On this day 13 November in history, various achievements and milestones have been made throughout human history. From groundbreaking inventions to events that have shaped the world we live in today.
Here is a look at some of the most notable events that happened on this day
ON THIS DAY: 13 NOVEMBER
2001 | US President George W. Bush signs an executive order allowing military tribunals against foreigners suspected of connections to planned or actual terrorist acts against the US.
2000 | Articles of impeachment are passed against Philippine President Joseph Estrada.
1985 | Approximately 23,000 people die when the Nevado del Ruiz erupts, melting a glacier and causing a massive mudslide that buries Armero, Colombia.
1982 | The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, DC.
1925 | Initial experiments on the body of Egyptian King Tutankhamun conclude he is a fifteen-year-old boy.
2002 | Emma Raducanu, a British tennis player, is born in Toronto, Canada.
2000 | 24kGoldn (Golden Landis Von Jones), an American rapper, is born in San Francisco, California.
1999 | Lando Norris, a British auto racer, is born in Bristol, England.
1997 | Shane Kinsman, an American actor.
1967 | Bonnie Ntshalintshali, a South African artist.
2022 | Frederick Swann, an American church and concert pipe organist, dies of cancer at 91.
2022 | Jerry Holland, an Irish rugby union lock and coach, passes away at 66.
2022 | Kevin Beardmore, an English rugby league hooker, dies at 62.
2021 | Wilbur Smith, a British-South African novelist, dies at the age of 88.
1980 | The Medical Association agrees to investigate Biko’s death.
2010 | Tottenham Hotspur ends Blackburn Rovers’ two-match winning streak with a 4-2 victory at White Hart Lane. Gareth Bale heads Spurs in front before Roman Pavlyuchenko adds a second just before the break, having previously missed a penalty.
2015 | Adele’s comeback single ‘Hello’ achieves platinum sales status in the UK, just three weeks after its release, selling more than 600,000 copies.
It might not be surprising that Africa is home to the world’s largest frog species, known as the Goliath Frog. This amphibian can grow up to a foot long and weigh up to 8lb, which is heavier than the average newborn baby. Despite its size, this harmless creature is found in Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon.