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Monday 13 November 2017 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Earliest day on which National Day of Mourning or Volkstrauertag can fall, observed two Sundays before the first of Advent. (Germany)
  • Sadie Hawkins Day (United States)

Events

  • 2001 – War on Terror: In the first such act since World War II, US President George W. Bush signs an executive order allowing military tribunals against foreigners suspected of connections to terrorist acts or planned acts on the United States.
  • 1995 – A truck-bomb explodes outside of a US-operated Saudi Arabian National Guard training center in Riyadh, killing five Americans and two Indians. A group called the Islamic Movement for Change claims responsibility.
  • 1986 – The Compact of Free Association becomes law, granting the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands independence from the United States.
  • 1985 – Xavier Suárez is sworn in as Miami's first Cuban-born mayor.
  • 1956 – The Supreme Court of the United States declares Alabama laws requiring segregated buses illegal, thus ending the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
  • 1954 – Great Britain defeats France to capture the first ever Rugby League World Cup in Paris in front of around 30,000 spectators.
  • 1947 – The Soviet Union completes development of the AK-47, one of the first proper assault rifles.
  • 1940 – Walt Disney's animated musical film Fantasia is first released, on the first night of a roadshow at New York's Broadway Theatre.
  • 1927 – The Holland Tunnel opens to traffic as the first Hudson River vehicle tunnel linking New Jersey to New York City.
  • 1841 – James Braid first sees a demonstration of animal magnetism, which leads to his study of the subject he eventually calls hypnotism.
  • 1775 – American Revolutionary War: Patriot revolutionary forces under Gen. Richard Montgomery occupy Montreal.
  • 1642 – First English Civil War: Battle of Turnham Green: The Royalist forces withdraw in the face of the Parliamentarian army and fail to take London.

Births

  • 1987 – Dana Vollmer, American swimmer
  • 1982 – Michael Copon, American actor, singer, and producer
  • 1982 – Samkon Gado, Nigerian-American football player
  • 1981 – Rivkah, American author and illustrator
  • 1981 – Ryan Bertin, American wrestler and coach
  • 1980 – Monique Coleman, American actress, singer, and dancer
  • 1980 – Sara Del Rey, American wrestler and trainer
  • 1979 – Metta World Peace, American basketball player and rapper
  • 1978 – Nikolai Fraiture, American bass player
  • 1973 – Ari Hoenig, American drummer and composer
  • 1969 – Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Somalian-American activist and author
  • 1969 – Josh Mancell, American drummer and composer
  • 1969 – Lori Berenson, American activist
  • 1968 – Pat Hentgen, American baseball player and coach
  • 1967 – Jimmy Kimmel, American comedian, actor, and talk show host
  • 1967 – Steve Zahn, American actor and singer
  • 1964 – Dan Sullivan, American politician, junior senator of Alaska
  • 1963 – Vinny Testaverde, American football player
  • 1961 – Kim Polese, American entrepreneur and technology executive
  • 1960 – Neil Flynn, American actor
  • 1957 – Roger Ingram, American trumpet player, educator, and author
  • 1955 – Bill Britton, American golfer
  • 1955 – Whoopi Goldberg, American actress, comedan, and talk show host
  • 1954 – Chris Noth, American actor and producer
  • 1954 – Scott McNealy, American businessman, co-founded Sun Microsystems
  • 1953 – Frances Conroy, American actress
  • 1952 – Mark Lye, American golfer
  • 1952 – Merrick Garland, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • 1950 – Mary Lou Metzger, American singer and dancer
  • 1947 – Amory Lovins, American physicist and environmentalist
  • 1947 – Joe Mantegna, American actor and voice artist
  • 1947 – Toy Caldwell, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 1993)
  • 1946 – Ray Wylie Hubbard, American country singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1946 – Stanisław Barańczak, Polish-American poet, critic, and scholar (d. 2014)
  • 1945 – Bobby Manuel, American guitarist and producer
  • 1944 – Timmy Thomas, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer
  • 1943 – Jay Sigel, American golfer
  • 1942 – John P. Hammond, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1941 – Dack Rambo, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1941 – David Green, American businessman and philanthropist, founded Hobby Lobby
  • 1941 – Mel Stottlemyre, American baseball player and coach
  • 1940 – Baby Washington, American soul singer
  • 1940 – Saul Kripke, American philosopher and academic
  • 1940 – William Taubman, American political scientist and author
  • 1939 – Idris Muhammad, American drummer and composer (d. 2014)
  • 1938 – Jack Rule, Jr., American golfer
  • 1938 – Jean Seberg, American-French actress and singer (d. 1979)
  • 1934 – Garry Marshall, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2016)
  • 1934 – Peter Arnett, New Zealand-American journalist and academic
  • 1933 – Don Lane, American-Australian actor, singer, and television host (d. 2009)
  • 1932 – Richard Mulligan, American actor (d. 2000)
  • 1930 – Benny Andrews, American painter and academic (d. 2006)
  • 1929 – Fred Phelps, American lawyer, pastor, and activist, founded the Westboro Baptist Church (d. 2014)
  • 1928 – Hampton Hawes, American pianist and author (d. 1977)
  • 1928 – Helena Carroll, Scottish-American actress (d. 2013)
  • 1927 – Albert Turner Bharucha-Reid, American mathematician and theorist (d. 1985)
  • 1926 – Harry Hughes, American lawyer and politician, 57th Governor of Maryland
  • 1923 – Linda Christian, Mexican-American actress (d. 2011)
  • 1922 – Jack Narz, American game show host and announcer (d. 2008)
  • 1920 – Jack Elam, American actor (d. 2003)
  • 1917 – Robert Sterling, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1911 – Buck O'Neil, American baseball player and manager (d. 2006)
  • 1910 – William Bradford Huie, American journalist and author (d. 1986)
  • 1908 – C. Vann Woodward, American historian, author, and academic (d. 1999)
  • 1906 – Eva Zeisel, Hungarian-American potter and designer (d. 2011)
  • 1904 – H. C. Potter, American director and producer (d. 1977)
  • 1900 – Edward Buzzell, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1985)
  • 1897 – Gertrude Olmstead, American actress (d. 1975)
  • 1894 – Bennie Moten, American pianist and bandleader (d. 1935)
  • 1893 – Edward Adelbert Doisy, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)
  • 1883 – Leo Goodwin, American swimmer, diver, and water polo player (d. 1957)
  • 1879 – John Grieb, American gymnast and triathlete (d. 1939)
  • 1878 – Max Dehn, German-American mathematician and academic (d. 1952)
  • 1872 – John M. Lyle, Irish-Canadian architect and educator, designed the Royal Alexandra Theatre (d. 1945)
  • 1869 – Ariadna Tyrkova-Williams, Russian-American activist, journalist, and politician (d. 1962)
  • 1866 – Abraham Flexner, American educator, founded the Institute for Advanced Study (d. 1959)
  • 1856 – Louis Brandeis, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1941)
  • 1854 – George Whitefield Chadwick, American composer and educator (d. 1931)
  • 1853 – John Drew, Jr., American actor (d. 1927)
  • 1841 – Edward Burd Grubb, Jr., American general and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Spain (d. 1913)
  • 1838 – Joseph F. Smith, American religious leader, 6th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1918)
  • 1837 – James T. Rapier, American lawyer and politician (d. 1883)
  • 1833 – Edwin Booth, American actor and manager (d. 1893)
  • 1814 – Joseph Hooker, American general (d. 1879)
  • 1809 – John A. Dahlgren, American admiral (d. 1870)
  • 1804 – Theophilus H. Holmes, American general (d. 1880)
  • 1732 – John Dickinson, American lawyer and politician, 5th Governor of Pennsylvania (d. 1808)
  • 1715 – Dorothea Erxleben, German first female medical doctor (d. 1762)

Deaths

  • 2016 – Leon Russell, American singer-songwriter (b. 1942)
  • 2014 – Alvin Dark, American baseball player and manager (b. 1922)
  • 2010 – Allan Sandage, American astronomer and cosmologist (b. 1926)
  • 2005 – Eddie Guerrero, American wrestler (b. 1967)
  • 2005 – Vine Deloria, Jr., American historian, theologian, and author (b. 1933)
  • 2004 – Ol' Dirty Bastard, American rapper and producer (b. 1968)
  • 2004 – Thomas M. Foglietta, American lawyer and politician, United States Ambassador to Italy (b. 1928)
  • 2001 – Cornelius Warmerdam, American pole vaulter (b. 1915)
  • 1998 – Red Holzman, American basketball player and coach (b. 1920)
  • 1996 – Bill Doggett, American pianist and composer (b. 1916)
  • 1994 – Jack Baker, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1947)
  • 1993 – Rufus R. Jones, American wrestler (b. 1933)
  • 1988 – Antal Doráti, Hungarian-American conductor and composer (b. 1906)
  • 1983 – Henry Jamison Handy, American swimmer and water polo player (b. 1886)
  • 1983 – Junior Samples, American comedian and actor (b. 1926)
  • 1974 – Karen Silkwood, American technician and activist (b. 1946)
  • 1973 – Lila Lee, American actress (b. 1901)
  • 1961 – Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle, Jr., American general and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Czechoslovakia (b. 1897)
  • 1955 – Bernard DeVoto, American historian and author (b. 1897)
  • 1952 – Margaret Wise Brown, American author (b. 1910)
  • 1942 – Daniel J. Callaghan, American admiral (b. 1890)
  • 1937 – Mrs. Leslie Carter, American actress (b. 1857)
  • 1883 – J. Marion Sims, American physician and gynecologist (b. 1813)
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