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On This Day In History for December 13, 2017
This is the 347th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 18 days remaining in 2017.
- It was on this date in 1577, that Sir Francis Drake sets sail from Plymouth, England, on his round-the-world voyage.
- It was 89 years ago today, that George Gershwin’s An American in Paris is first performed.
- Also on December 13, 1962, NASA launches Relay 1, the first active repeater communications satellite in orbit.
- Also today in 1972, Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt begin the third and final extra-vehicular activity (EVA) or “Moonwalk” of Apollo 17. To date they are the last humans to set foot on the Moon.
Happy birthday goes out on this date to:
- English chemist and academic, Robert Plot, born on this date in 1640.
- Born December 13, 1662, Italian astronomer and philosopher Francesco Bianchini.
- Franz Aepinus, the German astronomer and philosopher was born 293 years ago today.
- Born December 13, 1780, German chemist, invented the Döbereiner’s lamp Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner.
- Werner von Siemens, German engineer and businessman, founded Siemens was born on that same date in 1816.
- 16th First Lady of the United States, Mary Todd Lincoln was born 199 years ago today.
- Danish feminist, novelist and telegraphist, Mathilde Fibiger, born on this date in 1830.
- Kristian Birkeland, the Norwegian physicist and author was born 150 years ago today.
- American mathematician, Annie Dale Biddle Andrews was born 132 years ago today.
- Born December 13, 1887, Hungarian-American mathematician and academic George Pólya.
- American actor, singer, and dancer, Dick Van Dyke, born on this date in 1925.
- Also turning 88 today is Canadian actor and producer Christopher Plummer.
- Also born on that same date in 1948, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor, Ted Nugent.
- American actor, Jamie Foxx, born on this date in 1967.
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- 20 – Phil Burchill 42 this year (2015)! Ten years of listening to Technorama!
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- 22 – Luke “Chuck’s Stalker” Smith (2000)
- 22 – Jason Pelloni, Tampa, FL
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And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for December 13, 2017
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