Sunday, November 13, 2016
History for November 13 - On-This-Day.com
Robert Louis Stevenson 1850- Author, best known for Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde., Louis Brandeis 1856- Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States from 1916 to 1939, Garry Marshall 1934- Producer, director
Whoopi Goldberg 1955- Actress, Jimmy Kimmel 1967- Comedian, talk show host ("Jimmy Kimmel Live"), Gerard Butler 1969- Actor ("The Ugly Truth," "The Bounty Hunter")
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."
1805 - Johann George Lehner, a Viennese butcher, invented a recipe and called it the "frankfurter."
1942 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a measure lowering the minimum draft age from 21 to 18.
1982 - The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, DC.
1994 - Sweden voted to join the European Union.
1997 - Iraq expelled six U.N. arms inspectors that were U.S. citizens.
1998 - Monica Lewinsky signed a deal with St. Martin's Press for the North American rights to her story about her affair with U.S. President Bill Clinton.