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 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

  • 1002
    English king Æthelred II orders the killing of all Danes in England, known today as the St. Brice’s Day massacre.
  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: Patriot revolutionary forces under Gen. Richard Montgomery attack Montreal, Quebec, defended by British General Guy Carleton.
  • 1841
    James Braid first sees a demonstration of animal magnetism, which leads to his study of the subject he eventually calls hypnotism.
  • 1942
    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.
  • 1966
    In response to Fatah raids against Israelis near the West Bank border, Israel launches an attack on the village of As-Samu.
  • 1969
    Vietnam War: Anti-war protesters in Washington, D.C. stage a symbolic March Against Death.
  • 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.
  • 1990
    In Aramoana, New Zealand, David Gray shoots dead 13 people, in what becomes known as the Aramoana Massacre.
  • 1995
    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.
  • 2002
    The oil tanker Prestige sinks off the Galician coast and causes a huge oil spill.

Who were born on November 13?

  • 1699
    Jan Zach, Czech composer and musician (d. 1773)
  • 1872
    Leon Leonwood Bean, American inventor, author, outdoor enthusiast, founder of L.L.Bean (d. 1967)
  • 1934
    Garry Marshall, American producer, director, writer, and actor
  • 1941
    Dack Rambo, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1941
    Eberhard Diepgen, German politician
  • 1953
    Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Mexican politician
  • 1964
    Steve Wong Ka-Keung, Hong Kong musician (Beyond)
  • 1978
    Nikolai Fraiture, American bassist (The Strokes)
  • 1981
    Ryan Bertin, American amateur wrestler
  • 1986
    Marlene DeOliveira, Portuguese-American superstar and avid SkyMiles collector

Who died on November 13?

  • 1093
    King Malcolm III of Scotland (b. 1041)
  • 1314
    Albert II, Margrave of Meissen (b. 1240)
  • 1606
    Geronimo Mercuriali, Italian philologist and physician (b. 1530)
  • 1867
    Adolphe Napoleon Didron, French archaeologist (b. 1806)
  • 1973
    Lila Lee, American actress (b. 1901)
  • 1982
    Hugues Lapointe, Canadian politician (b. 1911)
  • 1997
    André Boucourechliev, French composer (b. 1925)
  • 2005
    Eddie Guerrero, American/Mexican professional wrestler (b. 1967)
  • 2005
    Vine Deloria, Jr., Native American author, theologian, historian, and activist (b. 1933)
  • 2007
    Wahab Akbar, Filipino politician and Congressman (b. 1960)

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