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 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 48 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 31, 2021 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 27,279,360 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 80 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 3,249 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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November 13 Historical Events
The Denny Party lands at Alki Point, before moving to the other side of Elliot Bay to what would become Seattle, Washington.
Bloody Sunday clashes in central London.
Allied troops occupy Constantinople, the capital of the Ottoman Empire.
The Holland Tunnel opens to traffic as the first Hudson River vehicle tunnel linking New Jersey to New York City.
The United States Supreme Court declares Alabama laws requiring segregated buses illegal, thus ending the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
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.
The Compact of Free Association becomes law, granting the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands independence from the United States.
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.
In a referendum voters in Sweden decide to join the European Union.
The oil tanker Prestige sinks off the Galician coast and causes a huge oil spill.
Who were born on November 13?
Cyril Lucaris, Greek theologian (d. 1638)
William Shenstone, English poet (d. 1763)
Dorothea Erxleben, German, first female medical doctor (d. 1762)
John Dickinson, American lawyer and Governor of Delaware and Pennsylvania (d. 1808)
Edwin Booth, American actor (d. 1893)
Robert Sterling, American actor (d. 2006)
Vasantdada Patil, Indian politician (d. 1989)
Garry Marshall, American producer, director, writer, and actor
John Hammond, American musician
Rivkah, American cartoonist
Who died on November 13?
Abbon of Fleury
Albert I of Brandenburg
Thomas May, English poet and historian (b. 1595)
Dimitris Psathas, Greek playwright (b. 1907)
Motoo Kimura, Japanese geneticist (b. 1924)
Peggy Mount, English actress (b. 1915)
Rishikesh Shaha, Nepalese politician and writer (b. 1925)
Ol' Dirty Bastard, American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan) (b. 1968)
Vine Deloria, Jr., Native American author, theologian, historian, and activist (b. 1933)
Allan Sandage, American astronomer (b. 1926)
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