This Day in History for 13th November

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 149

866 - Pope Nicholas I answers the envoys of Boris (Ad consulta vestra)
1002 - English king Ethelred II (the 'Unready') launches 'St Brice's Day' massacre of Danish settlers
1553 - English Lady Jane Grey and Archbishop Thomas Cranmer accused of high treason
1565 - King Philip II's "Letters out Segovia" reaches Brussels
1565 - Pope Pius IV publishes degree Professi fidei
1642 - Battle at Turnham Green outside London: King Charles I vs English parliament
1673 - Prince Willem III/Raimundo earl Montecuccoli conquer Bonn
1715 - Battle of Sheriffmuir during Jacobite rebellion. Battle inconclusive but Government forces halt advance of Jacobite army lead by Scottish Earl of Mar
1775 - American Revolutionary forces capture Montreal
1781 - British troops occupy Negapatam, Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
King Charles IKing Charles I 1789 - Ben Franklin writes "Nothing . . . certain but death & taxes"
1839 - 1st US anti-slavery party, Liberty Party, convenes in NY
1841 - James Braid first sees a demonstration of animal magnetism, which leads to his study of the subject he eventually calls hypnosis.
1843 - Mt Rainier in Washington State erupts
1849 - Peter Burnett elected 1st governor of California
1851 - 1st meeting of anti-revolutionary "Netherlands & Orange"
1851 - Telegraph connection between London-Paris linked
1851 - The Denny Party lands at Alki Point, the first settlers of what would become Seattle, Washington.
1854 - "New Era" sinks off NJ coast with loss of 300
1862 - Battle of Holly Spring, MS
1864 - The new Constitution of Greece is adopted.
1865 - PT Barnum's New American museum opens in Bridgeport
1865 - US issues 1st gold certificates
1868 - American Philological Association organized in NY
1875 - Harvard-Yale game is 1st college football contest with uniforms
1875 - National Bowling Association organized in NYC
1885 - Serbian army occupies Bulgaria
1887 - Bloody Sunday clashes in central London.
1895 - 1st shipment of canned pineapple from Hawaii
1900 - Baltimore Orioles (now NY Yankees) enter baseball's American League
1901 - The 1901 Caister Lifeboat Disaster.
1906 - C W Gregory out for 383 as NSW make 763 v Queensland
1907 - French cyclist Paul Cornu flies 1st helicopter (twin rotor)
1907 - The Conference of Central American States, convoked in response to the war between Honduras and Nicaragua, meets in Washington DC to promote unification
1909 - 259 miners die in a fire at St Paul Mine at Cherry, Illinois
1909 - Ben Simpson of Hamilton Tigers kicks 9 singles in a game
1909 - Collier's magazine accuses U.S. Secretary of the Interior Richard Ballinger of questionable dealings in Alaskan coal fields.
1913 - 1st modern elastic brassiere patented by Mary Phelps Jacob
1916 - British offensive at Ancre, Belgium
1916 - Prime Minister of Australia Billy Hughes is expelled from the Labor Party over his support for conscription.
1918 - Prince Friedrich, last reigning Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont, abdicates
1918 - Russia cancels Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
1918 - Stahlhelm forms (anti communist/Polish/French) in Magdenburg
1920 - Hudson River frozen at Albany
Silent Film Star Rudolph ValentinoSilent Film Star Rudolph Valentino 1921 - "Sheik," silent film starring Rudolph Valentino, is released
1921 - US, France, Japan & British Empire sign a Pacific Treaty
1922 - Black Renaissance begins Harlem NY
1922 - George Cohan's musical "Little Nellie Kelly" premieres in NYC
1922 - Marc Connelly/George Kaufman's "'49ers" premieres in NYC
1926 - Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) uprising in Bantam West Java
1927 - NY-NJ Holland Tunnel, 1st twin-tube underwater auto tunnel, opens
1928 - Bradman scores 132* for NSW against MCC
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman 1930 - WA Drake's "Grand Hotel" premieres in NYC
1931 - Hattie Caraway (D-AK) appointed 1st US woman senator
1933 - 1st modern sit-down strike, Hormel meat packers, Austin, Minn
1935 - Anti-British riots in Egypt
1937 - NBC forms 1st full-sized symphony orchestra exclusively for radio
1938 - America's 1st saint, Mother Frances Cabrini, beatified
1940 - Walt Disney's "Fantasia" released
1941 - German Abweht consults with Chetnikleider Draza Mihailovic
1942 - Chaotic "sea battle of Friday the 13th" at Guadalcanal
1942 - Minimum draft age lowered from 21 to 18
Animator Walt DisneyAnimator Walt Disney 1945 - Australian Services draw 1st Victory Test against India
1946 - 1st artificial snow produced from a natural cloud, Mt Greylock, MA
1946 - Bradman scores 106 for an Australian XI v the MCC
1948 - "As the Girls Go" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 420 perfs
1950 - US win 1st world championship bridge contest
1950 - General Carlos Delgado Chalbaud, President of Venezuela, is assassinated in Caracas.
1951 - Lefty O'Doul's all-stars, including Joe DiMaggio & Billy Martin, lose 3-1 to Pacific League all-star team (Japan)
1952 - False fingernails 1st sold
1952 - KLBK TV channel 13 in Lubbock, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 - Dmitri Shostakovitch's 4th String Quartet premieres
1955 - 1st live telecast from non-contiguous foreign country-Havana Cuba
1955 - Argentine gen Pedro Aramburu succeeds E Lonardi as president
1956 - US Supreme court rules race separation on buses in Alabama, unconstitutional
1958 - NYC Mayor Robert Wagner announces plans to begin a new baseball called the Continental League
1960 - Fire in movie theater kills 152 children (Amude, Spain)
1961 - WCBB TV channel 10 in Augusta, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting
1961 - Vladimir Yefimovich Semichastny succeeds Aleksandr Nikolayevich Shelepin as head of the KGB.
1964 - Bob Petit (St Louis Hawks) becomes 1st NBAer to score 20,000 points
1964 - Pope Paul VI gives tiara to poor
1965 - "Skyscraper" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 248 performances
1965 - "Yarmouth Castle" burns & sinks off Bahamas, killing 89
1965 - Director Kenneth Tynan says the word "Fuck" on BBC
1966 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Alamo Ladies' Golf Open
1967 - Carl B Stokes sworn-in as 1st major city black mayor (Cleveland Oh)
1967 - NL owners OK AL expansion to Seattle & Kansas City
MLB Player and Manager Pete RoseMLB Player and Manager Pete Rose 1968 - Bob Gibson edges Pete Rose to win NL MVP
1968 - William Craig, Home Affairs Minister, bans all marches, with the exception of 'customary' parades, in Derry, Northern Ireland; the exception of 'customary' parades meant that Loyalist institutions could parade but civil rights marches could not
1969 - VP Spiro T Agnew accused network TV news depts of bias & distortion
1970 - Lt Gen Hafez al-Assad becomes PM of Syria following military coup
1970 - VP Spiro Agnew calls TV executives "impudent snobs"
1971 - Mariner 9, 1st to orbit another planet (Mars)
1973 - "Gigi" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 103 performances
1973 - Oakland A's Reggie Jackson wins AL MVP unanimously
MLB Right Fielder Reggie JacksonMLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson 1974 - Dodgers Steve Garvey wins NL MVP
1975 - "Musical Jubilee" opens at St James Theater NYC for 92 performances
1977 - 25th Islander shut-out Resch 6-0 Gilles scores on 5th penalty shot
1977 - Final Al Capp comic strip of "Li'l Abner" (1934-77)
1977 - Silvia Bertolaccini wins LPGA Colgate Far East Golf Open

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 223

354 - [Christian] Aurelius Augustine, bp of Hippo in Roman Africa
1312 - Edward III, Windsor Castle, England, king of England (1327-77, raped countess of Salisbury), (d. 1377)
1486 - Johann Eck, German theologian (d. 1543)
1504 - Philip I (the Generous), Landgrave of Hesse and important early protestant ruler. (d. 1567)
1559 - Albrecht/Albertus, archduke of Austria/cardinal/viceroy of Portugal
King of England Edward IIIKing of England Edward III (1312) 1572 - Cyril Lucaris, Greek theologian (d. 1638)
1663 - Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow, composer
1679 - Thomas-Philippe d'alsace et de Boussu, South Netherland cardinal
1699 - Jan Zach, composer
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)
1718 - Anton Laube, composer
1732 - John Dickinson, Talbot County Maryland, American lawyer and Governor of Delaware and Pennsylvania (d. 1808)
1759 - Timothy Olmstead, composer
1760 - Jiaqing, Emperor of China (d. 1820)
Founding Father of the United States John DickinsonFounding Father of the United States John Dickinson (1732) 1768 - Bertel Thorvaldsen, Danish sculptor (d. 1844)
1782 - Esaias Tegnér, Swedish writer (d. 1846)
1789 - Martin de Ron, composer
1792 - Edward John Trelawney, England, traveler/author (Adv of Younger Son)
1801 - Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria, queen of Prussia (d. 1873)
1801 - Amalie Auguste of Bavaria, queen of Saxony (d. 1877)
1804 - Theophilus Hunter Holmes, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1880
1809 - John AB Dahlgren, US Union lt adm/inventor (Civil war Dahlgren-cannon)
1811 - Yuri Arnold, composer
1813 - John Wolcott Phelps, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1885
1813 - Peter II Petrovic Njegos, poet/ruler of Montenegro (1830-51)
1814 - Joseph Hooker, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1879
1826 - Charles Frederick Worth, English-born couturier (d. 1895)
1833 - Edwin Thomas Booth, US, US Hall of Fame/actor (Hamlet)
1834 - Ignacio M Altamirano, Mexican author (El Zarco)
1837 - James T. Rapier, American politician (d. 1883)
1838 - Joseph F Smith, 6th pres of Mormon church
1841 - Edward Burd Grubb, American Civil War Brevet Brigadier General (d. 1913)
1848 - Albert HK, monarch of Monaco (1889-1922)
Novelist Robert Louis StevensonNovelist Robert Louis Stevenson (1850) 1850 - Robert Louis Stevenson, Edinburgh, Scotland, author (Treasure Island), (d. 1894)
1853 - John Drew Jr., American actor (d. 1927)
1854 - George Whitfield Chadwick, Lowell Mass, composer (Judi Van Winke)
1855 - Daniel F Scheurleer, Dutch musicologist/banker
1856 - Louis D Brandeis, Mass, 68th Supreme Court Justice (1916-39)
1856 - Sigwart Aspestrand, composer
1858 - Percy McDonnell, cricketer (Australian batsman of the 1880's)
1859 - Georg Knorr, German engineer (brake system trains)
1866 - Abraham Flexner, American educator (d. 1959)
1868 - Pierre Maurice, composer
1869 - Helene Stöcker, German feminist, pacifist and publicist (d. 1943)
1869 - Ariadna Tyrkova-Williams, Russian feminist (d. 1962)
1870 - Henry Kolker, Quincy IL, actor (Real Glory, Thoroughbreds Don't Cry)
1875 - Rogelio del Villar, composer
1878 - John C Kielstra, Dutch economist/governor of Suriname (1933-44)
1878 - Max Dehn, German mathematician (d. 1952)
1879 - Maurice Delage, composer
1882 - John Lowry, Mount Vernon NY, NYC builder (Radio City Music Hall)
1885 - Montague Fawcett Phillips, composer
1886 - Mary Wigman, German dancer and choreographer (d. 1973)
1893 - Edward A Doisy Sr, US bio-chemist (Vitamin K1, Nobel 1943)
1894 - Artur Nebe, German SS officer {d. 1945)
1896 - Nobusuke Kishi, premier of Japan (1957-60)
1897 - Gertrude Olmstead, American actress (d. 1975)
1898 - Earl Sande, jockey (Hall of Famer)
1900 - Edward Buzzell, American film director (d. 1985)
1902 - Gustav von Koenigswald, paleontologist (found Pithecanthropus erectus)
1904 - Gertrude Olmsted, Chicago IL, actress (The Monster)
1906 - Conrad Thibault, Northbridge Mass, singer (Jacques Fray Music Room)
1906 - Hermione Baddeley, England, actress (Camp Runamuck, Maude, Good Life)
1906 - Eva Zeisel, Budapest, Hungary, American industrial designer
1907 - Josef B Kjellgren, Swedish writer (Guldkedjan)
1907 - Lewis Boddington, aerospace engineer
1907 - Giovanna of Italy, tsaritsa of Bulgaria (d. 2000)
1908 - C. Vann Woodward, American historian (d. 1999)
1909 - Gunnar Bjornstrand, Stockholm Sweden, actor (Shame, Dreams)
1909 - Paul de Vree, Flemish author (Between Doubt & Tears)
1910 - William Bradford Huie, American writer and publisher (d. 1986)
1911 - Buck O'Neil, American baseball player (d. 2006)
1913 - Alexander Scourby, Brooklyn, actor (Jesus, Shaggy Dog, Giant)
1913 - Lon Nol, Cambodian politician (d. 1985)
1913 - Helen Mack, American actress (d. 1986)
1915 - Howard Cooke, Jamaica, (1991 Mico Gold Medal Award)
1915 - Robert Sutton, electronics engineer
1917 - Robert Sterling, Newcastle PA, actor (George Kirby-Adv of Topper)
1918 - Janine Andrade, French violinist
1920 - Jack Elam, Miami, Arizona, American actor (The Dakotas, East Street, Rio Lobo)
1921 - Eddie Calhoun, jazz bassist
1921 - Joonas Kokkonen, composer
1921 - Yoshiro Irino, composer
1922 - Jack Narz, Louisville Ky, TV gameshow host (Dotto, Video Village)
1922 - Madeleine Sherwood, Montreal, actress (Mother Superior-Flying Nun)
1922 - Oskar Werner, film actor/director (Shoes of the Fisherman, Das Ekel)
1923 - Linda Christian, Tampico, Mexico, actress (Athena, VIPs, Battle Zone)
1924 - Motoo Kimura, Japanese geneticist (d. 1994)
1925 - Inez van Dullemen, Dutch author
1926 - Max Vernon Mathews, composer
1926 - Harry Hughes, 57th Governor of Maryland
1927 - Billy Klüver, American scientist (d. 2004)
1928 - Steve Bilko, American baseball player (d. 1978)
1929 - Steef C Weijers, Dutch MP (CDA)
1929 - Fred Phelps, American pastor
1930 - Fred Harris, (Sen-D-Okla)
1930 - Nico Scheepmaker, Dutch columnist/poet
1931 - Anthony Jacobs, English industrialist (BSM)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 10 of 10

1160 - Marriage of Louis VII of France with Adele of Champagne.
Writer E. B. WhiteWriter E. B. White (1929) 1929 - Writer E. B. White (30) weds literary editor Katharine Angell (37)
1934 - Actress and dancer Ginger Rogers (23) weds "All Quiet on the Western Front" actor Lew Ayres (25)
1960 - US Entertainer Sammy Davis Jr marries Swedish actress May Britt (divorced 1968)
1987 - MLB baseball player Cal Ripken Jr (27) weds Kelly Geer at Towson United Methodist Church in Maryland
1993 - "Ladyhawke" actress Michelle Pfeiffer (35) weds television writer and producer David E. Kelley (37) in Santa Barbara, California
1996 - "A Room With A View" actor Daniel Day-Lewis (39) weds "Personal Velocity: Three Portraits" screenwriter Rebecca Miller (34) in Vermont
Actor Daniel Day-LewisActor Daniel Day-Lewis (1996) 2004 - "The View" co-host Star Jones (42) weds banker Al Reynolds at St. Bartholomew's Church in New York City
2010 - Major League Baseball pitcher Kyle Kendrick (26) married three-time "Survivor" contestant Stephanie LaGrossa (30) at Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, California
2012 - Soccer goalkeeper and a double Olympic gold medalist Hope Solo (31) weds former NFL tight end Jerramy Stevens (33) in Washington

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

Architect Frank Lloyd WrightArchitect Frank Lloyd Wright (1922) 1922 - Architect Frank Lloyd Wright (55) divorces socialite Catherine Tobin after 33 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 121

867 - Nicholas I, (the Great), pope (858-67), dies at 67
1004 - Abbo van Fleury, [Floriacensis], French abbott/saint, dies
1093 - Malcolm III (Canmore, "Big Head") King of Scots, dies in battle at Alnwick, Northumberland. Historical figure Shakespeare's character based on.
1143 - King Fulk of Jerusalem
1170 - Albert I of Brandenburg
1314 - Albert II, Margrave of Meissen
1319 - Erik VI Menved, king of Denmark (1286-1319), dies
1345 - Constance of Penafiel, wife of Pedro I of Portugal (b. 1323)
1359 - Ivan II, great ruler of Moscow & Vladimir, dies
1460 - Henry the Navigator, prince of Portugal, dies at 66
1606 - Geronimo Mercuriali, Italian philologist and physician (b. 1530)
1619 - Ludovico Carracci, Italian painter (b. 1555)
1620 - Louise de Coligny, French 4th wife of Willem of Orange, dies at 65
1650 - Thomas May, English poet and historian (b. 1595)
1687 - Nell [Eleanor] Gwyn, mistress of Charles II of England, dies at 37
1689 - Philipp von Zesen, German poet (Bescheibung of Amsterdam), dies at 70
1706 - Godfried Schalcken, painter/etcher/engraver, dies
1770 - George Grenville, British premier (1763-65)/Stamp Act, dies at 58
1771 - Conrad E Ackermann, German actor/theater director, dies at 61
1779 - Thomas Chippendale, English furniture maker, dies at 61
1829 - Sam Patch, loses his live in a 125' dive into Genesse Falls
1849 - William Etty, English painter best known for paintings of nudes, dies at 62
1862 - Ludwig Uhland, writer, dies at 75
1863 - Carnot Posey, Confederate brig-generaal, dies at 50
1867 - Adolphe Napoleon Didron, French archaeologist (b. 1806)
1868 - Gioachino (Antonio) Rossini, composer (Barber of Seville), dies at 76
1877 - Pietro Coppola, composer, dies at 83
1893 - Antoine T d'abbadie, French explorer: Ethiopia, dies at 78
1896 - Antonio Pena y Goni, composer, dies at 50
1903 - Wilhelm von Polenz, German author (Country of Zukunft), dies
Painter Camille PissarroPainter Camille Pissarro (1903) 1903 - Camille Pissarro, French Impressionist painter (b. 1830)
1909 - Aeneas Mackay, Dutch Internal minister (ARP)/Colonization, dies at 70
1916 - Frederik Septimus Kelly, composer, dies at 35
1917 - Emile Durkheim, French sociologist (Le suicide), dies
1918 - Marten Baersma, [MH Bottema], Fries author, dies at 28
1928 - Abraham M "Mark" Lidzbarski, Polish/German orientalist, dies at 60
1939 - George Nicholls Jr, actor (Finishing School), dies at 42
1942 - Daniel J Callaghan, US spy (at Guadalcanal), dies
1942 - Douglas H Fox, US captain of destroyer Barton, dies in battle
1942 - Norman Scott, US admiral (at Guadalcanal), dies
1944 - Paul Graener, composer, dies at 72
1944 - Wang Tjing-Wei, premier China (1932-35), dies
1951 - Hugo Leichtentritt, composer, dies at 77
1951 - Nikolai Karlovich Metner, composer, dies at 71
1954 - Fay Baker, actress (Sorority Girl), dies at 60
1958 - Bart A van der Leck, Dutch painter (Style), dies at 81
1961 - Fredrik J "Frits" Bakker Jr, Dutch actor (Unknown Woman), dies at 63
1961 - Wally Brown, actor (Jed Fame-Cimarron City), dies at 57
1961 - Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle, Jr., American diplomat (b. 1897)
1963 - Margaret Murray, English anthropologist and Egyptologist (b. 1863)
1967 - Pierre Moulaert, composer, dies at 60
1967 - Harriet Cohen, English pianist (b. 1895)
1973 - Bruno Maderna, Italian composer/conductor (Satyricon), dies at 53
Fashion Designer Elsa SchiaparelliFashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli (1973) 1973 - Elsa Schiaparelli, Italian fashion designer, dies at 77
1973 - Lila Lee, actress (Blood & Sand), dies of stroke at 68
1974 - Karen Silkwood, killed in a car crash under suspicious circumstances
1974 - Vittorio de Sica, Italian actor/director (Boccacio 70), dies
1975 - Olga Berggolts, Russian poet (b. 1910)
1977 - Ingrid Schubert, German terrorist (b. 1944)
1978 - George Hearne, South African cricketer (open bat in 3 Tests 1922-24), dies
1979 - Rebecca Clarke, composer, dies at 93
1979 - Dimitris Psathas, Greek playwright (b. 1907)
1982 - Babette Deutsch, US poet (Honey out of the Rock), dies at 87
1982 - Chesney Allen, actress (Okay for Sound, Frozen Limits), dies at 88
1982 - Dorothy [Little-]Round, England, tennis star (Never on Sunday), dies
1982 - Hugues Lapointe, Canadian politician, lieutenant governor of Quebec (b. 1911)
1983 - "Alvin" Junior Samples, country singer (Hee Haw), dies at 56
1984 - Dorothy Arnold, actress (House of Fear, Phantom Creeps), dies at 66
1984 - ML de Braauw, esquire/DS'70-minister of Wetenschapsbeleid, dies at 59
1985 - George Robert Vincent, American sound recording pioneer (b. 1898)
1986 - Rolando Olalia, Philippines worker's union leader, murdered
1986 - Rudolf Schock, German opera/operetta singer, dies at 71
1986 - Thierry Le Luron, French humourist (b. 1952)
1988 - Antal Dorati, Hungarian/US conductor/composer, dies at 82
1988 - Jaromír Vejvoda, Czech composer (b. 1902)
1989 - Victor Davis, Canadian swimmer (b. 1964)
1990 - Charlie Carpenter, dies at 77
1991 - Ad Kosto, Dutch state secretary (PvdA), assassinated by bomb
1991 - Cyril Poitier, actor (Uptown Saturday Night), dies of cancer at 80
1991 - Hanson Baldwin, US military historian, dies at 88
1992 - Alan Balsam, US movie editor (Divine Madness), dies
1992 - Bobby Mcclure, US singer (Don't mess up a good thing), dies at 50)
1992 - Gregory Markopoulos, German/US director (Iliac Passion, Bliss), dies
1992 - Lucrecia Perez, Dominicans in Spain (Racist Murder), dies at 33
1992 - Maurice Ohana, pianist/composer, dies
1993 - Jose Toirkens, journalist (Slogan, NRC), dies at 48
1993 - Carey Lloyd (Rufus R. Jones), American professional wrestler (b. 1933)
1994 - Frank Singleton, librarian, dies at 67
1994 - Joseph H Hazen, US producer/VP (Warner Bros), dies at 96
1994 - Lewis Bingham Keeble, town Planner, dies at 79
1994 - Motoo Kimura, Japanese geneticist (b. 1924)
1995 - Ralph Hunsecker Blane, songwriter, dies at 81
1995 - Robert Stephens, actor (Chaplin, QB VII, Cleopatra), dies at 64
1996 - Kenneth Watkins, woodland conservationist, dies at 86
1996 - William Ballard Doggett, jazz musician, dies at 80
1996 - Swami Rama, Himalayan yoga master (b. 1925)
1997 - William John Elwyn Davies, painter, dies at 80
1997 - André Boucourechliev, French composer (b. 1925)
1997 - Dawud M. Mu'Min, American murderer (b. 1953)
1998 - Edwige Feuillère, French actress (b. 1907)

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