Today In History – 13 November, 2020

Important Events

1789 Benjamin Franklin writes “Nothing . . . certain but death & taxes”

1933 1st modern sit-down strike by Hormel meat packers in Austin, Minnesota

1956 US Supreme court rules race separation on buses in Alabama unconstitutional

1980 US spacecraft Voyager 1 sends back 1st close-up pictures of Saturn

1985 Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupts in Colombia, killing 25,000 in the town of Armero

Today In Film & TV

1940 “Fantasia” animated film by Walt Disney, starring Leopold Stokowski and Deems Taylor, is released

Today In Music

2002 Eminem releases single ‘Lose Yourself’ from soundtrack of “8 Mile”, 1st rap song to win Academy Award Best Original Song

Today In Sports

1982 WBA lightweight champion Ray Mancini beats South Korean challenger Duk Koo Kim by TKO in 14th round in Las Vegas; Kim collapses, falls into a coma and dies 4 days later; as a result, WBC shortens title bouts to 12 rounds; WBA & WBO follow in 1988, and IBF in 1989

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