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This Day in History: November 13

November 13: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1841 - James Braid first sees a demonstration of animal magnetism, which leads to his study of the subject he eventually calls hypnotism.
  2. 1851 - The Denny Party lands at Alki Point, before moving to the other side of Elliot Bay to what would become Seattle, Washington.
  3. 1927 - The Holland Tunnel opens to traffic as the first Hudson River vehicle tunnel linking New Jersey to New York City.
  4. 1956 - The Supreme Court of the United States declares Alabama laws requiring segregated buses illegal, thus ending the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
  5. 1982 - The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C. after a march to its site by thousands of Vietnam War veterans.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Dorothea Erxleben, German (first female medical doctor), George Whitefield Chadwick (American composer), Edward Adelbert Doisy (American biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate), Eva Zeisel (American industrial designer), C. Vann Woodward (American historian)

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