DECEMBER 13 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1642 – Abel Tasman reached New Zealand on the 13th December 1642.

1954Steve Forbert the American pop music singer-songwriter was born Samuel Stephen Forbert  on the 13th December 1954. Steve Forbert is best known for his 1979 song Romeo’s Tune which reached No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1980. Steve Forbert’s official website: www.SteveForbert.com | YouTube video: Romeo’s Tune – Steve Forbert (1979)…

1962 – NASA Relay 1 was launched on the 13th December 1962, becoming the 1st active repeater communications satellite in orbit.

1972 – Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt began the 3rd and final Extra-vehicular activity (EVA) or “Moonwalk” of Apollo 17 on the 13th December 1972, becoming the last humans to set foot on the Moon.

2003 – Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was captured near his home town of Tikrit    on the 13th December 2003, during Operation Red Dawn.

…to be continued

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