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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?


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.

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

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


NBC assembled the first symphony utilized exclusively for radio.


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


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.

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.

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

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

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.

The United States issued gold certificates to battle counterfeit notes.


The last bull run in Britain was held at Stamford.

Bull runs had been held for over 600 years.

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?