On This Day

What Happened on November 13, 1856

Historical Events


UKPalace of Westminster

The Great Bell of Big Ben first chimes at the foot of the still unfinished clock tower outside the Palace of Westminster [1]

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The Palace of Westminster, London
The Palace of Westminster, London
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Famous Birthdays

  • Louis Brandeis, American lawyer and associate justice on the Supreme Court of the United States, born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1941)
  • Sigwart Aspestrand, Norwegian composer, born in Fredrikshald, Norway (d. 1941)
1856 Highlights

About November 13, 1856

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 164 years, 8 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Scorpio