November 13th

2015
Terrorist attacks in Paris. A series of coordinated terrorist attacks that included suicide bombs and mass shootings took place in France's capital city. Venues attacked included the Stade de France and the Bataclan theater during a concert. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant or Daesh (ISIL) took responsibility for the attacks that killed about 130 people.
November 2015 Paris attacks
2001
The Taliban abandoned Afghanistan's capital of Kabul when the Northern Alliance entered the city.
Timeline of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present)
1994
Sweden votes to join EU. The referendum passed with over 50% of Swedish citizens voting to join the European Union. The Nordic country officially joined the EU on January 1, 1995.
Swedish European Union membership referendum, 1994
1985
Armero tragedy. The late evening eruption of the Nevado del Ruiz volcano in Colombia caused volcanic mudflows, called lahars, and flooded the city of Armero, killing 25,000 of its residents. The Armero tragedy is considered to be one of the deadliest volcano related disasters in the 20th century.
Armero tragedy
1982
The Vietnam War Memorial, designed by Maya Lin, was dedicated in Washington, DC.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
1980
US spacecraft Voyager 1 sends back 1st close-up pictures of Saturn.
Exploration of Saturn
1956
The Supreme Court struck down laws calling for racial segregation on buses.
Montgomery bus boycott
1950
Assassination of Carlos Delgado Chalbaud. The Venezuelan president and head of the military Junta was kidnapped and killed by rebels headed by Rafael Simón Urbina. Chalbaud came to power after a coup against Rómulo Gallegos in 1948.
Carlos Delgado Chalbaud
1946
Vincent Schaefer produced artificial snow from a natural cloud for the first time at Mount Greylock in Massachusetts.
Cloud seeding
1942
The minimum draft age was lowered from 21 to 18.
Conscription in the United States
1940
Walt Disney's Fantasia debuted.
Fantasia (1940 film)
1933
1st modern sit-down strike by Hormel meat packers in Austin, Minnesota.
1927
The world's first long, mechanically ventilated underwater tunnel, the Holland Tunnel, opened between New York and New Jersey.
Holland Tunnel
1887
Bloody Sunday in London. Protests by poor and unemployed Londoners over their hardships in Trafalgar Square took a violent turn when the police charged on those protesting with batons. By the end of the day, 2 or 3 people were killed and several hundred protestors were injured.
Bloody Sunday (1887)
1789
Ben Franklin writes "Nothing . . . certain but death & taxes".
Death and taxes (idiom)
1775
U.S. forces, under the command of Gen. Richard Montgomery, captured Montreal during the American Revolution.
Invasion of Quebec (1775)