13 NOVEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • St. Augustine of Hippo, AD 354
  • King Edward III, 1312
  • E. J. Trelawny, 1792
  • Edwin Booth, 1833
  • Robert Louis Stevenson, 1850
  • John Drew, 1853
  • Louis Brandeis, 1856
  • Hermione Baddeley, 1906
  • Alexander Scourby, 1913
  • William Gibson, 1914
  • Nathaniel Benchley, 1915
  • Oskar Werner, 1922
  • Linda Christian, 1923
  • Richard Mulligan, 1932
  • Garry Marshall, 1934
  • Jean Seberg, 1938
  • Paul Simon, 1942
  • Joe Mantegna, 1947
  • Whoopi Goldberg, 1949
  • Sammy Sosa, 1968

Died On This Day:

  • Pope Nicholas the Great, AD 867
  • Thomas Chippendale, 1779
  • Gioacchino Rossini, 1868
  • Camille Pissarro, 1903
  • King Malcolm III Scotland, 1903
  • Elsa Schiaparelli, 1973
  • Karen Silkwood killed, 1974
  • Vittorio De Sica, 1974
  • R. C. Sherriff, 1975
  • Prince Francis Joseph II of Liechtenstein, 1989

Today's Events:

  • 1002 - Ethelred II (The Unready) orders slaughter of all Danes in his realms - St. Brice's Day Massacre.
  • 1789 - Benjamin Franklin writes 'In this world nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.'
  • 1805 - Frankfurter recipe invented by Viennese butcher Johann Lehner.
  • 1849 - Upwards of 50,000 attend public hanging in London of Maria and Frederick Manning; Charles Dickens protests.
  • 1851 - Telegraphic services between London and Paris inaugurated.
  • 1887 - 'Bloody Sunday' in London. Socialists clash with Irish in Trafalgar Square.
  • 1914 - The bra patented by Mary Phelps Jacob.
  • 1927 - Holland Tunnel under Hudson bet. Manhattan and Jersey City- opens to cars; first vehicular tunnel.
  • 1940 - Walt Disney's 'Fantasia' premieres in New York.
  • 1955 - 24,000 lb. bull African elephant killed in Angola by Hungarian J.J. Fenykovi.
  • 1956 - US Supreme Court strikes down law calling for racial segregation on public buses.
  • 1985 - Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupts in Columbia killing 25,000 in a mud avalanche.
  • 2001 - Taliban forces driven out of Kabul by Northern Alliance soldiers. New era for Afghanistan?
  • 2012 - 76 carat clear, colorless diamond "Archduke Joseph" sells for record $21.5 million at Christie's London.
  • 2015 - ISIS barbarian suicide bombers strike Paris concert hall and other locations assassinating innocent people; 129 dead, hundreds injured.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Frances Cabrini
  • Diego (or Didacus)
  • Stanislas Kostka, Pope Nicholas I the Great (died today A.D. 867)
  • Brice
  • Homobonus

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • THANKSGIVING DAY (U.S.) last Thursday of November.
  • TUNG CHICH, Feast of the Winter Solstice in China (sometime during the eleventh moon on the shortest day of the year)
  • DIVALI (India) five day autumn festival.
  • BHRATRI DWITYA, Hindu Festival of Brothers
  • TUNG CHICH, Feast of the Winter Solstice in China (sometime during the eleventh moon on the shortest day of the year)
  • ADVENT SUNDAY, Sunday nearest to feast of Saint Andrew (Nov. 30) whether before or after.
  • HANUKKA also spelled CHANUKAH (Jewish Feast of Lights), eight day holiday beginning on 25th of lunar month Kislev.
  • TSAO CHÜN, Festival of the Kitchen God in China (23rd day of the twelfth moon (or 24th in Kwantung)
  • CH'U HSI, Night of the Thirtieth (29th day of the twelfth moon)
  • ELEPHANT ROUNDUP AT SURIN, THAILAND celebrated third Sunday in November
  • ON-MATSURI, Yamato region harvest festival in Nara, Japan
  • CHICHIBU NO YO-MATSURI, Kabuki and fireworks in Japan

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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