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Top 10 December 13 facts that will blow your mind.

  1. In 2038, we will have another Y2K-style software issue with dates, as 32 bit software can't represent time past Tuesday, 19 January 2038. Times beyond that will be stored internally as a negative number, which these systems will interpret as Friday, 13 December 1901

  2. 112 people died during the Hoover Dam project. The first was J. G. Tierney, a surveyor who drowned on December 20, 1922. His son, Patrick W. Tierney, was the last man to die working on the dam, 13 years to the day later.

  3. On December 13, 1977, the entire University of Evansville basketball team was killed in a plane crash, except 1 member who did not make the flight. 2 weeks later, that member was killed by a drunk driver, leaving no sole survivor of the 1977 basketball team

  4. George Washington celebrated the victory over the British in the second Battle of Saratoga by declaring December 18th, 1777, a day of Thanksgiving.

  5. The Second Continental Congress met at a variety of locations during its existence. It met in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from May 10th, 1775 to December 12th, 1776. It met in Baltimore, Maryland from December 20th, 1776 to March 4th, 1777. It met in Philadelphia from March 5th, 1777 to September 18th, 1777. It met in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on one day only on September 27th, 1777. It met in York, Pennsylvania from September 30th, 1777 to June 27th, 1778. It met in Philadelphia from July 2nd, 1778 until March 1st, 1781.

  6. About the 2038 problem. A technological glitch that after 03:14:07 UTC, January 19, 2038, clocks on various devices will revert back to December 13, 1901.

  7. The Delaware Colony became a state on December 7th, 1787.

  8. The first death during construction of Hoover Dam was of J. G. Tierney on December 20, 1922, and the last death on the project is of Patrick Tierney, the son of J. G. Tierney on December 20, 1935, same date 13 years apart.

  9. The result of the First Continental Congress was to pass and sign the Continental Association in the Declaration and Resolves. The Continental Association called for a boycott of British goods, which would come into effect in December of that same year.

  10. Year 2038 will face the same issue as the Y2K problem on digital systems. The latest time it can represent is 03:14:07 on Tuesday, 19 January 2038 and will follow by 13 December 1901 at 20:45:52

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About the "year 2038 problem" wich relates to representing time in many digital systems as numbers of seconds passed since 1 January 1970 and storing it as a 32-bit integer. On 19 january 2038 the capacity of 32-bit is reached and the date switches back to 13 December 1901.

Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey all became states in December, 1787, and New York became a state in July of 1788.

The Pennsylvania Colony became a U.S. state on December 12th, 1787.

The New Jersey Colony became the 3rd U.S. state of the original 13 colonies on December 18th, 1787.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs premiered December 21, 1937, just 2 months after The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien (which prominently features 13 dwarves) was published.

The Year 2038 problem, where systems that wrap their UNIX time counters and storing it as 32-bit signed integer will reach its maximum capacity (2,147,483,647 seconds after 1 January 1970), the number will wrap around to become -2147483647 and will mean 13 December 1901 on these systems

On 20 December 1984 a 13-trailer goods train carrying over 1,000,000 litres of petrol derailed in a tunnel in Yorkshire, causing a fire that lasted two days; there were no casualties among the train's crew or the fire services responding to the incident

Santa Claus Indiana is the only town with such a name and because of that fact, they receive over 400,000 pieces of mail in the month of December. That is over 30x the monthly average of 13,000 pieces of mail. Also, Jay Cutler (NFL QB) was born there.

At 03:14 UTC on Tuesday, 19 January 2038, 32 bit computer systems will not be able to calculate the date and time beyond that and will reset to 13 December 1901. There is no universal fix.

The largest pizza to win the Guinness World Record was named “Ottavia” after the first Roman emperor Octavian Augustus, it had a total surface area of 1,261.65 m² (13,580.28 ft²) and was prepared by NIP food in Rome, Italy on December 13th 2012. It was also 100% gluten free.

The first African American governor, named Pinckney Pinchback, was elected in Louisiana and only served for 15 days, from December 29, 1872, to January 13, 1873.

The highest-scoring regular season game is the triple-overtime game between the Detroit Pistons and the Denver Nuggets on December 13, 1983. The two teams combined to score 370 points, with the Pistons defeating the Nuggets 186–184.

Dan Evans (British tennis player) has been buying his own $13 white t-shirts after being dropped by Nike in December. Earlier in January he made his first ATP final and today made it into the last 16 of the Australian Open.

Björk's self-titled debut was recorded and released in Iceland in December 1977. She'd just turned 13.

What Important Events Happened on December 13?

On this day, December 15, 1973, the American Psychiatric Association Voted 13-0 to remove homosexuality from its official list of psychiatric disorders.

During WW II a half of U.S. army soldiers have thinked all the Japanese (regardless of soldier or civilian) must be killed without leaving. The 13% of U.S. nationals have hoped to murder all the Japanese in a public opinion survey on December 1944. According to Japanese Wikipedia.

Jamie Foxx was born on December 13, 1967 in United states. he is a gifted singer, humorist, and actor, Academy Award victor Jamie Foxx

Donal Trump is accused of raping a 13 year old girl back in 1994, and that an actual court date has been scheduled for the 16th of December 2016.

Donal Trump is accused of raping a 13 year old girl back in 1994, and that an actual court date has been scheduled for the 16th of December

"Dating Relationship Love Chat Friendship Wedding" article of the day for December 13, 2016

The first death involved in creating the Hoover Dam occurred on December 20th, 1922. The last death occurred exactly 13 years later on December 20th, 1935. The two men were father and son respectively.

On December 14th 2012, the network security blog SecurityMatters reported that a 13-year-old student from Philippines was murdered for replying to a Facebook post with the word “wew.”

The Year 2038 problem, which will make 32-bit clocks reset to December 13, 1901 on January 19, 2038.

Every year the swedish city of Gälve puts up a giant Goat at the beginning of Advent, which is famous for being the target of arson attacks during December. It only survived 13 times since 1966.