Date History - On this day in history

What happened today in history

Born on this day - November 13th

1979 - Ron Artest, American basketball player

1968 - Pat Hentgen, baseball player

1954 - Scott McNealy, CEO of Sun Microsystems

1947 - Joe Mantegna, American actor

1935 - George Carey, Archbishop of Canterbury

1922 - Oskar Werner, Austrian actor (d. 1984)

1913 - Alexander Scourby, American actor (d. 1985)

1850 - Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish writer (d. 1894)

1768 - Bertel Thorvaldsen, Danish sculptor (d. 1844)

1710 - Charles Simon Favart, French dramatist (d. 1792)

Died on this day - November 13th

2003 - Kellie Waymire, American actress (b. 1967)

1975 - Olga Berggolts, Russian poet (b. 1910)

1952 - Margaret Wise Brown, American children's author (b. 1910)

1771 - Konrad Ernst Ackermann, German actor (b. 1712)

1359 - Ivan II of Russia, Grand Prince of Moscow (b. 1326)

1093 - King Malcolm III of Scotland (b. 1031)

Events on this day - November 13th

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 any foreigners suspected of having connections to terrorist acts or planned acts on the United

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.

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).

1956 - United States Supreme Court declared Alabama and Montgomery laws requiring segregated buses illegal; this ended the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

1916 - Prime Minister of Australia William Morris Hughes is expelled from the Labor Party over his support for conscription.

1841 - James Braid first sees a demonstration of animal magnetism, which leads to his study of the subject he eventually calls hypnosis.

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