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Calendar for November 13th, 2012

1630s

  • 1637: David Kirke granted co-proprietorship of Newfoundland

  • 1770s

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

  • 1780s

  • Born 1782: Esaias Tegner (writer)

  • Born 1785: Lady Caroline Ponsonby Lamb (author)

  • 1830s

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

  • Born 1833: Edwin Booth (actor)

  • 1850s

  • Born 1850: Robert Louis Stevenson (author)

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

  • 1860s

  • Died 1868: Gioacchino Rossini (composer)

  • 1910s

  • Born 1913: Alexander Scourby (actor)

  • 1920s

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

  • 1927: The Holland Tunnel opened to traffic

  • 1930s

  • Born 1932: Richard Mulligan (actor)

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

  • 1934: Ginger Rogers married Lew Ayres

  • 1940s

  • 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)

  • 1950s

  • Born 1954: Chris Noth (actor)

  • Born 1955: Whoopi Goldberg (actress)

  • 1960s

  • 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)

  • 1970s

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

  • 1980s

  • 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.

  • 2000s

  • 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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