On This Day 13 December

Important Days

Important Events

1636 – The Massachusetts Bay Colony organizes three militia regiments to defend the colony against the Pequot Indians. This organization is recognized today as the founding of the National Guard of the United States.

1977 – Air Indiana Flight 216 crashes near Evansville Regional Airport, killing 29, including the University of Evansville basketball team, support staff, and boosters of the team.

2001 – Sansad Bhavan, the building housing the Indian Parliament, is attacked by terrorists. Twelve people are killed, including the terrorists.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1940 – Sanjaya Lall, Indian economist and academic (d. 2005)

1954 – Harsh Vardhan, Indian otolaryngologist and politician, Indian Minister of Science and Technology

Death/ Death Anniversary

1986 – Smita Patil, Indian actress and journalist (b. 1955)