On This Day: November 13th

This is 317th day of the year and 48 days remain in the year.

in history
1775
U.S. forces, under the command of Gen. Richard Montgomery, captured Montreal during the American Revolution.
1927
The world's first long, mechanically ventilated underwater tunnel, the Holland Tunnel, opened between New York and New Jersey.
1940
Walt Disney's Fantasia debuted.
1942
The minimum draft age was lowered from 21 to 18.
1946
Vincent Schaefer produced artificial snow from a natural cloud for the first time at Mount Greylock in Massachusetts.
1956
The Supreme Court struck down laws calling for racial segregation on buses.
1982
The Vietnam War Memorial, designed by Maya Lin, was dedicated in Washington, DC.
2001
The Taliban abandoned Afghanistan's capital of Kabul when the Northern Alliance entered the city.
November 13 Birthdays
Justice Louis Brandeis1856–1941, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Gerard Butleractor
Whoopi Goldbergcomedienne, actress
Saint Augustinetheologian
Robert Louis Stevensonpoet, novelist
Johann Ecktheologian
Mary Wigmandancer, choreographer



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