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Daily Calendar for Saturday, November 13, 2021

Born

  • Esaias Tegner (writer)
  • Lady Caroline Ponsonby Lamb (author)
  • Edwin Booth (actor)
  • Robert Louis Stevenson (author)
  • Louis Brandeis (U.S. Supreme Court justice)
  • Alexander Scourby (actor)
  • Richard Mulligan (actor)
  • Garry Marshall (producer, director, & actor)
  • Dack Rambo (actor)
  • Chris Noth (actor)
  • Whoopi Goldberg (actress)
  • Jimmy Kimmel (television host)
  • Monique Coleman (actress)

Died

  • Gioacchino Rossini (composer)
  • Irv Rubin (Jewish Defense League leader)
  • Robert Pershing Bobby" Doerr" (baseball player)
  • Katherine MacGregor (actress)

Events

  • David Kirke granted co-proprietorship of Newfoundland
  • U.S. General Montgomery captured Montreal
  • Thousands of meteors fell per hour in the eastern United States
  • The Holland Tunnel between New York and New Jersey opened
  • Ginger Rogers married Lew Ayres
  • Walt Disney’s Fantasia premiered at the Broadway Theater in New York; first film to attempt to use stereophonic sound
  • Sammy Davis Jr. married May Britt
  • Bob Pettit was the first to reach 20,000 career points in the NBA
  • Mariner 9 became the first spacecraft to orbit another planet (Mars)
  • Li’l Abner, Al Capp’s 43-year-old comic strip, appeared in newspapers for the last time
  • The Wall of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial dedicated, Washington, D.C.
  • Volcano Nevado del Ruiz erupts in Colombia, killing over 23,000 people.
  • Groundbreaking ceremony held for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Weather

  • The first great storm of what became the Dust Bowl spread a pall from the Great Plains to New York

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