About November 13

November 13, 2021 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.

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Scorpio is the sun 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.

What Happened On November 13

  • 1002
    English king Æthelred II orders the killing of all Danes in England, known today as the St. Brice’s Day massacre.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1954
    Great Britain defeats France to capture the first ever Rugby League World Cup in Paris in front of around 30,000 spectators.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2000
    Philippine House Speaker Manuel B. Villar, Jr. passes the articles of impeachment against Philippine President Joseph Estrada.
  • 2002
    Iraq disarmament crisis: Iraq agrees to the terms of the UN Security Council Resolution 1441.

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