On This Day..... November 13

 

NOVEMBER 13TH

  • TODAY IS WORLD KINDNESS DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL INDIAN PUDDING DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON (1850-1894)
  • LOUIS BRANDEIS (1856-1941)
 
  • FRED PHELPS (1929-2014)
  • GARRY MARSHALL (1934-2016)
 
  • JOE MANTEGNA (1947, 71)
  • WHOOPI GOLDBERG (1955, 63)
 
  • CHRIS NOTH (1956, 62)
  • STEVE ZAHN (1967, 51)
 
  • JIMMY KIMMEL (1967, 51)
  • GERARD BUTLER (1969, 49)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1718, JOHN MONTAGU, THE 4TH EARL OF SANDWICH IS BORN. HE WOULD CREATE THE FOOD STAPLE WHICH BEARS HIS NAME
  • IN 1749, WILLIAM PENN ACADEMY OPENS IN PHILADELPHIA, THE FIRST AMERICAN COLLEGE. IT WOULD BE RENAMED THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA IN 1779
  • IN  1775, AMERICAN SOLDIERS CAPTURE MONTREAL IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR
  • IN 1789, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN WRITES HIS ICONIC PHRASE ABOUT “DEATH AND TAXES”
 
  • IN 1851, SETTLERS ARRIVE AT ALKI POINT, WHICH WOULD LATER BE NAMED “SEATTLE”
  • IN 1875, HARVARD AND YALE MEET FOR THEIR FIRST COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAME, THE FIRST GAME IN WHICH PLAYERS WOULD WEAR UNIFORMS
  • IN 1887, THE IRISH NATIONAL LEAGUE MARCHES IN LONDON TO PROTEST UNEMPLOYMENT AND IRISH COERCION. POLICE FOUGHT WORKERS ARMED WITH KNIVES AND POKERS IN WHAT BECAME KNOWN AS “BLOODY SUNDAY”
 
  • IN 1895, THE STATE OF HAWAII BEGINS CANNING PINEAPPLES AND SHIPPING THEM FOR SALE ON THE U.S. MAINLAND
  • IN 1900, THE BALTIMORE ORIOLES ARE INCORPORATED INTO THE AMERICAN LEAGUE. THEY WOULD MOVE TO NEW YORK AND RENAME THEMSELVES THE YANKEES IN 1913
  • IN 1907, A FRENCH PILOT FLIES THE FIRST EVER HELICOPTER
  • IN 1927, THE HOLLAND TUNNEL FROM NY TO NJ OPENS
 
  • IN 1933, WORKERS IN THE HORMEL MEAT FACTORY SIT DOWN ON THE JOB IN WHAT WOULD BECOME THE FIRST MODERN DAY STRIKE IN MINNESOTA
  • IN 1934, GINGER ROGERS MARRIES LEW AYRES
  • IN 1940, WALT DISNEY RELEASES “FANTASIA”
 
  • IN 1942, THE USS JUNEAU SINKS IN THE BATTLE OF GUADALCANAL KILLING ALL FIVE OF THE “FIGHTING SULLIVAN BROTHERS”, THE WORST LOSS FOR ONE FAMILY IN WWII
  • IN 1954, DENTIST FRED SLACK BROKE A FINGERNAIL AT WORK AND USED HIS DENTAL EQUIPMENT TO CREATE A FALSE NAIL. AFTER EXPERIMENTING WITH HIS BROTHER TOM, THEY CREATED “PATTI NAILS”, THE FIRST FAKE COSMETIC FINGERNAILS
  • IN 1956, THE SUPREME COURT RULES THAT ALABAMA CANNOT SEGREGATE THEIR PUBLIC BUSES
 
  • IN 1960, SAMMY DAVID JR MARRIES SWEDISH ACTRESS MAY BRITT
  • IN 1965, THE CASTLES PERFORM AT “TEENAGE GO, GO DANCE” IN HAZLET, NEW JERSEY FEATURING A YOUNG SINGER NAMED BRUCE SPRINGSTEIN
  • IN 1969, EMBATTLED VICE PRESIDENT SPIRO AGNEW PUBLICLY ACCUSES THE NETWORK TV NEWS MEDIA OF BEING BIASED AGAINST HIM
  • IN 1974, KAREN SILKWOOD DIES IN A SUSPICIOUS CAR CRASH WHILE INVESTIGATING POTENTIAL ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES AT THE NUCLEAR PLANT WHICH EMPLOYED HER
 
  • IN 1974, RONALD DEFEO KILLS HIS PARENTS AND FOUR SIBLINGS IN THEIR HOME. GEORGE AND KATHLEEN LUTZ WOULD PURCHASE THE HOUSE ONE YEAR LATER AND CLAIM PARANORMAL ACTIVITY SCARED THEM AWAY, THE BASIS FOR THE MOVIE “THE AMITYVILLE HORROR”
  • IN 1976, ROD STEWART HITS #1 WITH “TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT”
 
  • IN 1979, RONALD REAGAN ANNOUNCES HE IS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT
  • IN 1980, VOYAGER 1 SENDS BACK THE FIRST CLOSE UP PICTURES OF SATURN TO EARTH
  • IN 1980, 18 YEAR OLD GABRIELLA BRUM OF WEST GERMANY WINS THE MISS WORLD COMPETITION. THE NEXT DAY SHE BECOMES THE FIRST WINNER TO RESIGN AS SHE DECIDES SHE WOULD RATHER MARRY HER 52 YEAR OLD BOYFRIEND
  • IN 1982, THE VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL OPENS IN WASHINGTON DC
 
  • IN 1982, RAY MANCINI DEFEATS DUK KOO KIM IN A LAS VEGAS BOXING MATCH. KIM DIED FROM HIS INJURIES FOUR DAYS LATER LEADING TO THE FIRST MAJOR OVERHAUL OF SAFETY RULES IN BOXING
  • IN 1982, MEN AT WORK BEGIN A 15 WEEK RUN TOPPING THE ALBUM CHART WITH THEIR DEBUT ALBUM “BUSINESS AS USUAL”
  • IN 1985, THE NEVADO DEL RUIZ VOLCANO ERUPTS IN COLUMBIA KILLING 25,000
 
  • IN 1986, PRESIDENT REAGAN ADMITS TO SELLING WEAPONS TO IRAN AS PART OF THE IRAN-CONTRA AFFAIR
  • IN 1987, THE FIRST CONDOM COMMERCIAL AIRS ON TV IN BRITAIN
  • IN 1990, PATRICIA BOUGHTON SUED ROD STEWART AFTER A FOOTBALL HE KICKED OFF THE STAGE DURING A CONCERT RUPTURED A TENDON IN HER FINGER. SHE CLAIMED THE INJURY MADE SEX WITH HER HUSBAND IMPOSSIBLE
  • IN 1991, ROGER CLEMENS WIN THE CY YOUNG AWARD WITH THE BOSTON RED SOX
 
  • IN 1992, RIDDICK BOWE DEFEATS EVANDER HOLYFIELD IN THE FIRST OF THEIR THREE HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHES
  • IN 1993, MICHELLE PFEIFFER MARRIES WRITER DAVID E. KELLY
  • IN 1995, THE 17TH JAMES BOND FILM, “GOLDENEYE” OPENS. IT’S THE FIRST TO FEATURE JUDI DENCH AS “M”
 
  • IN 1996, DANIEL DAY LEWIS MARRIES WRITER REBECCA MILLER
  • IN 1997, “THE LION KING” OPENS IN BROADWAY
  • IN 1999, PIXAR RELEASES “TOY STORY 2”
 
  • IN 2000, THE BEATLES RLEEASE THEIR COMPILATION ALBUM “1” WHICH GOES ON THE BE THE BEST SELLING ALBUM OF 2001
  • IN 2001, PRESIDENT BUSH SIGNS AN EXECUTIVE ORDER ALLOWING MILITARY TRIBUNALS FOR FOREIGN TERROR SUSPECTS
  • IN 2001, SHAKIRA RELEASES “LAUNDRY SERVICE”
 
  • IN 2002, EMINEM RELEASES “LOSE YOURSELF”
  • IN 2004, WU TANG CLAN MEMBER “OL DIRTY BASTARD” DIES OF A DRUG OVERDOSE
  • IN 2004, STAR JONES MARRIES AL REYNOLDS. THE WEDDING BECOMES INFAMOUS AS JONES USES HER JOB ON THE VIEW TO GET AS MANY FREE ITEMS AS POSSIBLE FOR THE WEDDING AND THEN REYNOLDS COMES OUT AS GAY A YEAR LATER
 
  • IN 2001, KEVIN HART’S WIFE TORREI DIVORCES HIM AFTER RUMORS OF INFIDELITY
  • IN 2017, MATTEL RELEASES THE FIRST BARBIE WEARING A HAJIB MODELED AFTER OLYMPIC FENCER IBITHAJ MUHAMMAD
 

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