13 November in History : Major Events

YearEvent/Incidence/Incident
1934The French government has stated its objective of maintaining the stability of the French currency, Franc.
1945General Chiang Kai-Shek’s troops took over the Chinese coastal Great Wall town of Shanhaikwan implying the victory of the nationalists over the communists.
1953Representatives of the United Nation have suggested urgent direct talks to be arranged between Jordan and Israel. The underlying objective of these talks was to avoid further border clashes between these two provinces.
1979For the first time ever, the Times newspaper has been published after a year of debate between the unions and management, concerning the level of staff and introduction of new technology.
2002The Prestige oil tanker is broken in heavy seas off the Galician coast causing a massive oil spill, with French, Spanish and Portuguese authorities refusing the ship entry on the 19th November the ships breaks in half and sinks sending 20 million gallons of oil into the ocean polluting more than a thousand beaches on the Spanish and French coast.
2005Manmohan Singh, the Indian Prime Minister has requested Gyanendra, the Nepalese king to take measures towards restoring democratic rule.
2007Following the oil spill in the Strait of Kerch, clean up operations have been on in full swing. The oil spill caused 10 ships to sink and lead to the death of 3 sailors with around 20 still not found. 2,000 tons of fuel oil and 6,000 tons of sulphur have also been spilled.
2009The President of Philippines, Gloria Arroyo, has passed a law prohibiting torture and deeming it a criminal offence that is punishable by up to 30 years of imprisonment.
2011Officials in New York frisk and search A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, the former President of India for explosives with the United States apologizing for its violation of decorum.
2013Scientists in Tibet have discovered the oldest big cat fossil known to mankind.

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