On This Day in History, November 13

Let’s take a walk down memory lane to get a clear view of the key highlights of November 13. From political decisions to catastrophes, to music hits and major awards, e.t.c.

The following list outlines the historic events that happened on November 13, sure to enlighten you!

  • 1895 – First shipment of canned pineapple from Hawaii.
  • 1933 – The occurrence of a 1st modern sit-down labor strike by Hormel meat packers in Austin, Minnesota.
  • 1942 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a measure lowering the minimum draft age from 21 to 18.
  • 1955 – Actress Whoopi Goldberg was born on this day.
  • 1956 – US Supreme court ruled race separation on buses in Alabama as unconstitutional.
  • 1971 – Mariner 9 reached the planet Mars, becoming the first spacecraft to orbit another planet.
  • 1979 – England’s Times newspaper was published for the first time in nearly a year.
  • 1980 – 1st close-up pictures of Saturn were sent by US spacecraft Voyager 1.
  • 1982 – The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, DC.
  • 1986 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan publicly acknowledged that the U.S. had sent “defensive weapons and spare parts” to Iran.
  • 1994 – A referendum in Sweden gained the majority in favor of Sweden joining the European Union.
  • 1995 – Atlanta Braves, Greg Maddox became the first major league pitcher to win four consecutive CY Young Awards.
  • 1997 – Iraq expelled six U.N. arms inspectors who were U.S. citizens.
  • 2001 – President George W. Bush signed an executive order allowing military tribunals against foreigners suspected of connections to terrorist acts on the US.
  • 2002 – Eminem released the single ‘Lose Yourself’ from the soundtrack of “8 Mile”, becoming the 1st rap song to win Academy Award Best Original Song.
  • 2006 – Sun Microsystems released Java as open-source software.
  • 2006 – Google Inc. to acquire YouTube for $1.65 billion in Google stock.
  • 2009 – Significant amounts of water were found close to the South Pole of the moon by Orbiter/LCROSS.
  • 2013 – For the first time in nearly twenty years, United States oil output was greater than its imports.
  • 2020 –  Kylie Minogue became the first woman to top the UK album chart over five consecutive decades with “Disco”.

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