey)
    Friday Dec 13, 115

    The 115 Antioch earthquake occurred on 13 December 115 AD. It had an estimated magnitude of 7.5 on the surface wave magnitude scale and an estimated maximum intensity of XI (Extreme) on the Mercalli intensity scale. The origin of the reported death toll of 260,000 is uncertain, as it only appears in catalogues of about the last hundred years.




  • Castel Fiorentino, Sicily, Holy Roman Empire
    Tuesday Dec 13, 1250

    Holy Roman Empire

    Frederick II died

    Castel Fiorentino, Sicily, Holy Roman Empire
    Tuesday Dec 13, 1250

    After the death of Frederick II in 1250, the German kingdom was divided between his son Conrad IV (died 1254) and the anti-king, William of Holland (died 1256).




  • Florence, Italy (then Republic of Florence)
    Thursday Dec 13, 1466

    Leonardo da Vinci

    Donatello's death

    Florence, Italy (then Republic of Florence)
    Thursday Dec 13, 1466

    Florence at the time of Leonardo's youth was the centre of Christian Humanist thought and culture. Leonardo commenced his apprenticeship with Verrocchio in 1466, the year that Verrocchio's master, the great sculptor Donatello, died.




  • Moscow, Russian Empire
    Tuesday Dec 13, 1904

    1905 Russian Revolution

    Moscow City Duma

    Moscow, Russian Empire
    Tuesday Dec 13, 1904

    On 13 December [O.S. 30 November] 1904, the Moscow City Duma passed a resolution demanding establishment of an elected national legislature, full freedom of the press, and freedom of religion. Similar resolutions and appeals from other city dumas and zemstvo councils followed.




  • Hungary
    Tuesday Dec 13, 1904

    Incandescent light bulb

    Sándor Just and Croatian Franjo Hanaman were granted a Hungarian patent for a tungsten Filament Lamp

    Hungary
    Tuesday Dec 13, 1904

    On 13 December 1904, Hungarian Sándor Just and Croatian Franjo Hanaman were granted a Hungarian patent (No. 34541) for a tungsten filament lamp that lasted longer and gave brighter light than the carbon filament. Tungsten filament lamps were first marketed by the Hungarian company Tungsram in 1904. This type is often called Tungsram-bulbs in many European countries. Filling a bulb with an inert gas such as argon or nitrogen slows down the evaporation of the tungsten filament compared to operating it in a vacuum. This allows for greater temperatures and therefore greater efficacy with less reduction in filament life.




  • Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
    Monday Dec 13, 1937

    Second Sino-Japanese War

    Nanjing Massacre

    Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
    Monday Dec 13, 1937

    Historians estimate that between December 13, 1937, and late January 1938, Japanese forces killed an estimated 200,000 to 300,000 Chinese (mostly civilians) in the "Nanjing Massacre" (also known as the "Rape of Nanjing"), after its fall but the numbers are uncertain and possibly inflated coupled with the fact that the government of the People's Republic of China has never undertaken a full accounting of the Massacre.




  • Wesley's Chapel, London, England
    Thursday Dec 13, 1951

    Margaret Thatcher

    Marriage

    Wesley's Chapel, London, England
    Thursday Dec 13, 1951

    At a dinner following her formal adoption as Conservative candidate for Dartford in February 1949 she met divorcé Denis Thatcher, a successful and wealthy businessman, who drove her to her Essex train. After their first meeting she described him to Muriel as "not a very attractive creature – very reserved but quite nice". They married on 13 December 1951, at Wesley's Chapel in City Road, London.


  • Limbang, Sarawak, Malaysia
    Thursday Dec 13, 1962

    Brunei revolt

    The Marines Were Transported To Limbang

    Limbang, Sarawak, Malaysia
    Thursday Dec 13, 1962

    After acquiring two landing craft, the Marines were transported to Limbang by Royal Navy crews led by Captain Black (who later commanded HMS Invincible during the Falklands War) and staged their arrival at dawn, 13 December.


  • Argentina
    Saturday Dec 13, 1969

    Pope Francis

    Priesthood

    Argentina
    Saturday Dec 13, 1969

    In 1967, Bergoglio finished his theological studies and was ordained to the priesthood on 13 December 1969, by Archbishop Ramón José Castellano.


  • Phước, South Vietnam
    Friday Dec 13, 1974

    Vietnam War

    North Vietnamese forces attacked Route 14 in Phước Long Province

    Phước, South Vietnam
    Friday Dec 13, 1974

    On 13 December 1974, North Vietnamese forces attacked Route 14 in Phước Long Province. Phuoc Binh, the provincial capital, fell on 6 January 1975.


  • Yemen
    Monday Dec 13, 1982

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    1982 North Yemen Earthquake

    Yemen
    Monday Dec 13, 1982

    The 1982 North Yemen earthquake hit near the city of Dhamar, North Yemen (now part of Yemen) on December 13. Measuring 6.2 on the moment magnitude scale, with a maximum perceived intensity of VIII (Severe) on the Mercalli intensity scale, as many as 2,800 people were killed and another 1,500 injured.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 13, 2017

    Murder of Gabriel Fernandez

    Trial of Isauro Aguirre

    U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 13, 2017

    On December 11, 2017 jury deliberation began for the sentencing phase. The next day the jury was deadlocked; however, on December 13 they decided to recommend the death penalty, which was accepted by Judge George G. Lomeli.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Friday Dec 13, 2019

    League of Legends

    Best eSports Game

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Friday Dec 13, 2019

    In 2019, League of Legends won the eSports game of the year award from The Game Awards 2019 event.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Dec 13, 2019

    Donald Trump

    Abuse of power and obstruction of Congress

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Dec 13, 2019

    On December 13, 2019, the House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines to pass two articles of impeachment: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.


  • Los Angeles, California, United States
    Friday Dec 13, 2019

    X-box

    Xbox series X

    Los Angeles, California, United States
    Friday Dec 13, 2019

    During The Game Awards 2019, Microsoft officially unveiled Xbox Series X—a new Xbox model to be released in late-2020. The console is estimated to be four times as powerful as Xbox One X, with support for 8K resolution, real-time ray-tracing, and 120 frames-per-second renderings. Xbox Series X is stated to be backward compatible with all games and accessories currently compatible with Xbox One (including original Xbox and Xbox 360 titles that are supported on Xbox One). In addition, there are no immediate plans for first-party games to be exclusive to the new console over the Xbox One. Following the unveiling, a Microsoft spokesperson stated that Xbox Series X constituted an entry in a fourth generation of Xbox hardware, which will be branded simply as "Xbox" with no subtitle. Prior to the E3 reveal, it had been speculated that Microsoft was developing two next-generation Xbox consoles codenamed "Anaconda" and "Lockhart", which were high-end and low-end models respectively. Microsoft has focused solely on a high-end product in its current marketing.


  • U.S.
    Friday Dec 13, 2019

    Richard Jewell

    A Biographical Drama Film

    U.S.
    Friday Dec 13, 2019

    Richard Jewell, a biographical drama film, was released in the United States on December 13, 2019. The film was directed and produced by Clint Eastwood. It was written by Billy Ray, based on the 1997 article "American Nightmare," and the book The Suspect: An Olympic Bombing, the FBI, the Media, and Richard Jewell, the Man Caught in the Middle (2019) by Kent Alexander and Kevin Salwen. Jewell is played by actor Paul Walter Hauser.


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