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November 13th marks a unique confluence of observances that celebrate human warmth, compassion, and the joys of music, as well as a twist on traditional dating norms.

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Interesting Facts of November 13th

  1. 1. On November 13, 1789, Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy in which he said the famous phrase, "In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."
  2. 2. In 1927, the Holland Tunnel, named after its chief engineer Clifford Milburn Holland, opened as the first twin-tube underwater vehicular tunnel, connecting New York City and Jersey City, New Jersey.
  3. 3. The famous British author Robert Louis Stevenson, known for his books "Treasure Island" and "Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde," was born on November 13, 1850.
  4. 4. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., was dedicated on November 13th, 1982, to honor the U.S. military members who fought in the Vietnam War and to heal the wounds caused by the conflict.