December 13 Today In History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1577 Francis Drake sets sail from England on a circumnavigation of the world

1636 The Massachusetts Bay Colony organizes three militia regiments to defend the colony against the Pequot Indians. Recognized today as the founding of the United States National Guard.

1642 Dutch explorer Abel Tasman sights the South Island of present day New Zealand; initially he calls it Staten Landt and changes it a year later to Nieuw Zeeland [1]

1920 League of Nations establishes the International Court of Justice in The Hague

2002 The European Union announces that Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia will become members from May 1, 2004

2003 Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is captured near his home town of Tikrit, during Operation Red Dawn by US forces

Today’s Historical Events

1294 Saint Celestine V abdicates the papacy after only five months; Celestine hoped to return to his previous life as an ascetic hermit.

1545 Council of Trent (19th ecumenical council) opened by Pope Paul III

1570 Sweden and Denmark signs Peace of Stettin

1572 Spanish army beats Geuzen fleet (confederacy of Calvinist Dutch nobles) under admiral Lumey

1577 Francis Drake sets sail from England on a circumnavigation of the world

1621 Emperor Ferdinand II delegates 1st anti-Reformation decree

1636 The Massachusetts Bay Colony organizes three militia regiments to defend the colony against the Pequot Indians. Recognized today as the founding of the United States National Guard.

1642 Dutch explorer Abel Tasman sights the South Island of present day New Zealand; initially he calls it Staten Landt and changes it a year later to Nieuw Zeeland [1]

1 From nzhistory.govt.nz

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1950 James Dean begins his career with an appearance in a Pepsi commercial

1953 KOAM TV channel 7 in Pittsburg-Joplin, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting

1956 “Anastasia” comeback film for Ingrid Bergman is released in the US, role wins Bergman Academy Award for Best Actress.

1957 “Peyton Place” film based on the novel by Grace Metalious, directed by Mark Robson and starring Lana Turner and Hope Lange is released

1961 “The Young Ones” directed by Sidney J. Furie, starring Cliff Richard, Robert Morley and Carole Gray premieres in London

1970 Neil Simon‘s “Gingerbread Lady” premieres in NYC

1975 1st time “Saturday Night Live” uses a time delay, Richard Pryor hosts

1978 CBS’ premiere of “Lovey: A Circle of Children Part II”, sequel to “A Circle of Children”, which is also based on Mary Mac Cracken

Today’s Historical Music Events

1759 First music store in America opens (Philadelphia)

1823 Gioachino Rossini arrives in London

1895 First complete performance of Gustav Mahler’s 2nd Symphony

1928 George Gershwin‘s “An American In Paris” premieres at Carnegie Hall, NYC, performed by the New York Philharmonic conducted by Walter Damrosch

1947 “Caribbean Carnival” closes at International Theatre, NYC, after 11 performances

1950 “Let’s Make an Opera” opens at John Golden Theater, NYC; runs for 5 performances

1961 The Beatles sign a formal agreement to be managed by Brian Epstein

1963 Capital records signs right of first refusal agreement with The Beatles

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1901 Test debut of English cricketer Sydney Barnes vs Australia at the SCG, took 5-65 in 1st innings

1930 George Sisler’s career ends when Boston Braves release him

1931 National Football League Championship: Green Bay Packers (12-2-0) win 3rd straight first past the post title

1936 National Football League Championship, Polo Grounds, NYC: Green Bay Packers beat Boston Redskins, 21-6; Packers 4th title; Redskins move to Washington, D.C. for 1937 season

1942 National Football League Championship, Griffith Stadium, Washington, D.C.: Washington Redskins upset Chicago Bears, 14-6

1952 NFL Dallas Texans (former Boston Yanks) play last game, losing to the Lions in Detroit, finish with record of 1-11

1956 Dodgers trade Jackie Robinson to Giants for pitcher Dick Littlefield & $35,000. Robinson will retire rather than be traded.

1960 Italy beats US in Davis cup (1st time in 24 years US not in finals)

December 13 Daily Correspondence Digest for the Daily and Birthday Horoscopes

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Moon Alert

There are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions today until 9:30 PM EST (6:30 PM PST). The Moon is in Aries.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Keep your cool today because it’s easy to end up in a power struggle with someone, especially an authority figure. Meanwhile, today, Mercury moves to the top of your chart, encouraging your desire to make plans and talk to the boss!

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Be smart and steer clear of controversial issues today so that you can start your week on a gentler note. Resist the urge to become embroiled in touchy subjects. Meanwhile, disputes about shared property might also be in the picture. Fortunately, Jupiter at the top of your chart favours your reputation.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Be patient with a friend today, especially a female acquaintance. With fiery Mars opposite your sign now, you can be easily annoyed with others, especially those who are close to you. Disputes about shared ownership or shared responsibilities might arise. Easy does it.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

The key to your success today is to avoid squabbles or conflicts with authority figures – bosses, parents, teachers, the police, anyone in a position of power. That’s because these arguments will not go well. Therefore, steer clear of these difficulties encounters. Choose another day to state your case.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

People are argumentative today, especially when it comes to controversial subjects like politics, religion and racial issues. Knowing this ahead of time – don’t get embroiled in these discussions. Not today. You will achieve nothing and possibly alienate someone. (Especially at work.)

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

You might be at odds with someone about shared property, inheritances or how to deal with shared responsibilities for someone. This is a poor day for this kind of discussion because you will not reach any kind of agreement. Wait until Wednesday.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Because the Moon is directly opposite your sign, you will have to go more than half way when dealing with others. Be conciliatory and cooperative. Definitely avoid arguments with family members or people at home – at least, for today. Be smart. This is not the day to rock the boat.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

You might encounter difficulties with someone at work today, or perhaps this could be something related to your health? It might even be about your involvement with a pet. Whatever the case, people are inclined to argue today – for no reason!

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Parents might be at odds with their kids today about financial matters or perhaps about a possession that you own? (It’s challenging letting anyone you have given birth to drive your car.) Furthermore, with Mars in your sign right now, you’re coming on pretty strong! Take it easy. Be gentle.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Today Mercury moves into your sign where to stay for the rest of the month. This will make you talkative and eager to communicate to others. However, tread carefully today because people are pushy and inclined to be at odds with each other.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

This is an excellent day for research because you will be keen to uncover hidden information and look for what you want to discover. You might also be doing a slow boil about something. You’re irritated but you feel you can’t speak up. Remember that patience is a virtue.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

If you are tempted to challenge a friend today, especially about money issues, please think twice. Lots of people are touchy and aggressive and eager to fight today; but is it worth it? You might threaten a friendship? You might look unreasonable? Think twice before you act.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Singer, songwriter Taylor Swift (1989) shares your birthday today. You are optimistic, charming, confident and charismatic. You definitely have your own particular style. You are also ambitious, hard-working and very organized. This year your zest for life has been strong. It’s a good year for socializing and enjoying the company of others. Next year (2022) will focus on building both external as well as internal structures.

Click here to read anyone’s birthday horoscope

DECEMBER 13 birthday horoscope predicts that you are a Sagittarius who seeks challenges. You are not afraid! You like danger, and you love to go the distance. You are a thrill seeker. You love all kinds of adventure.

As a December 13 birthday personality, you are flexible, and you are a conscientious worker or leader. It’s most likely that you are a leader or in a management position. You have what it takes to be successful as a mediator. You are creative, humble and despite your quirky ways, you are well-liked.

The December 13 zodiac suggests that one of your goals is to be financially comfortable in life. And you will probably achieve that level of accomplishment. When it comes to doing what you do, nobody does it better.

You are awesome, and others flock to bask in your sun. As a Sagittarius birthday person born today, you have a way with people. You like being in the limelight as it fuels your ego. However, you are a private person.

Let’s talk about your family. If today December 13 is your birthday, you love having your friends and family over for dinner or a BBQ. You don’t want to be particularly close but realize that you must keep in touch, after all, it’s family.

From time to time, you may butt heads with a loved one, and this can put a damper on things. However, you remain open to patching things up, or you have no problems with moving on without them. As a parental figure, you will treat your children with a certain amount of leniency to make their own decisions and mistakes. You feel this is great practice for real life.

The December 13th horoscope predicts that when it comes to your eating habits, you eat everything! You don’t concern yourself with nutritional value or health risks. Although in the past, diets did not work for you, today is a new day. There are so many ways to keep fit that doesn’t take much time at all.

Most smartphones are capable of downloading programs. So it’s in the palm of your hand – the power to choose and the power to change. It’s all up to you, Sagittarius. The future of person who born on 13 December can be an exceptional one.

As a career choice, you could be looking at a few options. The December 13 astrology analysis forecasts that you have some qualities or gifts that should be used. For example, your charm and magnetic personality may be best utilized in the service industry or, anywhere you may have an audience. You’re funny, so you can be a stand-up comedian. As the December 13 zodiac sign is Sagittarius, you can find yourselves in the courtroom and well as in front of the camera.

To sum it all up, mainly the December 13 birthday personality is wise and may have a lucky rabbit’s foot in their pocket. You are perhaps eccentric or just a little strange. No wonder, people are attracted to you. You love the attention you get because of it. You are unafraid of change or challenge. You live for it.

As someone born on a December 13th zodiac birthday, you are voted most likely to succeed. You eat what you want and hardly gain a pound. For this, you are envied, but you should be more aware of what goes into your body. It has effects on how you feel and look. The career path of this Sagittarian could be in the service industry as a lawyer, educator, writer or performer. It’s your choice. As someone born on this birthday, you are amazing!

 

Famous People And Celebrities Born On December 13

J Alvarez, Morris Day, Dick Van DykeJamie Foxx, Nene Leaks, Ted Nugent, Taylor Swift

See: Famous Celebrities Born On December 13

This Day That Year – December 13 In History

1983 – Record-setting game between Detroit and Denver; score 186-184.
1993 – The STS-61, space shuttle Endeavor 5, lands.
2010 – A can of soup is discovered after 2,400 years near Xi’an.
2013 – Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa, is taken to Qunu as his burial place.

December 13  Dhanu Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)
December 13 Chinese Zodiac RAT

December 13 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Jupiter, the Planet of Good Luck and Fortune. It represents knowledge, expansive learning, prosperity, and spiritual growth.

December 13 Birthday Symbols

The Archer Is The Symbol For The Sagittarius Zodiac Sign

December 13 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is Death. This card signifies the end of something in your life and the transition into the next phase. The Minor Arcana cards are Ten of Wands and Queen of Pentacles

December 13 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Sagittarius: This relationship will be full of energy and positive vibrations.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Virgo: This match will have its differences.

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December 13 Lucky Numbers

Number 4 – This number symbolizes masculinity, power, balance, hard-work and good health.
Number 7 – This number stands for a thinker who is seeking the truth and is an intellectual by nature.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For December 13 Birthday

Purple: This is a color that symbolizes spirituality, vigor, independence, and extravagance.
Silver: This color stands for a unique presence, sophistication, and articulateness.

Lucky Days For December 13 Birthday

Sunday– This day is ruled by Sun. It stands for well-being, relaxation, sharing, and growth.
Thursday – This day is ruled by planet Jupiter. It represents productive ventures, socializing and interacting with friends and colleagues.

December 13 Birthstone Turquoise

Turquoise is a gemstone that helps balance, positivity, psychic abilities, and purification of mind, body, and soul.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On December 13

Lottery tickets for the Sagittarius man and an exotic vacation for the woman. The December 13 birthday personality love an adventure at any time of the day.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

2021 December 13

Meteors and Auroras over Iceland

Image Credit & Copyright: James Boardman-WoodendAnnotation: Judy Schmidt

Explanation: What’s going on behind that mountain? Quite a bit. First of all, the mountain itself, named Kirkjufell, is quite old and located in western Iceland near the town of Grundarfjörður. In front of the steeply-sloped structure lies a fjord that had just begun to freeze when the above image was taken — in mid-December of 2012. Although quite faint to the unaided eye, the beautiful colors of background aurorae became quite apparent on the 25-second exposure. What makes this image of particular note, though, is that it also captures streaks from the Geminids meteor shower — meteors that might not have been evident were the aurora much brighter. Far in the distance, on the left, is the band of our Milky Way Galaxy, while stars from our local part of the Milky Way appear spread across the background. Tonight the Geminids meteor shower peaks again and may well provide sky enthusiasts with their own memorable visual experiences.

December 13 Daily Correspondence Digest for the Northern Hemisphere’s Moon Phase and Planetary Positions

You can use this link to go forward or backward in time for Moon phase information. If you are curious you can even find out what phase the Moon was in when you or anyone else, you know was on the date the person was born.

From Moongiant.com

The Moon’s current phase for today and tonight is a Waxing Gibbous phase. This phase is when the moon is more than 50% illuminated but not yet a Full Moon. The phase lasts about 7 days with the moon becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon. During a Waxing Gibbous the moon rises in the east in mid-afternoon and is high in the eastern sky at sunset. The moon is then visible through most of the night sky setting a few hours before sunrise. The word Gibbous first appeared in the 14th century and has its roots in the Latin word “gibbosus” meaning humpbacked.

Visit the December 2021 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waxing Gibbous Phase

The Waxing Gibbous on December 13 has an illumination of 73%. This is the percentage of the Moon illuminated by the Sun. The illumination is constantly changing and can vary up to 10% a day. On December 13 the Moon is 9.67 days old. This refers to how many days it has been since the last New Moon. It takes 29.53 days for the Moon to orbit the Earth and go through the lunar cycle of all 8 Moon phases.

The 8 Lunar Phases

There are 8 lunar phases the Moon goes through in its 29.53 days lunar cycle. The 4 major Moon phases are Full Moon, New Moon, First Quarter and Last Quarter. Between these major phases, there are 4 minor ones: the Waxing Crescent, Waxing Gibbous, Waning Gibbous and Waning Crescent. For more info on the Moon Cycle and on each phase check out Wikipedia Lunar Phase page.

Phase Details

Phase: Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 73%
Moon Age: 9.67 days
Moon Angle: 0.50
Moon Distance: 395,363.93 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,256,382.71 km

Useful Moon Resources

13 December Daily Correspondence Digest for the Southern Hemisphere’s Moon Phase and Planetary Positions

You can use this link to go forward or backward in time for Moon phase information. If you are curious you can even find out what phase the Moon was in when you or anyone else, you know was on the date the person was born.

From Moongiant.com

The Moon’s current phase for today and tonight is a Waxing Gibbous phase. This phase is when the moon is more than 50% illuminated but not yet a Full Moon. The phase lasts about 7 days with the moon becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon. During a Waxing Gibbous the moon rises in the east in mid-afternoon and is high in the eastern sky at sunset. The moon is then visible through most of the night sky setting a few hours before sunrise. The word Gibbous first appeared in the 14th century and has its roots in the Latin word “gibbosus” meaning humpbacked.

Visit the December 2021 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waxing Gibbous Phase

The Waxing Gibbous on December 13 has an illumination of 73%. This is the percentage of the Moon illuminated by the Sun. The illumination is constantly changing and can vary up to 10% a day. On December 13 the Moon is 9.67 days old. This refers to how many days it has been since the last New Moon. It takes 29.53 days for the Moon to orbit the Earth and go through the lunar cycle of all 8 Moon phases.

The 8 Lunar Phases

There are 8 lunar phases the Moon goes through in its 29.53 days lunar cycle. The 4 major Moon phases are Full Moon, New Moon, First Quarter and Last Quarter. Between these major phases, there are 4 minor ones: the Waxing Crescent, Waxing Gibbous, Waning Gibbous and Waning Crescent. For more info on the Moon Cycle and on each phase check out Wikipedia Lunar Phase page.

Phase Details

Phase: Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 73%
Moon Age: 9.67 days
Moon Angle: 0.50
Moon Distance: 395,363.93 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,256,382.71 km

Useful Moon Resources

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Southeastern Hemisphere

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 

13 December 2021
06:00 am GMT 5:00 PM AEDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:21 Sagittarius 26
Moon:16 Aries 45
Mercury:29 Sagittarius 13
Venus:25 Capricorn 44
Mars:29 Scorpio 53
Jupiter:27 Aquarius 11
Saturn:10 Aquarius 01
Uranus:11 Taurus 22 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 27
Pluto:25 Capricorn 22
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 38
Mean Lunar Node:00 Gemini 31 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):16 Gemini 23
Chiron:08 Aries 27 Rx
Ceres:01 Gemini 30 Rx
Pallas:12 Pisces 24
Juno:10 Capricorn 13
Vesta:14 Sagittarius 25
Eris:23 Aries 46 Rx

Fire:6
Earth:4
Air:6
Water:3
Cardinal:6
Fixed:4
Mutable:9

Southwestern Hemisphere

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America

13 December 2021
08:00 pm GMT 5:00 PM BRT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:22 Sagittarius 02
Moon:23 Aries 52
Mercury:00 Capricorn 08
Venus:25 Capricorn 52
Mars:00 Sagittarius 18
Jupiter:27 Aquarius 17
Saturn:10 Aquarius 04
Uranus:11 Taurus 21 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 27
Pluto:25 Capricorn 23
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 39
Mean Lunar Node:00 Gemini 30 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):16 Gemini 27
Chiron:08 Aries 27 Rx
Ceres:01 Gemini 23 Rx
Pallas:12 Pisces 31
Juno:10 Capricorn 26
Vesta:14 Sagittarius 44
Eris:23 Aries 45 Rx
Fire:6
Earth:5
Air:6
Water:2
Cardinal:7
Fixed:3
Mutable:9