13th Nov, 1985 - Israel - - Arial Sharon
Right-Wing Cabinet minister Arial Sharon was on the verge of being fired by Prime Minister Shimon Peres. However, concern arose that the dismissal of Minister Sharon could bring down this extremely fragile Israeli government. An alternative to the above-mentioned action was being offered at this time. The Labor Party to which Prime Minister Peres represented and the conservative Likud Bloc to which Sharon belonged hoped to reach a compromise .
13th Nov, 1985 - Columbia - - Volcano
The volcano Nevado del Ruiz, erupted and melted its snowcap, causing a volcanic mudslide . The mud buried four sleeping towns including Armero in the Andes mountain valley, killing more than 23,000 people.
13th Nov, 1990 - Saudi Arabia - - Iraq Offensive
An update of a planned offensive against Iraqi was printed. This particular action would be lead by U.S. over the upcoming months from this date. As many as 150,000 troops were scheduled to be sent to Saudi Arabia .
13th Nov, 1990 - New Zealand - - Aramoana massacre
David Gray, goes on a killing rampage with a semi-automatic rifle killing thirteen including his neighbor and the local police Sergeant who answered the first call about the incident. He was later killed during a shoot out with the New Zealand Special Tactics Group.
13th Nov, 1994 - Sweden - - EU Referendum
A referendum in Sweden gains majority in favor for Sweden to join the European Union .
13th Nov, 1997 - U.S.A. - - The Lion King
The Disney musical "The Lion King" based on the 1994 Disney animated film opens at the New Amsterdam Theater on Broadway
13th Nov, 2001 - U.S.A. - - Military tribunals
President George W. Bush signs an executive order allowing military tribunals ( Normally Used Only During Wars ) against foreigners suspected of connections to terrorist acts or planned acts on the United States
13th Nov, 2002 - Iraq - - International Weapons Inspectors
The government run by Saddam Hussein agreed to allow international weapons inspectors to return. However, precautions were taken by the United States in case Iraq was hiding any mass destruction arms. A group of nations was prepared for difficulties in getting Hussein to comply with terms of this agreement made.
13th Nov, 2002 - Spain - - Oil Spill
13th November, 2002 : The Prestige oil tanker is damaged in heavy seas off the Galician coast causing a massive oil spill, with French, Spanish and Portuguese authorities refusing the ship entry on the 19th November the ships breaks in half and sinks sending 20 million gallons of oil into the ocean polluting more than a thousand beaches on the Spanish and French coast.
13th Nov, 2003 - U.S.A. - - Justice Roy Moore
Justice Roy Moore, the man who refused to take down the Ten Commandments from an Alabama state justice building, was suspended by Alabama's Court of the Judiciary who unanimously removed him from his post as Chief Justice. He responded by saying that his suspension was illegal, as well as unlawful and un-political.
13th Nov, 2006 - UK - - Desert Orchid
The famous racehorse Desert Orchid dies at the age of twenty-seven. The grey had achieved iconic status with National Hunt followers, where his versatility made him a favorite. He won thirty-four races in his career, including the Cheltenham Gold Cup. He won the King George VI Chase a record four times. Former trainer David Elsworth said the horse, nicknamed "Dessie" died peacefully in his stable.
13th Nov, 2006 - United States - - Java as open source software
Sun Microsystems release much of Java as open source software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). On May 8, 2007 Sun finishes the process, making all of Java's core code available under free software/open-source distribution terms, aside from a small portion of code to which Sun did not hold the copyright.
13th Nov, 2007 - Philippines - - Batasang Pambansa Bombing
A terrorist bomb in a nearby motorcycle is exploded outside the Batasang Pambansa (National Assembly) Complex in Quezon City, Philippines kills 6 people including the Basilan Representative Wahab Akbar. The group blamed for the attack were members of the terrorist group Abu Sayyaf.
13th Nov, 2007 - Pakistan - - Benazir Bhutto under house arrest
Pakistan's detained opposition leader, Benazir Bhutto, calls for President Pervez Musharraf to resign. Ms Bhutto makes the call after police mount a security operation to prevent a protest march in Lahore, where she is under house arrest. It is her most direct challenge to General Musharraf's rule, and is welcomed by key opposition figures, who include the ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan.
13th Nov, 2008 - Middle East - - Saudi Propose Middle East peace plan
13th November, 2011 : Israeli President Shimon Peres has praised the king of Saudi Arabia for the Middle East peace initiative he is advocating. Peres told an interfaith meeting at the United Nations that he hoped that King Abdullah's words would be the "prevailing voice of the whole region". The Saudi plan, which was proposed in 2002, calls for Israel to withdraw from occupied lands in exchange for an Arab recognition of the state of Israel.
13th Nov, 2009 - United States - - Water Found on The Moon
NASA announces the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter/LCROSS probes found 'significant' amounts of water close to the south Pole of the moon. Water would be an important constituent needed to develop and establish a lunar space station.
13th Nov, 2009 - Japan - - To revitalize the Japanese-American alliance
President Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama have agreed that the US-Japanese alliance should be be continued, and made to reflect the challenges of the 21st century. Obama, on the first stop of a four-nation, nine-day trip to East Asia, is making his first trip to the region. From Japan, he will be traveling to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum in Singapore and to China. The US-Japanese alliance will be marking its fiftieth anniversary in 2010
, and Obama said in a press conference in Tokyo that this will provide an opportunity “to step back and reflect on what we’ve achieved.” Having described himself as the first "Pacific" US president, he went on to say that the US was committed to the area's security.
13th Nov, 2009 - France - - Clint Eastwood is made a commander of the Legion d'Honneur
President Sarkozy presented the 79-year-old actor with the decoration in Paris. He honored the man's body of work and his ability to delight audiences during to the award citation. It is very unusual for a foreigner to have been given the rank of commander of the French Legion of Honour, but Eastwood, who has been very popular there in his role as Dirty Harry, and for his directing roles, said that he saw France as his second home.
13th Nov, 2011 - Italy - - Mario Monti Becomes Italy's New Prime Minister
Mario Monti was approved as Italy's new prime minister by most of the Italian parliament after Silvio Berlusconi officially resigned from the position. Monti pledged to help solve the debt crisis that has become increasingly dire in recent months.
13th Nov, 2012 - United States - - Composer Richard Robbins Dies
Oscar-nominated composer Richard Robbins died at the age of seventy-one after suffering from Parkinson's disease. Robbins had composed scores for A Room with a View and Howards End, among others..
13th Nov, 2013 - United States - - US Oil
13th November, 2013 : For the first time in nearly twenty years United States oil output was greater than its imports. The EIA reported that domestic crude oil production outnumbered the import of oil for the first time since 1995. It was reported that this is partially due to the increase in fracking.
Celebrating Birthday's Today
Born This Day In History 13th November
13th November 1934
Riverton, New Zealand
Known For :
Peter Arnett has worked for various television networks, and is well known for his coverage of the Vietnam War and the Gulf War, he has made himself unpopular with governments over his years of reporting because of his outspoken interviews which can appear to be anti-establishment. He worked for CNN for 18 years and amongst his many achievements has won a Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting for his work in Vietnam. He is also one of the few western journalists to have interviewed both Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein.
13th November 1955
Caryn Elaine Johnson, New York City, New York,
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Currently best known as a member of the popular day time show "The View". She also had a very successful career as an actress winning just about the full range of awards in the movie business including an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony Award. Due to large number of movies she has starred in we have just included a few of her most popular: The Color Purple, Ghost, Sister Act, Alice in Wonderland and Jumpin' Jack Flash.