What happened this day in history November 13

What are the important events that happened on November 13? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

November 13: Facts & Myths About This Day

November 13 is the 318th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 48 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 31, 2020 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,605,225,600 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectadecaoctagon’ day.

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Scorpio is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 91 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,884 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 13 Historical Events

  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: Patriot revolutionary forces under Gen. Richard Montgomery attack Montreal, Quebec, defended by British General Guy Carleton.
  • 1851
    The Denny Party lands at Alki Point, before moving to the other side of Elliot Bay to what would become Seattle, Washington.
  • 1950
    General Carlos Delgado Chalbaud, President of Venezuela, is assassinated in Caracas.
  • 1956
    The United States Supreme Court declares Alabama laws requiring segregated buses illegal, thus ending the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
  • 1971
    The American space probe, Mariner 9, becomes the first spacecraft to orbit another planet successfully, swinging into its planned trajectory around Mars.
  • 1982
    Ray Mancini defeats Duk Koo Kim in a boxing match held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kim’s subsequent death (on November 17) leads to significant changes in the sport.
  • 1982
    The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C. after a march to its site by thousands of Vietnam War veterans.
  • 1992
    The High Court of Australia rules in Dietrich v The Queen that although there is no absolute right to have publicly funded counsel, in most circumstances a judge should grant any request for an adjournment or stay when an accused is unrepresented.
  • 2000
    Philippine House Speaker Manuel B. Villar, Jr. passes the articles of impeachment against Philippine President Joseph Estrada.
  • 2002
    Iraq disarmament crisis: Iraq agrees to the terms of the UN Security Council Resolution 1441.

Who were born on November 13?

  • 1869
    Helene Stöcker, German feminist, pacifist and publicist (d. 1943)
  • 1928
    Steve Bilko, American baseball player (d. 1978)
  • 1945
    Masahiro Hasemi, Japanese racing driver
  • 1951
    Pini Gershon, Israeli basketball coach
  • 1956
    Ginger Alden, American actress
  • 1957
    Stephen Baxter, English author
  • 1967
    Jimmy Kimmel, American comedian and talk-show host
  • 1975
    Ivica Dragutinović, Serbian footballer
  • 1979
    Metta World Peace, American basketball player
  • 1985
    Asdrúbal Cabrera, Venezuelan baseball player

Who died on November 13?

  • 1606
    Geronimo Mercuriali, Italian philologist and physician (b. 1530)
  • 1942
    Daniel J. Callaghan, United States Naval Officer (b. 1890)
  • 1961
    Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle, Jr., American diplomat (b. 1897)
  • 1973
    Lila Lee, American actress (b. 1901)
  • 1975
    Olga Berggolts, Russian poet (b. 1910)
  • 1988
    Jaromír Vejvoda, Czech composer (b. 1902)
  • 1990
    Stewart Graeme Guthrie, New Zealand Police officer (b.1948)
  • 1997
    André Boucourechliev, French composer (b. 1925)
  • 2010
    Allan Sandage, American astronomer (b. 1926)
  • 2010
    Luis García Berlanga, Spanish filmmaker (b. 1921)

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