Famous Events on this Day in History, November 13:866 - Pope Nicholas I answers the envoys of Boris (Ad consulta vestra)
1002 - English king Ethelred II launches massacre of Danish settlers
1160 - Marriage of Louis VII of France with Adele of Champagne.
1511 - England signs on to the Saint League
1553 - English Lady Jane Grey/bishop 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, London: King Charles I vs English parliament
1673 - Prince Willem III/Raimundo earl Montecuccoli conquer Bonn
1715 - Battle at Sheriffmuir: English army beats Scottish earl of Mar
1715 - Pro-James Edward Stuart-rebellion surrenders
1775 - American Revolutionary forces capture Montreal
1781 - English troops occupy Negapatam Ceylon
1789 - Ben Franklin writes "Nothing . . . certain but death & taxes"
1830 - Oliver Wendell Holmes publishes "Old Ironsides"
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 - 1st US gold certificates issued
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)
1909 - 259 miners die in a fire at St Paul Mine at Cherry Ill
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 - Monarch Friedrich of Waldeck & Pyrmont abdicates throne
1918 - Russia cancels Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
1918 - Stahlhelm forms (anti communist/Polish/French) in Magdenburg
1920 - Hudson River frozen at Albany
1921 - "Sheik," 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
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 - British aircraft carrier "Ark Royal" sank in Mediterranean
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
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' 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 - Supreme Court strikes down segregation of races on public buses
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)
1960 - Sammy Davis Jr marries Swedish actress May Britt
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
1968 - Bob Gibson edges Pete Rose to win NL MVP
1969 - VP Spiro T Agnew accused network TV news depts of bias & distortion
1970 - Cyclone kills estimated 300,000 in Chittagong Bangladesh
1970 - Flooding ravages Ganges delta, 200,000-1 million killed
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
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
1978 - NASA launches HEAO
1979 - British newspaper "Times" resumes publishing after 1 year
1979 - Ronald Reagan in NY announces his candidacy for president
1979 - Willie Stargell & Keith Hernandez share NL MVP Award NL
1980 - US spacecraft Voyager I sent back 1st close-up pictures of Saturn
1980 - Gabriella Brum, 18, of W Germany crowned 30th Miss World, she resigns the next day, because she wants to marry her 52 year old boyfriend
1981 - Ringo releases "Wrack My Brains"
1982 - Korean boxer Duk Koo Kim fatally injured when KOed by Ray Mancini
1982 - Vietnam War Memorial dedicated in Washington DC
1982 - A boxing match held in Las Vegas, Nevada ends when Ray Mancini defeats Duk Koo Kim. Kim's death on November 17 led to significant changes in the sport.
1983 - Pat Bradley wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
1984 - David Levy finds his 1st comet
1984 - Ryne Sandberg wins the NL MVP Award
1985 - Dwight Gooden, youngest 20 game winner, wins Cy Young award
1985 - Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupts in Colombia, kills 25,000
1986 - Giselle Jeanne-Marie LaRonde of Trinidad, 23, crowned 36th Miss World
1986 - NASA launches space vehicle S-199
1986 - US president Reagan confesses weapon sales to Iran
1987 - 1st condom commercial on BBC TV
1989 - Paul McCartney releases "Figure of 8" & "Ou Est Le Soleil"
1990 - Oakland's Bob Welch wins AL Cy Young Award
1990 - The World Wide Web first began.
1990 - In Aramoana, New Zealand, Resident David Gray shot dead 13 people, in what became known as the Aramoana Massacre.
1991 - Bomb attack on Aad Kosto, Dutch social dem party-asst sec of state
1991 - Boston Red Sox Roger Clemens wins AL Cy Young Award
1992 - Riddick Bowe beats Evander Holyfield in 12 for heavywgt boxing title
1993 - 7.1 seaquake east of Kamchatka
1993 - Chinese MD82 makes crash landing at Urumqi, 12 killed
1993 - Pakistan minister of Foreign affairs Faruk Leghari elected president
1994 - Sweden agrees to join European Union
1996 - "Three Sisters," closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC
1996 - Joel Armengaud discovers 2^1398269 - 1 (35th known Mersenne prime)
1996 - Padres third baseman Ken Caminiti is 4th unanimous winner of NL MVP
1997 - "Lion King," opens at New Amersterdam Theater NYC
1997 - Ken Griffey Jr unanimously wins AL MVP
1997 - UN pulls out arms inspection teams from Iraq
2000 - Philippine House Speaker Manuel B. Villar, Jr. passes the articles of impeachment against Philippine President Joseph Estrada.
2001 - Doha Round: The World Trade Organization ends a four-day ministerial conference in Doha, Qatar.
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 foreigners suspected of connections to terrorist acts or planned acts on the United States.
2002 - The oil tanker Prestige sinks off the Galician coast and causes a huge oil spill.
2002 - Iraq disarmament crisis: Iraq agrees to the terms of the UN Security Council Resolution 1441.
2007 - An explosion hits the south wing of the House of Representatives of the Philippines in Quezon City, killing four people, including Congressman Wahab Akbar, and wounding six.