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1642Battle at Turnham Green outside London: King Charles I vs English parliament

1921"Sheik", a silent film starring Rudolph Valentino, is released

1928Bradman scores 132* for NSW against MCC

1940Walt Disney's "Fantasia" released

1946Bradman scores 106 for an Australian XI v the MCC

1968Bob Gibson edges Pete Rose to win NL MVP

1973Oakland A's Reggie Jackson wins AL MVP unanimously

1979Ronald Reagan in NY announces his candidacy for US President

1979Willie Stargell & Keith Hernandez share NL MVP Award NL

1981Ringo Starr releases "Wrack My Brains"

1983Pat Bradley wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic

1986US President Reagan confesses weapon sales to Iran

1989Paul McCartney releases "Figure of 8" & "Ou Est Le Soleil"

1991Boston Red Sox Roger Clemens wins AL Cy Young Award

1992Riddick Bowe beats Evander Holyfield in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1995"GoldenEye", starring Pierce Brosnan as James Bond for the first time, debuts

2001War on Terrorism: In the first such act since World War II, US President George W. Bush signs an executive order allowing military tribunals against foreigners suspected of connections to terrorist acts or planned acts on the United States.

2001Shakira's fifth studio album and first English language album, "Laundry Service", is released

On This Day In History
Date Event
Nov 13, 866
Pope Nicholas I answers the envoys of Boris (Ad consulta vestra) 
Nov 13, 1002
English king Ethelred II (the 'Unready') launches 'St Brice's Day' massacre of Danish settlers 
Nov 13, 1553
English Lady Jane Grey and Archbishop Thomas Cranmer accused of high treason 
Nov 13, 1565
King Philip II's "Letters out Segovia" reaches Brussels 
Nov 13, 1565
Pope Pius IV publishes degree Professi fidei 
Nov 13, 1642
Battle at Turnham Green outside London: King Charles I vs English parliament 
Nov 13, 1673
Prince Willem III/Raimundo earl Montecuccoli conquer Bonn 
Nov 13, 1715
Battle of Sheriffmuir during Jacobite rebellion. Battle inconclusive but Government forces halt advance of Jacobite army lead by Scottish Earl of Mar 
Nov 13, 1775
American Revolutionary forces capture Montreal 
Nov 13, 1781
British troops occupy Negapatam, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) 
Nov 13, 1789
Ben Franklin writes "Nothing . . . certain but death & taxes" 
Nov 13, 1839
1st US anti-slavery party, Liberty Party, convenes in NY 
Nov 13, 1841
James Braid first sees a demonstration of animal magnetism, which leads to his study of the subject he eventually calls hypnosis. 
Nov 13, 1843
Mt Rainier in Washington State erupts 
Nov 13, 1849
Peter Burnett elected first governor of California 
Nov 13, 1851
1st meeting of anti-revolutionary "Netherlands & Orange" 
Nov 13, 1851
Telegraph connection between London-Paris linked 
Nov 13, 1851
The Denny Party lands at Alki Point, the first settlers of what would become Seattle, Washington. 
Nov 13, 1854
"New Era" sinks off NJ coast with loss of 300 
Nov 13, 1862
Battle of Holly Spring, MS 
Nov 13, 1864
The new Constitution of Greece is adopted. 
Nov 13, 1865
PT Barnum's New American museum opens in Bridgeport 
Nov 13, 1865
US issues 1st gold certificates 
Nov 13, 1868
American Philological Association organized in NY 
Nov 13, 1875
Harvard-Yale game is 1st college football contest with uniforms 
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