Events, November 13th

November 13th:

1775 – During the American Revolution, U.S. forces captured Montreal.

1789 – Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter to a friend in which he said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”.

1940 – The Walt Disney movie “Fantasia” had its world premiere at New York’s Broadway Theater. (Image Courtesy of wikipedia.org)

1956 – The U.S. Supreme Court struck down laws calling for racial segregation on public buses. 

1971 – The U.S. spacecraft Mariner 9 became the first spacecraft to orbit another planet, Mars.

1977 – The comic strip “Li’l Abner” by Al Capp appeared in newspapers for the last time.

1982 – The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, DC.

2009 – NASA announced that water had been discovered on the moon.

(Source: on-this-day.com)

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