Historical Dates For November 13

Historical Events for November 13th

1789 Ben Franklin writes “Nothing . . . certain but death & taxes”
1865 PT Barnum’s New American museum opens in Bridgeport CT
1851 Telegraph connection between London-Paris linked
1895 1st shipment of canned pineapple from Hawaii
1921 “Sheik,” starring Rudolph Valentino, is released
1922 Black Renaissance begins Harlem NY
1927 The Holland Tunnel opens to traffic as the first Hudson River vehicle tunnel
linking New Jersey to New York City.
1937 NBC forms 1st full-sized symphony orchestra exclusively for radio
1940 Walt Disney’s “Fantasia” released
1946 1st artificial snow produced from a natural cloud, Mt Greylock, MA
1956 Supreme Court strikes down segregation of races on public buses
1982 The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
1994 Sweden agrees to join European Union
1997 “Lion King,” opens at New Amersterdam Theater New York City

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