What Happened On This Day – 13. November
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Births On This Day – 13. November
1969 Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Dutch politician, author
1955 Whoopi Goldberg
American actress, singer, talk show host
1856 Louis Brandeis
1850 Robert Louis Stevenson
Scottish author, poet
354 Augustine of Hippo
Algerian bishop, theologian
Deaths On This Day – 13. November
2005 Eddie Guerrero
1963 Margaret Murray
1903 Camille Pissarro
1868 Gioachino Rossini
1093 Malcolm III of Scotland