Wednesday 13 December 2017, 18:47:06
13 December 1048
: Al-Bīrūnī, Persian polymath, dies in Ghazni in modern day Afghanistan at age 75.
13 December 1250
: Frederick II, Holy Roman emperor, dies at the Castel Fiorentino in Apulia, Italy at age 55.
13 December 1466
: Donatello, Italian Renaissance sculptor, dies in Florence at age 80.
13 December 1545
: Pope Paul III opens the Council of Trent, lasting until 1563, to discuss Protestantism and Counter Reformation in today's Trento in Italy.
13 December 1797
: Heinrich Heine, German poet, is born in Düsseldorf.
13 December 1816
: Werner von Siemens, German inventor and industrialist, is born in Lenthe.
13 December 1998
: At 20:25 GMT the International Space Station comes into being as the space shuttle Endeavour undocks from the modules Unity and Zarya.
13 December 2000
: With a difference of 327 votes in Florida, followed by weeks of debate and recounts, the American presidential election is decided in court as Bush v. Gore
13 December 2006
: The Person of the Year
according to Time magazine is “you”, the usually anonymous individual contributing content to the Web 2.0.
within you. Waste no time
and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that
there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only
in giving. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour
on others without getting a few drops on yourself. ~ Og Mandino, motivational speaker