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Wednesday, November 13, 2019.

World events on this day in the Menzies Era
  • 1950 - US win 1st world championship bridge contest
  • 1951 - Lefty O'Doul's all-stars, including Joe DiMaggio & Billy Martin, lose 3-1 to Pacific League all-star team (Japan)
  • 1952 - False fingernails 1st sold
  • 1952 - KLBK TV channel 13 in Lubbock, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 - Dmitri Shostakovitch' 4th String Quartet, premieres
  • 1955 - 1st live telecast from non-contiguous foreign country-Havana Cuba
  • 1955 - Argentine gen Pedro Aramburu succeeds E Lonardi as president
  • 1956 - Supreme Court strikes down segregation of races on public buses
  • 1958 - NYC Mayor Robert Wagner announces plans to begin a new baseball called the Continental League
  • 1960 - Fire in movie theater kills 152 children (Amude Spain)
  • 1960 - Sammy Davis Jr marries Swedish actress May Britt
  • 1961 - WCBB TV channel 10 in Augusta, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1964 - Bob Petit (St Louis Hawks) becomes 1st NBAer to score 20,000 points
  • 1964 - Pope Paul VI gives tiara to poor
  • 1965 - "Skyscraper" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 248 performances
  • 1965 - "Yarmouth Castle" burns & sinks off Bahamas, killing 89
  • 1965 - Director Kenneth Tynan says the word "Fuck" on BBC
  • 1966 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Alamo Ladies' Golf Open
  • 1967 - Carl B Stokes sworn-in as 1st major city black mayor (Cleveland Oh)
  • 1967 - NL owners OK AL expansion to Seattle & Kansas City
  • 1968 - Bob Gibson edges Pete Rose to win NL MVP
  • 1969 - VP Spiro T Agnew accused network TV news depts of bias & distortion
  • 1970 - Cyclone kills estimated 300,000 in Chittagong Bangladesh
  • 1970 - Flooding ravages Ganges delta, 200,000-1 million killed
  • 1970 - Lt Gen Hafez al-Assad becomes PM of Syria following military coup
  • 1970 - VP Spiro Agnew calls TV executives "impudent snobs"
  • 1971 - Mariner 9, 1st to orbit another planet (Mars)