About November 13

November 13, 2024 is the 318th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 48 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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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 77 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On November 13

  • 1160
    Louis VII of France marries Adele of Champagne.
  • 1887
    Bloody Sunday clashes in central London.
  • 1901
    The 1901 Caister Lifeboat Disaster.
  • 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.
  • 1950
    General Carlos Delgado Chalbaud, President of Venezuela, is assassinated in Caracas.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1990
    In Aramoana, New Zealand, David Gray shoots dead 13 people, in what becomes known as the Aramoana Massacre.
  • 1994
    In a referendum voters in Sweden decide to join the European Union.
  • 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
    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.

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