13 November

November 13 is the 317th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 48 days remain until the end of the year. 

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about November 13th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

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

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • World Kindness Day
  • Sadie Hawkins Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – November 13

2015: Terrorist attacks in Paris

A series of coordinated terrorist attacks that included suicide bombs and mass shootings took place in France’s capital city. Venues attacked included the Stade de France and the Bataclan theater during a concert. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant or Daesh (ISIL) took responsibility for the attacks that killed about 130 people.

1994: Sweden votes to join EU

The referendum passed with over 50% of Swedish citizens voting to join the European Union. The Nordic country officially joined the EU on January 1, 1995.

1985: Armero tragedy

The late evening eruption of the Nevado del Ruiz volcano in Colombia caused volcanic mudflows, called lahars, and flooded the city of Armero, killing 25,000 of its residents. The Armero tragedy is considered to be one of the deadliest volcano related disasters in the 20th century.

1950: Assassination of Carlos Delgado Chalbaud

The Venezuelan president and head of the military Junta was kidnapped and killed by rebels headed by Rafael Simón Urbina. Chalbaud came to power after a coup against Rómulo Gallegos in 1948.

1887: Bloody Sunday in London

Protests by poor and unemployed Londoners over their hardships in Trafalgar Square took a violent turn when the police charged on those protesting with batons. By the end of the day, 2 or 3 people were killed and several hundred protestors were injured.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, November 13

1969: Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Dutch politician, author

1955: Whoopi Goldberg, American actress, singer, talk show host

1856: Louis Brandeis, American jurist

1850: Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish author, poet

354: Augustine of Hippo, Algerian bishop, theologian

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, November 13

2005: Eddie Guerrero, American wrestler

1963: Margaret Murray, English anthropologist

1903: Camille Pissarro, French painter

1868: Gioachino Rossini, Italian composer

1093: Malcolm III of Scotland

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