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On November 13
1775 During the American Revolution, U.S. forces captured Montreal.
1850 Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is best known for "Treasure Island" and "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde."
1940 The Walt Disney movie "Fantasia" had its world premiere at New York's Broadway Theater.
1942 U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a measure lowering the minimum draft age from 21 to 18.
1986 U.S. President Ronald Reagan publicly acknowledged that the U.S. had sent "defensive weapons and spare parts" to Iran. He denied that the shipments were sent to free hostages, but that they had been sent to improve relations.
1995 Seven people, including five Americans, are killed in a car bomb attack at a U.S. military headquarters in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
1997 Iraq expelled six UN arms inspectors that are U.S. citizens.
1998 "The Wizard of Oz" was released on the big screen by Warner Bros., 59 years after its original release.
1998 Monica Lewinsky signed a deal with St. Martin's Press for the North American rights to her story about her affair with U.S. President Bill Clinton.
1998 U.S. President Clinton agreed to pay Paula Jones $850,000, without an apology or admission of guilt, to throw out her sexual harassment lawsuit.
2001 U.S. President George W. Bush signed an executive order that would allow for military tribunals to try any foreigners captured with connections to the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. It was the first time since World War II that a president had taken such action.


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