November 13th History, Trivia and Fun Facts
November 13th History Highlights
November 13th is...
National Indian Pudding Day
National Mom's and Dad's Day
Sadie Hawkins Day (offical since 1937)
Start a Rumor Day (we heard)
World Kindness Day
November 13th Quotes
To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming,
is the only end of life.
The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment
by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.
I don't want to appear selfish, but stop what you're doing and
focus on me.
To me you can wrap all of Judaism up in one sentence, and that
is, "Do not do unto others...". All I tried to do in
my stories was show that there's some innate goodness in the human
condition. And there's always going to be evil; we should always
be fighting evil.
"On November 13, Felix Unger was asked to remove himself
from his place of residence; that request came from his wife.
Deep down, he knew she was right, but he also knew that some day
he would return to her. With nowhere else to go, he appeared at
the home of his friend, Oscar Madison."
November 13th Birthdays
1850 - Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish novelist, poet, and essayist (died in 1894)
1856 - Louis Brandeis, American lawyer and jurist ('right to privacy' died in 1941)
1929 - Fred Phelps, American lawyer, pastor and activist (founded the Westboro Baptist Church, died in 2014)
1932 - Richard Mulligan, American actor (died in 2000)
1934 - Garry Marshall, American actor, director and producer (died in 2016)
1941 - David Green, American businessman and philanthropist (founded Hobby Lobby)
1947 - Joe Mantegna, American actor and voice artist
1955 - Whoopi Goldberg, American actress, comedian and talk show host
1960 - Neil Flynn, American actor
1963 - Vinny Testaverde, American football player
1967 - Jimmy Kimmel, American comedian, actor and talk show host
1969 - Gerard Butler, Scottish actor
November 13th History
1789 - Ben Franklin wrote "nothing is certain, but death and taxes" in a letter to Jean Baptiste Le Roy.
1841 - James Braid first saw a demonstration of animal magnetism, which leads to his study of the subject he eventually calls Hypnotism.
1855 - A proposal for a tunnel under the English Channel was announced by French engineer M. Loèpold Favre, to connect Boulogne to Dover.
1927 - The Holland Tunnel opened to traffic as the first Hudson River vehicle tunnel linking New Jersey to New York City.
1940 - Walt Disney released Fantasia, an film experience mixing animation and classical music, at New York's Broadway Theatre.
1942 - US President Franklin D. Roosevelt lowered the minimum draft age from 21 to 18.
1947 - The Soviet Union completes development of the AK-47.
1954 - #1 Hit November 13, 1954 - December 3, 1954: Eddie Fisher - I Need You Now
1956 - The US Supreme Court of the United States declareed Alabama laws requiring segregated buses illegal, thus ending the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
1970 (Cyclone) East Pakistan (Bangladesh) killed approximately 500,000 people.
1971 - Mariner 9 was the first spacecraft to orbit another planet, reaching Mars.
1976 - #1 Hit November 13, 1976 - January 7, 1977: Rod Stewart - Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)
1980 - US spacecraft Voyager 1 sent back first close-up pictures of Saturn.
1982 - The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, a monument consisting of two black granite walls engraved with the names of 58,272 US soldiers that did not return from Vietnam, was dedicated in Washington D.C.
1982 - Ray Mancini defeats Duk Koo Kim in a boxing match held in Las Vegas. Kim later died on November 17.
1985 (Volcano Eruption) Nevado del Ruiz, Columbia - over 23,000 people were killed.
1994 - Sweden agreed to join European Union
1997 - Broadway Show - The Lion King (Musical) November 13, 1997 at the New Amsterdam Theater on Broadway.
2008 - Broadway Show - Billy Elliot the Musical (Musical) November 13, 2008
2010 - #1 Hit November 13, 2010 - November 19, 2010: Kesha - We R Who We R
Today's Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts
John M. Chivington, an anti-slavery preacher, one sunday found a pro-slavery mob outside his church planning to tar and feather him. He pulled out two handguns and declared "By the grace of God and these two revolvers, I will preach here today"
Be careful of who you fall in love with, that is what makes the
difference between the people that can hurt you and the people
No word in the English language rhymes with month.
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