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, 26,753,760 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.
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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
Bloody Sunday clashes in central London.
The Soviet Union completes development of the AK-47, one of the first proper assault rifles.
The SS Yarmouth Castle burns and sinks 60 miles off Nassau with the loss of 90 lives.
Vietnam War: Anti-war protesters in Washington, D.C. stage a symbolic March Against Death.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C. after a march to its site by thousands of Vietnam War veterans.
The volcano Nevado del Ruiz erupts and melts a glacier, causing a lahar (volcanic mudslide) that buries Armero, Colombia, killing approximately 23,000 people.
The Compact of Free Association becomes law, granting the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands independence from the United States.
Mulugeta Seraw, an Ethiopian law student in Portland, Oregon is beaten to death by members of the Neo-Nazi group East Side White Pride.
Philippine House Speaker Manuel B. Villar, Jr. passes the articles of impeachment against Philippine President Joseph Estrada.
Iraq disarmament crisis: Iraq agrees to the terms of the UN Security Council Resolution 1441.
Who were born on November 13?
Dorothea Erxleben, German, first female medical doctor (d. 1762)
Mary Wigman, German dancer and choreographer (d. 1973)
Asashio Tarō III, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 46th Yokozuna (d. 1988)
André-Gilles Fortin, Canadian politician (d. 1977)
Gilbert Perreault, Canadian ice hockey player
Vinny Testaverde, American football player
Takuya Kimura, Japanese singer and actor
François-Louis Tremblay, Canadian speed skater
Ryan Bertin, American amateur wrestler
Samkon Gado, Nigerian/American football player
Who died on November 13?
King Malcolm III of Scotland (b. 1041)
Albert II, Margrave of Meissen (b. 1240)
Margaret Wise Brown, American children’s author (b. 1910)
Bruno Maderna, Italian/German conductor and composer (b. 1920)
Antal Dorati, Hungarian conductor (b. 1906)
Swami Rama, Himalayan yoga master (b. 1925)
Dawud M. Mu'Min, American murderer (b. 1953)
Ol' Dirty Bastard, American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan) (b. 1968)
Kazuhisa Inao, Japanese baseball player (b. 1937)
Monty Westmore, American make-up artist (b. 1923)
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