On This Day

November 2013 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 3 8 people are killed and 10 are injured after a turboprop plane crashes in northern Bolivia
  • Nov 3 6 people are killed after an overcrowded ferry sinks in Pattaya, Thailand
  • Nov 5 4 people are killed after a 4-story building under construction collapses in Lagos, Nigeria
  • Nov 5 Bill de Blasio is elected New York City Mayor
  • Nov 6 8 people are killed and 50 are injured by a suicide bombing in Damascus, Syria
  • Nov 6 15 people are killed after a suicide bombing in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Nov 8 11 people are killed in a car park bombing in Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Nov 8 At least 6,000 people are killed after Typhoon Haiyan, tied with Typhoon Meranti as being the strongest storm ever recorded at landfall, hits the Philippines
  • Nov 9 8 people are killed by a gunman in Cali, Columbia
  • Nov 11 4 people are killed and 8 are injured after a building catches fire in Mumbai, India
  • Nov 11 100 people are killed in a tropical cyclone in the Puntland region, Somalia

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Nov 14 Boston gangster Whitey Bulger is sentenced to two consecutive life terms plus five years for his crimes

Gangster Whitey Bulger
Gangster
Whitey Bulger
  • Nov 15 5 people are killed and 10 are injured after a train derails in Nashik, India
  • Nov 15 Sony launches the Playstation Four, selling one million units on the first day
  • Nov 17 50 people are killed after a Boeing 737 aircraft crashes in Kazan, Russia
  • Nov 17 Abdulla Yameen becomes the President of the Maldives
  • Nov 17 Giorgi Margvelashvili becomes the President of Georgia
  • Nov 18 20 people are killed after a train collides with a minibus in Cairo, Egypt
  • Nov 19 23 people are killed by a suicide bombing attack on the Iranian Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon

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Nov 20 Ben Bradlee is presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony

Journalist Ben Bradlee
Journalist
Ben Bradlee

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Nov 20 US President Barack Obama posthumously awards civil rights activist Bayard Rustin the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Civil Rights Activist Bayard Rustin
Civil Rights Activist
Bayard Rustin
44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • Nov 21 31 people are killed by a truck bomb in northeaster Iraq
  • Nov 21 The Alabama parole board grants posthumous pardons to three members of the Scottsboro boys
  • Nov 21 54 people are killed after the roof of a supermarket collapses in Riga, Latvia
  • Nov 25 17 people are killed and 37 are wounded in a cafe bombing in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Nov 27 Greece becomes the first developed market to be demoted into an emerging market by the MSCI index

Weddings in History

  • Nov 2 'N Sync founding member Chris Kirkpatrick (42) weds his girlfriend Karly Skladany in Orlando, Florida
  • Nov 2 "Smash" actress Megan Hilty (32) weds Brian Gallagher at a chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada

Divorces in History


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Nov 20 Business magnate Rupert Murdoch (82) divorces Wendi Deng (44) due to irreconcilable differences after 13 years of marriage

Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch
Media Mogul
Rupert Murdoch

Deaths in History

  • Nov 11 Eddie McGrady, Northern Irish politician (SDLP) unseated Enoch Powell, dies at 78
  • Nov 12 Aleksandr Serebrov, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz T-7, T-8, TM-8, TM-17), dies at 69
  • Nov 13 Hans-Jürgen Heise, German writer, dies at 83
  • Nov 16 Chris Argyris, American business theorist and educator, dies at 90
  • Nov 17 Doris Lessing, Iranian novelist and Nobel laureate (Adore, Memoirs of a Survivor, Golden Notebook), dies at 94
  • Nov 17 Omprakash Valmiki, Indian Dalit writer and poet (Joothan), dies of stomach cancer at 63
  • Nov 19 Frederick Sanger, British biochemist (Sanger sequencing, Nobel Prize 1958, 1980), dies at 95
  • Nov 19 Charlotte Zolotow, American author and publisher of children's books (When the Wind Stops), dies at 98
  • Nov 20 Peter Griffiths, British politician (C), controversially won his seat (1964), dies at 85
  • Nov 20 Sylvia Browne, American author and self-proclaimed medium dubbed "America's most controversial psychic," dies at 77
  • Nov 28 Mitja Ribičič, Yugoslavian Prime Minister, dies at 94
  • Nov 30 Paul Crouch, American televangelist (Trinity Broadcasting Network), dies at 79
  • Nov 30 John Zochonis, British industrialist (PZ Cussons) and philanthropist, dies at 84