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Events Throughout History

Historical Events for November 13th

  • Year 1160 » Louis VII of France marries Adele of Champagne.
  • Year 1553 » Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer and four others, including Lady Jane Grey, are accused of high treason and sentenced to death under Catholic Mary I of England called Queen "Bloody" Mary I.
  • Year 1642 » First English Civil War: Battle of Turnham Green the Cavalier known as Royalist forces withdraw in the face of the Roundhead e.g Parliamentarian army and fail to take London.
  • Year 1775 » American Revolutionary War: Patriot revolutionary forces under Gen. Richard Montgomery occupy Montreal, Quebec.
  • Year 1841 » James Braid (surgeon) e.g James Braid first sees a demonstration of 'animal magnetism', which leads to his study of the subject he eventually calls 'hypnotism'.
  • Year 1851 » The Denny Party lands at Alki, Seattle, Washington known as Alki Point, before moving to the other side of Elliott Bay to what would become Seattle, Washington.
  • Year 1864 » The new Greek Constitution of 1864 e.g Constitution of Greece is adopted.
  • Year 1887 » Bloody Sunday (1887) known as Bloody Sunday clashes in central London.
  • Year 1901 » The 1901 Caister Lifeboat Disaster.
  • Year 1914 » Zaian War: Berber tribesmen inflict the heaviest defeat of French forces in Morocco at the Battle of El Herri.
  • Year 1916 » Prime Minister of Australia Billy Hughes is expelled from the Australian Labor Party called Labor Party over his support for conscription.
  • Year 1918 » Allies of World War I or Allied troops occupy Occupation of Constantinople named Constantinople, the capital of the Ottoman Empire.
  • Year 1927 » The Holland Tunnel opens to traffic as the first Hudson River vehicle tunnel linking New Jersey to New York City.
  • Year 1941 » World War II: The aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal 91 6 is torpedoed by GS U-81 1941 2, sinking the November 14 following day.
  • Year 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.
  • Year 1947 » The Soviet Union completes development of the AK-47, one of the first proper assault rifles.
  • Year 1950 » General Carlos Delgado Chalbaud, President of Venezuela, is assassinated in Caracas.
  • Year 1954 » Great Britain national rugby league team called Great Britain defeats France national rugby league team or France to capture the first ever Rugby League World Cup in Paris in front of around 30,000 spectators.
  • Year 1956 » The Supreme Court of the United States declares Alabama laws requiring segregated buses illegal, thus ending the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
  • Year 1965 » The SS or Yarmouth Castle burns and sinks 60 miles off Nassau, Bahamas e.g Nassau with the loss of 90 lives.
  • Year 1966 » In response to Fatah raids against Israelis near the West Bank border, Israel Samu Incident e.g launches an attack on the village of As-Samu.
  • Year 1969 » Vietnam War: Anti-war protesters in Washington, D.C. stage a symbolic 'March Against Death'.
  • Year 1974 » Ronald DeFeo, Jr. murders his entire family in Amityville, Long Island in the house that would become known as The Amityville Horror.
  • Year 1982 » The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C. after a march to its site by thousands of Vietnam War veterans.
  • Year 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.
  • Year 1986 » The Compact of Free Association becomes law, granting the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands independence from the United States.
  • Year 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.
  • Year 1989 » Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein named Hans-Adam II, the present Prince of Liechtenstein, begins his reign on the death of his father.
  • Year 1990 » In Aramoana, New Zealand, David Gray shoots dead 13 people in Aramoana massacre called a massacre before being tracked down and killed by police the next day.
  • Year 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.
  • Year 1994 » In a Referenda in Sweden named referendum voters in Sweden decide to join the European Union.
  • Year 1995 » A truck-bomb explodes outside of a US-operated Saudi Arabian National Guard training center in Riyadh, killing five United States e.g Americans and two Indians. A group called the Islamic Movement for Change claims responsibility.
  • Year 2000 » Philippines e.g Philippine House Speaker Manny Villar passes the articles of impeachment against Philippine President Joseph Estrada.
  • Year 2001 » War on Terrorism: In the first such act since World War II, President of the United States e.g US President George W. Bush signs an Executive order (United States) called executive order allowing military tribunals against foreigners suspected of connecti
  • Year 2002 » Iraq disarmament crisis: Iraq agrees to the terms of the UN Security Council Resolution 1441.
  • Year 2002 » The oil tanker 'Prestige (ship) e.g Prestige' sinks off the Galicia (Spain) called Galician coast and causes a huge oil spill.
  • Year 2007 » Russia officially withdraws from the Soviet-era Batumi military base, Georgia (country) or Georgia.

World History for the Month of November