On This Day In History, 13 November

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World Events Today

  • The French engineer Paul Cornu flew the world’s first helicopter today in 1907
  • The former actor Ronald Reagan announced his candidacy for President of the United States today in 1979
  • Over 50% of Swedish citizens voted to join the European Union today in 1994, Sweden subsequently joined on the 1st of January 1995

Entertainment Events Today

  • GoldenEye, the seventeenth James Bond movie, starring Pierce Brosnan as James Bond and Judi Dench as M, was released today in 1995
  • The musical The Lion King officially opened today in 1997, at The New Amsterdam Theatre in New York City
  • The sequel to the animated comedy movie Toy Story, Toy Story 2, was released today in 1999

Family Events Today

  • The Scottish novelist Robert Louis Stevenson, whose most famous work was Treasure Island, was born today in 1850, in Edinburgh
  • The American actress Caryn Elaine Johnson, better known as Whoopi Goldberg, was born today in 1955, in New York City
  • The American television host James Christian Kimmel, better known as Jimmy Kimmel, was born today in 1967, in New York City

Main Event Today

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Indian Pudding Day

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