11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 13th November

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Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1789 - Benjamin Franklin writes a letter to a friend in which he says: 'In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes'

2. 1927 - The Holland Tunnel, under the Hudson River connecting the island of Manhattan in New York City with Jersey City, opens

3. 1942 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a measure lowering the minimum draft age from 21 to 18

4. 1949 - Whoopi Goldberg is born

5. 1969 - Britain's first live quintuplets this century are born at Queen Charlotte's maternity hospital in London

6. 1979 - The Times newspaper is published for the first time in nearly a year after a dispute between management and unions over manning levels and the introduction of new technology

7. 1985 - About 20,000 people are feared dead after a volcanic eruption in northern Colombia

8. 1997 - The musical The Lion King opens on Broadway

9. 1998 - Monica Lewinsky signs a deal with St. Martin's Press for the North American rights to her story about her affair with U.S. President Bill Clinton

10. 2009 - NASA announce that water has been discoved on the moon

11. 2011 - Mario Monti is approved as Italy's new Prime Minister by most of the Italian parliament after Silvio Berlusconi officially resigned

Sources: BBC, Wikipedia,historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk,brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com, thepeoplehistory, onthisdayinhistory.com

image: © Valerie Everett

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