November 13: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

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

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.

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 interesting facts about November 13th in history!

What Events 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.

OTD in 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.

2013 Same-sex marriage was legalized in Hawaii.

The bill passed through the state legislature and was signed into law by Hawaiian Governor Neil Abercrombie on the same day. The new law came into effect on December 2nd, with many same-sex couples choosing to get married on the first day of legalization.

2012 The Northern Territory of Australia and the South Pacific were darkened by a total eclipse of the sun.

A total eclipse means that the moon has completely blocked out the view of the sun and only lasts for a short period, but can only be seen from a very small area. Cairns, the most populated city in Australia to be cast in the eclipse's shadow, experienced around two minutes of darkness.

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.

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.

OTD in 1933: Meat packers at the Hormel plant in Austin

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.

Famous Quotes Said On November 13

What is your favorite quote from November 13th? Here are the most noteworthy quotes said on this day in history.


“Nothing is certain except death and taxes.”

– Benjamin Franklin

Famous People Born On November 13

Is today is your birthday? If so, you share the same birthday with Gerard Butler. Here are a few other famous people born on this day.

1967 Jimmy Kimmel

American TV Host

Jimmy Kimmel
54 years old
Born In:
New York, USA

1993 Julia Michaels

American Singer

Julia Michaels
28 years old
Born In:
Iowa, USA

1969 Gerard Butler

Scottish Actor

Gerard Butler
52 years old
Born In:
Scotland, UK

Special Holidays On November 13

Are you looking for something to do today? Then why not find time today to celebrate the following special holidays.

November 13: National Indian Pudding Day

National Indian Pudding Day

November 13: World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day

November 13 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

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

If you were born in November, your birthstone is the topaz. Did you know that in the Middle Ages, topaz was ground into a powder and mixed with wine to guarantee a good night’s sleep?

People born on this day were likely conceived the same year on February 20th.

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