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This Day In History: Nov. 13

This Day in History

1839: Abolitionists meeting in Warsaw, NY, form the Liberty Party and nominate James Birney for president.
1875: The first Harvard-Yale football game is played.
1956: The Supreme Court overturns Alabama laws requiring racial segregation on intrastate buses.
1966: Astronaut Buzz Aldrin takes a 5-hour space walk during the Gemini 12 mission.
1971: The unmanned space probe Mariner 9 enters orbit around Mars.
1982: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
2001: Pres. George W. Bush signs an order allowing closed-door military tribunals for suspected terrorists. With Taliban resistance crumbling, Northern Alliance forces roll into the Afghan capital of Kabul. Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin and U.S. Pres. George W. Bush pledge to cut nuclear stockpiles by as much as two-thirds, to about 1,500 warheads each.
2002: Iraq reluctantly accepts weapons inspections mandated by the U.N. Security Council Nov. 8.

Today's Birthdays

354-430: Saint Augustine, bishop of Hippo, philosopher, theologian, and writer (Tagaste, Numidia--now Souk-Ahras, Algeria; died 430)
1312: Edward III, king of England (Windsor, England; died 1377)
1850: Robert Louis Stevenson, writer (Edinburgh, Scotland; died 1894)
1856: Louis Brandeis, Supreme Court justice (Louisville, KY; died 1941)
1932: Richard Mulligan, actor (New York, NY; died 2000)
1934: Garry Marshall, producer/director (New York, NY)
1947: Joe Mantegna, actor (Chicago, IL)
1949: Whoopi Goldberg, actress (New York, NY)
1957: Christopher Noth, actor (Madison, WI)
1959: Tracy Scoggins, actress (Galveston, TX)
1963: Vinny Testaverde, football player (New York, NY)


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