What happened on November 13? There are more than 266 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About November 13

November 13 In HistoryNovember 13 is the 318th day of the year 2020. There are 48 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday. This day falls under the 46th week of the year 2020.

On this day in Verona, Ohio 45378 sunrise occured at 07:21 AM and sunset occured at 05:22 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Scorpio. The modern birthstone for this month is Topaz while the mystical birthstone is Pearl.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 91 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 12, 2021).

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Historical Events For November 13

  • 1002
    English king Æthelred II orders the killing of all Danes in England, known today as the St. Brice’s Day massacre.
  • 1160
    Louis VII of France marries Adele of Champagne.
  • 1642
    First English Civil War: Battle of Turnham Green – the Royalist forces withdraw in the face of the Parliamentarian army and fail to take London.
  • 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.
  • 1851
    The Denny Party lands at Alki Point, before moving to the other side of Elliot Bay to what would become Seattle, Washington.
  • 1864
    The new Constitution of Greece is adopted.
  • 1887
    Bloody Sunday clashes in central London.
  • 1901
    The 1901 Caister Lifeboat Disaster.
  • 1916
    Prime Minister of Australia Billy Hughes is expelled from the Labor Party over his support for conscription.
  • 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.
  • 1941
    World War II: The aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal is torpedoed by GS U-81, sinking the following day.
  • 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.
  • 1947
    The Soviet Union completes development of the AK-47, one of the first proper assault rifles.
  • 1950
    General Carlos Delgado Chalbaud, President of Venezuela, is assassinated in Caracas.
  • 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.
  • 1965
    The SS Yarmouth Castle burns and sinks 60 miles off Nassau with the loss of 90 lives.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1971
    The American space probe, Mariner 9, becomes the first spacecraft to orbit another planet successfully, swinging into its planned trajectory around Mars.
  • 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.
  • 1982
    The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C. after a march to its site by thousands of Vietnam War veterans.
  • 1985
    The volcano Nevado del Ruiz erupts and melts a glacier, causing a lahar (volcanic mudslide) that buries Armero, Colombia, killing approximately 23,000 people.
  • 1985
    Xavier Suarez is sworn in as Miami, Florida’s first Cuban-born mayor.
  • 1986
    The Compact of Free Association becomes law, granting the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands independence from the United States.
  • 1988
    Mulugeta Seraw, an Ethiopian law student in Portland, Oregon is beaten to death by members of the Neo-Nazi group East Side White Pride.
  • 1990
    In Aramoana, New Zealand, David Gray shoots dead 13 people, in what becomes known as the Aramoana Massacre.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2000
    Philippine House Speaker Manuel B. Villar, Jr. passes the articles of impeachment against Philippine President Joseph Estrada.
  • 2001
    War on Terrorism: In the first such act since World War II, US President George W. Bush signs an executive order allowing military tribunals against foreigners suspected of connections to terrorist acts or planned acts on the United States.
  • 2002
    Iraq disarmament crisis: Iraq agrees to the terms of the UN Security Council Resolution 1441.
  • 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?

  • 354
    Saint Augustine of Hippo, North African theologian (d. 430)
  • 532
    Augustine of Canterbury, Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 604)
  • 1312
    King Edward III of England (d. 1377)
  • 1486
    Johann Eck, German theologian (d. 1543)
  • 1504
    Philipp I of Hesse (d. 1567)
  • 1572
    Cyril Lucaris, Greek theologian (d. 1638)
  • 1699
    Jan Zach, Czech composer and musician (d. 1773)
  • 1710
    Charles Simon Favart, French dramatist (d. 1792)
  • 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)
  • 1760
    Jiaqing Emperor of China (d. 1820)
  • 1761
    John Moore, British general (d. 1809)
  • 1768
    Bertel Thorvaldsen, Danish sculptor (d. 1844)
  • 1782
    Esaias Tegnér, Swedish writer, professor of Greek language, and bishop (d. 1846)
  • 1801
    Amalie Auguste of Bavaria, queen of Saxony (d. 1877)
  • 1801
    Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria, queen of Prussia (d. 1873)
  • 1809
    John A. Dahlgren, American Navy admiral (d. 1870)
  • 1814
    Joseph Hooker, American General (d. 1879)
  • 1826
    Charles Frederick Worth, English-born couturier (d. 1895)
  • 1833
    Edwin Booth, American actor (d. 1893)
  • 1837
    James T. Rapier, American politician (d. 1883)
  • 1838
    Joseph Fielding Smith, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (d. 1918)
  • 1841
    Edward Burd Grubb, Jr., American Civil War Brevet Brigadier General (d. 1913)
  • 1848
    Albert I, Prince of Monaco (d. 1922)
  • 1850
    Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish writer (d. 1894)
  • 1853
    John Drew Jr., American actor (d. 1927)
  • 1856
    Louis Brandeis, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1941)
  • 1866
    Abraham Flexner, American educator (d. 1959)
  • 1869
    Ariadna Tyrkova-Williams, Russian feminist (d. 1962)
  • 1869
    Helene Stöcker, German feminist, pacifist and publicist (d. 1943)
  • 1872
    Leon Leonwood Bean, American inventor, author, outdoor enthusiast, founder of L.L.Bean (d. 1967)
  • 1878
    Max Dehn, German mathematician (d. 1952)
  • 1886
    Mary Wigman, German dancer and choreographer (d. 1973)
  • 1894
    Artur Nebe, German SS officer (d. 1945)
  • 1897
    Gertrude Olmstead, American actress (d. 1975)
  • 1899
    Huang Xianfan, Chinese historian (d. 1982)
  • 1899
    Iskander Mirza, First President of Pakistan (d. 1969)
  • 1900
    Edward Buzzell, American film director (d. 1985)
  • 1904
    H. C. Potter, American film and theater director (d. 1977)
  • 1906
    Eva Zeisel, American industrial designer
  • 1906
    Hermione Baddeley, English actress (d. 1986)
  • 1907
    Giovanna of Italy, tsaritsa of Bulgaria (d. 2000)
  • 1908
    C. Vann Woodward, American historian (d. 1999)
  • 1910
    Pat Reid, British Army officer and Colditz escapee (d. 1990)
  • 1910
    William Bradford Huie, American writer and publisher (d. 1986)
  • 1911
    Buck O'Neil, American baseball player (d. 2006)
  • 1913
    Alexander Scourby, American actor (d. 1985)
  • 1913
    Helen Mack, American actress (d. 1986)
  • 1913
    Jack Dyer, Australian rules footballer (d. 2003)
  • 1913
    Lon Nol, Cambodian politician (d. 1985)
  • 1914
    Alberto Lattuada, Italian film director (d. 2005)
  • 1917
    Robert Sterling, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1917
    Vasantdada Patil, Indian politician (d. 1989)
  • 1921
    Chabua Amirejibi, Georgian writer
  • 1922
    Jack Narz, American game show host (d. 2008)
  • 1922
    Oskar Werner, Austrian actor (d. 1984)
  • 1924
    Linda Christian, Mexican-born actress (d. 2011)
  • 1924
    Motoo Kimura, Japanese geneticist (d. 1994)
  • 1926
    Harry Hughes, 57th Governor of Maryland
  • 1927
    Billy Klüver, American scientist (d. 2004)
  • 1928
    Steve Bilko, American baseball player (d. 1978)
  • 1929
    Asashio Tarō III, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 46th Yokozuna (d. 1988)
  • 1929
    Fred Phelps, American pastor
  • 1931
    Andrée Lachapelle, French Canadian actress
  • 1932
    Richard Mulligan, American actor (d. 2000)
  • 1932
    Willie Edwards, Murder victim/killed by KKK members (d. 1957)
  • 1934
    Garry Marshall, American producer, director, writer, and actor
  • 1934
    Jimmy Fontana, Italian actor, composer and singer
  • 1934
    Peter Arnett, New Zealand-born American journalist
  • 1935
    George Carey, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1935
    P. Susheela, Indian singer
  • 1935
    Tom Atkins, American actor
  • 1938
    Gérald Godin, French Canadian poet and politician (d. 1994)
  • 1938
    Jean Seberg, American actress (d. 1979)
  • 1939
    Idris Muhammad, American jazz drummer
  • 1939
    Karel Brückner, Czech football manager
  • 1940
    Daniel Pilon, Canadian actor
  • 1940
    Saul Kripke, American philosopher and logician
  • 1941
    Dack Rambo, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1941
    David Green, entrepreneur
  • 1941
    Eberhard Diepgen, German politician
  • 1941
    Mel Stottlemyre, American baseball player and coach
  • 1942
    John Hammond, American musician
  • 1943
    André-Gilles Fortin, Canadian politician (d. 1977)
  • 1943
    Jay Sigel, American golfer
  • 1943
    Roberto Boninsegna, Italian footballer
  • 1944
    Timmy Thomas, American musician
  • 1945
    John B. Craig, American diplomat
  • 1945
    Masahiro Hasemi, Japanese racing driver
  • 1947
    Amory Lovins, American environmentalist and author
  • 1947
    Gene Garber, American baseball player
  • 1947
    Joe Mantegna, American actor
  • 1947
    Toy Caldwell, American guitarist (The Marshall Tucker Band) (d. 1993)
  • 1948
    Humayun Ahmed, Bangladeshi novelist and film-maker
  • 1949
    Terry Reid, English singer
  • 1949
    Yoshimi Ishibashi, Japanese racing driver
  • 1950
    Gilbert Perreault, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1950
    Mary Lou Metzger, American singer (The Lawrence Welk Show)
  • 1951
    Pini Gershon, Israeli basketball coach
  • 1952
    Art Malik, Pakistani-born English actor
  • 1953
    Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Mexican politician
  • 1953
    Andrew Ranken, English musician (The Pogues)
  • 1953
    Frances Conroy, American actress
  • 1953
    Tracy Scoggins, American actress
  • 1954
    Chris Noth, American actor
  • 1954
    Scott McNealy, American businessman
  • 1955
    Whoopi Goldberg, American actress, comedienne, and singer
  • 1956
    Ginger Alden, American actress
  • 1956
    Rex Linn, American actor
  • 1957
    Roger Ingram, American trumpeter, educator, and author
  • 1957
    Stephen Baxter, English author
  • 1959
    Caroline Goodall, English actress
  • 1960
    Neil Flynn, American actor
  • 1960
    Teodora Ungureanu, Romanian gymnast and Olympic medalist
  • 1963
    Vinny Testaverde, American football player
  • 1964
    Steve Wong Ka-Keung, Hong Kong musician (Beyond)
  • 1967
    Jimmy Kimmel, American comedian and talk-show host
  • 1967
    Juhi Chawla, Indian actress
  • 1967
    Steve Zahn, American actor
  • 1968
    Pat Hentgen, American baseball player
  • 1969
    Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Dutch author
  • 1969
    Gerard Butler, Scottish actor
  • 1969
    Lori Berenson, American activist
  • 1971
    Buddy Zabala, Filipino bassist (Eraserheads)
  • 1971
    Noah Hathaway, American actor
  • 1972
    Takuya Kimura, Japanese singer and actor
  • 1973
    Ari Hoenig, American jazz drummer
  • 1974
    Joe Principe, American bassist, Rise Against
  • 1975
    Alain Digbeu, French basketball player
  • 1975
    Ivica Dragutinović, Serbian footballer
  • 1975
    Quim, Portuguese footballer
  • 1975
    Tom Compernolle, Belgian athlete (d. 2008)
  • 1976
    Hiroshi Tanahashi, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1976
    Kelly Sotherton, English heptathlete
  • 1977
    Chanel Cole, Australian singer
  • 1977
    Huang Xiaoming, Chinese actor and singer
  • 1978
    Nikolai Fraiture, American bassist (The Strokes)
  • 1979
    Metta World Peace, American basketball player
  • 1979
    Subliminal, Israeli rapper and producer
  • 1980
    François-Louis Tremblay, Canadian speed skater
  • 1980
    Monique Coleman, American actress
  • 1981
    Mark Cardona, Filipino basketball player
  • 1981
    Rivkah, American cartoonist
  • 1981
    Ryan Bertin, American amateur wrestler
  • 1981
    Shawn Yue, Hong Kong actor and singer
  • 1982
    Kumi Koda, Japanese singer
  • 1982
    Michael Copon, American actor and singer
  • 1982
    Samkon Gado, Nigerian/American football player
  • 1984
    Kurt Morath, Tongan rugby player
  • 1984
    Lucas Barrios, Paraguayan footballer
  • 1985
    Asdrúbal Cabrera, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1986
    Marlene DeOliveira, Portuguese-American superstar and avid SkyMiles collector
  • 1987
    Dana Vollmer, American swimmer
  • 1991
    Devon Bostick, Canadian actor
  • 1996
    Austin Williams, American actor

Who Died On November 13?

  • 867
    Pope Nicholas I
  • 1004
    Abbon of Fleury
  • 1093
    King Malcolm III of Scotland (b. 1041)
  • 1143
    King Fulk of Jerusalem
  • 1170
    Albert I of Brandenburg
  • 1314
    Albert II, Margrave of Meissen (b. 1240)
  • 1345
    Constance of Penafiel, wife of Pedro I of Portugal (b. 1323)
  • 1359
    Ivan II of Russia, Grand Prince of Moscow (b. 1326)
  • 1460
    Prince Henry the Navigator, Portuguese patron of exploration (b. 1394)
  • 1606
    Geronimo Mercuriali, Italian philologist and physician (b. 1530)
  • 1619
    Ludovico Carracci, Italian painter (b. 1555)
  • 1650
    Thomas May, English poet and historian (b. 1595)
  • 1726
    Princess Sophia Dorothea of Celle (b. 1666)
  • 1770
    George Grenville, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1712)
  • 1771
    Konrad Ernst Ackermann, German actor (b. 1712)
  • 1777
    William Bowyer (printer), English printer (b. 1699)
  • 1862
    Ludwig Uhland, German poet (b. 1787)
  • 1867
    Adolphe Napoleon Didron, French archaeologist (b. 1806)
  • 1868
    Gioachino Rossini, Italian composer (b. 1792)
  • 1883
    James Marion Sims, American physician (b. 1813)
  • 1903
    Camille Pissarro, French painter (b. 1830)
  • 1929
    Princess Viktoria of Prussia (b. 1866)
  • 1942
    Daniel J. Callaghan, United States Naval Officer (b. 1890)
  • 1952
    Margaret Wise Brown, American children’s author (b. 1910)
  • 1954
    Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist, German field marshal (b. 1881)
  • 1961
    Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle, Jr., American diplomat (b. 1897)
  • 1963
    Margaret Murray, English anthropologist and Egyptologist (b. 1863)
  • 1967
    Harriet Cohen, English pianist (b. 1895)
  • 1973
    Bruno Maderna, Italian/German conductor and composer (b. 1920)
  • 1973
    Lila Lee, American actress (b. 1901)
  • 1974
    Karen Silkwood, American activist (b. 1946)
  • 1974
    Vittorio De Sica, Italian film director (b. 1901)
  • 1975
    Olga Berggolts, Russian poet (b. 1910)
  • 1977
    Ingrid Schubert, German terrorist (b. 1944)
  • 1979
    Dimitris Psathas, Greek playwright (b. 1907)
  • 1982
    Hugues Lapointe, Canadian politician (b. 1911)
  • 1983
    Junior Samples, American comedian (Hee Haw) (b. 1926)
  • 1985
    George Robert Vincent, American sound recording pioneer (b. 1898)
  • 1986
    Thierry Le Luron, French humourist (b. 1952)
  • 1988
    Antal Dorati, Hungarian conductor (b. 1906)
  • 1988
    Jaromír Vejvoda, Czech composer (b. 1902)
  • 1989
    Victor Davis, Canadian swimmer (b. 1964)
  • 1990
    Stewart Graeme Guthrie, New Zealand Police officer (b.1948)
  • 1991
    Paul-Émile Léger, cardinal archbishop of Montreal (b. 1904)
  • 1993
    Carey Lloyd, American professional wrestler (b. 1933)
  • 1994
    Motoo Kimura, Japanese geneticist (b. 1924)
  • 1996
    Bill Doggett, American pianist and organist (b. 1916)
  • 1996
    Swami Rama, Himalayan yoga master (b. 1925)
  • 1997
    André Boucourechliev, French composer (b. 1925)
  • 1997
    Dawud M. Mu'Min, American murderer (b. 1953)
  • 1998
    Edwige Feuillère, French actress (b. 1907)
  • 1998
    Michel Trudeau, Canadian outdoorsman, son of Pierre Trudeau (b. 1975)
  • 1998
    Red Holzman, American basketball coach (b. 1920)
  • 1998
    Valerie Hobson, British actress (b. 1917)
  • 1999
    Donald Mills, American singer (Mills Brothers) (b. 1915)
  • 2001
    Peggy Mount, English actress (b. 1915)
  • 2002
    Juan Alberto Schiaffino, Uruguayan footballer (b. 1925)
  • 2002
    Rishikesh Shaha, Nepalese politician and writer (b. 1925)
  • 2003
    Kellie Waymire, American actress (b. 1967)
  • 2004
    John Balance, English musician and artist (b. 1962)
  • 2004
    Ol' Dirty Bastard, American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan) (b. 1968)
  • 2004
    Thomas Foglietta, American politician (b. 1928)
  • 2005
    Eddie Guerrero, American/Mexican professional wrestler (b. 1967)
  • 2005
    Vine Deloria, Jr., Native American author, theologian, historian, and activist (b. 1933)
  • 2007
    John Doherty, English footballer (b. 1935)
  • 2007
    Kazuhisa Inao, Japanese baseball player (b. 1937)
  • 2007
    Monty Westmore, American make-up artist (b. 1923)
  • 2007
    Wahab Akbar, Filipino politician and Congressman (b. 1960)
  • 2008
    Jules Archer, American historian (b. 1915)
  • 2010
    Allan Sandage, American astronomer (b. 1926)
  • 2010
    Ken Iman, American football player (b. 1939)
  • 2010
    Luis García Berlanga, Spanish filmmaker (b. 1921)

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