On This Day in History for November 13

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 110

  • 866 Pope Nicholas I answers the envoys of Boris (Ad consulta vestra)
  • 1002 English king Ethelred II (the 'Unready') launches 'St Brice's Day' massacre of Danish settlers
  • 1553 English Lady Jane Grey and Archbishop Thomas Cranmer accused of high treason

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1565 King Philip II's "Letters out Segovia" reaches Brussels

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
Philip II
  • 1565 Pope Pius IV publishes degree Professi fidei

BattleBattle of Interest

1642 Battle at Turnham Green outside London: King Charles I vs English parliament

King of England Charles I
King of England
Charles I
  • 1673 Prince Willem III/Raimundo earl Montecuccoli conquer Bonn
  • 1715 Battle of Sheriffmuir during Jacobite rebellion. Battle inconclusive but Government forces halt advance of Jacobite army lead by Scottish Earl of Mar
  • 1775 American Revolutionary forces capture Montreal
  • 1781 British troops occupy Negapatam, Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
  • 1789 Ben Franklin writes "Nothing . . . certain but death & taxes"
  • 1839 1st US anti-slavery party, Liberty Party, convenes in NY
  • 1841 James Braid first sees a demonstration of animal magnetism, which leads to his study of the subject he eventually calls hypnosis.
  • 1843 Mt Rainier in Washington State erupts
  • 1849 Peter Burnett elected first governor of California
  • 1851 1st meeting of anti-revolutionary "Netherlands & Orange"
  • 1851 Telegraph connection between London-Paris linked
  • 1851 The Denny Party lands at Alki Point, the first settlers of what would become Seattle, Washington.
  • 1854 "New Era" sinks off NJ coast with loss of 300
  • 1864 The new Constitution of Greece is adopted.
  • 1865 PT Barnum's New American museum opens in Bridgeport
  • 1865 US issues 1st gold certificates
  • 1868 American Philological Association organized in NY
  • 1875 National Bowling Association organized in NYC
  • 1885 Serbian army occupies Bulgaria
  • 1887 Bloody Sunday clashes in central London.
  • 1895 First shipment of canned pineapple from Hawaii
  • 1901 The 1901 Caister Lifeboat Disaster.

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1902 "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad is first published in one volume (previously serialized) by William Blackwood in Edinburgh

Novelist Joseph Conrad
Novelist
Joseph Conrad
  • 1906 C W Gregory out for 383 as NSW make 763 v Queensland
  • 1907 The Conference of Central American States, convoked in response to the war between Honduras and Nicaragua, meets in Washington, D.C. to promote unification
  • 1909 259 miners die in a fire at St Paul Mine at Cherry, Illinois
  • 1909 Ben Simpson of Hamilton Tigers kicks 9 singles in a game
  • 1909 Collier's magazine accuses U.S. Secretary of the Interior Richard Ballinger of questionable dealings in Alaskan coal fields.
  • 1913 1st modern elastic brassiere patented by Mary Phelps Jacob
  • 1916 British offensive at Ancre, Belgium
  • 1916 Prime Minister of Australia Billy Hughes is expelled from the Labor Party over his support for conscription
  • 1918 Prince Friedrich, last reigning Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont, abdicates
  • 1918 Russia cancels Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
  • 1918 Stahlhelm forms (anti communist/Polish/French) in Magdenburg
  • 1920 Hudson River frozen at Albany
  • 1921 US, France, Japan & British Empire sign a Pacific Treaty
  • 1922 Black Renaissance begins Harlem NY
  • 1922 Marc Connelly/George Kaufman's "'49ers" premieres in NYC
  • 1926 Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) uprising in Bantam West Java
  • 1927 New York - New Jersey Holland Tunnel, 1st twin-tube underwater auto tunnel, opens
  • 1930 WA Drake's "Grand Hotel" premieres in NYC
  • 1931 Hattie Caraway (D-AK) appointed first US woman senator
  • 1933 1st modern sit-down strike by Hormel meat packers in Austin, Minnesota
  • 1935 Anti-British riots in Egypt
  • 1938 America's first saint, Mother Frances Cabrini, beatified

  • 1941 German Abweht consults with Chetnikleider Draza Mihailovic
  • 1942 Chaotic "sea battle of Friday the 13th" at Guadalcanal
  • 1942 Minimum draft age lowered from 21 to 18
  • 1945 Australian Services draw 1st Victory Test against India
  • 1946 First artificial snow produced from a natural cloud, Mt Greylock, MA
  • 1950 US win 1st world championship bridge contest
  • 1950 General Carlos Delgado Chalbaud, President of Venezuela, is assassinated in Caracas.
  • 1951 Lefty O'Doul's all-stars, including Joe DiMaggio & Billy Martin, lose 3-1 to Pacific League all-star team (Japan)
  • 1952 False fingernails 1st sold
  • 1953 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 4th String Quartet premieres
  • 1955 1st live telecast from non-contiguous foreign country-Havana Cuba
  • 1955 Argentine general Pedro Aramburu succeeds E Lonardi as president
  • 1956 US Supreme court rules race separation on buses in Alabama unconstitutional
  • 1961 Vladimir Yefimovich Semichastny succeeds Aleksandr Nikolayevich Shelepin as head of the KGB.
  • 1964 Pope Paul VI gives tiara to poor
  • 1965 "Yarmouth Castle" burns & sinks off Bahamas, killing 89
  • 1967 Carl Stokes sworn-in as 1st major city black mayor (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • 1967 NL owners OK AL expansion to Seattle & Kansas City
  • 1968 William Craig, Home Affairs Minister, bans all marches, with the exception of 'customary' parades, in Derry, Northern Ireland; the exception of 'customary' parades meant that Loyalist institutions could parade but civil rights marches could not

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1969 Vice President Spiro Agnew accuses network TV news departments of bias and distortion

Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew
Vice President of the United States
Spiro Agnew
  • 1970 US Vice President Spiro Agnew calls TV executives "impudent snobs"
  • 1971 Mariner 9, 1st to orbit another planet (Mars)
  • 1977 25th Islander shut-out Resch 6-0 Gilles scores on 5th penalty shot
  • 1977 Final Al Capp comic strip of "Li'l Abner" (1934-77)
  • 1978 NASA launches HEAO 2
  • 1979 British newspaper "The Times" resumes publishing after 1 year
  • 1980 US spacecraft Voyager 1 sends back 1st close-up pictures of Saturn

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1981 Ringo Starr releases "Wrack My Brains"

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • 1982 Vietnam War Memorial dedicated in Washington, D.C.
  • 1984 David Levy finds his first comet
  • 1984 Ryne Sandberg wins the NL MVP Award
  • 1985 Dwight Gooden, youngest 20 game winner, wins Cy Young award
  • 1985 Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupts in Colombia, killing 25,000
  • 1986 NASA launches space vehicle S-199
  • 1987 1st condom commercial on British TV
  • 1990 Oakland's Bob Welch wins AL Cy Young Award
  • 1990 In Aramoana, New Zealand, Resident David Gray shoots dead 13 people, in the Aramoana Massacre.
  • 1990 Saudis ask US for rights to bid on SPR (Strategic Petroleum Reserve) crude
  • 1991 Bomb attack on Aad Kosto, Dutch social dem party-asst sec of state
  • 1993 7.1 seaquake east of Kamchatka
  • 1993 Chinese MD82 makes crash landing at Urumqi, 12 killed
  • 1993 Pakistani minister of Foreign affairs Faruk Leghari elected president
  • 1994 Sweden agrees to join European Union
  • 1996 Joel Armengaud discovers 2^1398269 - 1 (35th known Mersenne prime)
  • 1997 Ken Griffey Jr unanimously wins AL MVP
  • 1997 UN pulls out arms inspection teams from Iraq

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2000 Philippine House Speaker Manuel B. Villar, Jr. passes the articles of impeachment against Philippine President Joseph Estrada.

President of the Philippines Joseph Estrada
President of the Philippines
Joseph Estrada
  • 2001 Doha Round: The World Trade Organization ends a four-day ministerial conference in Doha, Qatar.

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2001 War on Terrorism: In the first such act since World War II, US President George W. Bush signs an executive order allowing military tribunals against foreigners suspected of connections to terrorist acts or planned acts on the United States.

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush

Birthdays in History

  • 354 [Christian] Aurelius Augustine, bp of Hippo in Roman Africa

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1312 Edward III, King of England (1327-77) noted for his military success and for restoring royal authority, born in Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England (d. 1377)

King of England Edward III
King of England
Edward III
  • 1486 Johann Eck, German theologian (d. 1543)
  • 1504 Philip I (the Generous), Landgrave of Hesse and important early protestant ruler. (d. 1567)
  • 1559 Albrecht/Albertus, archduke of Austria/cardinal/viceroy of Portugal
  • 1572 Cyril Lucaris, Greek theologian (d. 1638)
  • 1679 Thomas-Philippe d'alsace et de Boussu, South Netherland cardinal
  • 1710 Charles Simon Favart, French dramatist (d. 1792)
  • 1714 William Shenstone, English poet (d. 1763)
  • 1715 Dorothea Erxleben, German, first female medical doctor (d. 1762)

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1732 John Dickinson, American lawyer and Governor of Delaware and Pennsylvania, born in Talbot County, Maryland (d. 1808)

Founding Father of the United States John Dickinson
Founding Father of the United States
John Dickinson
  • 1760 Jiaqing, Emperor of China (d. 1820)
  • 1782 Esaias Tegnér, Swedish writer (d. 1846)
  • 1785 Caroline Lamb, English aristocrat, author (Glenarvon), wife of William Lamb, lover of Lord Byron (d. 1828)
  • 1792 Edward John Trelawney, England, traveler/author (Adv of Younger Son)
  • 1801 Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria, queen of Prussia (d. 1873)
  • 1801 Amalie Auguste of Bavaria, queen of Saxony (d. 1877)
  • 1804 Theophilus Hunter Holmes, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1880)
  • 1809 John AB Dahlgren, US Union lt adm/inventor (Civil war Dahlgren-cannon)
  • 1813 John Wolcott Phelps, American abolitionist, author and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Guilford, Vermont (d. 1885)
  • 1813 Peter II Petrovic Njegos, poet/ruler of Montenegro (1830-51)
  • 1814 Joseph Hooker, American Major General (Union Army), born in Hadley, Massachusetts (d. 1879)
  • 1826 Charles Frederick Worth, English-born couturier (d. 1895)
  • 1834 Ignacio M Altamirano, Mexican author (El Zarco)
  • 1837 James T. Rapier, American politician (d. 1883)
  • 1838 Joseph F Smith, 6th President of Mormon church
  • 1841 Edward Burd Grubb, American Civil War Brevet Brigadier General (d. 1913)
  • 1848 Albert HK, monarch of Monaco (1889-1922)

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1850 Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish author (Treasure Island), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1894)

  • 1856 Louis D Brandeis, Mass, 68th Supreme Court Justice (1916-39)
  • 1856 Louis Brandeis, American lawyer and associate justice on the Supreme Court of the United States, born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1941)
  • 1859 Georg Knorr, German engineer (brake system trains)
  • 1866 Abraham Flexner, American educator (d. 1959)
  • 1869 Helene Stöcker, German feminist, pacifist and publicist (d. 1943)
  • 1869 Ariadna Tyrkova-Williams, Russian feminist (d. 1962)
  • 1878 John C Kielstra, Dutch economist/governor of Suriname (1933-44)
  • 1878 Max Dehn, German mathematician (d. 1952)
  • 1893 Edward A Doisy Sr, US bio-chemist (Vitamin K1, Nobel 1943)
  • 1894 Artur Nebe, German SS officer {d. 1945)
  • 1896 Nobusuke Kishi, premier of Japan (1957-60)
  • 1902 Gustav von Koenigswald, paleontologist (found Pithecanthropus erectus)
  • 1906 Eva Zeisel, American industrial designer, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1907 Josef B Kjellgren, Swedish writer (Guldkedjan)
  • 1907 Lewis Boddington, aerospace engineer
  • 1907 Giovanna of Italy, tsaritsa of Bulgaria (d. 2000)
  • 1908 C. Vann Woodward, American historian (d. 1999)
  • 1909 Paul de Vree, Flemish author (Between Doubt & Tears)
  • 1910 William Bradford Huie, American writer and publisher (d. 1986)
  • 1913 Lon Nol, Cambodian politician (d. 1985)
  • 1915 Howard Cooke, Jamaica, (1991 Mico Gold Medal Award)
  • 1915 Robert Sutton, electronics engineer
  • 1922 Jack Narz, TV gameshow host (Dotto, Video Village), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1923 Arthur Hiller, Canadian director (Love Story), born in Edmonton, Alberta (d. 2016)
  • 1924 Motoo Kimura, Japanese geneticist (d. 1994)
  • 1925 Inez van Dullemen, Dutch author
  • 1926 Harry Hughes, 57th Governor of Maryland
  • 1927 Billy Klüver, American scientist (d. 2004)
  • 1929 Fred Phelps, American pastor
  • 1930 Fred Harris, (Sen-D-Okla)
  • 1930 Nico Scheepmaker, Dutch columnist/poet
  • 1931 Anthony Jacobs, English industrialist (BSM)
  • 1931 Joan Lestor, British MP
  • 1931 John A Manke, US test pilot (HL-10)
  • 1934 Peter Arnett, New Zealand-born American journalist
  • 1935 Thomas Augustine Martin, academic
  • 1935 George Carey, Archbishop of Canterbury, born in The East End, Co. London
  • 1938 Gérald Godin, French Canadian poet and politician (d. 1994)
  • 1941 Eberhard Diepgen, German politician
  • 1943 André-Gilles Fortin, Canadian politician (d. 1977)
  • 1944 Wouter R van Romondt, Dutch/Dutch Antillean cartoonist
  • 1945 John B. Craig, American diplomat
  • 1951 Boaz Vaadia, Israeli-born sculptor who worked in America, born in Gat Rimon (d. 2017)
  • 1953 Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Mexican politician
  • 1953 Waswo_X._Waswo, American Photographer
  • 1954 Scott McNealy, American CEO of Sun Microsystems
  • 1957 Ronald Shusett, author (Project Mankind), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1961 Edwin "Rick" Bakker, Dutch author: Rick's Report, AIDS Diary
  • 1963 Thilo Timothy Newman, writer (Freejack, Alien), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1969 Lori Berenson, American criminal
  • 1969 Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Dutch author
  • 1973 Samantha Riley, Brisbane Australia, breastroker (Oly-2 bronze-92, 96)
  • 1981 Rivkah, American comic book writer and artist

Weddings in History

  • 1160 Marriage of Louis VII of France with Adele of Champagne.

HeartWedding of Interest

1929 Writer E. B. White (30) weds literary editor Katharine Angell (37)

Writer E. B. White
Writer
E. B. White
  • 2004 "The View" co-host Star Jones (42) weds banker Al Reynolds at St. Bartholomew's Church in New York City

Divorces in History


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1922 Architect Frank Lloyd Wright (55) divorces socialite Catherine Tobin after 33 years of marriage


Deaths in History

  • 867 Saint Nicholas I, "the Great", Italian Pope (858-67), dies at 67
  • 1004 Abbo van Fleury, [Floriacensis], French abbott/saint, dies
  • 1093 Malcolm III (Canmore, "Big Head") King of Scots, dies in battle at Alnwick, Northumberland. Historical figure Shakespeare's character based on.
  • 1143 King Fulk of Jerusalem (1131-1143), dies in a hunting accident
  • 1170 Albert I of Brandenburg
  • 1314 Albert II, Margrave of Meissen
  • 1319 Erik VI Menved, king of Denmark (1286-1319), dies
  • 1345 Constance of Penafiel, wife of Pedro I of Portugal (b. 1323)
  • 1359 Ivan II, great ruler of Moscow & Vladimir, dies
  • 1460 Henry the Navigator, prince of Portugal, dies at 66
  • 1606 Geronimo Mercuriali, Italian philologist and physician (b. 1530)
  • 1619 Ludovico Carracci, Italian painter (b. 1555)
  • 1620 Louise de Coligny, French 4th wife of Willem of Orange, dies at 65
  • 1650 Thomas May, English poet and historian (b. 1595)
  • 1687 Nell [Eleanor] Gwyn, mistress of Charles II of England, dies at 37
  • 1689 Philipp von Zesen, German poet and historian (Bescheibung of Amsterdam), dies at 70

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1770 George Grenville, British Prime Minister (1763-65) who introduced the Stamp Act to the colonies in America, dies at 58

British Prime Minister George Grenville
British Prime Minister
George Grenville
  • 1779 Thomas Chippendale, English furniture maker, dies at 61
  • 1829 Sam Patch, loses his live in a 125' dive into Genesse Falls
  • 1849 William Etty, English painter best known for paintings of nudes, dies at 62
  • 1862 Ludwig Uhland, writer, dies at 75
  • 1863 Carnot Posey, Confederate brig-generaal, dies at 50
  • 1867 Adolphe Napoleon Didron, French archaeologist (b. 1806)
  • 1893 Arnaud-Michel d'Abbadie, French explorer (Ethiopia), dies at 78
  • 1903 Wilhelm von Polenz, German author (Country of Zukunft), dies

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1903 Camille Pissarro, Danish Antillean and French Impressionist painter, dies at 73

  • 1909 Aeneas Mackay, Dutch Internal minister (ARP)/Colonization, dies at 70
  • 1917 Emile Durkheim, French sociologist (Le suicide), dies
  • 1918 Marten Baersma, [MH Bottema], Fries author, dies at 28
  • 1928 Abraham M "Mark" Lidzbarski, Polish/German orientalist, dies at 60
  • 1942 Daniel J. Callaghan, US Admiral (Medal of Honor) dies during the Battle of Guadalcanal at 52
  • 1942 Douglas H Fox, US captain of destroyer Barton, dies in battle
  • 1942 Norman Scott, US admiral (at Guadalcanal), dies
  • 1944 Wang Tjing-Wei, premier China (1932-35), dies
  • 1958 Bart A van der Leck, Dutch painter (Style), dies at 81
  • 1961 Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle, Jr., American diplomat (b. 1897)
  • 1963 Margaret Murray, English anthropologist and Egyptologist (b. 1863)

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1973 Elsa Schiaparelli, Italian fashion designer, dies at 77

Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli
Fashion Designer
Elsa Schiaparelli
  • 1974 Karen Silkwood, killed in a car crash under suspicious circumstances
  • 1975 Olga Berggolts, Russian poet (b. 1910)
  • 1977 Ingrid Schubert, German terrorist (b. 1944)
  • 1979 Dimitris Psathas, Greek playwright (b. 1907)
  • 1982 Babette Deutsch, US poet (Honey out of the Rock), dies at 87
  • 1982 Hugues Lapointe, Canadian politician, lieutenant governor of Quebec (b. 1911)
  • 1984 ML de Braauw, esquire/DS'70-minister of Wetenschapsbeleid, dies at 59
  • 1985 George Robert Vincent, American sound recording pioneer (b. 1898)
  • 1986 Rolando Olalia, Philippines worker's union leader, murdered
  • 1990 Charlie Carpenter, dies at 77
  • 1991 Ad Kosto, Dutch state secretary (PvdA), assassinated by bomb
  • 1991 Hanson Baldwin, US military historian, dies at 88
  • 1992 Alan Balsam, US movie editor (Divine Madness), dies
  • 1992 Gregory Markopoulos, German/US director (Iliac Passion, Bliss), dies at 61
  • 1992 Lucrecia Perez, Dominicans in Spain (Racist Murder), dies at 33
  • 1993 Jose Toirkens, journalist (Slogan, NRC), dies at 48
  • 1994 Frank Singleton, librarian, dies at 67
  • 1994 Joseph H. Hazen, US Lawyer/producer/VP (Warner Bros), dies at 96
  • 1994 Lewis Bingham Keeble, town Planner, dies at 79
  • 1994 Motoo Kimura, Japanese geneticist (b. 1924)
  • 1996 Kenneth Watkins, woodland conservationist, dies at 86
  • 1996 Swami Rama, Himalayan yoga master (b. 1925)
  • 1997 William John Elwyn Davies, painter, dies at 80
  • 1997 Dawud M. Mu'Min, American murderer (b. 1953)
  • 1998 Michel Trudeau, Canadian outdoorsman, son of Pierre Trudeau (b. 1975)
  • 2002 Rishikesh Shaha, Nepalese politician and writer (b. 1925)
  • 2004 Thomas Foglietta, American politician (b. 1928)
  • 2005 Vine Deloria, Jr., Native American author, theologian, historian, and activist (b. 1933)
  • 2007 Wahab Akbar, Filipino politician and Congressman (b. 1960)
  • 2007 Monty Westmore, American make-up artist. (b. 1923)
  • 2010 Allan Sandage, American astronomer (b. 1926)
  • 2013 Hans-Jürgen Heise, German writer, dies at 83