Today in History

Listings for Wednesday, November 13, 2019.


  • 1849 Peter Burnett is elected 1st governor of California.
  • 1921 The Sheik, starring Rudolph Valentino, is released.
  • 1937 NBC forms first full symphony orchestra exclusively for radio.
  • 1940 Walt Disney's "Fantasia" is released
  • 1956 Supreme Court strikes down segregation on public buses.
  • 1971 Mariner 9, is the first space ship to orbit another planet, Mars.
  • 1982 Vietnam War Memorial dedicated in Washington DC
  • 2003 Researches at Institute for Biological Energy Alternatives announce construction of synthetic virus in just two weeks.

That's all for today.

Today In History