What Happened on December 13, 2017

Historical Events

  • Democratic Republic of Congo jails for life 11 militiamen for raping 40 children, including a local MP
  • Online dictionary Merriam-Webster's most searched word of the year is Feminism
  • Prehistoric bones of a penguin as tall as a human (1.77m) found on Otago beach, New Zealand, reported in "Nature Communications"

Important Vote

Prime Minister Theresa May's UK Conservative government loses key vote in Parliament for an amendment to allow MPs to vote on Brexit

Film & TV History

Salma Hayek accuses Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and threatening to kill her

  • Scientists begin checking interstellar asteroid Oumuamua for signs of alien technology through radio signals (later studies conclude it a piece of sliced off planet)

Famous Deaths

  • Bette Howland [Lee Sotonoff], American writer and literary critic (Blue in Chicago, The iron year), dies from multiple sclerosis and dementia at 80
  • Tommy Nobis, American football linebacker (Atlanta Falcons), dies at 74
  • Warrel Dane, American singer (Nevermore -"Enemies of Reality"), dies of a heart attack at 56
2017 Highlights

About December 13, 2017

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 4 years, 11 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Sagittarius

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