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November 13: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on November 13

November 13th celebrates Indian Pudding Day and World Kindness Day.

Today marks day 317 of the year, and we have 48 days left of the year.

For those of you who were born on this day, your star sign is Scorpio.

Today was a rather unique day in history. Over the years it’s been a day of famous speeches, transport advances and much more. Find out what events occurred on this day to make it so fascinating!

Did you know that on this day in 1887, the infamous Bloody Sunday Protests were held in London? Police then clashed with those protesting the British treatment of those in Ireland, leaving 75 people badly injured and 400 arrested.

Keep reading for more facts about November 13th in history!

What Happened On November 13 In History?

2017

The first-ever Barbie wearing a hijab was revealed at Glamour magazine’s Women of the Year summit.

The hijab-wearing Barbie doll was designed after Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad and was part of the "Shero" Barbie series.
1969

The first quintuplets of the century were born on this day in London, UK.

All five babies were female and were put into care when they were born, but all survived.
Source BBC
1940

Disney’s animated feature “Fantasia” was released to movie theaters the US.

1937

NBC assembled the first symphony utilized exclusively for radio.

1933

Meat packers at the Hormel plant in Austin, Minnesota began the first modern sit down strike.

1909

The Cherry Mine disaster in Illinois killed 259 miners in a coal mine fire.

The disaster is became the third deadliest coal mining incident in US history.
1907

French engineer, Paul Cornu flew his first helicopter in Normandy.

His craft managed to lift around 1ft (36cm) above the ground for 20 seconds, an incredible feat for the time.
1902

Joseph Conrad’s novella “Heart of Darkness” was published as one single book.

Until then, they were only available in three seperate volumes.
1887

The infamous Bloody Sunday Protests were held in London.

OTD in 1887: The infamous Bloody Sunday Protests were held in London.
The protests involved unemployed protestors in physical confrontations with London's police. 400 people were arrested while 75 were badly injured.
1865

The United States issued gold certificates to battle counterfeit notes.

1839

The last bull run in Britain was held at Stamford.

Bull runs had been held for over 600 years.
1789

Ben Franklin penned his famous quote “Nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”

Did you know that on this day, November 13th 1887, the infamous Bloody Sunday Protests were held in London?