November 13 is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 48 days remaining.
1775 - American Revolutionary War: Patriot revolutionary forces under Col. Ethan Allen attack Montreal defended by British Kingdom of Great Britain General Guy Carleton. Allen and his troups were disorganised and soundly defeated.
1805 - Johann Georg Lehner invents the hot dog.
1851 - The Denny Party lands at Alki Point, the first settlers of what will become Seattle, Washington.
1887 - Bloody Sunday clashes in central London
1908 - Andrew Fisher becomes the 5th Prime Minister of Australia.
1909 - Ballinger-Pinchot scandal begins: accuses US Secretary of the Interior Collier's magazine Richard Ballinger of questionable dealings in Alaskan coal fields.
1916 - Prime Minister of Australia William Morris Hughes is expelled from the Labor Party over his support for conscription.
1940 - The animated feature-length film is released.
Fantasia 1941 - World War II: The aircraft carrier HMS is torpedoed by Ark Royal U 81, she sinks on November 14.
1942 - World War II: Battle of Guadalcanal - Aviators from the USS Enterprise sink the Japanese heavy cruiser BB- Hiei.
1954 - Great Britain defeated France to capture the first ever Rugby League World Cup in Paris in front of around 30,000 spectators.
1960 - Sammy Davis, Jr. marries Swedish actress May Britt. Interracial marriage is still illegal in 31 US states out of 50.
1960 - A fire at a movie theater in Amude Syria kills 152 people.
1961 - Vladimir Yefimovich Semichastny succeeds Aleksandr Nikolayevich Shelepin as head of the KGB.
1969 - Vietnam War: Anti-war protesters in Washington, DC stage a symbolic "March Against Death ."
1970 - 1970 Bhola cyclone: A 120-mph tropical cyclone hits the densely populated Ganges Delta region of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), killing an estimated 500,000 people in one night (this is regarded as the 20th century's worst natural disaster).
1974 - Nuclear activist Karen Silkwood's car is forced off the road while she is travelling to an interview with New York Times reporter David Burnham . Her files are missing from the carwreck; an FBI investigation later concludes accident, but is not generally believed to have been impartial.
1974 - PLO leader Yasser Arafat gives a landmark address to the United Nations General Assembly.
1981 - The first Friday the 13th event held by motorcyclists in Port Dover, Ontario, Canada.
1982 - A boxing match held in Las Vegas, Nevada ends when Ray Mancini defeats Kim Duk Koo. Kim's death on November 17 led to significant changes in the sport.
1982 - The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington D.C. after a march to its site by thousands of Vietnam War veterans.
1985 - The volcano Nevado del Ruiz erupts and melts a glacier, causing a lahar (volcanic mudslide) that buries Armero, Colombia , killing approximately 23,000 people.
1990 - The first known World Wide Web page is written.
1994 - Voters in Sweden decide to join the European Union in a referendum.
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 any foreigners suspected of having connections to terrorist acts or planned acts on the United States.
2002 - Iraq disarmament crisis: Iraq agrees to the terms of the UN Security Council Resolution 1441.
2002 - The oil tanker sinks off the Prestige Galician coast and causes a huge oil spill.
354 - Saint Augustine of Hippo, theologian (d. 430)
1312 - King Edward III of England (d. 1377)
1486 - Johann Eck, German theologian (d. 1543)
1714 - William Shenstone, English poet (d. 1763)
1715 - Dorothea Christiane Erxleben , Germany's first female physician (d. 1762)
1768 - Bertel Thorvaldsen, sculptor (d. 1844)
1792 - Edward Trelawny , English writer (d. 1881)
1826 - Charles Frederick Worth, couturier (d. 1895)
1833 - Edwin Booth, actor (d. 1893)
1838 - Joseph Fielding Smith, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (d. 1918)
1848 - Albert I of Monaco (d. 1922)
1850 - Robert Louis Stevenson, writer (d. 1894)
1856 - Louis Brandeis, Justice of the United States Supreme Court (d. 1941)
1869 - Helene Stöcker , pacifist (d. 1943)
1886 - Mary Wigman, dancer, choreographer (d. 1973)
1908 - Hermione Baddeley, actress(d. 1986)
1916 - Jack Elam, American actor (d. 2003)
1922 - Oskar Werner, actor (d. 1984)
1922 - Jack Narz, game show host
1924 - Motoo Kimura, population geneticist
1933 - Peter Härtling , writer and publisher
1934 - Garry Marshall, producer, director, writer, actor
1935 - George Carey, Archbishop of Canterbury
1938 - Jean Seberg, actress (d. 1979)
1942 - John Hammond, blues musician
1947 - Joe Mantegna, actor
1955 - Whoopi Goldberg, actress, comedienne, singer
1963 - Vinny Testaverde, American football quarterback
1968 - Pat Hentgen, baseball player
1972 - Kimura Takuya, Japanese singer/actor
1977 - Chanel Cole, singer (was on Australian Idol)
1979 - Ron Artest, basketball player
1982 - Koda Kumi, Japanese singer
867 - St. Nicholas I, Pope
1004 - Abbon of Fleury
1093 - King Malcolm III of Scotland
1170 - Albert I of Brandenburg, "the Bear", margrave
1460 - Henry the Navigator, Portuguese prince and patron of African exploration
1862 - Ludwig Uhland, German poet (b. 1787)
1868 - Gioacchino Rossini, composer
1937 - Mrs. Leslie Carter nee Caroline Dudley, Broadway star (b. 1862)
1939 - Lois Weber , director, actress, and screenwriter
1952 - Margaret Wise Brown, children's author
1967 - Harriet Cohen, pianist
1973 - Bryan Stanley Johnson , British novelist, poet, filmmaker
1974 - Vittorio De Sica, Italin film director
1974 - Karen Silkwood, union activist
1988 - Antal Dorati, Hungarian conductor (b. 1906)
1994 - Motoo Kimura, population geneticist
2003 - Kellie Waymire, actress (b. 1967)
2004 - Ol' Dirty Bastard, rap artist (b. 1968)
2004 - John Balance, musician and artist (b. 1962)
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