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This Day in History – November 13

This Day In History

1789 – Ben Franklin writes “Nothing…..certain but death & taxes”

1843 – Mt. Rainier in Washington State erupts.

1865 –  US issues 1st gold certificates.

1895 – First shipment of canned pineapple from Hawaii.

1907 – The Conference of American States, convoked in response to the war between Honduras and Nicaragua, meets in Washington, DC to promote unification.

1913 – 1st modern elastic brassiere patented by Mary Phelps Jacob.

1921 – “The Sheik”, a silent film starring Rudolph Valentino, is released.

1930 – WA Drake’s “Grand Hotel” premieres in NYC.

1937 – NBC forms first full-sized symphony orchestra exclusively for radio.

1940 – “Fantasia” animated film by Walt Disney, starring Leopold Stokowski and Deems Taylor, is released.

1942 – Minimum draft age lowered from 21 to 18.

1952 – False fingernails 1st sold.

1964 – Bob Petit (St. Louis Hawks) becomes 1st NBAer to score 20,000 points.

1969 – Vice President Spiro Agnew accuses network TV news departments of bias and distortion.

1977 – Final Al Capp comic strip of “Li’l Abner” (1934-77)

1982 – Vietnam War Memorial dedicated in Washington, DC.

1986 – US President Reagan confesses weapon sales to Iran.

1994 – 44th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins.

2001 – US President George W. Bush orders that the Strategic Petroleum Reserve be filled to capacity over the next few years.

2014 – Clayton Kershaw & Mike Trout wins the MVP awards for Major League Baseball for 2004.

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