December 13: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History


(December 13, 1642)
Abel Tasman, a Dutch navigator, observed South Island, New Zealand, and subsequently believed he had discovered the west coast of a hypothetical southern continent after mistaking the strait north of the island for a harbour. photo source:

(December 13, 1989)
Taylor Swift, a country music singer-songwriter from the United States, was born. photo source:

(Died on December 13, 2018)
Noah Klieger, Holocaust survivor who became an award-winning Israeli journalist (b. 1926).

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