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 2024 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, 2024 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 28,857,600 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 ‘trihectadecaoctagon’ day.

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 77 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 4,345 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 13 Historical Events

  • 1002
    English king Æthelred II orders the killing of all Danes in England, known today as the St. Brice’s Day massacre.
  • 1841
    James Braid first sees a demonstration of animal magnetism, which leads to his study of the subject he eventually calls hypnotism.
  • 1864
    The new Constitution of Greece is adopted.
  • 1916
    Prime Minister of Australia Billy Hughes is expelled from the Labor Party over his support for conscription.
  • 1927
    The Holland Tunnel opens to traffic as the first Hudson River vehicle tunnel linking New Jersey to New York City.
  • 1954
    Great Britain defeats France to capture the first ever Rugby League World Cup in Paris in front of around 30,000 spectators.
  • 1956
    The United States Supreme Court declares Alabama laws requiring segregated buses illegal, thus ending the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
  • 1970
    Bhola cyclone: A 150-mph tropical cyclone hits the densely populated Ganges Delta region of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), killing an estimated 500,000 people in one night. This is regarded as the 20th century’s worst natural disaster.
  • 2002
    The oil tanker Prestige sinks off the Galician coast and causes a huge oil spill.
  • 2007
    The Russian Federation officially withdraws from the Soviet-era Batumi military base, Georgia.

Who were born on November 13?

  • 1732
    John Dickinson, American lawyer and Governor of Delaware and Pennsylvania (d. 1808)
  • 1869
    Ariadna Tyrkova-Williams, Russian feminist (d. 1962)
  • 1927
    Billy Klüver, American scientist (d. 2004)
  • 1935
    Tom Atkins, American actor
  • 1941
    Eberhard Diepgen, German politician
  • 1953
    Tracy Scoggins, American actress
  • 1974
    Joe Principe, American bassist, Rise Against
  • 1976
    Kelly Sotherton, English heptathlete
  • 1986
    Marlene DeOliveira, Portuguese-American superstar and avid SkyMiles collector
  • 1987
    Dana Vollmer, American swimmer

Who died on November 13?

  • 1093
    King Malcolm III of Scotland (b. 1041)
  • 1359
    Ivan II of Russia, Grand Prince of Moscow (b. 1326)
  • 1460
    Prince Henry the Navigator, Portuguese patron of exploration (b. 1394)
  • 1726
    Princess Sophia Dorothea of Celle (b. 1666)
  • 1929
    Princess Viktoria of Prussia (b. 1866)
  • 1977
    Ingrid Schubert, German terrorist (b. 1944)
  • 1986
    Thierry Le Luron, French humourist (b. 1952)
  • 1988
    Jaromír Vejvoda, Czech composer (b. 1902)
  • 1990
    Stewart Graeme Guthrie, New Zealand Police officer (b.1948)
  • 2004
    Thomas Foglietta, American politician (b. 1928)

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