On This Day

December 13, 1920 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • Francis G. Pease's interferometer at Mount Wilson Observatory is the first to measure the diameter of a star - the Betelgeuse
  • League of Nations establishes the International Court of Justice in The Hague
  • Netherland breaks contact with Kingdom of Serbia, Croatia and Slavia

Birthdays in History

  • George P. Schultz, American economist, and statesman (Secretary of State, 1982-89; Secretary of the Treasury, 1972-74), born in New York City (d. 2021)

George P. Shultz

George P. Shultz, American economist, businessman and 60th Secretary of State (1982-89), born in NYC, New York [1]

US Secretary of State George P. Shultz
US Secretary of State
George P. Shultz
  • Kaysone Phomvihane, President of Laos (Pathet Lao) (1991-92), born in Na Seng village, Khanthabouli district (d. 1992)
1920 in History