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Here are some notable events that happened on November 13 in history:
1002: English king Æthelred the Unready ordered the St. Brice’s Day massacre, a brutal and indiscriminate killing of Danish settlers in England.
1789: Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter to a friend in which he famously wrote, “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”
1833: The first recorded college football game took place between Princeton and Rutgers in New Jersey, USA.
1927: The Holland Tunnel, the first tunnel under the Hudson River connecting New Jersey and New York City, opened to traffic.
1942: The Battle of Guadalcanal during World War II began in the Pacific.
1985: The volcano Nevado del Ruiz erupted in Colombia, causing a volcanic mudslide that buried the town of Armero and resulted in the deaths of around 25,000 people.
2015: A series of coordinated terrorist attacks occurred in Paris, including shootings and suicide bombings at various locations, resulting in the deaths of 130 people.
These are just a few examples, and various other events, births, and deaths also occurred on November 13 throughout history.
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