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 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

  • 1851
    The Denny Party lands at Alki Point, before moving to the other side of Elliot Bay to what would become Seattle, Washington.
  • 1887
    Bloody Sunday clashes in central London.
  • 1918
    Allied troops occupy Constantinople, the capital of the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1927
    The Holland Tunnel opens to traffic as the first Hudson River vehicle tunnel linking New Jersey to New York City.
  • 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.
  • 1986
    The Compact of Free Association becomes law, granting the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands independence from the United States.
  • 1992
    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.
  • 1994
    In a referendum voters in Sweden decide to join the European Union.
  • 2002
    The oil tanker Prestige sinks off the Galician coast and causes a huge oil spill.

Who were born on November 13?

  • 1572
    Cyril Lucaris, Greek theologian (d. 1638)
  • 1714
    William Shenstone, English poet (d. 1763)
  • 1715
    Dorothea Erxleben, German, first female medical doctor (d. 1762)
  • 1732
    John Dickinson, American lawyer and Governor of Delaware and Pennsylvania (d. 1808)
  • 1833
    Edwin Booth, American actor (d. 1893)
  • 1917
    Robert Sterling, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1917
    Vasantdada Patil, Indian politician (d. 1989)
  • 1934
    Garry Marshall, American producer, director, writer, and actor
  • 1942
    John Hammond, American musician
  • 1981
    Rivkah, American cartoonist

Who died on November 13?

  • 1004
    Abbon of Fleury
  • 1170
    Albert I of Brandenburg
  • 1650
    Thomas May, English poet and historian (b. 1595)
  • 1979
    Dimitris Psathas, Greek playwright (b. 1907)
  • 1994
    Motoo Kimura, Japanese geneticist (b. 1924)
  • 2001
    Peggy Mount, English actress (b. 1915)
  • 2002
    Rishikesh Shaha, Nepalese politician and writer (b. 1925)
  • 2004
    Ol' Dirty Bastard, American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan) (b. 1968)
  • 2005
    Vine Deloria, Jr., Native American author, theologian, historian, and activist (b. 1933)
  • 2010
    Allan Sandage, American astronomer (b. 1926)

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