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Events in History on November 13

  • 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
  • 1565 King Philip II's "Letters out Segovia" reaches Brussels
  • 1565 Pope Pius IV publishes degree Professi fidei

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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)

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1789 Benjamin Franklin writes "Nothing . . . certain but death & taxes"

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin
  • 1839 1st US anti-slavery party, Liberty Party, convenes in NY

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1839 Last bull run in Britain as the Stamford bull run ends after 700 years
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The bridge at Stamford from which bulls were heaved into the river
The bridge at Stamford from which bulls were heaved into the river
  • 1841 James Braid first sees a demonstration of animal magnetism, which leads to his study of the subject he eventually calls hypnosis
  • 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 New Jersey coast with loss of 300
  • 1864 The new Constitution of Greece adopted

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1865 P. T. Barnum's New American museum opens in Bridgeport

Circus Showman and Businessman P. T. Barnum
Circus Showman and Businessman
P. T. Barnum
  • 1865 US issues 1st gold certificates
  • 1868 American Philological Association organized in NY
  • 1875 National Bowling Association organized in NYC
  • 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
  • 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 and 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
  • 1941 U-81 torpedoes British aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal near Gibraltar
  • 1942 Chaotic "sea battle of Friday the 13th" at Guadalcanal
  • 1942 Minimum draft age lowered from 21 to 18 in the US
  • 1945 Australian Services draw 1st Victory Test against India
  • 1946 First artificial snow produced from a natural cloud, Mt Greylock, Massachusetts
  • 1950 US win 1st world championship bridge contest
  • 1950 General Carlos Delgado Chalbaud, President of Venezuela, is assassinated in Caracas
  • 1952 False fingernails 1st sold
  • 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
  • 1959 The Academy of St Martin in the Fields' first professional concert takes place in London
  • 1961 Vladimir Yefimovich Semichastny succeeds Aleksandr Nikolayevich Shelepin as head of the KGB.

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1964 Pope Paul VI gives tiara to poor

Pope Paul VI
Pope
Paul VI
  • 1965 "Yarmouth Castle" burns and 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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1970 US Vice President Spiro Agnew calls TV executives "impudent snobs"

Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew
Vice President of the United States
Spiro Agnew
  • 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

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1979 Ronald Reagan announces his candidacy for US President in NYC

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 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 Veterans Memorial opens in Washington, D.C., featuring the names of over 58,000 US soldiers killed or missing in the Vietnam War
  • 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 in the town of Armero
  • 1986 NASA launches space vehicle S-199
  • 1986 US President Reagan confesses weapon sales to Iran
  • 1987 1st condom commercial on British TV
  • 1990 Oakland's Bob Welch wins AL Cy Young Award
  • 1990 In the seaside town of Aramoana, 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 destroys Dutch Labour party politician Aad Kosto's house in a failed assassination attempt, he survives and in a famous image finds and cuddles his cat
  • 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
  • 2001 US President George W. Bush orders that the Strategic Petroleum Reserve be filled to capacity over the next few years
  • 2002 The oil tanker Prestige sinks off the Galician coast and causes a huge oil spill
  • 2002 Iraq disarmament crisis: Iraq agrees to the terms of the UN Security Council Resolution 1441
  • 2007 An explosion hits the south wing of the House of Representatives of the Philippines in Quezon City, killing four people, including Congressman Wahab Akbar, and wounding six
  • 2008 Germany's economy, Europe's largest , contracts by 0.5% in the third quarter after GDP fell 0.4% in the second quarter, putting it in recession for the first time in five years
  • 2008 Equity research by Deutsche Bank states that Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines should not experience a recession, despite potential harm to economic growth from falling commodity prices and possible weaker exports
  • 2009 The Netherlands officially exits the recession after experiencing 0.4% growth in the third quarter, but recovery for the Netherlands still remains fragile as the country is highly dependent on exports to maintain the recovery
  • 2009 Germany's growth of 0.7% in the third quarter helps lead the Eurozone out of the recession after providing overall growth of 0.4% in the same period, with the whole European Union growing 0.2%, it is reported today
  • 2012 3 Syrian tanks enter the demilitarized zone of Golan Heights
  • 2015 Terror attacks in Paris at 3 locations leave at least 129 dead. Isis claim responsibility.
  • 2017 World's earliest wine-making uncovered from Khramis Didi Gora, Georgia, in clay pots from 6,000BC
  • 2018 Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court blocks President Maithripala Sirisena from dissolving parliament

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2018 Trial of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán begins in New York
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Mexican drug lord Joaquín
Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán in American custody after being extradited to the United States
  • 2018 Four members of a family arrested for the Rhoden family massacre where eight people were shot, south of Columbus, Ohio in 2016
  • 2018 Amazon announces two new corporate outposts at Queens, New York and Arlington, Virginia
  • 2018 Kristine E. Guillaume is named the first black woman to head prestigious Harvard student newspaper "The Crimson"
  • 2019 Venice hit by worse floods for 50 years, due to a very high tide with waves in St Mark's square, killing one resident

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2019 First day of public testimony in Donald Trump's impeachment inquiry held in Washington, D.C.

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

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2019 Bolivian opposition senator Jeanine Áñez assumed interim presidency of Bolivia after Evo Morales resignation

1st Indigenous President of Bolivia Evo Morales
1st Indigenous President of Bolivia
Evo Morales
  • 2019 Rediscovered painting "Lucretia" by female baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi sells for $4.1 million at auction in Paris