On This Day in History for December 13 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 130 of 130

  • 1988 Arafat addresses UN in Geneva
  • 1989 The last issue of Gnistan (The Spark), the organ of the Solidaritetspartiet, is published in Sweden.
  • 1990 Heavy earthquake strikes Sicily, 18 die

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1990 South African President F. W. de Klerk meets with Nelson Mandela to talk of end of apartheid

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk
  • 1990 US Secretary of State Baker questions Iraq's seriousness about Middle East peace
  • 1991 Both Koreas sign an accord calling for reconcilliation
  • 1991 NY assembly speaker Mel Miller is convicted of federal mail fraud
  • 1992 FCC fines Infinity Broadcasting $600,000
  • 1993 Deadline for Israeli troop withdrawal from Gaza, they don't
  • 1993 Dow Jones hits record 3764.43
  • 1993 Fire in textile factory in Fuzjou China, 60 killed
  • 1993 Space shuttle STS-61 (Endeavour 5), lands
  • 1994 American Eagle commuter plane crashes in NC, killing 15
  • 1995 US Federal Court votes that Cable companies must carry local stations
  • 1996 Kofi Annan is elected as Secretary-General of the United Nations.
  • 2000 The "Texas 7" escape from the John Connally Unit near Kenedy, Texas later going on a crime spree and killing police officer Aubrey Hawkins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2000 American Vice President Al Gore delivers his concession speech effectively ending his hopes of becoming the 43rd President of the United States.

45th Vice President of the United States Al Gore
45th Vice President of the United States
Al Gore
  • 2001 the Indian Parliament Sansad is attacked by terrorists. 15 people are killed, including all the terrorists.
  • 2002 Enlargement of the European Union: 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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • 2004 Former Chilean dictator, General Augusto Pinochet is put under house arrest, after being sued under accusations over 9 kidnapping actions and manslaughter. The house arrest is lifted the same day on appeal.
  • 2006 The Baiji, or Chinese River Dolphin, announced as extinct.
  • 2012 A car bombing in Qatana, outside Damascus, kills 16 people and injures 12
  • 2012 Japan scrambles fighter jets in response to a Chinese plane in the Senkaku Islands dispute
  • 2014 Divisions emerge between rich and poor nations at the UN climate change talks in Peru
  • 2014 A civil rights protest march in Washington, D.C. takes place, against the police killing of unarmed black men
  • 2014 The British Government announces it will send hundreds of troops to Iraq, to train Iraqi and Kurdish forces in the conflict with Islamic State
  • 2014 Two US soldiers killed in a Taliban bombing of a NATO convoy in Kabul
  • 2014 Fatou Bensouda, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, criticizes UN Security Council for its lack of action over war crimes in the Darfur region of Sudan
  • 2016 UN claims 82 civilians have been summary executed in Aleppo by pro-government forces

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