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 317th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 48 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 31, 2019 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 26,226,720 minutes 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 ‘trihectadecaheptagon’ 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 73 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 2,518 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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November 13 Historical Events
English king Æthelred II orders the killing of all Danes in England, known today as the St. Brice’s Day massacre.
American Revolutionary War: Patriot revolutionary forces under Gen. Richard Montgomery attack Montreal, Quebec, defended by British General Guy Carleton.
James Braid first sees a demonstration of animal magnetism, which leads to his study of the subject he eventually calls hypnotism.
World War II: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal – U.S. and Japanese ships engage in an intense, close-quarters surface naval engagement during the Battle of Guadalcanal.
In response to Fatah raids against Israelis near the West Bank border, Israel launches an attack on the village of As-Samu.
Vietnam War: Anti-war protesters in Washington, D.C. stage a symbolic March Against Death.
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.
In Aramoana, New Zealand, David Gray shoots dead 13 people, in what becomes known as the Aramoana Massacre.
A truck-bomb explodes outside of a US-operated Saudi Arabian National Guard training center in Riyadh, killing five Americans and two Indians. A group called the Islamic Movement for Change claims responsibility.
The oil tanker Prestige sinks off the Galician coast and causes a huge oil spill.
Who were born on November 13?
Jan Zach, Czech composer and musician (d. 1773)
Leon Leonwood Bean, American inventor, author, outdoor enthusiast, founder of L.L.Bean (d. 1967)
Garry Marshall, American producer, director, writer, and actor
Dack Rambo, American actor (d. 1994)
Eberhard Diepgen, German politician
Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Mexican politician
Steve Wong Ka-Keung, Hong Kong musician (Beyond)
Nikolai Fraiture, American bassist (The Strokes)
Ryan Bertin, American amateur wrestler
Marlene DeOliveira, Portuguese-American superstar and avid SkyMiles collector
Who died on November 13?
King Malcolm III of Scotland (b. 1041)
Albert II, Margrave of Meissen (b. 1240)
Geronimo Mercuriali, Italian philologist and physician (b. 1530)
Adolphe Napoleon Didron, French archaeologist (b. 1806)
Lila Lee, American actress (b. 1901)
Hugues Lapointe, Canadian politician (b. 1911)
André Boucourechliev, French composer (b. 1925)
Eddie Guerrero, American/Mexican professional wrestler (b. 1967)
Vine Deloria, Jr., Native American author, theologian, historian, and activist (b. 1933)
Wahab Akbar, Filipino politician and Congressman (b. 1960)
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