Today in History - November 13

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867        Nov 13, Pope Nicholas I (the Great) died at age 67. He served from 858-867.
    (MC, 11/13/01)

1002        Nov 13, English king Ethelred II launched a massacre of Danish settlers.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethelred_the_Unready)

1312        Nov 13, Edward III, King of England (1327-77), was born. He later raped the countess of Salisbury.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_III_of_England)(WUD, 1994 p.454)(HN, 11/13/98)

1460        Nov 13, Prince Henry the Navigator (b.1394), Portuguese prince and patron of explorers, died.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_the_Navigator)

1474        Nov 13, In the Swiss-Burgundian Wars, Swiss infantry shattered the army of Charles the Bold at Hericourt near Belfort, countering his march to Lorraine.
    (HN, 11/13/98)

1493        Nov 13, Columbus sighted Saba, North Leeward Islands (Netherland Antilles).
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saba)

1553        Nov 13, English Lady Jane Grey and the bishop Cranmer were accused of high treason.
    (MC, 11/13/01)

1642        Nov 13, Battle at Turnham Green, London: King Charles I vs. English parliament.
    (MC, 11/13/01)

1687        Nov 13, Nell [Eleanor] Gwyn (37), mistress of Charles II of England, died.
    (MC, 11/13/01)

1715        Nov 13, The pro-James Francis Edward Stuart rebellion surrendered following the battle at Preston, Lancashire.
    (www.information-britain.co.uk/famdates.php?id=323)
1715        Nov 13, The English fought the Scots at the Battle of Sheriffmuir in Scotland. The battle was inconclusive with both sides claiming victory. However in strategic terms Argyll had halted the Jacobite advance.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Sheriffmuir)

1718        Nov 13, John Montagu (d.1792), fourth Earl of Sandwich and purported inventor of the sandwich, was born. In 2012 the town of Sandwich staged a dramatic re-enactment of the moment when the earl was said to have invented the sandwich, to mark the 250th anniversary of the bread-based snack.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Montagu,_4th_Earl_of_Sandwich)(AFP, 5/13/12)

1770        Nov 13, George Grenville (58), British premier (1763-65), Stamp Act, died.
    (MC, 11/13/01)

1775        Nov 13, American forces under Gen. Richard Montgomery captured Montreal. This was part of a two-pronged attack on Canada, with the goal of capturing Quebec entrusted to Benedict Arnold, who was leading a 1,100 man force through a hurricane ravaged Maine wilderness. In 2006 Thomas A. Desjardin authored “Through A Howling Wilderness," an account of Arnold’s march to Quebec.
    (AP, 11/13/97)(WSJ, 5/12/06, p.W5)

1779        Nov 13, Thomas Chippendale (61), English furniture maker, died.
    (MC, 11/13/01)

1789        Nov 13, Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter to a friend in which he said, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."
    (AP, 11/13/00)

1792        Nov 13, Edward John Trelawney, traveler and author (Adventure of a Younger Son), friend of Byron and Shelley, was born in England.
    (MC, 11/13/01)

1806        Nov 13, The 14,110-foot Pike's Peak was discovered, but not climbed, by Lieutenant Zebulon Montgomery Pike during an expedition to locate the source of the Mississippi. Explorations by Lt. Zebulon Pike and Kit Carson mapped out much of the state. [see Nov 15]
    (HN, 11/13/98)(Time, 1990s Almanac CD)
1806        Nov 13, Emilija Pliateryte, Lithuanian rebel leader, was born in Vilnius, Lithuania. In 1831 she organized a rebel detachment in Dusetos with her cousin Cesar Pliateris (1810-1869) and both took an active part in the uprising. [see Dec 23, 1831]
    (http://www.mmlab.ktu.lt/mmlab/ZarasaiE/zmo/za_pli.htm)

1809        Nov 13, John A.B. Dahlgren, US Union Lt Adm and inventor (Civil war Dahlgren cannon), was born.
    (MC, 11/13/01)

1814        Nov 13, Joseph Hooker (d.1879), Major General (Union volunteers), was born.
    (MC, 11/13/01)

1829        Nov 13, Sam Patch (~23), stunt diver, dove 125 feet from a platform at the Genesee Falls on Friday the 13th in Rochester, NY. His body was found the following March in the Genesee River ice. In 2003 Paul E. Johnson authored "Sam Patch, the Famous Jumper."
    (ON, 4/02, p.6)(SSFC, 6/15/03, p.M6)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Patch)

1830        Nov 13, Oliver Wendell Holmes published "Old Ironsides."
    (MC, 11/13/01)

1833        Nov 13, Edwin Thomas Booth, actor (Hamlet), was born.
    (MC, 11/13/01)

1835        Nov 13, Texans officially proclaimed Independence from Mexico, and called itself the Lone Star Republic, after its flag, until its admission to the Union in 1845. In 2001 Randy Roberts and James S. Olson authored "A Line in the Sand," a narrative of the Texas drive for independence.
    (HN, 11/13/98)(WSJ, 2/9/00, p.W6)

1838        Nov 13, Joseph F. Smith, 6th president of Mormon church, was born.
    (MC, 11/13/01)

1843        Nov 13, Mt. Rainier in Washington State erupted.
    (MC, 11/13/01)

1849        Nov 13, Voters approved the California state constitution 12,061 to 811. The original Constitution was drafted and signed on 19 hand-written pages of an animal-skin document. At the constitutional convention 48 delegates met in San Jose. This was criticized by the state’s first daily newspaper, the Alta California, as a location among the coyotes. The "Legislature of a thousand drinks" established a code of laws and a judicial system, elected 2 senators and voted to relocate to Vallejo. The constitution abolished slavery but barred blacks from voting, holding public office and testifying in court against whites. John Bidwell was elected to the state Senate.
    (WSJ, 6/11/97, p.CA1)(SFEC, 1/11/98, DB p.41)(SFEC, 3/1/98, p.W26)(SFEC, 9/20/98, Z1 p.4)(SFC, 10/14/99, p.A27)(SFC, 4/21/07, p.B5)

1850        Nov 13, Robert Lewis Stevenson (d.1894), novelist, was born in Scotland. His books included: "Treasure Island" and "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." In 1996 R.C. Terry edited and published “Robert Louis Stevenson: Interviews and Recollections."
    (Smith., 8/95, p.54)(SFC, 9/1/96, Par. p.12)(HN, 11/13/98)

1851        Nov 13, The London-to-Paris telegraph opened.
    (HN, 11/13/98)

1854        Nov 13, George Whitfield Chadwick, composer, was born in Lowell, Mass.
    (MC, 11/13/01)
1854        Nov 13, The "New Era" ship sank off New Jersey coast. The New Era, an emigrant ship of 1328 tons, was recently built in Bath, Maine, and this was her first voyage. She sailed on September 28 and was nearly two months on the way. There were 425 on board, nearly all German. 40 were lost on the trip from cholera. There were 385 passengers and crew when the ship struck. 163 were saved. The cargo consisted of 500 tons of chalk, dry goods and hardware. The ship was insured for $60,000 in Philadelphia, $60,000 in Boston, $25,000 in Bath and $6,000 in New York.
    (http://ursula.foster.cc/page20.html)

1856        Nov 13, Louis Brandeis (d.1941), was born. He became the first Jewish member to sit on the US Supreme Court.
    (HN, 11/13/00)(AP, 10/5/99)

1860        Nov 13, South Carolina’s legislature called a special convention to discuss secession from the Union.
    (HN, 11/13/98)

1862        Nov 13, Lewis Carroll wrote in his diary, "Began writing the fairy-tale of Alice—I hope to finish it by Christmas."
    (HN, 11/13/00)

1865        Nov 13, PT Barnum's New American museum opened in Bridgeport, Conn.
    (MC, 11/13/01)

1868        Nov 13, Italian composer Gioacchino Antonio Rossini (b.1792) died in France. His work included 39 operas as well as sacred music, chamber music, songs, and some instrumental and piano pieces. His opera "La Donna del Lago" (1819) was based on the Walter Scott romance "The Lady of the Lake."
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gioachino_Rossini)(WSJ, 7/29/97, p.A12)(AP, 2/29/00)

1878        Nov 13, New Mexico Governor Lew Wallace offered amnesty to many participants of the Lincoln County War, but not to gunfighter Billy the Kid.
    (HN, 11/13/98)

1893        Nov 13, Queen Lili’uokalani met with Albert Willis, the new US Minister to Hawaii, and refused pardon for the Provisional Government.
    (ON, 11/02, p.7)

1895        Nov 13, 1st shipment of canned pineapple from Hawaii.
    (MC, 11/13/01)

1897        Nov 13, The first metal dirigible was flown from Tempelhof Field in Berlin.
    (HN, 11/13/98)

1903        Nov 13, Camille Pissarro (b.1830), French impressionist born in St. Thomas, Dutch West Indies, died in Paris.
    (WSJ, 1/14/97, p.A16)(www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/pissarro/)

1907        Nov 13, The 1st helicopter was piloted by French engineer Paul Cornu (1881-1944). The copter hovered a foot off the ground for 20 seconds [see Apr 12, 1905].
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Cornu)(SSFC, 12/14/03, p.D2)

1908        Nov 13, In SF the corruption trial of Abe Reuf was interrupted by the shooting of Assistant District Attorney Francis J. Heney by Morris Haas, an ex-convict whom Heney had offended in a former graft trial. Heney was expected to survive. Haas committed suicide 2 days later.
    (SSFC, 11/9/08, DB p.58)

1909        Nov 13, Eugene Ionesco, Romanian-born dramatist, was born. His work included "The Bald Soprano" and "Rhinoceros." [see Nov 26]
    (HN, 11/13/00)
1909        Nov 13, In Pennsylvania the Cherry Mine disaster killed 259 men and boys. In 2002 Karen Tintori authored “Trapped: The 1909 Cherry Mine Disaster."
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1909_Cherry_Mine_disaster)(AH, 2/03, p.61)

1914        Nov 13, The brassiere, invented by Caresse Crosby, was patented by Mary Phelps Jacob.
    (HN, 11/13/00)(MC, 11/13/01)

1918        Nov 13, Soviet Russia annulled the Brest-Litovsk peace treaty.
    (http://tinyurl.com/krxwaky)

1921        Nov 13, "Sheik," starring Rudolph Valentino, was released.
    (MC, 11/13/01)

1922        Nov 13, Black Renaissance began in Harlem, NY.
    (MC, 11/13/01)
1922        Nov 13, George Cohan's musical "Little Nellie Kelly," premiered in NYC.
    (MC, 11/13/01)

1927        Nov 13, The Holland Tunnel opened to the public, linking New York City and New Jersey beneath the Hudson River. [see Nov 12]
    (TMC, 1994, p.1927)(AP, 11/13/97)

1933        Nov 13, The 1st modern sit-down strike began with Hormel meat packers in Austin, Minn.
    (MC, 11/13/01)

1935        Nov 13, Anti-British riots took place in Egypt.
    (MC, 11/13/01)

1937        Nov 13, NBC formed the first full-sized symphony orchestra exclusively for radio broadcasting for Arturo Toscanini.
    (AP, 11/13/98)(MC, 11/13/01)
1937        Nov 13, Edward Wutke (36), a convicted murderer serving a 27-year sentence at Alcatraz prison, became the first suicide in the history of the rock. He slashed his jugular vein with a tiny pencil sharpener blade attached to the handle of a safety razor.
    (SSFC, 11/11/12, p.46)

1938        Nov 13, Jean Seberg, actress (Breathless, Paint Your Wagon), was born in Marshalltown, Iowa.
    (MC, 11/13/01)

1940        Nov 13, The Walt Disney animated movie "Fantasia" had its world premiere in New York.
    (AP, 11/13/97)
1940        Nov 13, U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Hansberry v. Lee that African Americans cannot be barred from white neighborhoods.
    (HN, 11/13/98)

1941        Nov 13, A German U-boat, the U-81 torpedoed Great Britain's premier aircraft carrier, the HMS Ark Royal. The ship sank the next day.
    (HN, 11/13/99)

1942        Nov 13, US Pres. Roosevelt signed a measure lowering the minimum draft age from 21 to 18.
    (AP, 11/13/07)
1942        Nov 13, Lt. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower flew to Algeria to conclude an agreement with French Admiral Jean Darlan. The Admiral was assassinated soon after.
    (HN, 11/13/99)
1942        Nov 13, A 3-day between Japanese and US naval forces took place off Guadalcanal Island in the Solomon Island chain. Rear Adm. Daniel Callaghan, aboard the San Francisco heavy cruiser and Capt. Cassin Young, the ships commanding officer were killed, but the US Navy won the battle.
    (SFC, 12/11/12, p.C3)

1945        Nov 13, Charles de Gaulle was elected president of France.
    (HN, 11/13/98)

1946        Nov 13, The 1st artificial snow was produced from a natural cloud at Mt. Greylock, Mass.
    (MC, 11/13/01)

1949        Nov 13, Whoopi Goldberg, [Caryn Johnson], actress (Color Purple, Burglar, Ghost), was born in NYC.
    (MC, 11/13/01)

1952        Nov 13, False fingernails were 1st sold.
    (MC, 11/13/01)
1952        Nov 13, Harvard’s Paul Zoll was the first to use electric shock to treat cardiac arrest.
    (HN, 11/13/98)
1952        Nov 13, Margaret Wise Brown (d.1952), author of "Goodnight Moon," a children’s bedtime story, died suddenly in France from an embolism following surgery for an ovarian cyst. In 1992 Leonard Marcus authored her biography "Awakened by the Moon."
    (WSJ, 9/8/00, p.A6)

1956        Nov 13, The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Alabama bus segregation law. The Supreme Court struck down laws calling for racial segregation on public buses.
    (AP, 11/13/97)(HN, 11/13/98)

1960        Nov 13, Sammy Davis Jr. married Swedish actress May Britt.
    (MC, 11/13/01)
1960        Nov 13, Fire in movie theater killed 152 children in Amude, Spain.
    (MC, 11/13/01)

1964        Nov 13, Pope Paul VI gave a tiara to the poor.
    (MC, 11/13/01)

1965        Nov 13, Director Kenneth Tynan said "Fuck" on BBC.
    (MC, 11/13/01)
1965        Nov 13, San Francisco’s new Playboy Club opened at 736 Montgomery St.
    (SFC, 11/7/15, DB p.50)
1965        Nov 13, The ship "Yarmouth Castle" burned and sank off Bahamas, killing 89.
    (MC, 11/13/01)

1969        Nov 13, Speaking in Des Moines, Iowa, Vice President Spiro T. Agnew accused network television news departments of bias and distortion, and urged viewers to lodge complaints.
    (AP, 11/13/97)

1970        Nov 13, The Bhola Cyclone killed an estimated 300,000 in East Pakistan (Bangladesh). The highest loss of life and destruction occurred on the low lying islands of the Ganges Delta south of Dhaka. In particular the island and district of Bhola, where casualties may have exceeded 100,000 alone, with the towns of Charfasson and Tazumuddin being devastated. The city of Chittagong was also badly affected. The official death toll was put at 150,000, with 100,000 people missing. However many estimates put the true figure as high as 500,000.
    (SFEC, 9/5/04, p.6)(http://banglapedia.search.com.bd/HT/C_0397.htm)
1970        Nov 13, Bessie Braddock (b.1899), British Labour politician, died. She was known as an ardent socialist and fiery campaigner, nicknamed 'Battling Bessie', her special interests included maternity, child welfare and youth crime.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bessie_Braddock)

1971        Nov 13, The U.S. space probe Mariner 9 went into orbit around Mars. NASA's Mariner 9 circled Mars and revealed dried beds of rivers that flowed billions of years ago.
    (SFC, 8/7/96, p.A9)(TMC, 1994, p.1971)(AP, 11/13/01)

1973        Nov 13, Brian Stanley Johnson (b.1933), British avant-garde novelist, died by suicide. In 2005 Jonathan Coe authored “Like a Fiery Elephant: The story of B.S. Johnson."
    (SFC, 7/7/05, p.E1)(www.geocities.com/SoHo/9145/johnson.htm)
1973        Nov 13, Bruno Maderna (53), Italian-born composer and conductor (Satyricon), died in Germany.
    (www.bach-cantatas.com/Bio/Maderna-Bruno.htm)
1973        Nov 13, Elsa Schiaparelli (b.1890), Italian fashion designer, died in France. In 2014 Meryle Secrest authored “Elsa Schiaparelli: A Biography."
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elsa_Schiaparelli)(Econ, 10/18/14, p.86)

1974        Nov 13, Karen Silkwood, a technician and union activist at the Kerr-McGee Cimarron plutonium plant near Crescent, Okla., was killed in a car crash while on her way to meet a reporter.
    (AP, 11/13/07)
1974        Nov 13, In Amityville, NY, 6 members of the DeFeo family were shot and killed in their home. Ronald DeFeo Jr., the oldest son, was convicted of the murders. A year later George Lutz (1947-2006) and his family moved into the Long Island house at 112 Ocean Ave. and stayed for 28 days before being driven out by the alleged spirits of the DeFeos. In 1977 Jay Anson authored “The Amityville Horror." In 1979 the book was turned into a movie, which was remade in 2005. In 1979 Austrian-born paranormal investigator Hans Holzer (d.2009 at 89) authored “Murder in Amityville," which formed the basis for the 1982 film “Amityville II: The Possession." In 1977 Holzer and medium Ethel Johnson-Myers allegedly channeled the spirit of a Shinnecock Indian chief, who said the house stood on an ancient Indian burial ground.  
    (SSFC, 5/14/06, p.B6)(www.warrens.net/amityvill.htm)(SFC, 5/2/09, p.B4)
1974        Nov 13, Vittorio de Sica (b.1902), Italian film actor and director, died in France.
    (www.imdb.com/name/nm0001120/)
1974        Nov 13, Yasser Arafat addressed the UN General Assembly on behalf of Palestine.
    (SFC, 11/11/04, p.A18)

1977        Nov 13, The comic strip "Li'l Abner" appeared in newspapers for the last time as creator Al Capp (1909-1979) retired. He had started the strip 1934.
    (AP, 11/13/97)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li'l_Abner)

1979        Nov 13, Former California Gov. Ronald Reagan announced in New York his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination.
    (AP, 11/13/99)

1980        Nov 13, A military coup led by Joao Bernardo Viera deposed President Luis Cabral of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau.
    (www.onwar.com/aced/data/golf/guineabissau1980.htm)

1982        Nov 13, The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated after the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund had chosen Maya Ying Lin's design. Lin was an architecture student at Yale University when she submitted her proposal for the memorial, to be built in Washington D.C.'s Constitution Gardens as a tribute to those who served in the Vietnam War. In her proposal, shown above, Lin described "a long, polished, black stone wall, emerging from and receding into the earth," which would include the names of all the military personnel who had died or remained missing. According to Lin, "these names, seemingly infinite in number, [would] convey the sense of overwhelming numbers, while unifying these individuals into a whole.   
    (AP, 11/13/97)(HNPD, 11/13/98)
1982        Nov 13, The Viking 1 Mars Lander ended communications. The 2 Viking Landers transmitted over 1400 images. Many of these images are also available from NSSDC online and as photographic products.
    (http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/viking.html)

1984        Nov 13, In San Francisco the body of Masataka Kobayashi, chef and co-owner of the Masa’s restaurant on Bush Street, was found dead at his Knob Hill apartment. His restaurant became an immediate sensation when it opened in 1983.
    (SSFC, 11/8/09, DB p.46)

1985        Nov 13, Some 23,000 residents of Armero, Colombia, died when a mudslide, triggered by the Nevado del Ruiz volcano, buried the city under 30 feet of mud.
    (PacDisc. Spring/’96, p.27)(AP, 11/13/97)(SFEC, 7/12/98, p.A22)

1986        Nov 13, President Reagan publicly acknowledged that the US had sent "defensive weapons and spare parts" to Iran in an attempt to improve relations, but denied the shipments were part of a deal aimed at freeing hostages in Lebanon.
    (AP, 11/13/06)
1986        Nov 13, Rudolf Schock (b.1915), German opera and operetta singer, died.
    (www.imdb.com/name/nm0774301/)

1987        Nov 13, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega unveiled an 11-point proposal in Washington for a cease-fire that called for the Contra rebels to lay down their weapons and accept an amnesty.
    (AP, 11/13/97)

1988        Nov 13, Former Czechoslovakia leader Alexander Dubcek received an honorary degree in Italy, the first time he was allowed outside his country in 18 years.
    (AP, 11/13/98)
1988        Nov 13, Antal Dorati (82), Hungarian-US conductor and composer, died.
    (www.classical-composers.org/comp/dorati)

1989        Nov 13, Polish labor leader Lech Walesa received the Medal of Freedom from President Bush during a White House ceremony.
    (AP, 11/13/99)

1990        Nov 13, Secretary of State James A. Baker III told reporters in Hamilton, Bermuda, the Persian Gulf crisis threatened world recession and the loss of American jobs. Members of Congress demanded a larger role in US Gulf policy following President Bush’s decision to send more US troops to the region.
    (AP, 11/13/00)

1991        Nov 13, The US House of Representatives approved a Senate-passed bill guaranteeing many workers up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for family emergencies.
    (AP, 11/13/01)

1992        Nov 13, Riddick Bowe won the undisputed heavyweight boxing title in Las Vegas with a unanimous decision over Evander Holyfield.
    (AP, 11/13/97)

1993        Nov 13, President Clinton used his weekly radio address to make yet another pitch for the North American Free Trade Agreement, then flew to Memphis, Tenn., where he delivered an anti-crime speech to black ministers at the Temple Church of God in Christ.
    (AP, 11/13/98)
1993        Nov 13, In Peru military officers attempted another coup against Pres. Fujimori.
    (SFC, 9/17/96, p.A11)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alberto_Fujimori)

1994        Nov 13, President Clinton, visiting the Philippines, sought to assure world leaders that his party's severe losses in midterm elections wouldn't undercut his foreign policy.
    (AP, 11/13/99)
1994        Nov 13, SF police officer James Guelff was shot and killed by Vic Lee Boutwell, who was then killed by other officers. Robert Pinckney, who tried to stop the gunman, was beaten up by the police, who mistook him for a cap killer. A compensative settlement was reached in 1998. A heavily armed gunman traded fire with San Francisco police, hitting two police officers, a paramedic and another person before being killed.
    (SFC, 2/12/98, p.A26)(AP, 11/13/99)
1994        Nov 13, Sweden voted to join the European Union.
    (AP, 11/13/99)

1995        Nov 13, The US government braced for imminent partial shutdown as President Clinton vetoed one budget bill and prepared to reject another in a fiscal standoff with Republicans.
    (AP, 11/13/00)
1995        Nov 13, A car bomb killed 7 people, including five Americans, and injured about 60 at a military training facility in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
    (WSJ, 10/14/95, p.A-1)(SFC, 6/27/96, p.A10)(SFEC, 11/10/96, p.T5)(AP, 11/13/00)

1996        Nov 13, An all-white jury in Pittsburgh acquitted a suburban police officer, John Vojtas, in the death of black motorist Jonny Gammage in a verdict that angered black activists.
    (AP, 11/13/97)
1996        Nov 13, Sgt. Loren B. Taylor, a drill sergeant who'd had sex with three women recruits at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., was given five months in prison and a bad-conduct discharge in the first sentencing of the burgeoning Army sex scandal.
    (AP, 11/13/97)
1996        Nov 13, A grand jury in St. Petersburg, Fla., declined to indict a white policeman, Jim Knight, who had shot black motorist TyRon Lewis to death the previous month; the decision prompted angry mobs to return to the streets.
    (SFC, 11/14/96, p.A3)(AP, 11/13/97)
1996        Nov 13, In Algeria militants slit the throats of 12 people outside Blida, 30 miles south of Algiers. Ten of the victims were of the same family.
    (SFC, 11/14/96, p.A12)

1997        Nov 13, "Lion King," opened at New Amsterdam Theater, NYC. It was based on the Disney film.
    (www.applause-tickets.com/newyork/thelionking.asp)(SFC, 2/11/04, p.A23)
1997        Nov 13, Hillary Clinton visited in Bukhara, Uzbekistan.
    (SFC, 11/14/97, p.D2)
1997        Nov 13, US Congress voted against a plan to authorize payments to the UN that was linked to an abortion policy.
    (SFC, 11/15/97, p.A12)
1997        Nov 13, In Brazil a judge ordered 153 police officers and 9 senior officials to stand trial for the killing of 19 landless peasants in 1966.
    (SFC, 11/14/97, p.D3)
1997        Nov 13, In Costa Rica Max Dalton (78), an American-born rancher, was killed in a confrontation with squatters on his 10-acre ranch in Golfito. Squatters in the region have "confiscated" the holdings of more than 2 dozen Americans in the region.
    (WSJ, 12/12/97, p.A19)
1997        Nov 13, In Germany parliament amended the 1950 Federal Benefits Law to exclude veterans of disability rights if they violated "principles of humanity of the law" during the Third Reich.
    (SFC, 11/14/97, p.D3)
1997        Nov 13, Iraq expelled 6 Americans on a UN weapons inspection team. The United Nations decided to withdraw all weapons inspectors from Iraq after Saddam Hussein ordered Americans on the U.N. team out.
    (SFC, 11/14/97, p.A1)(SFC, 2/24/98, p.A9)(AP, 11/13/98)

1998        Nov 13, Pres. Clinton, without admitting guilt, agreed to pay Paula Jones $850,000 to settle her sexual harassment suit. In 1999 Jones accepted to receive $200,000 with the rest going for lawyer fees. This ended the four-year legal battle over her sexual harassment lawsuit that spurred impeachment proceedings against him.
    (SFC, 11/14/98, p.A1)(SFC, 3/5/99, p.A6)(AP, 11/13/99)
1998        Nov 13, Pres. Clinton and the IMF announced a $41.5 billion loan package for Brazil.
    (SFC, 11/14/98, p.A10)
1998        Nov 13, In California Cyndi Vanderheiden (b.1973) was last seen at a bar in Linden, Ca. Her car was found the next day but her body was not found. A jury later determined that she was raped and killed by Loren Herzog and Wesley Shermantine, later dubbed the “Speed Freak Killers." Their murder spree lasted for 15 years. Shermantine and Herzog were later sentenced to death, but in 2010 Herzog was freed.
    (SSFC, 9/12/10, p.C11)(http://tinyurl.com/3yepn39)
1998        Nov 13, In Cambodia the warring political parties agreed to form a coalition government led by Hun Sen. Opposition leader Prince Norodom Ranariddh will become president of the National Assembly.
    (SFC, 11/14/98, p.A10)
1998        Nov 13, Near Hong Kong 2 oil tankers collided and left a 6-mile oil slick near the Pearl River delta that threatened the local rare pink dolphins.
    (SFC, 11/21/98, p.A6)
1998        Nov 13, In Indonesia student protests continued and 12 people were reported killed. Meanwhile the legislative assembly approved new elections for next year and an investigation into past corruption. A half dozen were killed and scores wounded in what soon came to be called Black Friday.
    (SFC, 11/14/98, p.A10)(SFC, 11/16/98, p.A12)
1998        Nov 13, In Iran a village was leveled in Fars province and 5 people were killed after 5 strong earthquakes hit the area.
    (SFC, 11/21/98, p.A6)
1998        Nov 13, In the Netherlands the cabinet approved a plan to let homosexuals adopt Dutch children by Jan 1, 2000.
    (SFEC, 11/15/98, p.A20)

1999        Nov 13, Lennox Lewis became the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, winning a unanimous decision over Evander Holyfield in Las Vegas.
    (AP, 11/13/00)
1999        Nov 13, The Navy recovered the cockpit voice recorder from EgyptAir Flight 990, which crashed into the Atlantic Ocean October 31st with the loss of all 217 people aboard.
    (AP, 11/13/00)
1999        Nov 13, Donald Mills, last surviving member of the singing Mills Brothers, died in Los Angeles at age 84.
    (AP, 11/13/00)
1999        Nov 13, Heavy rains in southeastern France caused mudslides that left at least 22 people dead in the Tarn Aude, Eastern Pyranees and Herault regions.
    (SFEC, 11/14/99, p.A15)
1999        Nov 13, In Athens, Greece, thousands protested an upcoming visit by Pres. Clinton whose planned visit was shortened to 1 day.
    (SFEC, 11/14/99, p.A22)
1999        Nov 13, Peru and Chile signed an agreement to end a 120-year territorial dispute. Peru was granted the exclusive use of a pier in the Chilean port of Arica.
    (SFEC, 11/14/99, p.A22)

2000        Nov 13, Joe Mullen and Denis Savard were among those inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
    (AP, 11/13/01)
2000        Nov 13, The vote count in Florida was set to conclude though absentee ballots remained. Lawyers for George W. Bush failed to win a court order barring manual recounts of ballots in Florida. Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris announced she would end the recounting at 5 p.m. the next day - prompting an immediate appeal by lawyers for Al Gore.
    (WSJ, 11/13/00, p.A1)(AP, 11/13/01)
2000        Nov 13, The US government declared the wild Atlantic salmon an endangered species.
    (SFC, 11/14/00, p.A7)
2000        Nov 13, Two US F-16 military jets collided over waters off of northern Japan. One pilot was rescued and the other was missing.
    (SFC, 11/13/00, p.A14)
2000        Nov 13, In India about 1000 people demonstrated in New Delhi against the building of some 3,000 dams across the Narmada Valley and 3 Indian states.
    (SFC, 11/14/00, p.A17)
2000        Nov 13, Palestinian gunmen attacked inside Israeli controlled areas of the West Bank and Gaza and killed 4 Israelis. Elsewhere 4 Palestinians were also killed over the day. Fatah called for the expulsion of Israelis from Gaza and the West Bank.
    (SFC, 11/14/00, p.A16)(WSJ, 11/14/00, p.A1)
2000        Nov 13, In the Philippines the House of Representatives approved an impeachment trial to address corruption charges against Pres. Estrada.
    (SFC, 11/14/00, p.A1)

2001        Nov 13, Pres. Bush issued an order to try int’l. terrorists by a special military tribunal.
    (SFC, 11/14/01, p.A1)
2001        Nov 13, President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin met at the White House, where they pledged to slash Cold War-era nuclear arsenals by two-thirds but remained at odds over American plans to develop a missile defense shield.
    (SFC, 11/14/01, p.A1)(AP, 11/13/02)
2001        Nov 13, Bishop Wilton Gregory was elected the first black president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
    (AP, 11/13/02)
2001        Nov 13, US warplanes hit Taliban convoys leaving Kabul. The Al Jazeera office in Kabul was bombed. Kabul residents rejoiced at the departure of the Taliban. The Northern Alliance retreated at Kunduz when a suspected surrender turned into an attack. Some $5.3 million vanished from the Central Bank Mille in Kabul.
    (SFC, 11/14/01, p.A1,2,3)(WSJ, 12/4/01, p.A15)
2001        Nov 13, Eight foreign aid workers, two Americans, two Australians and four Germans, held captive in Afghanistan for three months were freed from a prison by anti-Taliban fighters.
    (AP, 11/13/02)
2001        Nov 13, An anthrax tainted letter was received by a pediatrician in Santiago. It was postmarked from Switzerland and marked for return to Florida. It was actually mailed from NY through a NY-based subsidiary of the Swiss Post office. The letter was later believed to have been contaminated in a lab.
    (SFC, 11/23/01, p.A4)(SFC, 11/24/01, p.A9)(WSJ, 11/28/01, p.A4)(WSJ, 11/29/01, p.A1)
2001        Nov 13, Spanish police arrested 11 people with suspected links to Osama bin Laden.
    (SFC, 11/14/01, p.A6)

2002        Nov 13, U.S. Roman Catholic bishops overwhelmingly approved a compromise sex abuse policy after the Vatican demanded they make changes to balance fairness to priests with compassion for victims.
    (AP, 11/13/03)
2002        Nov 13, Irv Rubin (57), Jewish Defense League leader, died nine days after what federal authorities said was a suicide attempt in jail.
    (AP, 11/13/03)
2002        Nov 13, Some 200 people were feared dead after 19 boats disappeared in a storm off Bangladesh.
    (WSJ, 11/14/02, p.A1)
2002        Nov 13, Delegates to China's Communist Party Congress confirmed that Jiang Zemin would step down as party chief and make way for a new generation of leaders this week.
    (AP, 11/13/02)
2002        Nov 13, Claiming Iraq was seeking the "path of peace," Saddam Hussein's government agreed to the return of international weapons inspectors.
    (AP, 11/13/07)
2002        Nov 13, Philippine Muslim gunmen linked to the al Qaeda network have demanded a ransom of 16 million pesos ($300,000) for their seven Indonesian and Filipino hostages kidnapped in June and August.
    (AP, 11/13/02)
2002        Nov 13, The Bahamian-registered Prestige, with 85,000 tons of oil, sprang a leak during a storm off the coast of Spain. Some 3,300 tons leaked and began reaching the coast of Spain after a few days.
    (AP, 11/16/02)
2002        Nov 13, Rebels in northern Uganda attacked three villages, hacking and clubbing nine people to death.
    (AP, 11/15/02)
2002        Nov 13, A U.N. body voted to restrict the international trade of bigleaf mahogany, sea horses and 26 species of sea turtles, but failed to pass legislation to protect two species of threatened sharks.
    (AP, 11/14/02)

2003        Nov 13, Pres. Bush said the US wants Iraqis to take more responsibility for governing their troubled country and said coalition forces are determined to prevail over terrorists.
    (AP, 11/13/03)
2003        Nov 13, The US Energy Dept reported that Dr. Craig Venter and colleagues had assembled a bacteriophage containing 5,386 DNA base pairs.
    (SFC, 11/14/03, p.A7)
2003        Nov 13, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, who had refused to remove his granite Ten Commandments monument from the state courthouse, was thrown off the bench by a judicial ethics panel for having "placed himself above the law."
    (AP, 11/13/04)
2003        Nov 13, Eric Gagne of the Los Angeles Dodgers won the National League Cy Young Award.
    (AP, 11/13/04)
2003        Nov 13, Baseball officials said 5% of anonymous samples showed steroids present, triggering mandatory tests next year.
    (WSJ, 11/14/03, p.A1)
2003        Nov 13, Dana Stubblefield, SF 49er defensive lineman, made false statements to an IRS agent just days before drug tests showed he had taken steroids. In 2008 he pleaded guilty to lying about his use of performance-enhancing drugs. He was the first football player prosecuted in the BALCO steroid scandal.
    (SFC, 1/19/08, p.B1)
2003        Nov 13, Cocaine was reported to generate as much as $500 million of Bolivia's $8.5 billion economic output. Nearly 30,000 acres of coca production was allowed for domestic use.
    (WSJ, 11/13/03, p.A14)
2003        Nov 13, In Haiti hundreds of government opponents protested in Port-au-Prince, calling for the resignation of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide because of deepening poverty and insecurity in the Caribbean country.
    (AP, 11/13/03)
2003        Nov 13, Mitoyo Kawate, a 114-year-old Japanese woman who just weeks ago assumed the title of the world's oldest person, died. The oldest person is now Charlotte Benkner, of North Lima, Ohio, born Nov. 16, 1889.
    (AP, 11/13/03)
2003        Nov 13, Palestinian and Israeli officials said they expect their leaders to meet for peace talks, possibly within 10 days.
    (AP, 11/13/03)
2003        Nov 13, Svetozar Marovic, Serbia-Montenegro's president, apologized in Sarajevo for the pain his country inflicted upon Bosnia during the 1992-95 war.
    (AP, 11/14/03)
2003        Nov 13, Serbia dissolved its parliament and announced early elections, signaling the collapse of the government three years after the ouster of Slobodan Milosevic. PM Zoran Zivkovic to agree, under pressure from political defectors and Milosevic supporters, to set a new parliamentary vote for Dec. 28, a year ahead of schedule.
    (AP, 11/14/03)
2003        Nov 13, In central Vietnam Tropical Storm Nepartak triggered floods and landslides that killed at least 49 people.
    (AP, 11/15/03)

2004        Nov 13, At least 5,500 residents of St. Croix, the largest of the US Virgin Islands, have signed a petition asking Congress to make the island its own U.S. territory.
    (AP, 11/13/04)
2004        Nov 13, Harry Lampert (88), the illustrator who created the DC Comics superhero 'The Flash' (1940) and later became known for his instructional books on bridge, died.
    (AP, 11/14/04)(SFC, 11/17/04, p.B8)
2004        Nov 13, Russell Jones, better know as rapper O.D.B. (old dirty bastard) died at age 35 inside a NYC recording studio.
    (SFC, 11/15/04, p.B3)
2004        Nov 13, Severe storms sank one ship and drove two aground near Algiers port, killing three seamen. About 20 sailors remained missing.
    (Reuters, 11/14/04)
2004        Nov 13, Australian police arrested two men and seized three million ecstasy tablets that the pair is accused of importing from Poland hidden inside a bakery oven.
    (AP, 11/13/04)
2004        Nov 13, The new Lord Mayor of London, Michael Savory, paraded through the streets of the British capital in a traditional pomp-filled pageant. The mayor's one-year term consists mainly of acting as an ambassador for Europe's dominant financial centre.
    (AP, 11/13/04)
2004        Nov 13, Egypt released 200 Islamic militants to mark Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadean fests. Egypt newspapers reported that some 700 members of the al-Gama'a al-Islamiya had been released from prison in recent days. The Islamist group fought the government in the 1990s but has since renounced violence.
    (Reuters, 11/14/04)(AP, 11/15/04)
2004        Nov 13, In New Delhi, India, a stampede at the main railway station killed at least five people and injured seven.
    (AP, 11/13/04)
2004        Nov 13, US troops launched a major attack against insurgent holdouts in southern Fallujah. The US Army diverted an infantry battalion from Fallujah and sent them back to Mosul after an uprising there by insurgents. Video was recorded of a US Marine shooting an unarmed Iraqi prisoner in a Mosque.
    (AP, 11/13/04)(SFC, 11/16/04, p.A9)
2004        Nov 13, Pakistan said its army has demolished several terrorist hideouts and killed 30 to 40 militants in South Waziristan in an effort to capture foreign fighters and Pakistani militant leader Abdullah Mehsud.
    (AP, 11/13/04)
2004        Nov 13, A 61-year-old German engineer, Gotthard L., was arrested in Switzerland on an international warrant on suspicion that he helped Libya's past efforts to build a nuclear bomb.
    (AP, 11/16/04)
2004        Nov 13, In Thailand's Muslim-majority south a 60-year-old Buddhist man was killed and at least 13 people injured in the 2 latest two bomb blasts. 5 bombs hit in the last 24-hours.
    (AP, 11/13/04)
2004        Nov 13, A Zimbabwe newspaper reported that the annual rate of inflation last month dropped to 209%, edging closer to a year-end target of 150% from a peak of 622.8% in Jan.
    (AFP, 11/13/04)

2005        Nov 13, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, in Jerusalem, strongly rebuked Iran's leadership, saying "no civilized nation" can call for the annihilation of another, a reference to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's remark that Israel should be "wiped off the map."
    (AP, 11/13/06)
2005        Nov 13, Time magazine picked South Korea’s Snuppy, the first cloned dog, as the most amazing invention of 2005. In Dec Dr. Hwang Woo Suk’s stem cell work was discredited and doubt was cast on the cloning of Snuppy.
    (AP, 11/13/05)(WSJ, 12/24/05, p.A1)
2005        Nov 13, It was reported that within days after Hurricane Katrina hit, Lily Duke managed to do what other relief agencies couldn't: get food and water to her neighbors in New Orleans. Since then she's expanded her network, distributing medicine, packaged lunches and bags of ice to as many as 20,000 people a day.
    (AP, 11/13/05)
2005        Nov 13, Koch Industries, a private conglomerate in Kansas, agreed to buy Georgia-Pacific for $13.2 billion, making it America’s biggest privately owned company.
    (Econ, 11/19/05, p.67)
2005        Nov 13, In Lititz, Pennsylvania, David G. Ludwig (18) killed 14-year-old Kara Beth Borden's parents, Michael F. and Cathryn Lee Borden, after they and their daughter argued about her curfew. David and Kara were arrested Nov 14 in Indiana following a police chase and crash. On June 14, 2006, Ludwig agreed to a plea deal and was sentenced to two terms of life imprisonment without chance of parole.
    (AP, 11/14/05)(SFC, 11/15/05, p.A10)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_G._Ludwig)
2005        Nov 13, Vine Deloria Jr. (72), American Indian historian and activist, died.
    (AP, 11/13/06)
2005        Nov 13, Dorothy Law Nolte (b.1924), author of a famous parenting poem, died in California. In 1998 she authored “Children Learn What They Live," which expanded on her 1954 poem, originally written for the Torrance Herald.
    (SFC, 11/14/05, p.B3)
2005        Nov 13, Around 20,000 opposition supporters demonstrated on the outskirts of the Azeri capital Baku to demand that the government resign if it refuses to re-run parliamentary elections held a week ago.
    (AP, 11/13/05)
2005        Nov 13, In Bangladesh Indian PM Manmohan Singh told the closing session of the 13th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation summit that Afghanistan is to join SAARC.
    (AFP, 11/13/05)
2005        Nov 13, Belgium said it registered its worst night in a week of attacks on vehicles apparently inspired by French events, with 29 cars, trucks and buses torched around the country.
    (AP, 11/13/05)
2005        Nov 13, In Belize Julia Armstrong Minard (20), daughter of the late Lawrence Minard, a former managing editor of Forbes magazine and founding editor of Forbes Global magazine, was found dead in the Mayan town of Indian Creek. Police on Nov 17 charged Agripo Ical (19) with killing Minard.
    (AP, 11/17/05)
2005        Nov 13, China's President Hu Jintao has arrived in Spain for the final leg of a European trip dominated by trade, but was again set to be dogged by protests over his country's human rights record.
    (AP, 11/13/05)
2005        Nov 13, In China's northeast a series of explosions at a chemical plant in Jilin, Xinhua, killed five people, left dozens hospitalized and forced more than 10,000 others to flee their homes fearing contamination and more blasts. Benzene leaked into the Songhua River and forced officials to close the water supply to Harbin. News of the leak was kept secret for days.
    (AP, 11/14/05)(AP, 11/25/05)
2005        Nov 13, In France police took 212 people into custody overnight. Rioters pelted police with stones in the historic heart of Lyon, and youths rammed a burning car into a center for retirees in southern France in a 17th night of urban violence. The French insurance industry estimated damages so far at $235 million including $23 million for damage to cars.
    (AP, 11/13/05)(SSFC, 11/13/05, p.A19)
2005        Nov 13, Indian police claimed a breakthrough in the Oct. 29 triple bombings in New Delhi after arresting an alleged Kashmiri conspirator, and said they have valuable information that could lead to the capture of four others, including the bombers.
    (AP, 11/13/05)
2005        Nov 13, Some 1,100 Iraqi lawyers issued a statement on withdrawing from Saddam Hussein's defense team, citing insufficient protection following the slayings of two peers representing co-defendants of the ousted Iraqi leader. Sunni Arab leaders demanded that U.S. and Iraqi troops suspend military operations in heavily Sunni areas, accusing the Shiite-led government of trying to divide the nation ahead of next month's legislative elections.
    (AP, 11/13/05)
2005        Nov 13, In Dublin, Ireland, 2 men wearing bulletproof vests were shot to death at point-blank range in what police said was the latest bloodshed in a five-year turf war between drug-dealing gangs. The attack raised to 18 the number of gun killings within Ireland's criminal underworld this year.
    (AP, 11/14/05)
2005        Nov 13, Jordanian security forces arrested Sajida Ubarak Atrous al-Rishawi (35), an Iraqi woman, whose husband is suspected of blowing up one of three Amman hotels. Al-Rishawi confessed on television to trying to blow herself up with her husband in one of the three Nov. 9 suicide attacks in Amman. This followed a tip off by an al-Qaida claim that a husband-and-wife team participated in the attacks that killed 57 other people. Her husband was Ali Hussein Ali Shamari. The 2 other bombers were identified as Rawad Jassem Mohammed Abed (23) and Safaa Mohammed Ali (23). The bombers were from Fallujah.
    (AP, 11/13/05)(SFC, 11/14/05, p.A3)
2005        Nov 13, In northeastern Pakistan a bus with 50 people on board plunged into a river gorge in the quake-stricken area.
    (AP, 11/13/05)
2005        Nov 13, Prince Saud al-Faisal, Saudi Arabia's foreign minister, said he is less worried that US policies in Iraq will bring on a civil war there, and pledged anew to contribute $1 billion for rebuilding that war-ravaged country's shattered infrastructure.
    (AP, 11/13/05)

2006        Nov 13, President Bush met with the bipartisan Iraq Study Group and promised to work with the incoming Democratic majority toward "common objectives." At the same time, Bush renewed his opposition to any timetable for withdrawing US troops. Bush also led a ceremonial groundbreaking on the National Mall for a memorial dedicated to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
    (SFC, 11/14/06, p.A1)(AP, 11/13/07)
2006        Nov 13, The Bush administration said immigrants arrested in the US may be held indefinitely on suspicion of terrorism and may not challenge their imprisonment in civilian courts.
    (AP, 11/14/06)
2006        Nov 13, The commander of the US Pacific Fleet began a visit to China in a trip aimed at strengthening ties between the two navies and gaining insight into the Asian power's military buildup.
    (AP, 11/13/06)
2006        Nov 13, In Bangladesh baton-wielding police clashed with thousands of demonstrators who threw stones and smashed vehicles during protests demanding electoral reform.
    (AP, 11/13/06)
2006        Nov 13, Chad declared a state of emergency in three eastern regions where ethnic clashes have left as many as 200 people dead and raised fears that Sudan's Darfur conflict is spilling across the border.
    (AP, 11/14/06)
2006        Nov 13, The China Daily reported that Zhou Shengxian, the head of China’s State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA), said that the degradation of China's environment is reaching a critical point where health and social stability are under threat.
    (AFP, 11/13/06)
2006        Nov 13, France said it will aid the Central African Republic's army with logistics and aerial reconnaissance in its fight against rebels in the northeast of the country.
    (AFP, 11/13/06)
2006        Nov 13, Sectarian violence across Iraq left 43 people dead. A bomb tore through in a minibus in a largely Shiite Baghdad neighborhood, killing at least 20 people and wounding 18. Gunmen killed at least 10 people, including a television cameraman, a city councilman and a Sunni sheik, in executions and assassinations around Iraq. US forces raided the homes of followers of radical anti-American Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. Police put the death toll at five, though an aide to the cleric said nine people were killed.
    (AP, 11/13/06)(SFC, 11/14/06, p.A17)
2006        Nov 13, The Lebanese government approved a UN draft setting up an international tribunal to try suspects in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. A London-based Arabic newspaper said Al-Qaida has purportedly issued a statement threatening to topple Lebanon's "corrupt" Western-backed government.
    (AP, 11/13/06)
2006        Nov 13, The US signed a 461 million dollar aid "compact" with Mali to finance a giant irrigation project and expand the international airport in the poverty-stricken African nation.
    (AP, 11/13/06)
2006        Nov 13, In Nigeria Joshua Dariye (49), the beleaguered governor of troubled Plateau State, was impeached by state legislators after being accused of corruption. Nigeria's anti-graft commission, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), issued a statement saying it was seeking both Dariye and Ayodele Fayose (46), the impeached former governor of southwest Ekiti State. The EFCC said recently that it was investigating 31 state governors out of a total of 36 for corruption.
    (AFP, 11/13/06)
2006        Nov 13, Norwegian government and industry officials said Norwegian hunters killed 546 minke whales this year, falling far short of their commercial whaling quota because bad weather spoiled much of the season.
    (AP, 11/13/06)
2006        Nov 13, Lawmakers from an Islamic coalition ruling Pakistan's deeply conservative northwest approved a law to set up a Taliban-style department to suppress vice.
    (AP, 11/13/06)
2006        Nov 13, A senior Hamas official confirmed that the militant Palestinian group and the Fatah faction have agreed on naming Mohammed Shabir to head the next Palestinian unity government.
    (AP, 11/13/06)
2006        Nov 13, Senegal’s President Abdoulaye Wade received a letter from Sudan President Omar al-Bashir that accepted some sort of UN intervention.
    (AP, 11/14/06)
2006        Nov 13, In South Africa up to 20 people were killed near Cape Town when a train smashed into a truck carrying farm workers.
    (AFP, 11/13/06)
2006        Nov 13, In eastern Sri Lanka 4 Tamil Tiger rebels were killed in a firefight.
    (AFP, 11/14/06)
2006        Nov 13, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said that any effort to stop growing violence between Islamic and Western societies must include an end to the Arab-Israeli conflict.
    (AP, 11/13/06)
2006        Nov 13, The UN said it has pledged about $77 million in personnel and equipment to help the overwhelmed African Union force in Darfur as Sudan blocks the world body from sending its own peacekeepers to the war-torn region.
    (AP, 11/13/06)
2006        Nov 13, Vietnam deported Nguyen Thuong "Cuc" Foshee (58), an American woman who was convicted last week on terrorism charges for plotting to seize radio airwaves to call for an uprising against the communist government. The US removed Vietnam from a blacklist of countries that suppress religion.
    (AP, 11/12/06)(Econ, 11/18/06, p.44)

2007        Nov 13, CC Sabathia won the AL Cy Young Award to become the first Cleveland pitcher in 35 years to earn the honor.
    (AP, 11/13/08)
2007        Nov 13, Officials said New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer has decided to abandon a plan to issue driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.
    (AP, 11/13/07)
2007        Nov 13, The SF Board of Supervisors voted to issue municipal identification cards to city residents, regardless of their legal status. They also voted to double the amount of money available to candidates running for supervisor.
    (SFC, 11/14/07, p.B1)
2007        Nov 13, In Las Vegas the New Frontier casino, opened in 1942, was imploded to make way for a $5 billion megaresort. It earned historical notations by becoming the Strip's first theme casino and hosting Elvis Presley's debut in the city. Phil Ruffin sold the 34.5-acre site to Elad, owned by Israeli billionaire Yitzhak Tshuva, for $1.24 billion in May. Ruffin had bought the Frontier in 1997 for $165 million and quickly settled a nearly 6 1/2-year strike by 550 hotel workers, one of the longest job actions in US history.
    (AP, 11/13/07)
2007        Nov 13, Afghan and US-led coalition forces clashed with militants in southern Afghanistan and called in airstrikes that killed dozens of insurgents.
    (AP, 11/14/07)
2007        Nov 13, Britain’s government said an outbreak of bird flu in eastern England is the deadly H5N1 strain of the disease. A two-mile protection zone and a six-mile surveillance zone were created around the infected farm in Suffolk.
    (AP, 11/13/07)(Econ, 11/17/07, p.67)
2007        Nov 13, The British Virgin Islands told the US there is overwhelming evidence that Leonid Reiman, Russia’s Telecommunications Minister owns much of Russia’s telecom industry through an offshore fund.
    (WSJ, 11/14/07, p.A1)
2007        Nov 13, Thousands of refugees fled camps in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's violent North Kivu province after the army said Tutsi-dominated insurgents attacked its positions nearby.
    (AP, 11/13/07)
2007        Nov 13, Voting began in Denmark's national election, with polls showing that the center-right government needs a new ally to stay in power despite a strong economy and low unemployment. Danes re-elected the governing coalition to a third term, endorsing its economic and tough immigration policies. Fogh Rasmussen’s blue block won 90 seats, just enough for a majority. The New Alliance Party of Naser Khader won just 5 seats. Pia Kjaersgaard’s far-right Danish People’s party won 25 seats.
    (AP, 11/13/07)(Econ, 11/17/07, p.59)
2007        Nov 13, French rail workers went on a nine-day strike over President Nicolas Sarkozy's bid to strip away labor protections.
    (AP, 11/13/08)
2007        Nov 13, Diplomats said Iran has met a key demand of the UN nuclear agency, handing over long-sought blueprints showing how to mold uranium metal into the shape of warheads.
    (AP, 11/14/07)
2007        Nov 13, In Iraq at least 9 Iraqis were killed, including a policeman and his 13-year-old son in a drive-by shooting.
    (AP, 11/13/07)
2007        Nov 13, Shimon Peres became the 1st Israeli president to address the parliament of a Muslim government when he spoke to Turkish deputies.
    (Econ, 11/17/07, p.60)
2007        Nov 13, Researchers in Kenya unveiled a 10-million-year-old jaw bone they believe belonged to a new species of great ape that could be the last common ancestor of gorillas, chimpanzees and humans. A Kenyan and Japanese team found the fragment, dating back to between 9.8 and 9.88 million years, in 2005 along with 11 teeth. The fossils were unearthed in volcanic mud flow deposits in the northern Nakali region of Kenya.
    (Reuters, 11/13/07)
2007        Nov 13, Opposition leader Benazir Bhutto called on Pakistan's President Gen. Pervez Musharraf to resign and ruled out serving under him in a future government after she was placed under house arrest for the second time in five days. Bhutto’s plan for a “long march" from Lahore to Islamabad was foiled by her house arrest.
    (AP, 11/13/07)(Econ, 11/17/07, p.50)
2007        Nov 13, A bomb exploded at an entrance of the Philippine House of Representatives, killing Rep. Wahab Akbar, his driver and a staff person.
    (AP, 11/13/07)
2007        Nov 13, Journalists said the Somali government has shut down three independent radio stations in two days, as troops backed by Ethiopian soldiers continued to battle Islamic insurgents in the shrapnel-strewn streets of the capital.
    (AP, 11/13/07)
2007        Nov 13, Two cartoonists who depicted Spain's crown prince having sex with his wife were convicted of insulting the heir to the throne and were fined $4,370 each.
    (AP, 11/13/07)
2007        Nov 13, Six breakaway factions from one of Darfur's biggest rebel groups and two other insurgent forces said they had united under one banner, in a rare but tentative show of unity in the troubled region.
    (Reuters, 11/13/07)
2007        Nov 13, Turkish helicopter gunships attacked abandoned villages inside Iraq, the first such airstrike since border tensions have escalated in recent months. Kurdish guerrillas killed four Turkish soldiers in a clash in southeastern Turkey.
    (AP, 11/13/07)
2007        Nov 13, In a letter to the UN Security Council, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon nominated Canadian prosecutor Daniel Bellemare to lead the UN investigation into the 2005 killing of former Lebanese PM Rafik al-Hariri.
    (Reuters, 11/13/07)
2007        Nov 13, In Uzbekistan the body of Fitrat Salakhiddinov (40), a prisoner convicted of Islamic extremism, was delivered to his family with signs of torture.
    (AP, 11/22/07)

2008        Nov 13, The US government said the number of newly laid-off individuals seeking unemployment benefits has jumped to a seven-year high.
    (AP, 11/13/08)
2008        Nov 13, The US Mint was scheduled to issue the Van Buren dollar coin, the 8th of its presidential dollar series.
    (WSJ, 12/27/07, p.D6)
2008        Nov 13, US Federal health officials slapped a sweeping detention order on dozens of imported foods from China, from snacks and drinks to chocolates and candies. The agency said the action was needed as a precaution to keep out foods contaminated with the industrial chemical melamine, which can cause serious kidney problems.
    (AP, 11/13/08)
2008        Nov 13, Police in Richmond, Ca., arrested 18 people in connection with a crackdown on the Deep Central (Deep C) gang. Officials served 43 arrest warrants in Richmond as well as other Bay Area and Sacramento counties wrapping up a yearlong investigation by California drug agents.
    (SFC, 11/14/08, p.B5)
2008        Nov 13, In Afghanistan a suicide car bomber struck a US patrol, killing eight Afghan civilians and one US soldier and wounding 74 civilians in Nangarhar province. US troops killed four al-Qaida-linked militants during a raid in eastern Afghanistan.
    (AP, 11/14/08)(SFC, 11/14/08, p.A14)
2008        Nov 13, In Chile authorities said public health services failed to tell 512 people that they tested positive for HIV. Private-sector health services also fell down, failing to inform an estimated 1,700 people that tests show them carrying the AIDS virus.
    (AP, 11/13/08)
2008        Nov 13, China signed an agreement in Geneva to loosen controls on financial news providers in an out-of-court settlement of a dispute with the US, the EU and Canada.
    (AP, 11/13/08)
2008        Nov 13, The European Union proposed plans to toughen up rules covering taxes on foreign accounts in an effort to stop tax evasion which has been endemic in some EU nations.
    (AP, 11/13/08)
2008        Nov 13, The 38th Chess Olympiad started in Dresden, Germany. It included 146 teams in the open division, often referred to as the men's division although it includes a few women. The separate women's division included 111 teams.
    (AP, 11/19/08)
2008        Nov 13, An American soldier died of a noncombat cause in western Iraq. A civilian cargo aircraft crashed in the desert south of Fallujah.
    (AP, 11/14/08)(AP, 11/13/08)
2008        Nov 13, In Mauritania the military junta that ousted President Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi released him in response to international pressure.
    (AP, 11/13/08)
2008        Nov 13, In Mexico Armando Rodriguez, a crime reporter in the border city of Juarez, was killed, adding to dozens of journalist deaths in a country where newspapers are so fearful, many refuse to cover drug violence. With his death, 24 journalists have been killed in Mexico since 2000, at least seven of them in direct reprisal for their reports on crime, and seven others have disappeared since 2005.
    (AP, 11/13/08)
2008        Nov 13, Mexico City Health Secretary Armando Ahued said that the government will start handing out doses of one or two Viagra, Levitra or Cialis pills on Dec. 1.
    (AP, 11/13/08)
2008        Nov 13, Pakistan announced that China had offered it a $500 million aid package.
    (WSJ, 11/14/08, p.A10)
2008        Nov 13, In northwestern Pakistan gunmen kidnapped Hashmatullah Atharzadeh, an Iranian diplomat, and killed his local guard. Peshawar’s police chief Suleman Shah said the spate of killings and abductions was in reaction to the military operations against insurgents in the adjoining tribal belt. Iranian intelligence agents freed Atharzadeh in late March, 2010.
    (AFP, 11/13/08)(AP, 3/30/10)
2008        Nov 13, Myanmar courts handed down sentences of between six and eight years for 4 Buddhist monks and two to 16 years for members of Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi's party for involvement in last year's massive protests against the military junta. 14 more activists from the NLD were sentenced the next day at different courts in Yangon for between two to 16 years, all in relation to last year's protests.
    (AFP, 11/14/08)
2008        Nov 13, Gaza militants fired a new barrage of rockets and mortars at Israeli border areas, prompting Israel to bar planned food and fuel shipments to Palestinian civilians hurt by the unraveling of a five-month-old truce.
    (AP, 11/13/08)
2008        Nov 13, In Thailand assailants hurled explosives at vendors protesting a rent increase by new managers of a government-owned market in Bangkok, wounding 13 people.
    (AP, 11/13/08)
2008        Nov 13, Vietnam's premier pledged to probe a corruption case in which Japanese businessmen have admitted bribing a Vietnamese official in the latest scandal involving a foreign aid-funded road project.
    (AP, 11/13/08)

2009        Nov 13, President Barack Obama met with Japanese PM Yukio Hatoyama on his first major trip to Asia. He emphasized cooperation and opened with a warning to North Korea that there will be tough, unified action by the US and its Asian partners if the Koreans fail to abandon their nuclear weapons programs. Obama and Hatoyama agreed to joint efforts to realize a nuclear weapons-free world.
    (AP, 11/13/09)(SFC, 11/13/09, p.A4)
2009        Nov 13, In Berkeley, Ca., Zoelina Williams (23) was found beaten and fatally shot at Aquatic Park. Her son Jashon (17 months) was missing. Curtis Martin III (38), a convicted killer, was arrested later the same day. On Nov 15 Jashon’s body was found in the waters of Berkeley Marina.  In 2012 Martin was sentenced to life in prison.
    (SSFC, 11/15/09, p.A12)(SFC, 11/16/09, p.A1)(SFC, 12/15/12, p.C1)
2009        Nov 13, Ohio became the first US state to adopt a procedure for lethal injections that uses just one drug, thiopental sodium.
    (SFC, 11/14/09, p.A4)
2009        Nov 13, The United States' first marijuana cafe opened in Portland, Oregon, posing an early test of the Obama administration's move to relax policing of medical use of the drug.
    (AP, 11/14/09)
2009        Nov 13, NASA said a "significant amount" of frozen water has been found on the moon heralding a giant leap forward in space exploration and boosting hopes of a permanent lunar base.
    (AFP, 11/13/09)
2009        Nov 13, Former New Mexico Gov. Bruce King (85) died. The folksy cattle rancher served more time as governor than anyone else and became an institution in state politics. King was a Democrat who served three terms that spanned three decades. He was in office in 1971-74, 1979-82 and 1991-94.
    (AP, 11/13/09)
2009        Nov 13, In Afghanistan NATO-led troops mistakenly killed a female civilian during an operation against militants in eastern Zabul province.
    (AFP, 11/14/09)
2009        Nov 13, British adventurers Mick Dawson and Chris Martin completed a 189-day record voyage, begun on May 8, rowing their 23-foot, Kevlar boat across the Pacific from Choshi, Japan, to San Francisco.
    (SFC, 11/14/09, p.A1)
2009        Nov 13, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov said security forces had killed up to 20 Islamist rebels in a helicopter attack near the capital Grozny.
    (Reuters, 11/13/09)
2009        Nov 13, China’s Civil Affairs Ministry said unusually early snow storms in north-central China have claimed 40 lives, caused thousands of buildings to collapse and destroyed almost 500,000 acres (200,000 hectares) of winter crops.
    (AP, 11/13/09)
2009        Nov 13, In Dagestan, east of Chechnya, a bomb blast at a village cemetery killed three civilians, the widow, sister and daughter of a police officer who was among the victims of nearly daily attacks on law enforcement authorities in the province.
    (AP, 11/14/09)
2009        Nov 13, The French government said its navy has seized 3 boats of Somalia’s coast and detained 12 suspected pirates, while seizing an arsenal including assault rifles and rocket launchers.
    (SFC, 11/14/09, p.A2)
2009        Nov 13, In Ingushetia, west of Chechnya, three suspected militants who opened fire at a police checkpoint were shot and killed.
    (AP, 11/14/09)
2009        Nov 13, India officials said all elephants living in Indian zoos and circuses will be moved to wildlife parks and game sanctuaries where the animals can graze more freely.
    (AP, 11/13/09)
2009        Nov 13, Israeli troops killed a Palestinian man along the Gaza Strip border, but the circumstances of the incident were unclear.
    (AP, 11/13/09)
2009        Nov 13, In Mexico a 7-year-old boy, three women and a university professor were among 15 people killed in 6 separate incidents in the border city of Ciudad Juarez.
    (AP, 11/14/09)
2009        Nov 13, Moroccan authorities detained a Western Sahara activist close to the Polisario Front rebels, Aminatou Haidar, in the disputed territory's main city. Haidar, the winner of several human rights awards, was arrested on her arrival in Laayoune from Spain's Canary Islands. Immigration officials immediately sent her back to Spain’s Canary Islands after confiscating her passport. She used her Spanish residency permit to re-enter the country and began a hunger strike in Laayoune at midnight on Nov 15.
    (AFP, 11/13/09)(AFP, 11/21/09)
2009        Nov 13, In Morocco journalists Rachid Nini and Said Laajal were sentenced to 3 months and 2 months in prison for publishing "false information" about a drug trafficking ring. Their newspaper report concerned the dismantling on August 17 of a major drug smuggling ring, named "Triha" after its alleged boss, who was part of a group of 15 drug barons arrested in 2008 in a crackdown across Morocco. Both journalists were released on Dec 5, 2009.
    (AFP, 1/5/10)
2009        Nov 13, The Dutch government announced to bring the polluter-pays principle into the home garage. As of 2012 rather than an annual road tax for their cars, drivers will pay a few cents for every kilometer on the road, in a plan aimed at breaking chronic traffic jams and cutting carbon emissions.
    (AP, 11/14/09)
2009        Nov 13, In Pakistan an early morning attack killed 10 people and devastated much of the northwestern headquarters of Pakistan's spy agency in Peshawar city. About an hour later, a second suicide car bomber attacked a police station farther south, killing six people. The military reported the loss of 12 soldiers over the last 24 hours, one of its largest single-day losses since the campaign in South Waziristan began. Attackers fired rockets at a group of tankers near the southwestern city of Quetta that were delivering fuel to US and NATO troops. One driver was killed and five tankers were torched.
    (AP, 11/13/09)
2009        Nov 13, Philippine Pres. Gloria Macapagal signed a bill criminalizing all forms of torture and prohibiting state authorities from using secret detention centers.
    (SFC, 11/14/09, p.A2)
2009        Nov 13, In Puerto Rico the dismembered body of college student Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado (19) was discovered along a road in the interior town of Cayey. Lopez was widely known as a volunteer for organizations advocating HIV prevention and gay rights. Suspect Juan Martinez Matos (26), was soon arrested and allegedly confessed to killing Lopez and mutilating his body. He was charged with first-degree murder and weapons violations and jailed on $4 million bond.
    (AP, 11/18/09)
2009        Nov 13, In Russia huge explosions and fire ripped through a naval munitions facility in the Ulyanovsk province for hours, killing two firefighters and prompting the evacuation of thousands of civilians nearby. 11 civilians and military personnel were unaccounted for.
    (AP, 11/13/09)
2009        Nov 13, In Russia prosecutors said police have arrested three homeless people suspected of eating a 25-year-old man they had butchered and selling other bits of the corpse to a local kebab house. Parts of a human body had been found near a bus stop in the outskirts of the Russian city of Perm, 1,150 km (720 miles) east of Moscow.
    (Reuters, 11/16/09)
2009        Nov 13, A Somali man was arrested by African Union peacekeeping troops before a Daallo Airlines flight took off from Mogadishu. It was scheduled to travel from Mogadishu to the northern Somali city of Hargeisa, then to Djibouti and Dubai. The man was carrying powdered chemicals, liquid and a syringe that could have caused an explosion. The case bore chilling similarities to a later Dec 25 terrorist plot to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner.
    (AP, 12/30/09)
2009        Nov 13, South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma said police do not have a "license to kill," a day after his deputy police minister urged officers to "shoot the bastards" in fighting criminals.
    (AFP, 11/13/09)
2009        Nov 13, Turkey's government announced new measures aimed at reconciling with minority Kurds and ending a 25-year-old insurgency, but there was no mention of the sweeping amnesty sought by Kurdish rebels.
    (AP, 11/13/09)
2009        Nov 13, Uganda’s army clashed with tribesmen who were stealing cattle in the volatile northeastern region. Two soldiers were wounded and 15 cows were killed in two clashes on Nov. 13 and Nov. 17. The army killed 34 tribesmen in the clashes.
    (AP, 11/21/09)
2009        Nov 13, A UN official said an agreement has been reached for sweeping anti-corruption reviews on how countries account for their public assets. The pact came after talks in Qatar's capital, Doha, between the United Nations, World Bank and watchdog groups.
    (AP, 11/13/09)

2010        Nov 13, US President Barack Obama used a Pacific Rim summit to press China on its flood of exports aided by a cheap yuan, but President Hu Jintao said Beijing would make reforms at its own pace.
    (AFP, 11/13/10)
2010        Nov 13, In Texas Manny Pacquiao, boxer and Filipino congressman, cemented his claim to being the best fighter in the world by dominating the bigger but slower Antonio Margarito of Mexico. Pacquiao earned a guaranteed $15 million.
    (AP, 11/14/10)
2010        Nov 13, In California a gold Honda Accord tried to pass a group of motorcycles and caused a Dodge car to lose control on two-lane Route 98, a desert highway near Ocotillo, triggering a crash that killed five people and injured six others. Authorities were looking for the driver of the Accord. The driver of the dodge was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
    (AP, 11/14/10)(SFC, 11/15/10, p.A8)
2010        Nov 13, In Erie, Pa., an apparent suicide-murder by a father (29) left the mother and 2 daughters dead.
    (SSFC, 11/14/10, p.A14)
2010        Nov 13, In eastern Afghanistan a group of would-be suicide bombers tried to storm a major NATO base on the edge of Jalalabad city, but were repelled before they could enter. Six insurgents were killed, including two who were wearing bomb-laden suicide vests. Insurgents in the same area set fire to a NATO fuel convoy. The truck drivers quickly fled and the insurgents set 12 tankers ablaze A bomb hidden in a motorbike also exploded on a busy street in the Imam Sahib district of the northern province of Kunduz, killing 10 people. Insurgents killed 3 coalition service members in an attack in the south.
    (AP, 11/13/10)(AP, 11/14/10)
2010        Nov 13, Afghan diplomat Abdul Khaliq Farahi was freed in eastern Afghanistan in a joint effort by officials from Afghanistan and Pakistan and returned to Kabul. He was seized by gunmen on Sep 22, 2008, in the Pakistani city of Peshawar.
    (AP, 11/14/10)
2010        Nov 13, In Bangladesh at least three people were killed and five, including a lawmaker of the ruling party, injured in a suicide bomb attack near Khustia. Police in Dhaka swung batons to disperse hundreds of activists protesting a government bid to evict opposition leader Khaleda Zia from the military-owned house she has lived in for nearly 30 years.
    (Reuters, 11/13/10)(AP, 11/13/10)
2010        Nov 13, In Belize a small plane made a bold midnight landing on a highway to drop off cocaine. Authorities seized 2 tons of cocaine and also detained five officers thought to have cordoned off a section of the road so the twin-engine Beechcraft could land. Authorities found 80 bales of cocaine in a village near the highway.
    (AP, 11/17/10)
2010        Nov 13, Costa Rica boasted of a "diplomatic victory" in its border spat with Nicaragua after the Organization of American States approved a resolution calling for removal of soldiers and security forces from a disputed area along the San Juan River.
    (AP, 11/13/10)
2010        Nov 13, In Cuba the first of 13 remaining Cuban dissidents jailed since 2003 was released from prison and returned to his home in the capital, a strong signal the government intends to release all of the men despite their refusal to go into exile.
    (AP, 11/14/10)
2010        Nov 13, In Germany a fire at the Karlsruhe zoo killed 26 animals including Shetland ponies, goats, sheep and a llama.
    (AP, 11/13/10)
2010        Nov 13, Iranian authorities detained lawyers Maryam Kianersi, Maryam Karbasi and Sara Sabaghian on their return home from Turkey. All three are women and were among signatories of an open letter in September that called for the release of prominent human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh. Two other lawyers related to the three were also detained. Kianersi and Rosa Gharachorlu were released on Nov 19.
    (AP, 11/14/10)(Reuters, 11/14/10)(AP, 11/20/10)
2010        Nov 13, In Iraq the Sunni-backed Iraqiya political bloc said it will join efforts to produce a national unity government, backing away from a threat to boycott parliament. Lawmakers approved an agreement to bring all of Iraq's feuding political blocs into a new government.
    (AP, 11/13/10)(AP, 11/14/10)
2010        Nov 13, In Japan thousands of demonstrators waving Japanese flags and shouting anti-China slogans marched against Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit for an economic summit that comes as a territorial dispute strains ties between the Asian giants.
    (AP, 11/13/10)
2010        Nov 13, Japan's PM Naoto Kan strongly protested Russian Pres. Medvedev's Nov 1 visit to the disputed island of Kunashiri and said in a meeting on the sidelines of a Pacific Rim leaders' conference that the two nations must build mutual trust. Pres. Obama attended the 2-day APEC summit in Yokohama.
    (AP, 11/13/10)(Econ, 11/13/10, p.48)
2010        Nov 13, Myanmar's military government freed its archrival, democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi (65), after her latest term of detention expired. Several thousand jubilant supporters streamed to her residence.
    (AP, 11/13/10)
2010        Nov 13, A Nigerian soldier was killed and another wounded in a suspected attack by a radical Muslim sect in northeastern Borno state. The assailants fired a Kalashnikov rifle at the soldiers from a motorbike. Gunmen burst into a burial vigil outside the oil city of Port Harcourt, firing shots and kidnapping 4 people.
    (AP, 11/14/10)(AFP, 11/14/10)
2010        Nov 13, In Pakistan a suspected US missile strike hit a Taliban stronghold in North Waziristan, killing five alleged militants as they traveled in a vehicle. At least three of the dead were believed to be foreigners. Thousands of people protesting the killing of a tribal elder by unknown gunmen in Chaman district of southwest Pakistan attacked a NATO supply convoy, setting four oil tankers on fire. Security forces killed six militants in clashes in the Swat Valley after militants attacked a security checkpoint near Shakar Dara.
    (AP, 11/13/10)(AP, 11/14/10)
2010        Nov 13, In South Africa Anni Dewani (28), a British tourist, was found dead after being abducted by armed men in Cape Town just days after she and her new British husband, Shrien Dewani, arrived for a holiday. By Nov 18 two suspects, both 26, were arrested. A 3rd suspect (31) was arrested on Nov 20. On Dec 7 a court heard allegations that her husband had connived with a taxi driver to stage a robbery and have his wife shot dead.
    (AFP, 11/14/10)(AP, 11/18/10)(AP, 11/21/10)(AFP, 12/7/10)
2010        Nov 13, In Spain thousands of people demonstrated in Madrid against Morocco's recent crackdown that has left at least 10 people dead in the former Spanish colony of Western Sahara in northwestern Africa.
    (AP, 11/13/10)
2010        Nov 13, In Western Sahara a statement from the prosecution services in the territory's main town of Laayoune said 67 people accused of crimes against the security forces and destruction of public and private property had been arrested, seven of whom had been cleared.
    (AP, 11/13/10)
2010        Nov 13, Saudi Arabia’s first metro transit system, officially the Al Mashaaer Al Muqaddassah Metro, opened in Mecca.
    (Econ, 1/5/13, p.50)
2010        Nov 13, Sudanese Pres. al-Bashir left Khartoum for the annual hajj in Mecca, despite an outstanding arrest warrant issued for al-Bashir by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in Darfur.
    (AP, 11/13/10)
2010        Nov 13, In Venezuela thousands of supporters of President Hugo Chavez filled a downtown Caracas avenue to demonstrate their backing for the socialist leader's crackdown on allegedly crooked real-estate and construction companies. Chavez ordered the expropriation of six residential complexes and "the temporary occupation" of eight gated communities in Caracas and other cities more than a week ago, arguing that real estate and construction companies were unjustly boosting prices.
    (AP, 11/13/10)

2011        Nov 13, In Portland, Oregon, several hundred protesters, some wearing goggles and gas masks, marched past authorities in a downtown street, hours after riot police forced Occupy Portland demonstrators out of a pair of weeks-old encampments in nearby parks. Mayor Sam Adams had ordered that the camp shut down, citing unhealthy conditions and the encampment's attraction of drug users and thieves.
    (AP, 11/14/11)
2011        Nov 13, In Brazil More than 3,000 police and soldiers backed by armored personnel carriers raced into Rio’s biggest slum before dawn, quickly gaining control of the Rocinha shantytown ruled for decades by a heavily armed drug gang. The city of Rio de Janeiro has more than 1,000 shantytowns where about one-third of its 6 million people live.
    (AP, 11/13/11)
2011        Nov 13, Emirates Airlines launched the Dubai Airshow with a record $18-billion order for 50 Boeing 777s, giving the US company a flying start on its European rival Airbus at the prestigious event.
    (AFP, 11/13/11)
2011        Nov 13, Egyptian security forces arrested Mohammed Eid Muslih Hamad, aka "El-Tihi," in the northern Sinai town of el-Arish. Officials said he was the leader of an al-Qaida-inspired group in the Sinai peninsula that was behind attacks on police and on a gas pipeline that transports fuel to Israel and Jordan.
    (AP, 11/13/11)
2011        Nov 13, Equatorial Guinea's main opposition withdrew its agents from polling stations to protest against irregularities as the country voted in a referendum on a new constitution. If approved, the constitution would be amended to impose presidential term limits, but the text does not make clear whether Obiang will have to step down when his term ends in 2016. The referendum also created a new vice president position, a job many believe is earmarked for Obiang's son. 97% of people voted in favor of measures that limit presidents to two terms in office. The new constitution did not make clear whether Obiang could stay in power until 2030.
    (AFP, 11/13/11)(AP, 11/14/11)(AFP, 11/16/11)
2011        Nov 13, German police arrested a new suspect, Holger G. (37), following the discovery of an extremist group, labeled the National Socialist Underground, believed to have killed 10 people in what the country's top security official called "a new form of far right terrorism." Prosecutors suspect the “Zwickau cell," which was discovered only last week, of having murdered eight people of Turkish origin, one Greek national and a German policewoman over the past decade.
    (AP, 11/13/11)(Econ, 2/4/12, p.54)
2011        Nov 13, Italy’s Pres. Giorgio Napolitano asked Mario Monti, a former European commissioner, to become prime minister.
    (Econ, 11/19/11, p.53)
2011        Nov 13, Kuwait said it has boosted its oil output to above three million barrels per day. The oil minister warned that any cut in crude production would send world prices soaring.
    (AFP, 11/13/11)
2011        Nov 13, In Libya rival militias clashed on the outskirts of Tripoli for a fourth day, the most sustained violence since the capture and killing of Moammar Gadhafi last month. The fighting has left at least four people dead since late last week. A local commander of fighters from Tripoli, said gunmen from Zawiya and Warshefana were fighting for control of a camp midway between the capital of Tripoli and Zawiya.
    (AP, 11/13/11)
2011        Nov 13, A Malawi high court official said some 14 local sex workers arrested by police and forced to undergo HIV tests two years ago have sued the government for "unfair action and violating their privacy." The sex workers were charged for trading in sex while having a sexually transmitted disease. They were fined $7 (K1,200) and set free. About 14% of the country's 13 million citizens are infected with HIV.
    (AFP, 11/13/11)
2011        Nov 13, Mexico’s Michoacan state held elections for governor. The former ruling party won the race after a campaign marred by drug-cartel threats and violence, defeating President Felipe Calderon's sister and building momentum for its drive to take back the presidency next year. Fausto Vallejo Figueroa of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) won 35% over Luisa Maria Calderon (PAN) at 33%.
    (AP, 11/14/11)(SFC, 11/15/11, p.A4)
2011        Nov 13, Mexican soldiers searching vehicles for hidden drugs found 140 Central Americans crammed into a tractor-trailer rig in Chiapas. Police found the bodies of six bricklayers who were working on a new elementary school in the northern state of Chihuahua. Two of them were mutilated. Mexican officials arrested Juan Gabriel Orozco Favela, a drug dealer who controlled smuggling routes and ran a campaign of murder and intimidation for the Knights Templar drug cartel.
    (AP, 11/14/11)(AP, 11/15/11)
2011        Nov 13, In Mexico norteno singer Diego Rivas was shot dead in Culiacan, Sinaloa state, joining a list of murdered musicians famous for chronicling the cartel lifestyle in folk songs.
    (AP, 11/13/11)
2011        Nov 13, Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell reported a fresh spill from a key delivery pipeline in southern Nigeria, but said it has contained the leak.
    (AFP, 11/13/11)
2011        Nov 13, In northwest Pakistan a bomb blast killed six people in remote Mastak town. Two members of an anti-Taliban militia are among those killed.
    (AP, 11/13/11)
2011        Nov 13, In Qatar energy ministers of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) met to prepare for a first summit of the 12-member group which is to discuss prices and coordination. The meeting welcomed Oman as the newest member of the forum. Other members included Algeria, Bolivia, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Iran, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. Kazakhstan, Norway and the Netherlands were observers.
    (AFP, 11/13/11)
2011        Nov 13, In Somalia explosions in Afgoye, a heavily populated corridor along a main road leading out of the Somali capital, came during a meeting of Islamist insurgent leaders as the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab militia fought to defend itself on two fronts. None of the militant leaders were believed to have been killed and no one claimed responsibility for the attacks.
    (AP, 11/16/11)
2011        Nov 13, Voters in Georgia's breakaway republic of South Ossetia chose a new president for the first time since Georgia and Russia fought a brief war over control of the territory in 2008. South Ossetia has been led since 2001 by Eduard Kokoiti, who has served two terms as president and is now stepping down. Among those favored to succeed him is Anatoly Bibilov, who heads South Ossetia's emergencies services and has the support of Russia's dominant pro-Kremlin party. Anatoly Bibilov and former education minister Alla Dzhioyeva each won about 25 percent of the vote forcing a runoff in two weeks.
    (AP, 11/13/11)(AP, 11/14/11)
2011        Nov 13, In Syria tens of thousands of government supporters poured into the streets to protest an Arab League vote to suspend the country's membership, as Turkey sent planes to evacuate diplomatic staff and their families after a night of attacks on embassies. Activists reporting at least 11 people killed in shootings by security forces in several parts of the country.
    (AP, 11/13/11)
2011        Nov 13, The death toll from Thailand's worst floods in half a century reached 536, and authorities told more residents of Bangkok to evacuate their neighborhoods.
    (AP, 11/6/11)
2011        Nov 13, Turkish warplanes bombed the Qandil border area in Iraqi Kurdistan for about an hour.
    (AFP, 11/13/11)
2011        Nov 13, Yemeni government forces and allied tribesmen killed ten militants in attacks around the country, as visiting UN envoy Jamal Benomar met with embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh to push for a solution to the country's political crisis.
    (AP, 11/13/11)

2012        Nov 13, The career of Gen. John Allen, the top US commander in Afghanistan, was put in jeopardy due to the investigation of the David Petraeus sex scandal. The Pentagon said that Allen is under investigation for alleged "inappropriate communications" with Jill Kelley, the woman who is said to have received threatening emails from Petraeus' paramour.
    (AP, 11/13/12)
2012        Nov 13, The Pentagon said Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has demoted Gen. William "Kip" Ward, the former head of US Africa Command, who was accused of spending thousands of dollars on lavish travel and other unauthorized expenses.
    (AP, 11/14/12)
2012        Nov 13, Motor Trend magazine named Tesla Model S its 2013 Car of the Year, the first time a non-gasoline powered vehicle received the honor.
    (ABC News, 11/14/12)
2012        Nov 13, Jack Gilbert (b.1925), American lyrical poet, died in Berkeley.
    (SFC, 11/14/12, p.C3)
2012        Nov 13, In Afghanistan at least four rockets were fired into Kabul, killing one man and injuring three other people.
    (AP, 11/13/12)
2012        Nov 13, British Petty officer Edward Devenney (30), from Northern Ireland, pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to a charge of misconduct in public office, relating to the alleged theft of passwords and computer programmes used to encrypt secret information.
    (Reuters, 11/13/12)
2012        Nov 13, Peter Ball (80), a former Church of England bishop was arrested in western England on suspicion of sexually assaulting boys as young as 12 in the late 1980s and early 1990s. A 2nd man, a retired Anglican priest aged 67, was detained in Sussex on suspicion of separate offences against two teenage boys in 1981 and 1983.
    (AP, 11/13/12)
2012        Nov 13, In eastern China Yao Defen (39), the world's tallest woman at 7 feet and 7 inches, died at her home in Anhui province.
    (AP, 12/5/12)
2012        Nov 13, In France Thierry Tilly (48), arrested in Switzerland in 2009, was sentenced to eight years in prison. His manipulation of the de Vedrines family has led to comparisons to the Russian mystic Rasputin's legendary influence over the tsar.
    (AP, 11/13/12)
2012        Nov 13, France became the first Western country to formally recognize Syria's newly formed opposition coalition as the sole legitimate representative of the Syrian people.
    (AP, 11/13/12)
2012        Nov 13, Indonesia’s Constitutional Court said parts of the country’s 2001 oil-and-gas law were unconstitutional. The court dissolved BPMgas, the state regulator.
    (Econ, 11/24/12, p.72)
2012        Nov 13, One Israeli airstrike and one Gaza rocket were fired today. A Gaza militant died of wounds sustained in an Israeli airstrike from two days earlier.
    (AP, 11/13/12)
2012        Nov 13, In Jordan tensions rose late in the day after the government announced it was raising prices for cooking and heating gas by 54% to reduce a massive budget deficit and secure a $2 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund.
    (AP, 11/14/12)
2012        Nov 13, In South Africa police arrested a man (25) at O.R. Tambo Int’l. Airport who had swallowed 220 polished diamonds in an attempt to smuggle them out of the country.
    (SFC, 11/15/12, p.A2)
2012        Nov 13, In Switzerland Christie's auctioned off the Archduke Joseph Diamond for nearly $21.5 million, a world auction record price per carat for a colorless diamond.
    (AP, 11/13/12)
2012        Nov 13, The World Health Organization reported that a yellow fever outbreak in Sudan's Darfur region has killed 107 people in the last six weeks, warning that the disease could spread all over the country.
    (AP, 11/13/12)
2012        Nov 13, Syria's air force bombed a rebel-held region near the border with Turkey for a second day, killing at least one person and wounding three others.
    (AP, 11/13/12)
2012        Nov 13, The United Arab Emirates (UAR) set stricter Internet monitoring and enforcement codes giving authorities wider leeway to crack down on Web activists for offenses such as mocking the country’s rules or calling for demonstrations.
    (SFC, 11/14/12, p.A3)
2012        Nov 13, The UN General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to condemn the US commercial, economic and financial embargo against Cuba for the 21st year in a row. The final tally was 188-3, with Israel and Palau joining the United States.
    (AP, 11/13/12)

2013        Nov 13, The US State Department said it has designated two Nigerian militant groups, Boko Haram and Ansaru, as foreign terrorist organizations to help US and other law enforcement agencies investigate and prosecute suspects associated with the two extremist networks.
    (AP, 11/13/13)
2013        Nov 13, In California 4 Marines were killed at Camp Pendleton during a training exercise. A grenade was later believed to have set off an explosion of unexploded rounds in a demolition pit.
    (SFC, 3/7/14, p.D4)
2013        Nov 13, NYSE Euronext became part of Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), a 13-year-old outfit based in Atlanta, Georgia.
    (Econ, 11/16/13, p.79)
2013        Nov 13, Hawaii’s Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed a bill legalyzing same-sex marriage one day after the state Senate approved the bill with a 19-to-4 vote.
    (SFC, 11/13/13, p.A6)(SFC, 11/14/13, p.A9)
2013        Nov 13, A prized 1963 Andy Warhol painting, titled “Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)," sold for $105 million at an acution in NYC. This was a new record for a Warhol painting.
    (SFC, 11/14/13, p.A9)
2013        Nov 13, Fugitive eco-activist Paul Watson (62) said in France that green warriors were being classed as "terrorists" and accused Japan of coercing other countries into making demands for his arrest. The Canadian-born founder of Sea Shepherd, a marine conservation organisation, arrived in California on October 28, more than a year after fleeing arrest in Germany. Watson said he was in talks to seek refuge in France, the only country apart from the United States where he said he expects a fair trial.
    (AFP, 11/13/13)
2013        Nov 13, In Afghanistan roadside bombings in the restive south and west killed 3 boys.
    (AP, 11/13/13)
2013        Nov 13, The Afrobarometer survey, a poll of Africans in 34 countries across the continent, found that nearly one-third of people have been forced to pay bribes including for medical treatment. Sierra Leone fared the worst overall when it came to bribes, with 63 percent of respondents saying they'd paid up at least once in the previous year. Morocco and Guinea came next, each with 57 percent.
    (AP, 11/13/13)
2013        Nov 13, Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd announced an end to his chequered political career, quitting politics two months after being ousted from office by Tony Abbott.
    (AFP, 11/13/13)
2013        Nov 13, In Bangladesh violent protests shuttered some 250 garment factories near the capital Dhaka, as thousands of workers demanded higher wages.
    (Reuters, 11/13/13)
2013        Nov 13, In Brazil the remains of Joao Goulart, ousted as president ahead of the 1964-85 military dictatorship, were exhumed to determine if he was poisoned.
    (AFP, 11/13/13)
2013        Nov 13, The Bank of England said Britain's economic recovery "has finally taken hold," as it upgraded its growth forecasts despite headwinds from the eurozone debt crisis.
    (AFP, 11/13/13)
2013        Nov 13, Gunmen in Cameroon kidnapped Georges Vandenbeusch, a French priest working in the lawless northern region. Vandenbeusch was released on Dec 31.
    (Reuters, 11/14/13)(AP, 12/31/13)
2013        Nov 13, Deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi said, in a leter read by his lawyer, that he was kidnapped by the Republican Guard on July 2, the day before the army announced his removal, and was later held at a naval base for four months. Morsi accused the military chief who deposed him of treason. A police armored personnel carrier ran over a pro-Mursi student who was protesting outside a state-run university in the southern city of Assiut. A court sentenced 12 supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to 17 years in prison for taking part in a violent student-led protest.
    (Reuters, 11/13/13)(AP, 11/13/13)(AFP, 11/14/13)
2013        Nov 13, In Iraq at least 27 people were killed in bomb attacks targeting Iraqi police and pilgrims. Gunmen in Fallujah assassinated the city’s mayor.
    (AFP, 11/13/13)(SFC, 11/14/13, p.A2)
2013        Nov 13, Israeli soldier  Eden Atias (19) died after a Palestinian youth (16) stabbed him on board a bus in the north of the country.
    (AP, 11/13/13)
2013        Nov 13, Japan's finance minister pledged to crack down on lenders that fail to sever links with organized crime as lawmakers grilled him over mob loans by banks and other financial institutions.
    (AP, 11/13/13)
2013        Nov 13, Kuwait said it has discovered its first case of the MERS coronavirus for a citizen who is in "critical condition." Later in the day Kuwait reported its 2nd case for a man who just returned from abroad.
    (AFP, 11/13/13)(AFP, 11/14/13)
2013        Nov 13, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said his peace negotiators had resigned over the lack of progress in US-brokered statehood talks clouded by Israeli settlement building.
    (Reuters, 11/13/13)
2013        Nov 13, The Gaza-based Palestinian Center for Human Rights said Hamas has arrested and tortured dozens of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip over the past few weeks on political grounds. One of the blockaded enclave's largest waste water treatment plants stopped for lack of fuel.
    (AFP, 11/13/13)(Reuters, 11/14/13)
2013        Nov 8, Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms on record, slammed into six central Philippine islands. As many as 10,000 people were believed dead just in Tacloban, Leyte Island, as one of the worst storms ever recorded unleashed ferocious winds and giant waves that washed away homes. The death toll was later put at about 6,00 with about 1,800 missing.
    (AP, 11/8/13)(AFP, 11/9/13)(AP, 11/10/13)(Econ, 12/21/13, p.65)
2013        Nov 13, In Russia protesters threw firecrackers at the Polish embassy in Moscow in response to a similar attack on the Russian mission in Warsaw, further straining ties between countries with a history of troubled relations.
    (Reuters, 11/13/13)
2013        Nov 13, In Saudi Arabia Ethiopia’s ambassador in Riyadh said some 23,000 Ethiopians have handed themselves in since Saudi authorities clamped down on illegal foreign workers 10 days ago. A Sudanese man was killed in a second flare of clashes since Nov 9 between Saudi riot police, citizens and foreign workers in Riyadh.
    (AFP, 11/13/13)(Reuters, 11/13/13)
2013        Nov 13, In Sri Lanka British television journalists, who have reported on war crimes allegations in Sri Lanka, were stopped from reaching the north of the country by some 100 pro-government demonstrators who blocked their train.
    (Reuters, 11/13/13)
2013        Nov 13, In Switzerland an enormous diamond known as "The Pink Star" sold for more than $83 million at auction in Geneva. Sotheby's said the sale is the highest price ever paid for a gemstone at auction.
    (AP, 11/14/13)
2013        Nov 13, In Syria forces loyal to President Assad captured a suburb of Damascus, part of a broader advance that has brought him major gains south of the capital before proposed international peace talks. A mortar round slammed into a mainly-Christian sector of Damascus killing 2 people and wounding seven. Activists said Kurdish militias have seized another seven villages in the northeast.
    (Reuters, 11/13/13)(AFP, 11/13/13)
2013        Nov 13, Turkey's parliament lifted a ban on women lawmakers wearing trousers in the assembly, in a further liberalization of dress rules following a landmark decision to allow female deputies to wear the Islamic headscarf.
    (Reuters, 11/14/13)
2013        Nov 13, More than one-half of the editorial staff at the Ukrainian edition of Forbes quit to protest what they say is censorship imposed by the new management. They resigned after the new chief editor rejected a previously approved project to investigate a top government official, First Deputy PM Serhiy Arbuzov, an ally of the president.
    (AP, 11/13/13)
2013        Nov 13, The UN said opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan has reached a record high as farmers seek to "insure" themselves ahead of NATO forces' withdrawal next year.
    (AFP, 11/13/13)
2013        Nov 13, The WHO said some 21 nations in the Middle East and nearby regions have jointly made the eradication of polio an emergency priority and recognized that Pakistan is a key part of the problem.
    (AP, 11/13/13)
2013        Nov 13, Zambia's anti-graft police said they had arrested a regional police chief who is suspected of receiving illicit gifts from a gemstone mining company. Copperbelt Province police boss Mary Tembo (53) was accused of receiving a Toyota Coroll from Grizzly Mining Limited and registering it in her name earlier this year.
    (AFP, 11/13/13)

2014        Nov 13, US President Barack Obama met with democracy heroine Aung San Suu Kyi and other Myanmar lawmakers as he sought to turn around the Southeast Asian nation's "backsliding" on much celebrated political reforms.
    (AP, 11/13/14)
2014        Nov 13, US Pres. Barack Obama, in Myanmar for the East Asian summit, held his first formal meeting with Vietnamese PM Nguyen Tan Dong.
    (Reuters, 11/13/14)
2014        Nov 13, The US Government Accountability Office said federally run schools for American Indian children have misspent millions of dollars. The Bureau of Indian Education fun by the Interior Dept. overseas some 180 schools for about 41,000 students.
    (SFC, 11/13/14, p.A11)
2014        Nov 13, In San Francisco drug dealer and informant Cesar Hernandez told a court that SF police officers paid him cash and drugs as long as he cooperated with them. On trial were officers Edmond Robles and Sgt Ian Furminger. Officer Reynaldo Vargas pleaded guilty last month to felony charges and agreed to testify against his former colleagues.
    (SFC, 11/13/14, p.D11)
2014        Nov 13, Florida executed Chadwick Banks (43) for killing his sleeping wife and raping his young stepdaughter 22 years earlier.
    (SFC, 11/13/14, p.A8)
2014        Nov 13, Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship was indicted for conspiring to violate health and safety standards in relation to the April 5, 2010, West Virginia mine explosion that left 29 people dead.
    (SFC, 11/14/14, p.A8)
2014        Nov 13, Berkshire Hathaway announced a deal to acquire the Duracell battery unit of PG&E in exchange for stock that has appreciated allowing the company to avoid capital gains.
    (SFC, 11/14/14, p.C3)
2014        Nov 13, In Australia more than 400 protesters stuck their heads in the sand on Bondi Beach, mocking the government's reluctance to put climate change on the agenda of a G20 summit this weekend.
    (Reuters, 11/13/14)
2014        Nov 13, A Bangladesh tribunal sentenced fugitive opposition leader M.A. Zahid Hossain Khokon to death for his role in killing people and other crimes during the nation’s 1971 independence war. Khokon was believed to be living in Sweden.
    (SFC, 11/13/14, p.A2)
2014        Nov 13, Bosnia police arrested 11 people on suspicion of fighting alongside Islamist militants in Syria and Iraq.
    (Reuters, 11/13/14)
2014        Nov 13, Brazilian police in Rio de janeiro arrested Phillip John Smith (40), a convicted pedophile and murderer from New Zealand, after a week on the run from New Zealand. He remained in Brazilian custody pending his return to New Zealand.
    (AP, 11/13/14)
2014        Nov 13, A British woman, Amal El-Wahabi (28), who tried to send 20,000 euros ($25,000) to her husband fighting with Islamic State (IS) group in Syria, was jailed for 28 months and seven days.
    (AFP, 11/13/14)
2014        Nov 13, Kakha Bendukidze (58), the author of liberal reforms that overhauled Georgia's post-Soviet economy, died in London where he was recovering from heart surgery. In May he was appointed adviser to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko who is pushing for liberal reforms. Bendukidze had retired from public service in 2009 to invest in education and found the Free University in Tbilisi which went on to become the country's leading institution.
    (AP, 11/14/14)
2014        Nov 13, Colombia police arrested Peru's No. 1 fugitive. Businessman Rodolfo Orellana was accused of amassing a fortune through money laundering of over $200 million.
    (AP, 11/13/14)
2014        Nov 13, In Egypt Islamic militants set up roadblocks and killed five policemen and soldiers the restive northern Sinai Peninsula, where authorities have declared a state of emergency following a major attack that killed 31 troops last month.
    (AP, 11/13/14)
2014        Nov 13, Eight northern European nations (Britain, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden) agreed to step up cooperation to counter an increase in Moscow's military activity that has included a tripling of NATO intercepts of Russian jets this year.
    (Reuters, 11/13/14)
2014        Nov 13, In France hundreds of students barricaded school entrances across Paris and demonstrated in protests against alleged police brutality, just as a major union of police officers staged its own rally to demand more personnel and equipment.
    (AP, 11/13/14)
2014        Nov 13, Alexander Grothendieck (86), French mathematician, died. He was an opinionated and reclusive giant of 20th-century mathematics who shunned accolades and supported pacifist and environmental causes. In 1966, he was awarded the Fields Medal, but refused to travel to Moscow to accept it for political reasons.
    (AFP, 11/14/14)
2014        Nov 13, A German court convicted four men of being members of or supporting al Qaeda and planning a potentially lethal attack on German soil, handing them jail sentences of up to nine years.
    (Reuters, 11/13/14)
2014        Nov 13, German police said authorities have seized 2.9 tons of a chemical used to produce crystal meth in an operation that brought 15 arrests in Germany and the Czech Republic.
    (AP, 11/13/14)
2014        Nov 13, India won US support for its food stockpiling scheme, rescuing the World Trade Organization from paralysis and giving new Prime Minister Narendra Modi a victory without major concessions.
    (Reuters, 11/13/14)
2014        Nov 13, In Italy a Milan appeals court reduced the sentences of three former aides to Silvio Berlusconi for their roles in procuring prostitutes for the ex-premier's infamous "bunga bunga" parties.
    (AP, 11/13/14)
2014        Nov 13, Liberia's Pres. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said she is lifting a state of emergency imposed to control an Ebola outbreak that has ravaged the country but added that the move does not mean the outbreak is over.
    (AP, 11/13/14)
2014        Nov 13, Researchers said a dinosaur tooth found in Malaysia is at least 140 million years old and belongs to a new species within the "bird-hipped" Ornithischian order.
    (AFP, 11/13/14)
2014        Nov 13, Amnesty International urged Mauritania to end "harassment, intimidation and repression" of anti-slavery activists, following a number of high-profile arrests.
    (AFP, 11/13/14)
2014        Nov 13, Morocco's interior ministry said police have arrested four French nationals in the city of Marrakesh and Western Sahara’s Laayoune, who it said were linked to terrorist groups.
    (Reuters, 11/13/14)
2014        Nov 13, Speaking in Myanmar China's PM Li Keqiang proposed a friendship treaty with Southeast Asian countries (ASEAN) and offered $20 billion in loans but held firm on the line that Beijing will only settle South China Sea disputes directly with other claimants.
    (Reuters, 11/13/14)
2014        Nov 13, In Nigeria 3 servicemen were killed in a military helicopter crash in the restive northeast. The aircraft involved was a ground attack helicopter on an armed patrol in Adamawa state. Islamic extremists seized Chibok, forcing thousands of residents to flee from the northeast town from which the insurgents kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls in April.
    (AFP, 11/14/14)(AP, 11/14/14)
2014        Nov 13, In Portugal police detained 11 people, including the head of the border agency. Police suspected that some properties bought to obtain a golden visa may have gone for less than the required €500,000 minimum. On Nov 16 interior minister Miguel Macedo resigned.
    (Econ, 11/22/14, p.48)
2014        Nov 13, In Syria a US strike targeted the Khorasan group near the town of Harem, Idlib province. The US says the group is a special cell within al-Qaida's Syrian branch — known as the Nusra Front.
    (AP, 11/14/14)
2014        Nov 13, A website affiliated with the Islamic State group said IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has ordered the terror organization to start minting gold, silver and copper coins for its own currency, the Islamic dinar.
    (AP, 11/14/14)
2014        Nov 13, Turkey said it will issue work permits for some of the 1.5 million Syrian war refugees it is hosting, dismissing fears it would harm local workers.
    (AFP, 11/13/14)
2014        Nov 13, Ukraine's representative to the OSCE security and rights body told an Austrian newspaper it was now hardly possible to speak of a ceasefire, citing 2,400 alleged breaches of the truce by rebels. He said 4 Ukrainian servicemen had been killed in the past 24 hours.
    (Reuters, 11/13/14)
2014        Nov 13, Yemeni Houthis endorsed a new government in Sanaa to replace the one they had forced to step down. They had complained for years of discrimination against their northern homeland. Heavy Huthi shelling of a northern district of the central town of Rada killed 5 women late today and displaced thousands. 30 Huthis were also killed in the fighting around Rada.
    (AP, 11/14/14)(AP, 11/14/14)

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