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Calendar for November 13th, 2012

1637: David Kirke granted co-proprietorship of Newfoundland

1775: "U.S." General Montgomery captured Montreal

Born 1782: Esaias Tegner (writer)

Born 1785: Lady Caroline Ponsonby Lamb (author)

1833: Thousands of meteors fell per hour in the eastern United States

Born 1833: Edwin Booth (actor)

Born 1850: Robert Louis Stevenson (author)

Born 1856: Louis Brandeis (U.S. Supreme Court justice)

Died 1868: Gioacchino Rossini (composer)

Born 1913: Alexander Scourby (actor)

1927: The Holland Tunnel between New York and New Jersey opened

1927: The Holland Tunnel opened to traffic

Born 1932: Richard Mulligan (actor)

1934: Ginger Rogers married Lew Ayres

Born 1934: Garry Marshall (producer, director, & actor)

1940: Walt Disney's Fantasia premiered at the Broadway Theater in New York; first film to attempt to use stereophonic sound

Born 1941: Dack Rambo (actor)

Born 1954: Chris Noth (actor)

Born 1955: Whoopi Goldberg (actress)

1960: Sammy Davis Jr. married May Britt

1964: Bob Pettit was the first to reach 20,000 career points in the NBA

Born 1967: Jimmy Kimmel (television host)

1977: Li'l Abner, Al Capp's 43-year-old comic strip, appeared in newspapers for the last time

Born 1980: Monique Coleman (actress)

1982: The Wall of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial dedicated, Washington, D.C.

1985: Volcano Nevado del Ruiz erupts in Colombia, killing over 23,000 people.

Died 2002: Irv Rubin (Jewish Defense League leader)

2006: Groundbreaking ceremony held for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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