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Today is Saturday, Nov. 13, the 317th day of 2021 with 48 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.

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Those born on this date are under the sign of Scorpio. They include King Edward III of England in 1312; Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson in 1850; U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis in 1856; Buck O’Neil, Negro League star and manager, in 1911; TV producer/director Garry Marshall in 1934; actor Joe Mantegna in 1947 (age 74); U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland in 1952 (age 69); actor Tracy Scoggins in 1953 (age 68); actor Frances Conroy in 1953 (age 68); Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador in 1953 (age 68); actor Chris Noth in 1954 (age 67); actor Whoopi Goldberg in 1955 (age 66); actor Neil Flynn in 1960 (age 61); football Hall of fame member Vinny Testaverde in 1963 (age 58); television talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel in 1967 (age 54); actor Steve Zahn in 1967 (age 54) actor Gerard Butler in 1969 (age 52); actor Monique Coleman in 1980 (age 41); actor Devon Bostick in 1991 (age 30); singer Julia Michaels, born Julia Carin Cavazos, in 1993 (age 28).

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On this date in history:

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In 1927, the Holland Tunnel was opened under the Hudson River, linking New York City and New Jersey.

In 1933, the first recorded “sit-down” strike in the United States was staged by workers at the Hormel Packing Co. in Austin, Minn.

In 1947, development of the AK-47 is completed by the Soviet Union. Between 70 and 100 million of these assault rifles have been produced since then. Fifty years later, the designer of the assault rifle, Gen. Mikhail Kalashnikov, said he regretted the “misuse” of the weapon by terrorists.

RELATED UPI Archives: Paris concert hall the Bataclan reopens one year after terror attack

In 1956, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the federal district court’s ruling in Browder v. Gayle (1956) that segregation on interstate buses was unconstitutional. They would issue their decision in December with the Montgomery Bus Boycott ending quickly thereafter.

In 1967, Carl Stokes became the first black U.S. mayor when he was elected in Cleveland.

In 1970, more than 500,000 people died in a single night as the Bhola cyclone devastated the Ganges Delta region in what is now Bangladesh.

In 1982, thousands of veterans of the Vietnam War march on Washington, D.C., to attend the dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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In 1985, the Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupted in Colombia, killing 25,000 people. It was one of the deadliest volcanic eruptions in history.

In 2004, an Iraqi national security adviser said up to 1,000 insurgents were killed in a six-day battle for Fallujah.

In 2010, the military government of Myanmar, formerly Burma, released pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest. The leader of the National League for Democracy, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, had spent 15 of the past 21 years confined to her home.

In 2011, Mario Monti, an economist and former EU commissioner, was picked to succeed Silvio Berlusconi as Italy’s prime minister. Berlusconi, 75, resigned after Parliament passed austerity measures to address the country’s $2.6 trillion debt. Monti was PM until April 2013.

In 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported that 106,185 people had chosen health plans in the new Affordable Care Act marketplace through October, about 20 percent of the number expected. The new health system had been plagued by problems with its federal website since it opened Oct. 1.

In 2015, a series of coordinated terrorist attacks across the French capital of Paris claimed the lives of 130 people and left 368 others injured.

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In 2020, British singer Harry Styles became the first solo man to appear on the cover of Vogue magazine.


A thought for the day: “Normal is in the eye of the beholder.” — American actor/TV personality Whoopi Goldberg

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Today is Saturday, Nov. 13, the 317th day of 2021 with 48 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.

Advertisement

Those born on this date are under the sign of Scorpio. They include King Edward III of England in 1312; Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson in 1850; U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis in 1856; Buck O’Neil, Negro League star and manager, in 1911; TV producer/director Garry Marshall in 1934; actor Joe Mantegna in 1947 (age 74); U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland in 1952 (age 69); actor Tracy Scoggins in 1953 (age 68); actor Frances Conroy in 1953 (age 68); Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador in 1953 (age 68); actor Chris Noth in 1954 (age 67); actor Whoopi Goldberg in 1955 (age 66); actor Neil Flynn in 1960 (age 61); football Hall of fame member Vinny Testaverde in 1963 (age 58); television talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel in 1967 (age 54); actor Steve Zahn in 1967 (age 54) actor Gerard Butler in 1969 (age 52); actor Monique Coleman in 1980 (age 41); actor Devon Bostick in 1991 (age 30); singer Julia Michaels, born Julia Carin Cavazos, in 1993 (age 28).

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On this date in history:

RELATED UPI Archives: Suspected Paris attacker Salah Abdeslam detained in Brussels

In 1927, the Holland Tunnel was opened under the Hudson River, linking New York City and New Jersey.
In 1933, the first recorded “sit-down” strike in the United States was staged by workers at the Hormel Packing Co. in Austin, Minn.
In 1947, development of the AK-47 is completed by the Soviet Union. Between 70 and 100 million of these assault rifles have been produced since then. Fifty years later, the designer of the assault rifle, Gen. Mikhail Kalashnikov, said he regretted the “misuse” of the weapon by terrorists.

RELATED UPI Archives: Paris concert hall the Bataclan reopens one year after terror attack

In 1956, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the federal district court’s ruling in Browder v. Gayle (1956) that segregation on interstate buses was unconstitutional. They would issue their decision in December with the Montgomery Bus Boycott ending quickly thereafter.
In 1967, Carl Stokes became the first black U.S. mayor when he was elected in Cleveland.
In 1970, more than 500,000 people died in a single night as the Bhola cyclone devastated the Ganges Delta region in what is now Bangladesh.
In 1982, thousands of veterans of the Vietnam War march on Washington, D.C., to attend the dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Advertisement

In 1985, the Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupted in Colombia, killing 25,000 people. It was one of the deadliest volcanic eruptions in history.
In 2004, an Iraqi national security adviser said up to 1,000 insurgents were killed in a six-day battle for Fallujah.
In 2010, the military government of Myanmar, formerly Burma, released pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest. The leader of the National League for Democracy, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, had spent 15 of the past 21 years confined to her home.
In 2011, Mario Monti, an economist and former EU commissioner, was picked to succeed Silvio Berlusconi as Italy’s prime minister. Berlusconi, 75, resigned after Parliament passed austerity measures to address the country’s $2.6 trillion debt. Monti was PM until April 2013.
In 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported that 106,185 people had chosen health plans in the new Affordable Care Act marketplace through October, about 20 percent of the number expected. The new health system had been plagued by problems with its federal website since it opened Oct. 1.
In 2015, a series of coordinated terrorist attacks across the French capital of Paris claimed the lives of 130 people and left 368 others injured.

Advertisement

In 2020, British singer Harry Styles became the first solo man to appear on the cover of Vogue magazine.
A thought for the day: “Normal is in the eye of the beholder.” — American actor/TV personality Whoopi Goldberg

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