29 fun facts for November, 13

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
November 13th has been a historically significant day for various events and milestones, such as the completion of the Beatles' "Rubber Soul," the birth of physicist James Clerk Maxwell, and the opening of the Holland Tunnel. Additionally, national and international days are celebrated on this day, including World Kindness Day, Father's Day in Finland, and sometimes Children's Day in India.
29 Fun facts
  1. In 1789, Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter to a friend in which he famously stated, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."
  2. In 1831, James Clerk Maxwell, a Scottish physicist and mathematician who formulated the classical theory of electromagnetic radiation, was born.
  3. In 1841, Scottish doctor James Braid first witnessed a demonstration of animal magnetism, which led him to develop the field of hypnotism.
  4. In 1851, the Denny Party, the first group of American settlers, arrived at Alki Point, present-day Seattle.
  5. In 1887, Russian author and playwright Nadezhda Peshkova, better known as Teffi, was born.
  6. In 1927, the Holland Tunnel, connecting New York City and New Jersey, first opened to traffic.
  7. In 1940, Walt Disney's classic film "Fantasia" premiered in New York City.
  8. In 1956, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Browder v. Gayle that bus segregation was unconstitutional.
  9. In 1960, Sammy Davis Jr., the American entertainer, lost his left eye in a car accident.
  10. In 1965, the Beatles' album "Rubber Soul" was completed, marking a major turning point in the band's career.
  11. In 1971, the American space probe Mariner 9 became the first spacecraft to orbit another planet when it entered Mars' orbit.
  12. In 1974, American singer and actor Karen Silkwood died in a suspicious car accident.
  13. In 1982, Korean boxer Duk Koo Kim died from injuries sustained during a boxing match against Ray Mancini.
  14. In 1982, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, designed by American architect Maya Lin, was dedicated in Washington, D.C.
  15. In 1990, Prince Charles and Princess Diana announced their formal separation after 11 years of marriage.
  16. In 1991, battle rapper Acer was born in England.
  17. In 1994, Eric Cantona, a French footballer, returned to Manchester United after serving an eight-month suspension for assaulting a fan.
  18. In 1995, the Rosemary West murder trial began in Britain, leading to her being sentenced to life imprisonment for ten murders.
  19. In 2000, American entrepreneur Bill Gates donated $20.3 million to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for the construction of a new computer laboratory.
  20. In 2001, President George W. Bush signed an executive order that allowed for military tribunals against those associated with the September 11th attacks.
  21. In 2006, Microsoft released its Zune media player to compete with Apple's iPod.
  22. In 2012, Australian broadcaster and entrepreneur Derryn Hinch was sentenced to five months of home detention for breaching a suppression order related to the Jill Meagher murder case.
  23. In 2015, a series of coordinated terrorist attacks occurred in Paris, France, targeting a stadium, a concert hall, and several cafes.
  24. In 2018, American comic book writer Stan Lee passed away at the age of 95.
  25. In 2019, Turkish migrant Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens released a new children's book, "Peace Train."
  26. November 13th is celebrated as World Kindness Day, a day to promote kindness, compassion, and goodwill toward all.
  27. In Finland, November 13th is celebrated as Father's Day, a holiday that honors fathers and father figures.
  28. In India, this day can sometimes fall on Children's Day, a national day to celebrate the importance of children and their rights.
  29. In 2021, the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow came to a conclusion, with leaders agreeing on a global climate action plan.